AGMA Members and Friends,

The AGMA Board of Directors met this past weekend for their February Annual Meeting. One of the main topics for this year was the 31st Annual AGMA World Championship Mule and Donkey Show at the Roane State Expo Center in Harriman Tennessee July 7 and 8, 2023. Prices for stalls and campsites will be the same as last year: Stalls $12.00 per day, Campsites $15.00 per day, first come first serve. 

All classes will be the same as last year with the exception of one new class added  (44.g AGMA World Grand Champion Youth Riders on Gaited Mules: Show gait, Favorite gait, Riders 18 and under – English or Western Attire).  With this letter we will send out sponsor sheets for the show. All help will be appreciated.  For more information contact Keith Holley (423 802-5760) or Gene Montgomery (251 751-3581).    

The “American Mule and Bluegrass Festival” in  Shelbyville, TN, has elected not to have the AGMA Tennessee State Show this year. "The 31st Annual AGMA World Championship Mule and Donkey Show" will be the only AGMA sanctioned show for 2023, so let's all get together at Roane State, show our great breed of mules, and have a good time.  

“Mule Days” in Columbia, TN, is back up and running strong this year. AGMA has set up a spot for all AGMA Members to come and ride in the Mule Day Parade on Saturday. I will be at Mule Days all week. If you would like to ride with the AGMA Family in the parade contact me at (423) 802-5760.

This year (2023) will be an election year for new board members. If you are interested in becoming an AGMA Board Member, please go to the AGMA website, print an AGMA Board Member Application, and mail it in to AGMA no later than November 30, 2023.  Ballots will be mailed in January 2024 and opened at the AGMA February annual meeting.  

The Board of Directors appointed Officers for 2023: President: Keith Holley, Vice President: Steve Clark, Secretary: Gene Montgomery.

Tammy and I look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying these events with the AGMA family.

Keith Holley
AGMA President

American Gaited Mule Association

What is a Gaited Mule?

A gaited mule is any mule that has a smooth gait other than a walk, and one which is distinct from a trot. Gaits include single-foot, fox-trot, rack, running walk, stepping pace, ​and paso fino, ​among others. Whatever the gait may be called, its primary virtue is smoothness. A gaited mule (or horse) can be ridden  farther without discomfort from bouncing while trotting, and at a more manageable pace than a canter. A gaited mule is great for trail riding, also.​​​​

What is the American Gaited Mule Association?

The American Gaited Mule Association is a group of people who have gotten together to:​

  • Promote the joy of owning and riding gaited mules
  • Sponsor shows or classes within those shows
  • Form a registry of gaited mules, jacks, jennets, and mares
  • ​Train and supply judges for gaited mule shows
  • Interact with other horse and mule organizations and enthusiasts
  • Educate the public on the virtues of gaited mules

The not-for-profit organization was founded in 1994. Gaited mules, mares, jacks and jennets may be registered. ​It's easy to join AGMA; print and complete the membership form, checking the level that fits you best. Membership levels include Founding Charter, Family and Single.

Find out more in FORMS & RULES.​​