Our Mission

The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association exists to record and preserve the integrity of the breed registry.

It will be the mission of MFTHBA to promote the horse through membership participation in expositions, fairs, horse shows, trail rides and other venues; provide beneficial services for members to enhance and encourage ownership of Missouri Fox Trotters; and generate growth of the breed through marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse.


MFTHBA Code of Conduct

As the welfare of our horses and the reputation of our breed are of paramount importance to the officers, directors and general membership of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, we are committed to high standards of propriety in both the promotion of this horse and of membership conduct. Whether as an exhibitor, owner, trainer, breeder, agent, employee, officer, director, show official, judge, vendor or spectator, members and non-members alike who participate in any MFTHBA activity or event governed by MFTHBA rules shall be governed by the following:

  • Respect and adhere to the standards of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association, its goals and objectives.
  • Support the welfare of the MFT horse, and act to ensure that every MFT horse shall be treated humanely and with dignity, respect and compassion.
  • Act in an ethical manner, reflecting self-discipline, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.
  •  Conduct business in an open and forthright manner, acting with integrity, sincerity and honesty.
  • Deal with each other and the public in such a way as to instill confidence in our Association and its membership.
  • Promote a positive image of the MFT horse industry by encouraging and supporting honorable and effective management of Association business.


Policy Statement: Welfare of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse

As the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse is the basis for our organization, MFTHBA is committed to the following:

  • The welfare of the horse is of primary consideration in all MFTHBA activities. Every Missouri Fox Trotter shall be treated with dignity, respect and compassion, and shall not be subjected to cruel or abusive actions.
  • Missouri Fox Trotter breeders, owners, trainers and exhibitors are continually responsible for the wellbeing and humane treatment of any horse entrusted to their care.
  • To enhance the humane standards under which Missouri Fox Trotters are exhibited at performance events, rules and regulations governing these events are published by the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association and are to be observed by all taking part in these events.

Policy Statement:  MFTHBA Anti-Discrimination Policy

The MFTHBA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all Missouri Fox Trotting Horse owners and enthusiasts.  It is the policy and commitment of the MFTHBA that the Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion.  Furthermore the MFTHBA opposes all forms of harassment and bullying.