Welcome to the Upper Murray Horseman's Association
John Vinge founded the Upper Murray Horseman’s Association Inc. (UMHA) in 1972, a great horseman in his own right, and the first meeting was held at Granya, Victoria.
The aim of UMHA has always been and still is: "Having Fun With Horses Since 1972"
The Upper Murray Horseman’s Association is a family based association with a large member base that offers enjoyment through horses at all levels of riding skill and through many varied activities for participants of all ages. It is now based in North East Victoria at the picturesque Tallangatta Show Grounds on the shores of Lake Hume, although it also holds events in Gerogery, Myrtleford and Berrigan.
We typically hold several events per month across a wide range of interest areas including:
Training Days and Clinics, Horsemanship Clinics, Team Yarding (Team Penning), Two Handed Cutting, Campdrafting, Novelty Competitions, Obstacle Challenges, Trail Riding and Camp Overs, Social Get Togethers and more.
Our main aims are:
- To offer enjoyment and family participation in equestrian past times and competitive sports;
- To promote good riding and horsemanship skills;
- To actively support fund raising activities for local charities and community groups;
- To promote the association within the community and equestrian fraternity.
The Upper Murray Horseman’s Association is a community-based group which survives because of the effort of its members, volunteers and strong support from its sponsors. As well as running our events we commonly raises funds for such charities as Riding for the Disabled, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer support groups, Country Fire Authorities and State Emergency Services.
On the following pages there is information on committee member contacts, events we have coming up, membership forms and entry forms for some coming events.
If you would like further information please contact us by email or phone.