American Hackney Horse Society

THE AMERICAN HACKNEY HORSE SOCIETY

INTRODUCING HACKNEY BUCKS.

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ABOUT THE AHHS

 

The American Hackney Horse, its owners, breeders and trainers are represented by two key organizations — The American Hackney Horse Society and The AHHS Foundation — each with its own specific purpose:

 

Organization

The incorporation of the American Hackney Horse Society took place early in 1891. The idea occurred to owners of Hackney horses throughout the western states and indeed residents of several parts of the country had actually taken steps to form a similar society some months prior to the organization of the AHHS. It was not until advances were made to the Council of the English Hackney Society by the directors of this association that action in the United States was formally ratified by the authorities of the parent society, and assurance of affiliation obtained.

 

The Society Today

The headquarters of the American Hackney Horse Society is located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. It exists to maintain a current registry of the Hackney; to compile and publish a stud book of the Hackney horse and Hackney pony; and to ensure the proper transfer of the certificate of registration. It endeavors to promote the breeding of quality Hackney horses and Hackney ponies; to create interest in the breed; and encourages exhibitors to support horse shows by showing their Hackneys in classes offered. The Society offers several programs for exhibitors to participate in which encompass all ages. A 15-member board of directors from across the country oversees the operation of the Society.

 

Mission

  • To maintain an accurate and current registry of the Hackney breed
  • To compile and publish a Stud Book of the Hackney Horse and Hackney Pony
  • To ensure the prompt and proper transfer of the Certificate of Registration
  • To promote the breeding of quality Hackney Horses and Hackney Ponies
  • To further the interest of the Hackney breed and encourage breeders to register their Hackney Horses and Hackney Ponies
  • To encourage exhibitors to support horse shows by showing their Hackney Horses and Hackney Ponies
  • To encourage fair and horse show managers throughout the country to incorporate sufficient Hackney classes to justify the increased showing of Hackneys

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AMERICAN HACKNEY HORSE SOCIETY FOUNDATION (AHHSF)

 

The American Hackney Horse Society Foundation, Inc., (AHHSF) was established in 1994 with contributions from the American Hackney Horse Society and a group of Hackney enthusiasts, their focus being; to preserve the past, promote the future and improve the breed of the American Hackney.

 

With this in mind, the outlined goals of the AHHSF are:

  • To inform the general public about the exhibition, use, and history of the American Hackney
  • Work toward the general improvement of the breed
  • To encourage safe equestrian activities and educate youth with respect to safe and proper horsemanship
  • To promote the formation of youth organizations
  • To disseminate educational materials and award scholarships to participants in youth programs

 

Making A Difference

In the following you will find endowments currently established with the AHHSF. Should you wish to support the Foundation in a monetary fashion, please remember that the AHHS Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation; therefore, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We encourage you to participate in the support of the breed by making a donation to the Foundation or the fund that interests you the most.

 

 

CURRENT AHHSF ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

 

 

Road Pony Camp Tuition Scholarship

Fund awarded annually for children to attend the Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp based on an essay contest. The scholarship covers all but transportation.

 

The 30th Annual Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp will be held June 18-24, 2017, at Shamrock Farm in Smithfield, KY. The camp offers a fun-filled week for junior exhibitors looking to improve their driving skills and provides the opportunity to connect juniors who love the Hackney breed.

 

The AHHS Foundation will once again offer three (3) scholarships for the camp. For scholarship application information, please contact:

 

Mindy Preston (MPreston19@msn.com)

809 Sunset Drive

Noblesville, IN 46060

 

Essays must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Winners will be announced by June 5, 2017.

 

For more information about the Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp or to reserve your space, please contact Julianne Wilson at (502) 541-4637.

 

The AHHS Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to high school graduates on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references.

 

The Ed Frickey Memorial Scholarship

The Ed Frickey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a college Sophomore, Junior or Senior on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references. An interview may also be required.

 

The AHHSF Youth Medallion National Winners Educational Scholarship Fund

Youth Medallion National Champions receive an educational scholarship to the accredited college or university of their choice upon winning their respective divisions at their national finals.

 

The AHHSF Memorial Fund

 

COMING SOON! — Production and Distribution of Children's Activity Books

Available at the cost of $3.00/book or $2.00/book in large quantities for groups.

 

Table Top Promotional Display

Available to groups and organizations interested in promoting the Hackney breed. For more information, contact the AHHS office at 859-255-8694.

 

 

AHHS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brian Yount, President

Mindy Preston, Vice President

Keith Johnson, Treasurer

Denise Trethaway, Secretary

Mark Hyatt

Nicole Laver

Mark Wahl

John Wrather

Stephanie Wellington

Burt Keefer

Toni Nastali

 

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REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Hoosier Hackney Association

Patrick & Judith Kennedy

7409 West Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

kenhurstfarm@hotmail.com

 

Michigan Hackney/ASPC/AMHR Association

James Bruggink, President

Lambert Junior Schut, contact

6108 64th Avenue

Hudsonville, MI 49426

Office/Home: (616) 875-7151

royaloakstables@live.com

 

Mid-American Hackney Association

Brad Kinsinger, President

(319) 541-2404

bkinsinger@gmail.com

Melvin Jennings, Vice President

(515) 681-7246

Mardi Griffith, Secretary

(515) 371-3885

Roger Griffith, Treasurer

Kevin Ireland, Board Member

(319) 310-9762

Mike Herron, Michelle Herron, Sue Kinsinger, Board Members

 

Mid-West Hackney Association

Andrew Lamps, President

Peru, IL (815) 712-7702

lamps01@yahoo.com

1st Vice President: Rick Medd

Clinton, IA  (563) 242-2226

rmmedd@mchsi.com

2nd Vice President: Jerry Elmer

Brooklyn, WI (608) 455-1661

Vern Houston

Columbus, MI (586) 727-1151

vrhouston@hotmail.com

www.midwesthackney.com

New York Hackney Association

Maureen Quackenbush

2858 State Route 12

Sauquoit, New York 13456

Home: (315) 737-8210

HatTrik20@msn.com

 

Northeastern Hackney Association

Rodney Hicks

95 Old Richmond Road

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Phone: (413) 442-8816

Cell: (413) 448-5300

equineartwork@aol.com

 

Ohio Hackney Association

David Estis, President

Amber Estis, Secretary

2336 Burnside Rd N.W.

Pataskala, OH 43062

Home: (740) 739-5400

burnsidemanorfarm@earthlink.net

www.ohiohackneyassociation.com

 

South Central Hackney Association

Colleen Bray, President

Laura Schmidt, Secretary/Treasurer

369 Schmidt Lane

California, KY 41007

Home: (513) 218-8678

ljoschmidt@gmail.com

www.southcentralhackney.com

Southeastern Hackney Association

Bo Lucas, President

Carl Nichols, Vice President

Charles Leonard, Treasurer

Buffy Turner, Secretary

123 Faye Court

King, NC 27021

Home: (336) 983-5552

Cell: (336) 416-6747

jbolucas@gmail.com

 

Western States Hackney Association

Randy Sorum, MD, President

Home: (360) 753-3837

Sandra Singleton, Secretary

276 West Sunny Sands

Cathlamet, WA 98612

Home: (360) 849-4041

panachehackneys@aol.com

www.westernstateshackney.com

 

Wisconsin Hackney Association

John Owens, President

5976 Courtney Plummer Road

Winneconne, WI 54986

Home: (920) 582-4468

Cell: (320) 260-5112

jo257@sbcglobal.net

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BECOME AN AHHS VOLUNTEER

 

YOU CAN HELP!

 

There are many ways you can help the American Hackney Horse Society by volunteering your time and expertise. Opportunities vary from time to time, but you may be able to assist by serving key roles at horse shows and other events, or by becoming involved with your local and regional associations. Contact us to learn more.

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AHHS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Current Officers:

President—Andrew Freseth

Vice-President—Maureen Quackenbush

Secretary—Mindy Preston

Treasurer—Toni Nastali

 

Term Expiring October 2017

 

T.J. Blevins, DMD

Blevins Farm

1205 Matlock Road

Bowling Green, KY  42104

blevinsfarm@bellsouth.net

270-792-5270

 

Andrew Freseth — President

Hollow Haven Farm

N77 W36498 Saddlebrook Lane

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

afreseth@hollowhaven.com

262-893-4539 Cell

 

Brooke Jacobs

Werk Way Stables

1076 Leesburg Road

Georgetown, KY  40324

BrookeCJacobs@aol.com

859-321-5394 Cell

 

Matthew Schuckert

Debonair Stables

95 Wonderland Road

Upton, KY 42784

mschuckert@SCRTC.com

270-324-4069 Home

 

Junior Schut

Royal Oak Stables

6108-64th Avenue

Hudsonville, MI 49426

royaloakstables@live.com

616-446-4749

Term Expiring October 2018

 

Rodney Hicks

Rodney Hicks Stables

95 Old Richmond Road

Pittsfield, MA 01201

equineartwork@aol.com

413-281-2658

 

Bo Lucas

Lucas Equine Services, LLC

P.O. Box 573

McLeansville, NC 27301

JBoLucas@gmail.com

336-516-4328

 

Toni Nastali — Treasurer

Springside Stable, Inc.

1531 Springside Place

Downers Grove, IL 60516

Toni@Spring-Align.com

630-774-2153

 

Mindy Preston — Secretary

McIntosh Stables

809 Sunset Drive

Noblesville, IN  46060

mpreston19msn.com

317-408-5614 Cell

 

Kent Swalla

Glendale Stables, LLC

4550 North Glendale Drive

Columbia, MO  65202

Glendalestables@centurytel.net

314-565-5582 Cell

Term Expiring October 2019

 

Rich Campbell

Majestic Oaks Hackney Farm, LLC

7820 Hempridge Road

Shelbyville, KY  40065

moepatty@aol.com

502-379-9427  Cell

 

Tom Lowry

5635 Shelbyville Road

Simpsonville, KY 40067

tlowry5078@aol.com

502-664-5078 Cell

 

Carl Nichols

Crystal Creek Farm.

850 Beaverdam Road

Winterville, GA 30683

cnichols@nicholsland.net

706-540-1460 Cell

 

Maureen Quackenbush —  Vice President

Dar Maur Manor Stables

2858 State Route 12

Sauquoit, NY 13456-2211

hattrik20@msn.com

315-542-2974 Cell

 

Karen Waldron

Bent Tree Farm

290 Boners Run Rd

Shawsville, VA 24162

karenwaldron@mac.com

540-268-1100 Cell

2017 AHHS COMMITTEES

Annual Awards:

Brooke Jacobs, Chair

Maureen Quackenbush, Co-Chair

T.J. Blevins

 

Audit Committee:

Vern Houston, Chair

Junior Schut

 

By-Laws Committee:

Maureen Quackenbush, Chair

Toni Nastali

 

Convention Committee:

Andy Freseth, Chair

Rich Campbell

 

Open Competition/Dressage Committee:

Sandra Surber, Chair

Karen Waldron

 

National Breeders’ Futurity:

Bo Lucas, Chair

Matthew Schuckert

Limited Breeders' Weanling & 3-Year-Old Stakes, and Stallion Auction Committee:

Tom Lowry, Chair

Rodney Hicks

Matt Schuckert

 

Nominating Committee:

Rodney Hicks, Chair

Matt Schuckert

 

Regional Associations:

Maureen Quackenbush, Chair

Brian Yount, Co-Chair

 

Registry Review:

Carl Nichols, Chair

 

Trophy Committee:

John Wrather, Chair

UPHA Liaison:

Andy Freseth, Chair

Rich Campbell

 

Youth Medallion Committee:

Mindy Preston, Chair

Kent Swalla, Co-Chair

 

Junior Exhibitor Regional Championship Committee:

Mindy Preston, Chair

Brian Yount, Co-Chair

 

Budget Committee:

Toni Nastali, Junior Schut, John Wrather, Keith Johnson

 

Long-Range Planning Committee:

Carl Nichols, Chair

 

Promotional/Educational Committee:

Karen Waldron, Chair

Brian Yount

CONTACT US

 

American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway, A-3

Lexington, KY 40511-8462

 

Phone: (859) 255-8694

Fax: (859) 255-0177

E-mail: ahhscsl@qx.net

 

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

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