Northern Michigan Association Of Western Horse Clubs


The NMAWHC Banquet will be Sunday,

 February 22, 2015 at 3:00PM.

Congratulations 2014 YOUTH TEAM!

The Youth Team showed this Fall at the MHSA All Breed Youth Show which was held from October 30 to November 2, 2014.

Our Esteemed Team Members Were:

Molly Friend

Justin Jansen

Nick Musser

Paige Rosema

contact Mrs. Sandy Jansen, Youth Team Coordinator with any questions you have about the NMAWHC youth team.

Please join us on our 2015 team!


2014 N.M.A.W.H.C. Board Members

President: Gerianne Street

Vice-President: Sandra Stevens

Treasurer: Kelly Leonard

Secretary: Beth Friend

Board Members:

JoAnn Bohrer

Isaac Boyer

Cathy Browe

Cindy Gerou

Sandy Jansen

Alisa Forton

  Please be sure to thank all of these people, when you see them, for their desire to serve our club. Our Board is made up of volunteers spending their time to serve our club and to promote our mission statement.


It is the mission of NMAWHC to

aid and guide our members in

a cooperative joint effort

to provide a fun environment that foster 

advanced learning, promotes successful endeavors

and leads to the enjoyment of horses.






January 25 NMAWHC Awards Banquet at 2:00 p.m. Kingsley High School,

7475 Kingsley Rd., Kingsley, MI


April Perfect Pattern Clinic – Clinician: To Be Announced – Cedar Creek Crossing LLC, 5307 Hodge Road, Kingsley, MI

May  Fuzzy Feed Back Show – The Rocking Horse Arena, Kalkaska Fairgrounds, Kalkaska, MI

June  Wolverine Morgan Horse Association Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds, Traverse City, MI Double judged

June  Anna Bays Memorial Horse Show – Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds, Traverse City, MI

July  Anna Bays Memorial Horse Show – Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds, Traverse City, MI

July Michigan Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association 2nd Open Horse Show – Northern District Fairgrounds, Cadillac, MI

August   Northern District Fair Open Horse Show – Northern District Fairgrounds, Cadillac, MI

August Barn Fund-raiser Northwestern Michigan Fair, Traverse City, MI



The 2015 calendars will be a free bonus to anyone and everyone who has a paid membership by our 2015 Annual Membership meeting.  The Youth Team is selling 2015 NMAWHC Calendars this year as part of their fundraising. Many of the pictures from last summer are on the calendars along with the show dates that had been determined by the time of printing.  The calendars sell for $10.00 each.  Contact Hope Smeltzer to purchase one before they are gone.  You may contact her by email at hopeaqha@yahoo.com or by phone at 231-651-0705.





The evening was filled with a lot of laughter, good food, a rousing auction and fantastic awards.  While there were many awards given out, there were a few that were very special!

Another highlight to the evening was the Educational Scholarship Award.  The committee carefully reviewed the applications and we were pleased to announce that Andrew Deletka was this year’s recipient. Congratulations Andrew! We wish you the best!

Congratulations to all our competitors! Here are some of the highlights from that night.

Most improved rider: Lera Kelly

Groom of year: Sandra Jansen

Member of year: Sandra Stevens





New this year is our Walk/Trot Division. We are very excited about the opportunities this will bring. We will no longer have a Novice division. We will instead have a Wak trot 13 and Uner, Walk/Trot 13-19, and Walk/Trot 20 and Over. These will be buckle divisions, and horse and rider will accumulate year end points. Everyone is eligible to ride in the walk/trot as long as the same horse/rider combo that enters the Walk/trot does not go into an age division or open class. For example, A rider could ride a horse in walk/trot and then ride a DIFFERENT horse in their age group. Horses cannot jump from one to the other. We are hoping this new addition will help those who have graduated from the Novice division but needed a walk/trot class to ride new/young horses in.