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. Simply 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.

American Gaited Mule Association

2020 World Championship Show Cancelled
In an abundance of caution regarding the spread of COVID 19, the Board of Directors of the American Gaited Mule Association has elected to cancel the 2020 World Championship Show, scheduled for July 9, 10, and 11. The 2020 show was to be a new beginning for the World Championship, moving to the Roane State Expo Center in Harriman, Tennessee, a facility that we feel better matches the intent of the World Championship Show.


We plan to be back in July 2021, though, taking this extra year to make the 2021 World Championship Show the best and most enjoyable show it can be. So stay tuned; we'll keep you posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

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, paso fino, among others.


Whatever the gait may be called, its primary virtue is smoothness. 
The gaited mule (or horse, for that matter) can be ridden farther without discomfort from the bouncing one experiences at a trot, and at a more manageable pace than a canter. A gaited mule is great for trail riding.