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AMHA Young Adult Alliance Announces Morgan Judging School Scholarship Contest



The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance, a group of 18-40 year old amateur and professionals working together to strengthen the Morgan breed, today shared details of its second Professional Development Project, a scholarship for amateur and professionals who are interested in attaining their R Morgan judging card. This is an opportunity for young adults to educate themselves on the show ring and develop professionally.

The scholarship of $1,500 will be paid out as tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of two judges schools and one learner judging position, within a two-year period from Dec 31 of the year awarded, upon submission and approval of receipts for the monies.

Any professional or amateur, age 21-40, who has the intent of becoming a Morgan R judge may apply. Applicants may submit a 500-word essay on the topic: What I hope to learn from Morgan judging school and what I will contribute to the judging pool, along with one recommendation letter from a current R Morgan judge, a resume, and a completed application.

“We are very excited to offer our second judging scholarship,” said committee chairman Abbie Trexler. “Joshua Noble was the winner of our first scholarship and is on his way to becoming a R Morgan judge. This program opens up doors for young people, regardless of competition status, who are interested in contributing to the Morgan R judges’ pool. The scholarship is open to all young adults aged 21-40, who want to attain their large R judging card.”

Selection will be based on the applicant’s passion and desire to contribute to the Morgan breed and uphold the breed standard as expressed in the essay, Morgan experience as outlined in the application, and the experience, dedication and commitment suggested from the letter of recommendation. Professional or amateur competitor status will not be taken in to consideration in the selection process.

Submissions for the scholarship are due August 15, 2015 and should be sent to: execdir@morganhorse.com. The scholarship will be offered on an annual basis at the discretion of the YAA Executive Committee and will be awarded at the 2015 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show® by the Young Adult Alliance. 

For an application and to learn more, visit http://www.morganhorse.com/programs/yaa/yaa-professional-development-project-judging-school/.

The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA) is an organization of 18-40 year old amateurs and professionals working together to strengthen the Morgan breed. Established in 2013, this group was founded to create a platform for young adult members to build relationships, develop professionally, become civically and philanthropically active, and to contribute to the economic success of the Morgan community. For more information, visit: www.morganhorse.com/programs/yaa or email youngadultcouncil1@gmail.com.

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