The Purpose of this Association is to promote the breeding, development, exhibition, marketing, sale and ownership of American Saddlebred Horses; to encourage the production and exhibition and to improve the quality of breeding stock by offering monetary rewards, emoluments and other inducements to breeders; to create mutual confidence and respect between breeders and buyers; to promote educational programs and to better marketing methods, and to carry on publicity campaigns and generally to do any and all things necessary or expedient in the betterment of the breeding and marketing of American Saddlebred Horses. The corporation shall be authorized to hold title to real estate and property and to cooperate with other associations in the furtherance of corporate purpose.
For more than 40 years, The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan Horse world. It is held mid-October each year in Oklahoma City to permit equal access for exhibitors from all parts of the country. More than 5,000 Morgan enthusiasts attend the show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. This year, the show will offer over $300,000 in prize money and awards to the owners and exhibitors of the over 1,000 horses competing from 45 states and 4 nations.
The first Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show was held in 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. The show was held in Detroit again in 1974. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma became the current home of the show in 1975.