Medal Classes

The COVID-19 Crisis that has resulted in the cancellation of horse shows has created qualification challenges for many Morgan equitation riders. Therefore, AMHA has been granted a Presidential Modification from US Equestrian temporarily allowing all riders the ability to compete in these classes. Qualification requirements, other than amateur youth membership with the AMHA, shall be suspended for all AMHA Gold Medal Final Classes for the 2020 competition year. If you have any questions about this adjustment, please contact AMHA Executive Director Carrie Mortensen at  


Do you strive to do the best you can?

Are you interested in equitation?

Excellence in equitation is valued by the American Morgan Horse Association and is recognized through the AMHA Medal Classes, held at local and regional Morgan and all-breed shows. All junior riders who are AMHA members are invited to compete on a Morgan. AMHA Silver Medals are awarded in each of the six seats: Saddle Seat, Western Seat, Hunter Seat on the Flat, Hunter Seat Over Fences, Reining Seat, and Dressage Seat.

Those who place first and second in an AMHA Silver Medal Class are qualified 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.

2020 Gold Medal Winners

Saddle Seat: Else Heinke

Hunter Seat on the Flat: Abigail Marry

Dressage Seat: Hensley Moses

Hunter Seat over fences: Hensley Moses

Stock/reining Seat: Lydia Groshong

Western Seat: Olvia Brackin

Click to see a list of past Gold Medal winners. 

Click here to see our 2020 Silver Medal Winners!

For complete rules and regulations regarding the AMHA Medal Classes, please refer to the United States Equestrian Federation Rulebook, Morgan division.

AMHA Medal Class Application