About the Big Sky Fox Trotter Association
The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association is an affiliate of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association headquartered in Ava, Missouri. The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association was established in 1995 by a group of 27 dedicated Fox Trotter owners. Many of these charter members are still very active in the club. The mission of the Big Sky Fox Trotter Association is to promote the Missouri Fox Trotter through a variety of venues. These include the Big Sky Fox Trotter Association Horse Show, held annually for 20 years in the Bitter Root Valley of western Montana. Shows The BSFTA also holds an MFTHBA approved National Trail Ride in various places around Montana. This ride draws riders and horses from around the country and is recognized as one of the most anticipated MFTHBA National Trail Rides of the year. Trail Rides The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association also hosts a variety of educational clinics throughout the year providing instruction on all aspects of the great versatility of the Missouri Fox Trotter. These clinics provide instruction on everything from the proper fox trot to ranch roping and trail how-to. Clinics The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association is actively involved in local and regional horse expos. BSFTA members provide demonstrations of the Missouri Fox Trotter and its versatility for any group that will sit still long enough to watch and listen. Calendar The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association encourages its members to participate in multi-breed and all breed horse shows and competitions to demonstrate the versatility of the Missouri Fox Trotter. We have members who are successfully competing in a variety events from team sorting and ranch roping to competitive trail and all breed horse shows.
The Missouri Fox Trotter is America’s favorite trail horse and The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association holds a number of local trail rides that are open to any horse and rider. These rides are held around the region and are hosted by BSFTA members familiar with the trails. Usually the trail rides are held on National Forest Service land and are designed for the least experienced rider and horse as well as the more experienced. National Trail Rides An Annual Big Sky Fox Trotter Association Awards Banquet is held each year to recognize those in the club who have contributed to the success of the club and those who have excelled in some area of horse activities. Always looking for an opportunity to have a good time, this banquet provides members a chance to catch up with other members not seen during the year. Great food, drink and camaraderie are the hallmark of this evening. Big Sky Fox Trotter Banquet. A quarterly newsletter is published by the Big Sky Fox Trotter Association. The newsletter contains the latest news on what is going on in the club as well as articles of interest to all Fox Trotter owners and riders. Newsletter One of the largest MFTHBA affiliates in membership and the largest in area coverage, the Big Sky Fox Trotter Association gives Fox Trotter owners a diverse set of opportunities to use their horses and generally have a good time in the Big Sky Country of the American West. We invite every person who owns, rides, or is interested in the best horse in the world, The Missouri Fox Trotter, to join us and become involved in the greatest horse club in the world, The Big Sky Fox Trotter Association. Membership