Special Meeting Notice
AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE ASSOCIATION
60 DAY NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
JUNE 4, 2019

NOTICE SENT APRIL 2, 2019

The Board of Directors has voted to hold a SPECIAL MEETING of the American Miniature
Horse Association to vote on a Bylaw Change to lower the age of hardshipping a horse from 60 months
to 36 months. This issue is of such importance that we want every member to have an opportunity to
vote, not just those who will be able to attend the Annual Meeting. Your opinion is important to us and we
want to hear from you. Mark your calendars, don't miss out on this opportunity to have your voice heard!!! 

In order to make this vote available to more members, it will be held electronically. The voting will be
conducted by an independent professional Online Voting company.

You must register to vote at the Special Meeting. Only registered members will be sent
voting information. All Regular Members who have attained the age of nineteen years as of thirty days
prior and those that have been Regular Members for at least six months are entitled to vote. The Special
Meeting will be a video conference meeting held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7pm CST via ZOOM.

DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SPECIAL MEETING
1.  You must register to vote: 
Email info@amha.org, place "Special Meeting Registration" or "SMR" in subject line and include full 
name and member number in body of email, or call the AMHA office. Please have your AMHA member
number handy and provide a valid email address. The office will confirm that you are a current,
paid member in good standing.

 2. Registration must be done before May 24, 2019.

3. You will be contacted via email before the meeting date with the instructions to sign into
the meeting. The meeting will be open for one hour, from 7pm CST until 8pm CST. More
information on how the meeting will be conducted will be sent closer to the meeting
date.

4. Registered voters will be contacted by the election company prior to the stated meeting
date. You will receive a unique control number and instructions on how to cast your
vote. Voting will open at 7pm CST on 6/4/19 and close at 9pm CST on 6/4/19.

5. A copy of the Bylaw Rule Change Proposal may be found below.


Bylaw Change Submission 
ARTICLE XI, Section 2, Closed Registry Page 29
Submitted by Deb Rogers

Section 2, Closed Registry The registry and stud book of The American Miniature Horse Association shall be closed effective January 1, 2017, after which all newly registered horses shall consist only of those horses with previously registered AMHA sires and dams, with the exception that any Miniature Horse (over sixty (60) months of age),  (over 36 months of age) which has been officially measured to be 34” or under, and has been duly processed and accepted as an American Miniature Horse in accordance with all the associated rules and regulations as set forth and accepted by Hardshipping process, per the guidelines and restrictions of the most current Official Rule Book of The American Miniature Horse Association.  (Amended 02-08, effective 01-09) (Amended 02-16, effective 01-17) (Amended 11-18, effective 01-19)