What is the New Zealand American Miniature Horse Club?
The New Zealand American Miniature Horse Club (NZAMHC) was the first club in the Southern Hemisphere to be approved by the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA).
The Club was formed to promote AMHA and the American Miniature Horse in New Zealand and is proud to have hosted THE FIRST AMHA APPROVED INTERNATIONAL SHOW in January 2003 in Hawera, Taranaki.
The New Zealand American Miniature Horse Club is in its eighth year. The club is AMHA affiliated and provides a point of contact for those whose miniature horses are registered with AMHA.
The club aims to work in co-operation with other miniature horse organizations in New Zealand, such as NZMHA, simply providing an additional dimension for those whose horses hold dual registration.
Why have an AMHA club?
One aim of the club is to hold an annual AMHA Show (run under AMHA rules). Four very successful shows have been held, so far all in the North Island where the member base is greatest. The next show will be held in 2010.
The club also aims to assist members in working with AMHA including help with filling in forms and registry issues. Two of our club members are AMHA International Directors and are happy to help with any queries that people may have about AMHA.
What would I gain by belonging?
If you own or are thinking of owning an AMHA registered miniature horse in the near future, then please think about joining the club. We will be glad to have your support. Members are able to enter the annual show at a reduced rate, advertise and have their contact details listed on this website, both free of charge. We also hope to have a small newsletter that will provide members with details of club activities and a place to promote the AMHA horses they have for sale.
We are particularly keen to expand our South Island membership as this would provide an indication of the likely support for a show in the South Island in the future.
How do I join?
Information and membership forms are available from the Secretary whose contact details are below or are downloadable from the members page. A reduced membership applies to those who are current AMHA members (copy of AMHA membership card must be supplied).
NZAMHC LOOKS FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!