The American Morgan Horse Association wishes good luck to the following 16 talented, driven equestrians vying for the elite title of 2017 Youth of the Year at the Grand National. All of these qualified contestants either won a local or regional youth contest or scored above 800 points.
While in Oklahoma, these young riders will participate in a judging contest, a written exam, and give an oral presentation. Additionally, each has to ride or drive a pattern scored by two judges. A lot of work and preparation goes into the Youth of the Year Contest, and these participants have done a great job of promoting the Morgan to their peers. Below are the contestants and the name of the show where they qualified.
Natalie Bair, age 15, representing Gold Cup Regional Horse Show
Erin Baker, age 17, representing British Columbia Morgan Horse Show
Nicole Bobbi, age 17, representing Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show
Clea Cloutier, age 15, representing New England Morgan Horse Show
Randie Jo Evans, age 16, representing Michigan All Morgan Horse Show
Jessica Hyman, age 15, representing: New England Morgan Horse Show
Skyler James, age 16, representing Citrus Cup Regional Horse Show
Alicia Kollien, age 15, representing Buckeye Morgan Challenge
Emily Mulligan, age 21, representing Seacoast Morgan Horse Show
Sophie Proctor, age 16, representing UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere
Kate Ramsower, age 17, representing Carousel Charity Horse Show
Victoria Ricci, age: 20, representing Connecticut Morgan Horse Show
Makayla Ronk, age 15, representing Morgan Masterpiece
Abigale Stemper, age 17, representing C-Fair Charity Horse Show
Annika Stoldt, age 21, representing Michigan All Morgan
Shaunicy Sturm, age 18, representing Carousel Charity Horse Show
To learn more about AMHA’s youth programs, contact Katie Hodges at Katie@morganhorse.com or (802) 985-4944 ext. 401.
-- via AMHA