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  • AMHA Comments to USDANovember 7, 2016Thursday, October 27, 2016 Jeff Grove, AMHA President recently released an official comment relating to the new proposed USDA rules and the Horse Protection Act. The following is the released statement: American Morgan Horse Association 4066 Shelburne Rd, Suite 5 Shelburne, VT 05482 T: (802) 985-4944 F: (802) 985-8897 October 19, 2016 Submitted Electronically via Regulations.gov Dr. Kay Carter-Corker Assistant Deputy Administrator APHIS-2011-0009 Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS Station 3A-03.8 4700 River Road Unit 118 Riverdale, MD 20737-1238 RE: Docket No. APHIS-2011-0009 Horse Protection: Licensing of Designated Qualified Persons and Other Amendments Dear Dr. Carter-Corker: This letter is in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s request for comments on the proposed horse protection rule regarding the Licensing of Designated Qualified Persons and Other Amendments that appeared in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016 (“proposed rule”)(81 FR 49112). The American Morgan Horse Association Inc. (AMHA) exists to preserve, promote, perpetuate the Morgan horse. Founded in 1909, the Morgan Horse Club (as it was then called) was formed to support the Morgan breed. The club grew and evolved and in 1971 underwent a reorganization and was renamed the American Morgan Horse Association to reflect its increasing responsibilities. The newly formed association offices were in Hamilton, New York, for a ...
  • Obituary Douglas Monroe Wylie Sr.November 7, 2016 Douglas Monroe Wylie Sr., passed away with family by his side October 2, 2016. He was born in Knoxville, graduated from Old Knoxville High School, and attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. After attending college, his businesses included Wylie Garage Door Company and Douglas Wylie Construction and Realty Company. Throughout his life, Doug was a devoted member of Bearden United Methodist Church and the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club. One of his biggest joys was showing Hackney ponies and American Saddlebred horses. In 2007, he and his pony, Babylon, were fifth at the World’s Championship Horse Show; a real highlight in his life. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy; his son, Douglas M. Wylie, Jr.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bill Waller. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2016, at Bearden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Sluder and the Rev. Sherry Boles officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, and at Bearden United Methodist Church Reception Hall, ...
  • Iowa Fall Classic Adds Additional Stalls And Announces JudgeAugust 24, 2016 The Iowa Fall Classic has announced that Max Ciampoli will judge this year’s event, held September 9-11 at the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. The show hosts the 2016 Limited Breeders’ Stake on Friday evening, which has a purse of over $30,000. In addition, the schedule includes a full line-up of Saddlebred, Morgan, Hackney, Equitation and Academy classes as well as several OTAB classes. 27 additional stalls are now available in the main barn in addition to the stalls in the outlying barns. Entries close August 20, 2016. For more information, contact Gloria Paulsen at 319-269-1194. You can also email gpaulsen@cfu.net.