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By-Law Proposals

You can find the new by-law amendment proposals by going to  If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to contact the office at (859)255-8694 or OR Vern Houston at 586-727-1151 or



Robertson Equine Sale

The AHHS would like to express great thanks to Jimmy Robertson and the Robertson Equine Sale for their generous donation of $582.50, 25% of their 10% commission on working pony sales during their 2013 Autumn Sale.

We are also delighted to announce that Jimmy Robertson is extending his generosity, and will also be donating 25% of their 10% commission on working pony sales during the Spring 2014 sale, April 7, 2014.

This is a great opportunity to find or sell a hackney, while helping to support Robertson Equine Sales and the American Hackney Horse Society. We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Irene E. York (July 7, 1918-November 26, 2013)

Irene E. York
(July 7, 1918 - November 26, 2013) 
 Dover – Irene E. York, 95, died Tuesday November 26, 2913 at the Hyder Family Hospice House.

Born in Rochester July 7, 1918 the daughter of George and Lena (Waldron) Leighton and has lived in this area all of her lifetime. During WWII she served as Captain of the Motor Corps; she was also a former chairman of the Junior Red Cross and had been a Girl Scout Leader; she was past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was very prominent around horse circles and for her Hackney Ponies and was in the Hall of Fame of the United Professional Horseman’s Association.

She was a member of the Dover Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. She had been very active in the restoration of the Garrison Hill Tower.

Irene started working with the John Emerson Agency in insurance and real estate and became a partner there in 1945, in 1963 she became the sole owner and changed the name to the Irene York Agency. In 1968 she sold the insurance side of the business to the RW Agency. She founded the Strafford County Multiple Listing Service.

Irene will be greatly missed by family and friends for her love of life and many contributions to all.

Members of her family include her brother Roger Leighton of Strafford N.H.,and her son George and wife Laura of Strafford. Irene's seven grandchildren include LilyGrace and Molly York, Amy York of Barrington, James York and his wife Dawn of Alton, Dana Moore III and his wife Heather of Barrington, Michael Moore and his wife Laura, Arlene Getto and her husband Dan of Ohio. Irene's great grandchildren include Marissa and Cameron Moore, Allen, Moore, Jacob, Zach and Amanda Getto, Kaylee York. Irene was predeceased By her daughter Carolyn and her son in law Dana Moore II and her spouse James K York. Memorial services will be held in the spring date to be announced. Memorials in her name may be made to Seacoast Cancer Center, 789 central Ave., Dover, NH 03820 or the charity of one’s own choice. Please go to to sign the on-line guest book




Hackney Pony Junior Exhibitor Incentive Program

                This year the American Hackney Horse Society is pleased to announce a new incentive program geared towards the most important part of our society, our youth. Youth are the most important aspect to the hackney pony breed because they are the future of the breed. Without the interest of youth within this industry there will be no future for the hackney pony breed. Youth need to get interested not only in the show ring aspect of the breed but as well as in the training and breeding side as well. Thanks to the United States Equestrian Foundation, the AHHS is going to have the opportunity to invest in their youth. However this money will not simply be handed out rather it will be earned. The society will be giving away two $800 awards. This money can be used either for their education or they can invest this money into their ponies. This money will be awarded to those youth who meet the following read more click here.


2013 National Breeders' Futurity Results

The final results for this year's National Breeders' Futurity, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, are now available. Please open the following link to access the results; 2013NBFResults 

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