Model horse clubs provide a way to meet other people who share
your hobby. Some clubs are regional affairs, and consist of people who live
nearby and gather together in person to talk and share their model finds. The
majority, however, correspond through the Internet or traditional mail,
connecting people who would never have had the opportunity to meet in person.
Some clubs are free, while most charge a nominal fee to cover club expenses and
provide services such as web sites and year-end awards for members. I've
compiled a list of all the model horse clubs that I'm aware of. If you know of
one that should be listed here, please
I am not affiliated with any of the clubs
listed. Please use ordinary caution when dealing with people you don't know
over the Internet.
North American Model Horse
Showers Association - NAMHSA: The largest and most influential club
for live model horse showing. If you enter live model horse shows, you need to
check them out. Among their activities is the North American Nationals (NAN),
which is where the phrase "NAN qualified" comes from.
International Model Equine
Hobbyist's Association, Inc. - IMEHA: The oldest and longest running model
horse photo association in the US and internationally. Offers guides on a
variety of showing subjects and has its own Yahoo group.
Other clubs of
American Model Arabian
Horse Association - AMAHA: "THE club for Model
Arabians and their owners since 1975!"
International Model Horse Club - offers quarterly newsletter, member
forum, live and photo shows
Congress - GLC: the Midwest's leading organization promoting the hobby
of model horse collecting, showing, and judging. Hosts multiple live model
horse shows each year and offers seminars/clinics.
Pedigree Assignment and Bloodline Research Association - IPABRA:
Dedicated to the research of equine bloodlines and its realistic application
in the model horse hobby. Also offers photo shows.
Metropolitan Atlanta Model Horse Club
- offers live (non-NAN qualifying) shows, photo shows, and special show/
clinics where participants learn about real and model horses and showing,
Model Equine Photo Showers
Association - MEPSA: a grass roots organization of model horse
hobbyists, joining together to promote the hobby of model horse photo
showing on an International level.
Model Horse Club of Canada - offers
photo shows, discussion forum, information on live shows
Southern Arizona Model
Horse Club - sponsors live shows and has a Yahoo group for member
Toronto Plastic Ponies
Club - offers group meetings that include a swap meet, socializing, a
chance to show off your collection, special presentations and a workshop.