The MFTHBA is proud to partner with these organizations to recognize the achievements of registered Missouri Fox Trotters.
American Endurance Ride Conference
From the youngest junior riders to seniors who have plenty of time to travel far and wide to compete, riders from across the U.S. and Canada have many things in common: a love for their equines, desire to ride on scenic trails, and at least a little bit of competitive spirit. Riders compete in endurance (50 or more miles) and limited distance (25-35 miles) rides. AERC offers junior-level prizes in most categories, and all riders may compete for regional and national awards, or just to earn mileage awards with their favorite trail companion.
Through the MFTHBA Partnership with AERC, the program recognizes Missouri Fox Trotting Horses competing in AERC. Horses must be registered with the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA); and the horse’s owner(s) must be members in good standing of the MFTHBA and AERC during the competition year the miles are earned. Awards are based on mileage of the horse. Horses may accumulate mileage in multiple categories. AERC endurance and LD miles count toward the award. The MFTHBA will recognize a Top 5 in each category. Ties will be broken using completion percentage for the year. Prize will be custom jacket with MFTHBA and AERC logo. Award will go to the owner of the horse.
* High Mileage, Limited Distance, by a registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, Top 5 recognized
* High Mileage, Endurance Distance, by a registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, Top 5 recognized
North American Trail Ride Conference
The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) provides long distance competitive trail rides for riders of all equine breeds and from all disciplines. They promote safety, sportsmanship, education and trail horse advocacy through qualified evaluation of horse and rider by veterinary and horsemanship judges, in a fun, responsible environment for the whole family.
Through the MFTHBA Partnership with NATRC, the MFTHBA recognizes a yearly regional hi-point winner in each NATRC region as well as an overall Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Hi-Point winner. To be eligible, horses must be registered with the MFTHBA and their owner must be a currently MFTHBA member.
Western Dressage Association of America
The Western Dressage Association of America combines the Western traditions of horse and rider with Classic Dressage. The WDAA honors the horse in its rightful place as the living symbol of the American West, values the partnership between the horse and rider, and also celebrates the American West as the beautiful and legendary place where it all began and continues today. The sport of Western Dressage continues to grow and expand. The MFTHBA is excited to partner with the WDAA to encourage Missouri Fox Trotting Horse participation in these competitions.
Through our partnership, the MFTHBA sponsors classes in at the WDAA World Show, has sponsored a gaited horse hi point award and helps promote WDAA activities. We continue to look for ways to recognize the many Missouri Fox Trotting Horses that are competing in the sport of Western Dressage.
Top Trail is the fastest growing, most innovative online mileage program for the Trail Horse. Through the MFTHBA partnership with Top Trail, the MFTHBA provides custom Top 5 Hi Point jackets to the yearly top 5 miles earners. To be eligible, horses must be registered with the MFTHBA and their owner must be a current MFTHBA member during the year mileage is accrued. In addition, the individual must enroll their horse in the Top Trail Program and join the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse affiliate group. To enroll and start logging your trails for top honors follow these steps:
1. Register here: www.toptrailhorse.com
2. Create your account, add your horse(s) and remember to add your MFTHBA horse registration information for each enrolled horse
3. Select a 30 day free trial or one year membership however, when 30 days are up you must enroll in the one year subscription to continue.
4. Request membership in MFTHBA’s affiliate group, for rules and link to the group: https://www.toptrailhorse.com/affiliate-groups/
6. Start uploading your trails
7. Have fun!!!
As added recognition, the top mileage Missouri Fox Trotting Horse on the Top Trail leaderboard at the end of the calendar year that is also enrolled in the Fox Trot America program and has an hours log submitted by the end of January will be named the MFTHBA’s Trail Horse of the Year. This horse will have its name added to a plaque in the MFTHBA Hall of Fame room.
American Horsemen Challenge Association
The American Horsemen Challenge Association (AHCA) offers family friendly competition and a diverse skills challenge. It is an obstacle course event, perfect for all riders, all disciplines and every skill level. Points are tracked nationally for qualification in the National Finals. Riders compete for recognition and prizes and most of all money.
Through the MFTHBA partnership with AHCA, the MFTHBA recognizes a yearly national hi-point Top 5. The MFTHBA will provide each winner a custom Top 5 Hi Point jacket. To be eligible, horses must be registered with the MFTHBA and their owner must be a currently MFTHBA member. In addition, the MFTHBA will recognize the Hi-Point Missouri Fox Trotting Horse at the AHCA National Finals. The winner will receive a custom award buckle. To be eligible for this award, the horse must be registered with the MFTHBA.
Equine Trail Sports
Enjoy the variety of Trail Challenges, Obstacle Courses, and Recreation Rides in a fun and family friendly environment. Enjoy access to private ranch lands and beautiful public parks while bonding with your horse. Create friendships with best friends you have yet to meet. Events are open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules.
Through the MFTHBA Partnership with Equine Trail Sports (ETS), the MFTHBA recognizes Missouri Fox Trotting Horses competing in ETS. To be eligible, horses must be registered with the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA); and the horse’s owner(s) of record as recorded by the MFTHBA must be members in good standing of the MFTHBA during the competition year the points are earned. Awards are based on points earned by the horse. The MFTHBA will recognize a high point Missouri Fox Trotting Horse in each ETS region. Prize will be custom jacket with MFTHBA and ETS logo. The horse’s name will also be included on the jacket. Award will go to the owner of the horse. In the event that the owner of the winning Missouri Fox Trotting Horse for a region was not a MFTHBA member during the year point were earned, the owner will receive a congratulatory letter from the MFTHBA but no jacket will be awarded.
The MFTHBA Event Marketing Partnership Program offers an opportunity for events to cooperatively work with the MFTHBA.
Southern Classic Horse Show
Interested in becoming a partner organization or event? For more information on our Partnership Programs, contact the MFTHBA Promotions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call MFTHBA office at 417-683-2468.