Friends of the Registry
What is a Friend of the Registry?
A "Friend of the Registry" includes being a verbal supporter, a "worker bee" if needed, or just giving the Registry "good press." If any "Friend of the Registry" are aware of "lost Lippitts", perhaps you can help the owners/breeders obtain DNA from the sire and dam so we can register these horses. Some of our "Friends" are in need of assistance in pulling their horses' DNA for the database. They are very willing and supportive but need some physical help in doing this due to physical reasons of their own. If the "Friends" know of people in need of help, please avail yourselves to assist them if possible.
A Note From Our Secretary:
“THE FRIENDS OF THE REGISTRY”
The Lippitt Morgan Horse Registry, Inc., has been busy during the winter since our last public venue at the Small Farm Today Trade Show in Columbia, Missouri, in November, 2011. The Registry and the Lippitt Morgan were represented at that three day event with a booth and stall, and Mint Jacob and Edgewood Geneva were present to introduce the sustainable farming public to our Lippitts.
We are continuing to build our DNA database from horses already registered with AMHA/CMHA. The more DNA we have to test against, the better it is for our Lippitts. This is a high priority in the near future for the Registry. If we have DNA from sires and dams of currently unregistered Lippitts, we will be able to register them and keep many from being totally lost to our gene pool. The LMHR, Inc. presently will not charge any late fee or “penalty” for registering older horses of any age. It is the same for US horses as well as Canadian. The DNA database horses must already be registered with AMHA/CMHA. If “Friends of the Registry” are aware of these “lost” Lippitts, perhaps you can help the owners/breeders obtain DNA of sire and dam so we can register these horses. Also, it has come to my attention that some of our “Friends” are in need of assistance in pulling their horses’ DNA for database. They are very willing and supportive but need some physical help in doing this due to physical reasons of their own. If the “Friends” know of people in need of help, please avail yourselves to assist them if possible.
We are pleased with the Registry’s progress and realize that this is a process. It is very gratifying to be able to spread the word of how remarkable and “worth saving” our Lippitts are to other areas of the country and others totally unfamiliar with this wonderful horse.
The LMHR, Inc. has upcoming articles/ads in several magazines around the country. Most begin appearing in March/April, and go through the summer. “Equine Journal” will run another article about us. ALBC will have another ad in their bimonthly magazine, and we are listed in their Breeders’ Guide this year. The Lippitt Club, Inc. has allowed us two ads in their newsletter. “American Livestock Breeds” Magazine will have an ad in their next issue (4x year) and hopefully an article in their summer issue. “Small Farm Today Magazine” will run our ad in each of their 6 issues this year, and they will also run an article in their next issue. (April/May). We plan to attend the Small Farm Today Trade Show in Columbia, again this fall, and are entertaining other summer/fall opportunities to spread our word. Our intentions are to inform others about our horses and the Registry, and all the while building our DNA database with existing Lippitt owners/breeders.
Thank you for your support and efforts in helping us to preserve and protect the Lippitt Morgan gene pool. If any of you need information to “hand out” at any horse events you may be attending, the brochure and DNA forms are available on the website. Updates with follow as new information occurs.
Jane Myers, Secretary, The Lippitt Morgan Horse Registry, Inc.