AMHA's Equitation Medal Program: Did You Know?

August 20th, 2019

Do you know what trainers Mary Carlton, Shanna Gish, Stacy Hennessy, Kelly Kraegel, Keith Nelsen, Kathy Peeples, Nikki Rae Woodworth, and champion amateurs Elisabeth Goth, Allyson Nord Wandtke, and Ling Fu Wylie all have in common? Each one has won an AMHA silver medal and went on to win the gold!

AMHA recognizes excellence in equitation by its AMHA Medal classes, which are held at local all-breed shows across the country. Any rider under age 22 who are AMHA members are invited to compete in the Saddle Seat, Western Seat, Hunter Seat on the Flat, Hunter Seat Over Fences, Reining Seat, and Dressage Seat classes. Those who place first and second in an AMHA Silver Medal Class qualify to participate in the Gold Medal Finals at the Grand National. The highest AMHA equitation honor, Gold Medals, are awarded in each of the six seats.

Along with the prestige of earning this top equitation honor, did you know gold medal winners also win a $500 scholarship to their educational institution?

For more information on AMHA's Medal Program, contact Chris Koliander at (802) 985-4944 ext. 402 or