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(left ) and Kaecee Dollard (right) had a very successful county fair with their
Kaecee, was 3rd in
a big (15+) class of hunter pleasure riders. She was 1st in equitation and then
won overall equitation champion. Chelsea, showed for the first time in years
and it paid off as she got 1st in her pleasure class and 1st in equitation.
AMHA Youth of The Year Announces BIG, BOLD Changes!
Youth of the Year contests are designed to recognize top
achievers. Youth of the Year contests consist of
four parts: a written exam, an oral presentation, a judging
contest and a horsemanship pattern. Each section
of the contest is worth 250 points. For 2014, AMHA is
enhancing the National Youth of the Year contest
to make it easier for youth to compete!
1. The written exam will be administered online prior to the
show. The test will be open book, but timed.
2. The horsemanship pattern will also be done before the
show. Applicants will be given the pattern and asked to
video tape their ride and upload to a YouTube channel for
judging. This will enable the applicants to use a horse they
are familiar with instead of having to bring a horse or
catch ride an unfamiliar horse at the show.
3. Oral presentations will include a speech and an interview
like in the past. Participants will be asked to
come prepared to describe their ideal prize package should
they win and their experience with the new
enhancements to the components of the Youth of the Year
4. Judging workshop will still take place on Friday morning,
but in Sports Horse Arena 1.
In place of the Saturday Brunch, AMHA will host an Award
Gala in the exhibitor lounge of the main
coliseum on Friday from 5-6 P.M. Speech winners may be asked
to present speech live to audience and
some special prizes and awards will be given.
Attention Juniors! We are adding a Junior Level (13 and
under) Youth of the Year High-Point winner for
the highest combined score of the Speech Contest and the
Judging Workshop. Participants who qualify for
this title will walk in Olympic style on Saturday night
along with the Youth of the Year finalists where the
Junior Youth of the Year High-Point Winner will be
For more information please contact, Taylor Royals at AMHA,
(802) 985-4944 ext. 401,
Fun, FREE Youth Activities!
Did you know AMHA offers FREE activities for
youth? And you donít even have to be a member to take advantage
of them!On top of two activity sheets, "Justa' Morgan Fun" and
the "Anatomical/Skeletal Page," AMHA also offers the Puzzle It
Out program. This fun and educational program is a series of
puzzles designed to introduce young children to the versatile
Morgan breed while challenging cognitive skills. Start by
contacting the office for your first puzzle. When youíre done,
send it back to us and we will send you your prize and the next
puzzle in the series! What are you waiting for? Contact AMHA
Horsemastership Badge Day
Plans are underway for the youth Horsemastership
You can get ready by brushing up on the following topics for the
first badge level!
anatomy (20 parts).
the basic parts of tack of the seat you ride.
following horse terms, written or orally: mare, stallion, colt,
filly, foal, sire, dam, gelding, weanling, hand, and
Demonstrate how to measure a horse.
Demonstrate haltering, leading, and posing.
Demonstrate basic grooming and pass a written test on grooming
written test on basic stable management and daily care.
written test on safety around horses.
quiz on elementary Morgan Breed Information
Got Questions? Contact our Youth Director, Sara Rhodes,