Oklahoma City, Okla. – The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) welcomed nearly 1,000 Morgan horses to the 2019 Grand National & World Championship Horse Show®. Held at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., from October 12-19, the best of the breed competed in a wide range of disciplines and classes running in four rings concurrently. Horses were shown in divisions including pleasure driving, English pleasure, hunter pleasure, in-hand, park, Western pleasure, jumping, trail, and more.
Excellence in equitation is valued by the AMHA and is recognized through the AMHA Medal classes, held at local and regional Morgan and all-breed shows throughout the competition year. AMHA is pleased to announce the following riders as the 2019 Gold Medal recipients in their respective seats.
Catriona Kozijn (Alberta, Canada)
Alayna LoCascio (Dayton, Ohio)
Sydney LoCascio (Dayton, Ohio)
Nick Madsen (Cave Creek, Ariz.)
Olivia Mauldin (Choctaw, Okla.)
Moira Taber (Shoshone, Idaho)
Nineteen promising young Morgan exhibitors also competed in the AMHA Youth of the Year competition. Taylor Hudson (Fairview, Pa.) took home the win as Youth of the Year and Clea Cloutier (Derry, N.H.) was named reserve champion. Read more about the 2019 AMHA Youth of the Year program and results.
Megan Gallagher (Grass Valley, Calif.) was awarded the $1,500 AMHA Young Adult Alliance Judging School Scholarship for her interest in earning her Morgan R judging card and strengthening the breed with other amateurs and professionals. Read more about the scholarship.
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Photo by: Howard Schatzberg