American Gaited Mule Association

                                                   12 April 2018

Woodbury Show Date Changed

The Woodbury Show has been moved to Saturday, May 19, 2018. There will be 12 sanctioned AGMA classes.

​Show organizers are asking for $100 sponsors for each class, for which you will get an ad in their program. Please send checks and ads to:


​121 Auburntown Road

​Woodbury, TN 37190

​OR you can e-mail your ad to

AGMA Board

Keith Holley

Vice President
Steve Clark

Gene Montgomery

Board Members
Larry Cox

Danny Ray Davis

Ray Dearman

Gary Gross

Janice Higgins

Danny Jenkins

Kenneth Price

                                                                                                                                                                     2 April 2018

Members and Mule Enthusiasts,

As we move out of 2017 into 2018, I'm happy to say AGMA had a record year in membership – 108 members – three AGMA sanctioned shows and one Youth Show for our young mule skinners. In 2018 we are planning to do a repeat of shows, and grow in membership and mule and donkey registrations. Also, 
I would like to welcome and thank Marty and Lorri Gordon, Jeff and Kim Hicks, Dale and Kim Dickson, and Jason and Kellie McConnell for their AGMA Charter Memberships. AGMA looks forward working with them.

After a long winter of riding our gaited mules on the trails, we are looking forward to a great show season. We will start off at Mule Day in Columba, TN, April 2 – 8.  AGMA would like to invite our members to bring your gaited mules and ride in the parade with us on Saturday. Maury County Bridle & Saddle Club will have its gaited mule show at 6 p.m. Friday night. The next show will be the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Mule Show, Saturday May 12 in Woodbury, TN. This show will have 12 AGMA sanctioned gaited mule classes.

Then we will have the show we wait for every year: the 27th Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show in Shelbyville, TN, July 11 – 14. There will be 22 AGMA sanctioned gaited mule and donkey classes Friday night and 21 classes Saturday night.  And we can’t forget the AGMA Youth Show at 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

Next up will be the Missouri State Mule Show in Sedalia, MO, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Saturday, August 11. There will be eight gaited mule classes at this show. The last show of the season will be the 3rd Annual AGMA Tennessee State Championship Gaited Mule Show in Lebanon, TN, at the Wilson County Fairgrounds, Friday August 24. There will be 20 AGMA sanctioned gaited mule classes at this show. Before entering your mules in classes, please review all AGMA rules, judging considerations, and the show bill that you are entering under; AGMA has made changes made this year.

I would like to personally thank all members and sponsors for your help in making AGMA shows and events successful.  AGMA could not do it without you!

AGMA had its annual February meeting in Shelbyville, TN, February 24. Thanks to the members who brought their ideas and participated in the meeting. We reviewed the 2017 financial report and elected 2018 officers at the meeting. They are Keith Holley, president; Steve Clark, vice president; Gene Montgomery, secretary/treasurer.

The 2019 Board of Directors election process will start this year and three Board seats will be up for election. If you are a member and are interested in becoming a Director please print a Board of Directors application from the AGMA website, fill it out and mail it to AGMA. Board of Directors ballots will be opened at the 2019 annual AGMA meeting in February, and the new Directors will be announced at the end of the meeting. 

If any member has a gaited mule event he or she would like to share, please let AGMA know and we will post it on the website. Tammy and I are looking forward to spending time with the AGMA family and riding this great breed of gaited mules and donkeys. See you soon.

Keith Holley, AGMA President

A Letter from the President