Welcome to the Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club website!
The objective of the club is to encourage and promote the breeding and use of registered Morgans as a versatile pleasure horse and show horse; to standardize the requirements and specifications and to assure fair play for showing and judging; to exchange ideas on and promote knowledge of the Morgan horse; to cooperate with other organizations in working for the advancement of the Morgan breed.
The Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club was founded in 1958 by a small group of dedicated Morgan owners, making it one of the oldest Morgan Horse clubs in the country. Over the years many states have been represented in the club, including families from as far away as Alaska, California, Wyoming, and Florida. Primarily the club has members in the states surrounding the Mississippi River such as Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Currently the club is made up of well over 135 families that altogether own more than 300 Morgans. Some of the club's breeders have been in the business for over 100 years.
The club has been named AMHA Club of the Year in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006. This is due entirely to the hard work and dedication of a great majority of the membership. Part of the club's strength lies in its diversity. Club members participate in a wide range of activities from historical demonstrations to show rings, to trail rides, and to parades.
In November of 2008, MVMHC celebrated our 50th year. In 2008, MVMHC put on several successful historical presentations throughout Central Illinois. It held 2 horse shows. The club hosted its annual luncheon following the halter classes of the Illinois Morgan Breeders Futurity at the Illinois State Fair. At the luncheon, a college scholarship was awarded by the club to a deserving youth member. This all was made possible by all of the members who pitched in where ever necessary. The members are all friendly, and whenever club members get together, there's bound to be good fun, good laughs, and most likely good food.