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All American Buckskin Horse Congress

Congress Forms & Documents

ATTENTION!!  We have had a slight change to the showbill.  We have split class number 3 PeeWee/WalkTrot/Novice Walk Trot Trail.  We will run it as 2 classes.  Class 3a will be PeeWee Walk Only Trail.  Lead Line participants as well as Walk Trot participants can go into this class.  Class 3b will be Walk Trot/Novice Walk Trot Trail.  Walk Trot participants can choose to do this class if they would like to step up and trot in the trail course.  Novice 11 & O participants must go in 3b.  So if you have a Walk Trot participant that wants to go in Trail, please just indicate on your entry form if they want to go in the Walk Only class or if they would like to go in the Walk Trot class.  Prizes will be the same for both classes.  Our Lead Line participants have truly enjoyed going in trail and we did not want to exclude them!

Congress Bronze

The premier event that BHAM hosts each year is the All American Buckskin Horse Congress held each fall at MSU Pavilion in East Lansing, Michigan.

Four ABRA judges are hired to judge this three and a half day show hailing exhibitors and horses not only from Michigan but from all over the U.S. to include Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. Both ABRA and All Color classes are offered.

Thursday night begins with a “Trail Extravaganza” starting with the “Roye Meis Trail Ride-Off” where the top two BHAM exhibitors of each division from the BHAM show circuit ride it out for the championship title. The “Trail Extravaganza” continues with trail classes in each division.  We will also be having our first annual CHILI COOKOFF Thursday night!  Bring your best chili to win some great prizes.  Entry fee is only $5 and goes towards the Jr. BHAM Scholarship Fund.  Click here for full rules.

Friday is chock full of the best halter horses in the country from weanling to aged classes. Longe Line classes complete the day for Congress and then the BHAM Moonlight Breeder’s Futurity takes center stage as breeders from all over the country show off their weanling babies through three year olds.

Saturday night an “Exhibitor’s Dinner” is provided, free to all Congress exhibitors and participants. You will find several treasures in the Silent Auction hosted by Jr. BHAM to raise funds for the Jr. BHAM Scholarship Fund.  We are also offering a special Jr. BHAM fun class to be held prior to our Versatility class. Watch for more details.

Sunday, time is taken out for some BHAM Family business during the lunch break when the Saddle winners are presented their saddles, the Jr. BHAM Representative winner performs her horsemanship ride and the Jr. BHAM Scholarship winner is announced.

Our Congress photographer,Eric Hardesty, takes beautiful photos used by many in their promotional ads.  Several excellent vendors are present to complete the whole weekend show experience.

Registration for the 2014 All American Buckskin Horse Congress opens July 1, 2014.