AMHA/UPHA Open Gate Learning Center at the Grand National

AMHA is pleased to announce it has partnered with the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) to offer the Open Gate Learning Center at the 2020 Morgan Grand National. The Open Gate Learning Center is an on-site study and learning center for young equestrians who are competing at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, which will take place in Oklahoma City, October 10-17th. 

The purpose of the Learning Center is to provide academic support to young riders, grades 5-12, who are away from their local schools. The center will be available to students from October 10-17. Participants can stay abreast of their academic requirements by providing a structured learning environment. The center is supervised by a professional teacher who can provide academic support for students and the center will work with teachers from the student's school to help guide activities while away from school and to monitor tests, if needed. Assignments can be posted, faxed, or emailed form the center to meet deadlines.

The fee for each student is $200. Please submit call AMHA a credit card at (859)448-5109 to sign up your child. The center can accommodate a maximum of 25 students and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Once your student has been properly enrolled by paying the reservation fee, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the Center's application, updated procedures and requred waiver form.

In order to protect everyone, some changes will be apparent within the learning center itself. There will be limited seating and no more than 8 students will be allowed in the center at any one time to follow proper CDC social distancing guidelines. The center will be disinfected regularly, and all are required to wear masks while i nthe center. There will be no shared supplies and students will need to bring any materials required to complete their assignments including laptops and calculators when applicable. Therefore, this year students cannot just "walk in" and utilize the center. They MUST make an appointment prior to their use of the center to ensure a maximum of 8 students at one time. 

Please contact Nikki Scovotti at or (802) 985-4944 ext. 404 for more information. 

School Excuse Letter

If your child has the opportunity to head to the 2020 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show this year and will be missing school, some schools will require a School Excuse Letter. Please feel free to download this Letter here and present to your school. Alhtough not a classroom, the show is a valuable and educational experience for all!

2020 MGN School Excuse Letter