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AMHA Readies For Youth Activities at Grand National

SHELBURNE, VT—Plans are taking shape for the annual American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Youth Activities, which will take place in Oklahoma City at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, October 8-15. Significant changes will be seen in the program this year, including the inception of a new a Youth Judging Workshop open to AMHA youth members, which will take place of the traditional Youth Judging Contest that was open to any youth college age and younger.

"The Youth Judging Workshop really gives us a chance to focus on our youth already involved with Morgans and give them a fun and educational experience of their own," said AMHA Youth Coordinator, Taylor Royals. "I'm very excited these changes as they will benefit the youth of our breed." 

On Friday, October 14, at 8:30 a.m. the Youth Judging Workshop will be held open to AMHA Youth members with two age divisions and four classes to be judged ringside. Ribbons first through sixth will be awarded in each age division at the Youth Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 15.

Also part of the youth activities are Educational Tours, which will be held Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. In addition to learning more about the Morgan breed and its versatility, tours will provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about careers in the equine industry, meet judges and professional trainers, and get a guided tour of the event, including the competition and behind the scenes in the barn. Open to the public, the tours are specially designed for local schools, groups, clubs of all kinds, and home schooled youth.

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