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Mules and donkeys have served us as companion animals, therapy animals, war animals, work and pleasure animals. The North American Saddle Mule & Donkey Association's Hall of Fame is established to recognize those mules and donkeys exhibiting a very high level of achievement and service over a lifetime.

Hall Of Fame


2012     2013

Minimum requirements for consideration for induction into the NASMA Hall of Fame

  • Mule or Donkey shall have a current registration with NASMDA for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Owner of nominated Mule or Donkey must be a member in good standing with NASMDA.
  • Mule or Donkey must be at least 15 years of age or deceased.  Mule or Donkey must be retired and not have received points from a NASMDA sanctioned show for a minimum of 12 months.

Submission Guidelines

  • The nominee must have been outstanding as a sire, dam, competitor, or must have brought exceptional visibility to the mules' and donkeys’ contribution to man’s endeavors.
  • Mules and Donkeys may be submitted for consideration by any member in good standing with NASMDA.
  • A write-up should accompany the submission explaining why the animal deserves a permanent place in the NASMDA Hall of Fame. 
  • Hall of Fame inductees should have demonstrated qualities to show that they are true ambassadors of their breed. 
  • Nominators must submit as complete a biography as possible on each nominee and may include copies of photos of accomplishments, a list of prominent offspring, articles from major publications and/or awards. The more information provided on the nominee that fits the criteria, the better the possibility of selection for the Hall of Fame.
  • Please include the mule’s or donkey’s NASMDA registered name, registration number and date of birth and death if known.
  • A committee will review the nominations and may decide to award 0 or more of the nominees depending on the strength of their qualifications.
  • Send nominations to:
    • Tom Cochran, Hall of Fame Committee Chair
    • 1220 Windy Ridge Rd
    • Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Nominees shall be voted on by the NASMDA BOD and inductees announced at least 60 days prior to the NASMDA annual meeting in Shelbyville, TN. Awards are to be presented to the current and/or past owner(s) at the annual meeting.


are due April 1st.


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