About The Association
In 1990 the Morgan Horse Association of Australia Inc. (MHAA), which is recognised by the American Morgan Horse Association, was established to promote the Morgan horse in this country. It became incorporated on 21 January 1994. The objectives of the Association as stated in its Rules are “to encourage and promote interest in, and the breeding and use of Morgan horses as versatile horses; to maintain and ensure the integrity of the records of the Morgan Horse Association of Australia registers and to encourage education and training of members, juniors and officials for the various activities of the MHAA, in co-operation with other Morgan associations.”
In 1994 MHAA presented its first breed show, which continues today under the name of the Australian National Morgan Show and it is now a showcase for the breed in Australia. The show has been held in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and, most recently, in Queensland which reflects the nationwide spread of the Morgan.
MHAA has done much to promote the breed through presenting horses at breed and stallion parades; information stands at horse related events; and having articles published in Australian horse magazines. It has held breeding, nutrition and show preparation seminars; and a harness training weekend for members as well as presenting demonstrations of the breed’s versatility to the public at Equitana, the Ekka (Brisbane Royal Show) and at Toowoomba Royal Show in 2010 and 2011.
The Association has approximately 150 members; a Board of five; State Liaison Officers in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory; maintains registers for pure and part bred Morgans; produces a bi-monthly newsletter, ‘The Morgan Messenger’ and an annual magazine, ‘The Morgan Corroboree’.
A purchaser of a pure or part bred Morgan horse who is a first-time owner of a Morgan is entitled to a complimentary (free!) membership of the Association for the current membership year.