Every year in July, the top Morgan show and sport horses from around the country gather in Northampton, Massachusetts for one of the largest Morgan horse shows in the world. The New England Morgan Horse Show has been a destination for breed enthusiasts since the early twentieth century and celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
The majority of the show classes are held in the grandstand arena. Morgans and their riders compete in a wide variety of classes including western, hunter and English (saddle seat) pleasure, park, driving and equitation. NEMHS draws the top competitors in all divisions, giving spectators a chance to see past, present and future world champions of the breed compete in a friendly and traditional horse show setting.
In addition to the competition, NEMHS is celebrating 70 years with several trainers and owners of historically significant Morgan horses and farms giving presentations on their experiences throughout the week. Exhibitors and attendees are also invited to a Thursday evening celebration of the show’s history, with the unveiling of A Horse to Remember, a film recognizing some of the horses that have been a part of the show’s long history.
For those unable to travel to Massachusetts, the show will be broadcast live online at MorganHorseVideos.com in a pay-per-view format. The broadcast will be available for the entire duration of the show, which runs July 19-25.
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