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 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
With one exception 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.
Breyer Model Horse Registry
- BMHR: A terrific club for beginners and old hands alike that I
happened to help run at one time. :-) The BMHR is open to
anyone who owns Breyer model horses, and offers monthly free shows, an annual
Grand Nationals, and year-end high point awards for top performing models. Be
sure to check it out! Now also the Stone Model Horse Registry.
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: This club is actually several
clubs in one, offering model horse, cat, and dog collectors the opportunity to
compete in photo shows and other events. Be sure to check out their very
useful Judging Guidelines!
Other clubs of
American Long-Ears Society - ALES:
American Model Arabian
Horse Association - AMAHA: "THE club for Model
Arabians and their owners since 1975!"
Morgan Horse Association - AMMHA: Offers members a bi-monthly
newsletter, monthly shows with a year-end championship Nationals shows, an
official e-mail discussion list & the opportunity to learn about the Morgan
Bits Club - BLBC: Offers photo showing, newsletters, updates on new
Little Bit scale models and resins. This club is open to any one who wishes
to show model horses (any make or mold) of the Little Bit scale.
Custom Micro Minis - Aimed at customized model horses in the scale of
the Mini Whinnies and similar model horses.
Deep South Model Horse Club - DSMHC: for
all model horse hobbyists, of all ages, from anywhere; includes The Dixie
Whinny, the club's newsletter.
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.
Happy Appy Horse Club
- HAHC: A model/fantasy horse club that holds email, photo, and live
shows. Occasionally we hold an essay contest. You do not need to own any
models to join and membership is free. Open to all breeds of equines
including mules, donkeys, zebras and fantasy equines.
Model Stock Horse Association - IMSHA: Club focuses on stock breed
horses and ponies; those breeds developed for the agility, speed, and
endurance needed to work with livestock.
Pedigree Assignment and Bloodline Research Association - IPABRA:
Dedicated to the research of equine bloodlines and its realistic application
in the model horse hobby.
Micro Mini Madness - A group dedicated to showing the Mini
Whinnies-scale model horse.
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.
Finish Collector's Club - OFCC: Intended to encourage the collecting and
showing of Original Finish models, and to help each other learn more about
Swedish Model Horse Society: Promoting the hobby in that country.