The Rocky Mountain Breeders Association, a non-profit organization in existence since 2001, is an active group of individuals in the Appaloosa, Paint and Quarter Horse breeds. The prime objective of the Association is to develop, promote and market quality performance and stock horses. Throughout the year, RMBA hosts seminars, clinics, stallion service auction, Futurity, horse shows, Ranch Horse competitions and an annual Breeders Sale, our largest event. We have several exciting events lined up for 2017. These events help to improve the health and welfare of horses and to educate our members and the public.
Most of our members are from Montana, but there are no residency limitations or requirements. We currently have approximately 75 members. Not all members own their own stallions, choosing instead to breed their quality mares to outside stallions. An increasing number of members are joining primarily to support the ranch horse competitions, although they are not breeders, so that we may continue to offer them and expand our offerings. The annual membership dues for a family/ranch for 2017 are $50, renewable each January. We also offer an Individual Youth Membership for $20. The membership includes a subscription to The Wrangler, which publishes our monthly newsletter. And don’t forget to utilize all the benefits our website has to offer members, including listing your website links, your stallions on Stallion Alley, and your ranch on the Breeders Profiles, all free of charge. We also have Classifieds for a nominal fee. Contact Kristy for the website.
We publish a Sale Catalog each year, offering members the opportunity to purchase ad space for a nominal fee, where you can promote your ranch or other business. By pooling our financial resources in these and other promotions, we offer a wonderful opportunity for you to present yourself, your ranch, and your breeding program, reaching far more customers than you could duplicate individually.
We have expanded our sale horse parameters to include any member-owned horses (owned at least prior to January of the current year). The Sale is limited to 75-80 horses. Consignment opportunities are governed by membership status, with Charter Members and those selling in the prior year’s sale having first opportunity to reserve up to four sale slots in the first round, and expanding from there. It is designed to allow a greater diversity in horses, by avoiding the possibility of a few individuals dominating the available slots. Current consignment fee is $50/slot for weanlings and yearlings or $100/slot for 2-yr+, plus 7% of the final bid. Approximately 3000 Sale Catalogs are distributed, and ads are placed in several magazines.
As an additional way to promote your stallions and bring in additional monies for events and advertising to the association, we have an on-line Stallion Service Auction. Stallion participation is completely voluntary.
We hope that you will find RMBA to be a useful asset in your ranch programs, both as a marketing tool, and also as a supportive network of like-minded horsemen and a great place to come and participate in events with your horses.
For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact:
Phil Murphy – President: (406) 846-3627 firstname.lastname@example.org