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The Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America was founded in 1885 and by 1907 had registered 2000 stallions and mares. Imported as superb coach horses, interest in the breed waned as the world became more mechanized but was briefly revived in the 1930's when Alexander Mackay-Smith imported founding stock for hunters. 

There are approximately 200 purebred Cleveland Bays in the United States and Canada.  Cleveland Bay horses compete in all disciplines of horsemanship and can be registered with many breed and performance organizations around the world.  The CBHSNA recognizes Cleveland Bays with at least 1/8th blood and with papers indicating CB ancestry.  

The Society maintains a census of all Cleveland Bay horses in North America which include both purebred and part-bred Cleveland Bay horses.   This census data includes birth information, sire/dam, percentage CB,  and geographic location.  The census also records and lists any and all breed registrations of each horse as applicable.  

It is the mission of the Society to promote the Cleveland Bay Horse, preserve its heritage and ensure its future.  We wish to extend a sincere thank you for visiting our site!


Cleveland Bay Stallion imported in the late 1800s to North America


AGM Committee (2017 AGM)
Anna Cohen & Cindy Kiser (co-chairs), Donna McDowell

Breed Committee
Gabrielle Gordon (chair),  Milinda Ellis, Cindy Kiser, Suzanne Mohler, George Meyers, Alma Stoskopf-Nickels

Membership Services Committee 

Milinda Ellis (chair), Suzanne Mohler, Anna Cohen,

Gabrielle Gordon, Penny dePeyer

Nominations Committee (2017)
Anna Cohen (chair), Milinda Ellis, Suzanne Mohler

Performance Awards Committee
Gabrielle Gordon (chair), Cindy Bank, Carol Carson, Milinda Ellis

Marketing & Public Relations Committee
Anna Cohen (chair), Brandy White,

Daniel Cohen, Mary Ryan

Volunteers for committee work are always appreciated. If you would like to serve on a committee please contact the chair by writing

Board of Directors


Anna Cohen 703-401-4054


Gabrielle Gordon 817-431-8775


Milinda Ellis 903-390-6592


Suzanne Mohler 707-235-2290

 Donna McDowell 336-984-4111

Alma Stoskopf-Nickels  419-945-2425

Stephanie Sutch

Brandy White  903-390-6292

Cindy Kiser

Please contact a board member write