Who We Are

MFTHBA is a world-wide group of Fox Trotter horse owners and enthusiasts.

Our mission is to promote the improvement, use, exhibition and enjoyment of the breed.

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The MFTHBA is a great resource for owners and fans of the Missouri Fox Trotter. Our entire family has benefited from the friends we've made here! Mr. John Talarico

Become a Member

Whether you're just visiting or have been a long-standing member, we'd like the thank you for stopping by the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association web site!

On this site, you find everything you need to know about this unique breed -- from its origins and history to its unique gait and standards. The MFTHBA is dedicated to promoting the breed and bringing together Fox Trotter owners and enthusiasts from all over the world. By joining the MFTHBA, you'll be invited to exclusive trail rides, horse shows and events where you'll make friendships that last a lifetime. Contact us if there is anything we can help you with! Read More
Show Programs Order Form Print E-mail

We are once again taking orders for advertisment in both The 3 Year Old Futurity and Spring Show Program and The Show and Celebration Program.

The Show and Celebration Program will again be used at equine expos in the fall of 2014 and into the spring of 2015 so it offers a lot of bang for the dollar spent.  Both are also available online for the general public to view.  We appreciate everyone’s support of these two publications of the MFTHBA. 

Anyone placing an ad in both publications by April 18 will receive a 10% discount.
Show Program Order Form


Region 7 Director Resigns Print E-mail

At the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on March 11, 2014, Region 7 Director Shawn Marhefka submitted her resignation. Currently the position is vacant. 

Letters of interest will be accepted until the end of the business day April 10, 2014. Region 7 contains the following counties in Missouri; Bollinger, Butler, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Howell, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Maries, Miller, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste Genevieve, Stoddard, Texas, Washington and Wayne. 

MFTHBA Membership Committee Awards Print E-mail

The MFTHBA Membership Committee have announced the Award Program winners. 

  • 2013 Stallion of the Year:  Southern Playboy
  • 2013 Breeding Sire of the Year:  Sensation’s Southern Gentleman
  • 2013 Trainer of the Year:  David Ogle
  • Matthew Keeter Sportsmanship:  Ralph Smith

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MFTHBA Announces Change In Board of Directors Print E-mail

At the monthly Board of Directors meeting, Tuesday, February 18th, Secretary/Treasurer Donna Brown submitted her resignation. Vice President Albert Cook, Jr of Peace Valley, MO was appointed to fulfill the term. Region 3 Director Pamela Lynn of Whiteright, TX  was appointed to fulfill the term of VP. 

Currently the position of Region 3 Director is vacant. Letters of interest will be accepted until March 21. Mail to PO Box 1027, Ava, MO 65608, fax to 417-683-6144 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Journal Announcement Print E-mail

 MFTHBA Board of Directors announces new look, upgrade for THE JOURNAL


AVA, MISSOURI (December 9, 2013) –The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA) Board of Directors approved changes to the Association’s Journal magazine during their annual planning meetings. Beginning in 2014, the MFTHBA and the Ozark Horse Trader in West Plains, Mo., will partner to publish six printed editions of The Journal.

“The Board was very excited about the opportunity to work with the Ozark Horse Trader to provide our members a high quality, informative publication,” said Dr. Joyce Graening, Board President. “We know our membership has been missing it.”

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