Young Adult Alliance

The Young Adult Alliance or "YAA" was established by members of AMHA who saw an opportunity to support the next generation of horse trainers, amateurs, and Morgan Horse enthusiasts between the ages of eighteen and forty. We aim to better connect the Morgan Horse community through, networking, fundraising, creating educational content, providing vounteer opportunities, and promoting the next generation of Morgan Breed enthusiast. We welcome all those interested across all disciplines to joing YAA. Members do not need to be actively competing or even own a horse. For more information about YAA's membership levels and how to get involved, check out the below information. We cannot wait to have you join the community!

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General Membership:

YAA General Members are AMHA members between the ages of 18 and 40 who have a passion for the Morgan Breed. General Members are invited to attend YAA general meetings, join YAA sub-committees, volunteer at YAA-sponsored events, and suggest new YAA policies and procedures during open floor sessions. "GMs" do not have to meet a minimum fundraising requirement or attend the minimum required meetings. This is a great way to network and meet fellow Morgan horse enthusiasts across the country. Please note that you do not need to currently own a horse or Morgan Horse to join YAA.

Council:

The YAA Council is comprised of a maximum of fifteen AMHA members between the ages of 18 and 40. Council members are responsible for driving YAA's strategy, electing executive committee members, leading sub-committees, attending pre-YAA meeting/YAA general meetings, and voting on YAA policy and procedure. YAA Council members are required to fundraise a minimum of $250 a year.

Executive Council:

The YAA Executive Council is comprised of five elected AMHA members (Professional Co-Chair, Amateur Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Marketing Coordinator) between the ages of 18-40. "EC" members are responsible for driving YAA's strategy, leading YAA national meetings, and representing YAA to AMHA and AMHECT members. "EC" members are elected to serve two-year terms by YAA Council Members and should have previously served on the council for at least one year. "EC" members are responsible for fundraising a minimum of $250 a year.

 

Interested?

Sign up for the Young Adult Aliance Today! Click HERE!

 

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Meet the YAA Executive Council

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Stacey Myers -- Professional Co-Chair

I grew up in New Hampshire riding Arabians on the local circuit. I attended William Woods University in Fulton, MO for Equestrian Science. It was at William Woods where I first had the opportunity to work with Morgan horses and I fell in love. I have been a professional in the horse industry for over ten years now. I joined YAA in 2021. Besides horses my other interests include any outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with my dogs. 

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Adam Lagosz -- Amateur Co-Chair

Adam Lagosz joined the Young Adult Alliance in 2018. In 2022 he was elected to the executive council as the amateur co-chair. His passion for horses began when his aunt, a longtime equestrian, gifted him riding lessons at Hunter's Glen Morgans. Under the direction of Karen Bobbi, he showed Hunt Seat in the junior exhibitor division. After a ten-year hiatus from the show ring, under the direction of Mike Carpenter Stables, he entered the Classic Pleasure Saddle division with his new mount, PlayMor With Sparkles. 
Additionally, Adam serves as the Vice-President of the Connecticut Morgan Horse Association, a Young Associate at the Metropolitan Opera, a member of the Bushnell Center for Performing Art's Young Professionals Advisory Committee, and a longtime volunteer with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Daisy Beisler -- Secretary

After her first pony ride at a childhood friend’s birthday, Daisy Beisler was hooked on horses and found her lifelong love and passion. For nearly two decades Daisy has been invested in the Morgan breed, joining the YAA in the last few years, and in 2022 being elected to the executive committee as secretary of the growing Young Adult Alliance. Daisy brings a unique prospective to the YAA being an amateur who has continued to show and be a part of the industry since aging out as a junior exhibitor. Daisy is excited to welcome all young adults to the YAA and to help continue the success that the group has seen in the last few years with their educational and fundraising efforts.
Outside of YAA Daisy enjoys spending time with her retired show horses Graywood’s Arthur and Syncopation at Sebring Stables and preparing for the next horse show at Memory Lane Farm with her Classic Pleasure mount Dragonsmeade IconicFusion. Besides her horses Daisy loves to participate in CrossFit workouts and spend time with her friends, family and her goldendoodles, Gracie and Bruno. 

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Miller Young Fina -- Treasurer

Miller Young Fina is a third generation Morgan Horse enthusiast and competitor. Growing up on the New England circuit under the guidance of Barbara Irvine, Miller fostered a love for equitation, horse shows, and the Morgan Breed. Miller graduated from Skidmore College in 2018 with a BA in English and honors in American Studies and is currently entering her second year at Albany Law School. When not working with YAA, Miller can be found working with the New England Morgan Horse Show Living History Project, hanging out with her golden retriever, or trying to find the best brunch on the East Coast. 

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Emily Lents -- Marketing Coordinator

Emily Lents, our marketing coordinator, has been involved in the Morgan breed since 2008 and resides in Denver, CO where by day she acts as a Site Manager Emily Lents, our marketing coordinator, resides in Denver, CO where by day she acts as a Site Manager assisting her clients with managing their day to day IT operations; by night she cooks up a storm in the gym and the kitchen.
When not working, working out, or perfecting her cooking skills, Emily can be found at Broadmoor for a weekend getaway to practice with her Hunter, Get Lucky, off on her next adventure like skydiving and exploring a Disney park for the millionth time, or curled up watching Gilmore Girls on the couch!

 

 

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