MISSION STATEMENT

The Walking Horse Association of Michigan is dedicated to encourage and promote riding, exhibiting, breeding and pride in ownership of our breed.
It’s not only our mission – It’s our tradition.
The Walking Horse, the sole possessor of a uniquely inherited gait, exemplifies gentleness and versatility and excels as a family horse in the show ring and on the trails. For over a century, this horse has been walking naturally proud through American history.
The Walking Horse Association of Michigan has been in existence since 1954. The original premise was to bring the Tennessee Walking Horse breed to Michigan and provide people with a wonderful gaited breed. What started as a small group of people who only wanted to show the Walking Horse has now evolved into a passionate group of owners, riders, breeders and trainers.
WHAM provides the avenue for solid breeding through its Futurity program, the longest running Walking Horse Futurity in the United States. The purpose of our Futurity is to provide an excellent showing experience for participants to promote their breeding program and show their quality foals and young walking horses.
Through the years, WHAM has continued to evolve to support the changing needs and desires of its membership. For some people, we are a family tradition; for others, it is a chance to experience the glide ride of a long easy trail ride. For whatever purpose that people enjoy their horses, WHAM has been the backbone of what it means to be involved with this great gaited breed.
One of the biggest reasons that WHAM is one of the longest standing state-wide walking horse clubs is because of our mission. We have never wavered from it and will continue in the next fifty-plus years because it is not only our tradition, it is our mission that we are dedicated to encourage and promote the riding, training, breeding, and pride of ownership of the walking horse in the great state of Michigan.

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