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Welcome to the official site for the Miniature Horse Association of Australia Inc.

Miniatures

Unique, loveable, full of character and a delight to own…….

The Miniature and Small Horse is a unique breed and is not to be
confused with a Miniature Pony or Shetland Pony.

Upon maturity the Miniature Horse must not exceed 34 inches,
8.2 hands or 86 cm in height. If the Miniature Horse exceeds this
height it is then placed in another category which is known as
Small Horse, these horses must not exceed 38inches, 9.2 hands
or 96.50 cm, please refer to our Breed Standard for more information.

In Australia, Miniature and Small Horses are the fastest growing breed as their size, temperament and character endears them to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Children are naturally attracted to them, people with small acreage are able to support and breed them therefore creating their own mini stud. Former horse owners can continue their love affair with horses, feeling less challenged by the burden of caring for a larger equine.
Miniature and Small Horses are shown in halter, harness classes and performance events including trail and jumping, many are simply kept as pets.
People returning home from stressful jobs find companionship and relaxation in these gentle little horses and they provide the perfect cure to loneliness.

Would you like to know more about this incredible breed please visit our contact page to have your questions answered by one of our Committee persons.

About Us

The Miniature Horse Association of Australia Inc. was founded in 1989 to provide for an Association dedicated wholly and completely to one breed of horse - THE MINIATURE HORSE.

The breed standard states "if there were no size reference, the Miniature Horse might give the illusion of being a full sized horse. The general impression should be one of refinement, symmetry, agility and an alert intelligence." The Miniature Horse is a truly unique and special little horse.There are two categories of Miniature Horse - Category A: Not exceeding 34" as an adult and Small Horse: Not exceeding 38" as an adult. There are also height for age requirements

Membership in MHAA is available to all persons who subscribe to the aims and objects of the Association. Associate membership is for interested persons who do not own a registered Miniature Horse; Regular membership is open to persons who own registered horses. Only Regular members have voting rights in the Association and only Regular members are eligible to hold management positions in the Association.

The magazine "Fine Lines" is published by MHAA, this publication is an excellent source of information about the breed, the studs involved, the care and management of Miniature Horses and current events and results.

Miniature Horses are exhibited at many shows throughout Australia. The Association conducts a National High Point Competition and some states also hold an annual State High Point Competition for owners.Contact us for more information.


Contact

FOR GENERAL MHHA ENQIRIES EMAIL

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President

Margaret Lawson
Ph:
02 6358 8422
EMAIL:

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Vice President

Kerry Starling
Ph:
02 48290388 (leave message) 0407 500 550 (leave message)
EMAIL:

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National Secretary

Barb Voysey
Ph:
0418 821100 Fax 08 8384 1887 After 7-30pm and weekends
EMAIL:

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Finelines Editor

Michele Waghorn
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News

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July 2019

Special Member Renewal discount

Use the special member renewal form on the web site under Membership forms to receive your 20% discount for this financial year Must be received in the office by 1st Aug 2019

March 2013

Show heights

MINIATURE HORSE height requirements are
1. Horses up to but not including 6 months of age shall not exceed 28inches in height
2. Horses 6 months up to but not including 12 months of age shall not exceed 30inches in height
3. Horses 12 months up to and not including 24 monthsof age shall not exceed 32inches in height.
4. Horses 24 months up to and not including 36 months of age shall not exceed 33inches height.
5. Horses 36 month amd over shall not exceed 34inches in height.

SMALL HORSE height requirements are:
1. Horses up to but not including 12 months of age shall not exceed 34 inches in height
2. Horses 12 months up to and not including 24 months of age shall not exceed 36inches in height.
3. Horses 24 months up to and not including 36 months of age shall not exceed 37inches in height.
4. Horses 36 months and over shall not exceed 38inches in height.

Constitution

Reports

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Dear Members,

Please find links below to the current Constitution 1st October 2012, The Current General Rules & Regulations 15th October 2016 and Show Rules 18 November 2014. Untitled Document Untitled Document

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gen rules 15.10.16final.pdf

Appendix1.pdf

APPENDIX 2.pdf

MHAA POLICY.pdf

 

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MHAA Financials and other reports.

Please find the following reports for Members information.

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Resolutions for 2014 results

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Auditors Report 2015

Profit & Loss 2015

Financial Statement 2014

Profit and Loss 2013

Bal Sheet 2013

Profit & Loss 2012

Bal Sheet 2012

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National Show Forms

NATIONAL SHOW FORMS MARES NOMINATED FOR FUTURITIES

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Presidents Message

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Welcome to MHAA Presidents Message Board.

Hi Everyone, As another term ends & a new one begins I would like to thank all the Members who have supported the National Committee Members & myself over the past year & contributed to the ongoing success of our Association. Your contributions are vital to assist us to continue to move forward & make the Miniature Horse Association of Australia one we can be justifiably proud of. We look forward to your continual support & encouragement in the future. We are constantly attempting to bring in new,innovative ideas & to continally inprove where possible to make things better & easier for our members. Please let us have your constructive feedback on anything you feel you would like to communicate to the Committee.,its your Association & we always strive to ensure that your wishes are our primary consideration in all things concerning the Association. I do hope all members are enjoying a successful breeding & showing season. I think our breed has progressed so very much,especially in the last five years or so,I have seen some truly beautiful examples of horses in miniature in all states of Australia. The last year has been one of highs & lows for your National Committee members. As you know we are all volunteers & I feel all on National Committee should be commended for their dedication & the selfless way they give of their time. Without their hard work your Association would not be able to function as it does,we all come in for our share of criticism at times,sometimes with justification,but more often not,so please remember these people do what they do for yur Association out of the kindness of their hearts & I think they deserve your thanks - something they rarely get. I look forward to meeting as many members as I can personally & have a chat so please if you see me at a show or event come over & introduce yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact the national Committee if you have any queries,questions,ideas or something we can assist you with. Hope to see you all soon. Regards Margaret Lawson President.

Fees

MEMBERSHIP FEES
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Joining Fee (except youth)

$33.00
Re-joining fee

$33.00
Full Membership

$100.00
Family Membership

$150.00
Joint Membership

$150.00
Derived membership - Add to full membership: Initial set up fee per member

$22.00
Derived membership - Annual fee for derived membership (Not per member)

$22.00
Associate Member

$100.00
Youth Member (under 18)

$33.00
Handler Membership

$55.00
School Membership

$100.00
Overseas Membership AUD

$35.00 on top of normal m
Brand Fee

$16.50
Stud Prefix Registration

$27.50

 

TRANSFER & OTHER FEES
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Owner Transferred within 3 months 22.00
Owner Transferred after 3 months 55.00
Lease Fee (per horse) $33.00
Lease Return $00.00
Handling/more information fee 11.00
Duplicate certificate fee 16.50
High Point Fee 11.00
Mare/Futurity fee 11.00
Record microchip on certificate 16.50
DNA (per horse) 87.50
Buffy Coat/Gene Test 65.00
DNA noted on certificate 16.50

 

FOAL RECORDING - Effective 14/12/13
COLT

0-4 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 22.00
4-8 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
8-12 Months $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 44.00

FILLY

0-4 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 16.50
4-8 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 22.00
8-12 Months $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00

GELDING

0-4 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 8.25
4-8 Months   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 11.00
8-12 Months $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 16.50

 

FOAL RECORDING -IMPORTED HORSES Effective 14/12/13

0-24 Months Colt          $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 99.00
0-24 Months Filly          $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 88.00
0-24 Months Gelding   $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 44.00

TEMPERORY ADULT REG - 24MONTHS

STALLIONS

  • Foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 66.00
    On Stallion Return
    but not foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 132.00
    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 209.00
    Imported Horses -  $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 165.00

MARES

  • Foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
    On Stallion Return
    but not foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 66.00
    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 146.00
    Imported Horses -  $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 121.00

GELDINGS

  • Foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 16.50
    On Stallion Return
    but not foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00

    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 73.00

    Imported Horses - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 60.50
PERMANENT ADULT REG - 48 MONTHS

STALLIONS

  • Temp Adult Recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 121.00
    On Stallion Return
    but not temp recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 220.00
    On return but not recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 264.00
    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 341.00
    Imported Horses - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 286.00

MARES

  • Foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 66.00
    On Stallion Return
    but not foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 132.00
    On return but not recorde - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 165.00
    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 187.00
    Imported Horses -  $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 187.00

GELDINGS

  • Foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
    On Stallion Return
    but not foal recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 66.00
    On return but not recorded - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 82.50
    MHAA Recognized Society - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 88.00
    Imported Horses -  $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 88.00
REVOKED REGISTRATIONS NOT IN PERMANENT STATIS
Stallion - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
Mare - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
Gelding - $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 33.00
HORSES NOT ON  A STALLION RETURN - Must be over 24months
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    Over 24 months         $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 265.00
    48 Months & Older    $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 640.00
  • MARE
    Over 24 months         $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 176.00
    48 Months & Older     $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 407.00
  • GELDING
    Over 24 months          $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 88.00
    48 Months & Older      $ Untitled Document Untitled Document 203.50

 

 

ENews

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Joining & Registration

When buying a Miniature Horse, please ensure that all paperwork is current, this is shown clearly on the paperwork. If you can view (because of distance), ask for copy of both sides of paperwork.  If you buy a mare in foal please ENSURE you obtain a service certificate from the vendor/seller and where possible sight the receipt from MHAA Inc office showing the mare has been recorded on a stallion return.

On our forms page are all the relevant forms need for joining, renewals, registration, upgrading and transferring.  Please take careful note of the checklist, there is a $11.00 handling fee on incorrectly submitted paperwork.

REGISTRATION SALE/ LEASE/ UPGRADE FORM
(Can be downloaded from the website)
This form is required to be filled out to register / upgrade/ lease any horse with this association and needs to be fully filled out.

When you submit paperwork for registering or upgrading (e.g. from a foal to an temporary adult) you need to include photos one of each side. The photo should be at least 80% of the horse and of normal photo size. The photos should show clearly all the markings on body and head.

If the horse is due for upgrade within 30 days of the purchase and transfer then that   upgrade MUST also be done at the time of the transfer

Below is an example of how the horse should be photographed:



Ensure the Original registration papers are submitted with the upgrade or transfer application

Height Certificate - Your horse needs to be measured by another current member or vet other than the breeder, yourself (owner) or a family member.

• A copy of of both sides of any registration papers from any previous association to which the horse was/is registered as some of these are recognized and those pedigrees will/can be included on your MHAA registration papers ie: AMHA (USA), AMHR (USA), AMPS and APSB.

• A Service Certificate if you did not own the sire at time of foaling.

• Ensure you have included the correct fees (money order, cheques or credit card details and signature) for the registration/transfer with the application.

• A certificate of soundness for stallions IF the stallion has turned TWO years of age

• For a lease the owner fills in the form and signs the bottom of the page.

Transfer due to Lease - Terms of leases are no longer required by the association. All members should note that although the Association records leases in its data base and recognizes them on the registration certificates the terms and conditions of the lease are a private matter between the parties involved in the lease.

When buying a MHAA registered horse, the transfer fees is the responsibility of the seller.

Our State Delegates are there to help, so visit our State page for your nearest delegate and the States Web Site.

You can find all the forms needed for membership and registering your stock online on our forms page.

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS TO REMEMBER

Stallion returns 1st Aug each year.
Membership due 31st July each year .
Mare nomination forms 31st July each year .
Membership of MHAA Inc must be cancelled in writing .
Change of address must be in writing
Requests for duplication of registration certificates must be in writing with details why it is required.
All paperwork must be returned to the MHAA office the address is on the paperwork.
All paperwork must be accompanied by a work order.
Upgrades can be sent in one month before due date.
No horse can be shown unless it is branded or microchipped . The horses’ brand must be able to be read.
MHAA Inc does not accept faxed information.

 

FAQ

 

Q.        I have purchased a horse which is not registered with MHAA can I register it.

A.            Yes provided it is Two years or over and meets the height requirement. You will also need a Certificate of Soundness for both Male and Females.

 

Q.        I bred a foal and did not lodge a stallion return can I register the foal.

A.            Yes you will need to DNA Stallion, Mare and foal to parent Qualify or you can wait until the foal is two years old and you can register with unknow parents.

 

Q.        I have a horse registered with AMPS can I register it with MHAA.

A.            Yes provided you send in a copy of the AMPS papers with the application.

 

Q.        I have a mare which is registered with MHAA and has just foaled can I register the foal with my prefix.

A.            Yes, if you are the registered owner of the mare, if not the foal will need to be registered in the mares registered owners prefix, provided a stallion return for the mating was lodged.

 

Q.         I registered my foal with a brand but would like to micro chip as well can I do this.

A.            Yes you can, you will need to send in the original certificate along with the microchip number, there will be no charge if the foal is under twelve months.

 

Q.           I have bred with my 2 year old colt but have not upgraded him or got a Certificate of Soundness. Will I be able to register the foal?

A.            When you have upgraded the colt with the COS (Certificate of Soundness) you can register the foal provided you have lodged a stallion return for the mating.
 However you will not be able to show the colt until he is upgraded.

 

Q.            How do I DNA and where do I get the paperwork.

A.           You will need to send a workorder along with the correct fee and microchip form which you can DOWNLOAD from the web site.  You will need a DNA kit for each horse WHICH you wish to DNA. On receIpt of the kits you will need to pull hair from the BASE OF THE  MANE  INCLUDING THE ROOT BULB and attach to the card supplied with the kit.  fill out the slip and stick to the hair TO THE card.you then send off to the lab in the envelope supplied. Results will be sent to you when completed.

Q.            I've lost my paperwork can I get another copy.

A.           Yes you will need to process a workorder and a written and signed letter stating what has happened to the old paperwork. If you are not the current owner then the that person must provide the written letter.

 

FORMS

Membership Forms

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Form for online membership renewal.

Membership Application   

Form for a membership application or renewal not online.

Annual Forms

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Registration Forms

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Registration Transfer

Service Certificate   

To be provided to the owner of outside mares or mare sold in foal.

Certificate Of Soundness   

Certificate Of Soundness for registration of mares hard shipped.

Other Forms

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Work order to accompany any paperwork to office.

 


National Show

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National Show 2020


NATIONAL SPONSERSHIP

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Miniature Horse Association Of Australia Inc. National Show

The 2019 National Show Forms are on the forms page


NATIONAL SHOW TROPHY SPONSORSHIP

There is one way that ALL Members can be involved with the National Show and
Triple-O-Rama Show, even if you can not be there in person:-

SPONSOR A CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS ~ $25.00
SPONSOR A GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS ~ $50.00
SPONSOR A SUPREME CLASS ~ $100.00

The trophy awarded to the appropriate class will be inscribed as having been sponsored by you, your Stud, or your business and acknowledgement of same printed in the Programme below the appropriate class. Sponsorship will also be acknowledged in Fine Lines.

NATIONAL SHOW RESULTS 2019

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2019 Futurities    2019 Futurity results

2019 AOE    2019 AOE results

2019 Youth    2019 Youth Results

2019 Miniature Halter    2019 Miniature Halter results

2019 Miniature Performance    2019 Miniature Performance results

2019 AMHA    2019 AMHA results

2019 Small Horse halter    2019 Small Horse Halter results

2019 Small Horse Performance    2019 Small Horse Performance results

2019 Supremes    2019 Friday Night Supremes

2019 Harness    2019 Harness results

2019 Misc Results    2019 Misc Results

2019 Performance Challenge    2019 Performance Challenge results

2019 Miniature Trifecta    2019 Miniature Trifecta results

2019 Small Horse Trifecta    2019 Small Horse Trifecta results

2019 Saturday Night Awards    2019 Saturday Night Award results

National Show Committee

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National Show Committee Co-Ordinator
Barb Voysey
Ph:
0418 821100
Email: tygerbar@internode.on.net
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Finelines

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National Show Results Archive

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Photos

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Standard of Excellence

BREED STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE THE MINIATURE HORSE ASSOCIATION OF AUTRALIA INC
GENERAL IMPRESSION
A small, sound, well balanced horse, possessing the conformation characteristics desirable of most breeds. In fact, if there were no size reference, the miniature horse might give the illusion of being a full sized horse. A miniature horse should show refinement and femininity in the mare, and boldness and masculinity in the stallion, at the same time, displaying an impeccable temperament.

The general impression should be one of refinement, symmetry, agility and an alert
intelligence. Since the breed objective is the smallest possible perfect horse first preference in judging shall be given to the smaller horse for its age, when other characteristics are approximately equal.

SIZE
There shall be Miniature and Small Horses:

MINIATURE HORSE height requirements are:

(i) Horses up to but not including 6 months of age shall not exceed 28” in height.
(ii) Horses 6 months up to and not including 12 months shall not exceed 30” in height.
(iii) Horses 12 months up to and not including 24 months of age shall 32” in height.
(iv) Horses 24 months up to and not including 36 months of age shall 33” in height.
(v) Horses 36 months and over shall not exceed 34” in height.

SMALL HORSE height requirements are:

(i) Horses up to but not including 12 months of age shall not exceed 34” in height.
(ii) Horses 12 months up to and not including 24 months of age shall 36” in height.
(iii) Horses 24 months up to and not including 36 months of age shall not exceed 37” in height.
(iv) Horses 36 months and over shall not exceed 38” in height.


HEAD
In proportion to length of neck and body, broad forehead with large expressive eyes
set well apart, comparatively a short distance between eyes and muzzle, profile straight or slightly concave below eyes, large nostrils and a clean refined muzzle.

TEETH
An even bite is necessary, with no more than 3mm out.
Overshot or parrot mouth is a disqualification.

EARS
Medium sized, pointed and alert, tips curving slightly inward.

THROAT-LATCH
Clean and well defined, allowing ample flexion at the poll.

NECK
Flexible and lengthy in proportion to body and style, blending smoothly into withers.

SHOULDER
Long, sloping and well angulated, allowing a free swinging stride and alert head/neck
carriage, well muscled forearm.

BODY
Well muscled with ample bone and substance, without being heavy, balanced and
well proportioned, short back and loins in relation to length of underline, smooth
and generally level top line, proportionate depth of girth and flank, trim barrel.

HINDQUARTERS
Long, well muscled hip, thigh and gaskin, highest point of croup to be same height as
withers, tail set neither excessively high or low, but smoothly rounding of rump.

LEGS
Lengthy and slender in proportion to the rest of the body, set straight and parallel
when viewed from front and back, straight true and squarely set when viewed from the side with hooves pointing directly ahead, pasterns sloping approximately 45 degreesand blending smoothly with no change of angle from hooves to the ground, hooves to be round and compact, trimmed suitably but not excessively for an unshod horse.

GAIT
Smooth and fluid gait in motion, naturally free moving.

COLOUR
Any colour or marking pattern is acceptable, any eye colour is allowed, the coat should be lustrous and silky.

TEMPERAMENT
Good temperament is of the utmost importance - curious, alert, intelligent and friendly, poor or vicious temperament is considered a fault.
(Breed standard adopted 9/6/I990)