Rule Book v2018

1 The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Breed Regi st ry of the Mi ssouri Fox Trot t ing Horse Est . 1948 Dear MFTHBA Member , WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE MISSOURI FOX TROTTER! You are one of several thousand members enjoying our remarkable horses, and whether you are a long-time member, new to the breed, or somewhere in between, Welcome! This is an exciting time in our Association as we are advancing the scope of our member representation to include ten geographic regions to serve the interests of the MFTHBA membership both here on the North American Continent and Overseas. Our Affiliates play an important role in the enjoyment and promotion of our Missouri Fox Trotters, and the addition of region support will be beneficial to the continued growth of our breed. You can log on to the MFTHBA website at to find up-to-date news and information about programs and member services, plus accessing articles from The Journal online for information from the Association magazine. And, if we can be of assistance in any way, contact us at any of the e-mail addresses or phone numbers listed in this handbook. Your commitment to the Missouri Fox Trotting horse, its welfare, promotion and exhibition, will be rewarded by the pride and enjoyment you receive in working with these horses. Whatever your passion, whether it is breeding, the show ring, trail, competition or pleasure riding, the Missouri Fox Trotter will provide a versatile, willing partner and will do it with style. Proclaim your preference for the breed with a MFTHBA window decal! Thank you for joining with others who appreciate the special qualities of this great breed. As we enter our 70 th year as an association, it is time to renew our efforts to gain for these horses the recognition they so richly deserve. Support your local affiliates, participate in the local, state and regional shows, demonstrations and trail rides, and plan to come to Ava for the Spring Show in June or the Celebration held in September. Sincerely, Board of Directors Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Highway 5 – Ava, Missouri 65608, PO Box 1027 (417) 683-2468 – Fax (417) 683-6144 – e-mail: – Revised 1/1/18