About The Red River Horse Breeders Association
The Red River Horse Breeders Association, Inc. was incorporated on March 23, 1964, at the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead, Minnesota. According to the Articles of Incorporation, the purpose of the Association shall be: The promotion and betterment of agriculture and agricultural practices throughout the Red River Valley area through the promotion of horse raising and encouraging horse raising within the Red River Valley area.
The purpose and mission is carried forward from the day of incorporation to present time by dedicated membership of the Board of Directors of the Red River Horse Breeders Association, Inc. The Horse Breeders have met the demands of an ever changing world of equine activities by adding events and activities to promote and encourage the raising of horses in the Red River Valley area. These event include, but are not limited to, the Gread Midwest International Horse Show and the Red River Valley International Select Sire Futurity. Both events are held annually and comprise the primary activities of the Red River Horse Breeders Association, Inc.
Position on Animal Welfare
The Great Midwest International and the Red River Valley International Select Sire Futurity is committed to the humane and proper treatment of all animals.
In this respect, the welfare of the horse is the primary consideration in all activities.
The standard by which conduct or treatment will be measured is that which a resonable person informed and experienced in generally accepted animal husbandry standard and equine care, training, and exhibition procedure would determine to be neither cruel, abusive, nor inhumane. Based on our beliefs and principles, we will encourage and enforce parcticies to ensure ethical competition and human treatment of all horses. We support the development of procedures that assure equity, fairness, safety, health, and welfare for participants.