AGMA Board

President
Keith Holley

Vice President
Danny Ray Davis

Secretary/Treasurer
Gene Montgomery


Board Members
Steve Clark
Larry Cox
Danny Ray Davis
Ray Dearman
Gary Gross
Janice Higgins
Keith Holley
Danny Jenkins
Gene Montgomery
Kenneth Price

A letter from the president

American Gaited Mule Association

May 18, 2017

AGMA Members and Mule Enthusiasts,

I would like to start this letter by thanking all AGMA members for their work and dedication to our great breed of mules and donkeys. The year has started off with a large turnout at the AGMA events.  To date, AGMA has registered 750 mules and donkeys. This is a great milestone; we are growing and having fun.

We had a good turnout for the Friday night Gaited Mule Show, and the AGMA group that showed off their nice gaited mules in the parade at Mule Days in Columbia, TN, had a chilly ride.  We also had a good AGMA show at Woodbury, TN, this past weekend. The 12 AGMA classes had a total of 46 entries. I personally thank all the members and their sponsorships that helped to make these events successful. I am very excited in working with the Tennessee Mule Skinners to grow the show next year. They are a great mule organization and very easy to work with.

AGMA has been working with the staff at The 26th Annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show (AGMA World Show) to make it bigger and better for 2017. With Margrette Eaker’s help, we have added five new classes for Friday and Saturday nights. You can view the new classes in the Show Bill posted on the AGMA website, and please read the Notes at the bottom of the Show Bill. New classes are highlighted in red.

The Youth Fun Show will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. outside in the Champions Arena. This is a great event for the youth. Please bring your family and participate in this event. If you would like to sponsor this event, please do.  Steve Clark, Charles Bailey, and AGMA would like to see the pot grow for the youth and maybe give some youth scholarships at this show in the coming years. Please send your sponsorships to AGMA, 4915 Oxford Drive, Mobile, AL 36618. All sponsors will be listed on the AGMA website.

Members, remember to get your memberships, amateur cards and registrations done before the Great Celebration, although we know in some cases this cannot happen. Gene Montgomery, AGMA’s new Secretary/Treasurer, will be set up in Barn #9 beside the Barn Office to help you with these matters.

The AGMA Membership Meeting will be in the Calsonic Conference Room, July 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.  I ask all members to join us with your thoughts and ideas for growing this great breed of gaited mules and donkeys.

AGMA has partnered with the Wilson County Fair in putting on the 2nd Annual AGMA Tennessee State Championship Gaited Mule Show. The show will be Friday night, August 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.  This show will take place in the covered arena at the Wilson County Fair Grounds in Lebanon, TN, just off I-40.  We have all 20 AGMA classes at this show. The Show Bill is on the AGMA website.  If you would like to sponsor the show, please send your sponsorships to AGMA and note the class you would like to sponsor. Your sponsorship will be listed on the AGMA website.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the July meeting and upcoming shows.

Sincerely,

Keith Holley