Rancho Santa Fe teen qualifies for national equestrian event


The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) recently announced that Emily Lents of Rancho Santa Fe has been awarded with the AMHA Western Seat Silver Medal Award for her outstanding performance at the Morgan Medallion Classic Horse Show. This highly competitive event was held Aug. 17-20 in Santa Barbara.

Lents, 16, qualified to compete for the Gold Medal at the 2011 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® held in Oklahoma City, Oct. 8-15.

Excellence in equitation is valued by AMHA and is recognized through its 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, Western, Hunter on the Flat, Hunter Over Fences, Reining, and Dressage. Those who place first or second in an AMHA Silver Medal class are qualified to participate in the 2011 Gold Medal Finals at the Grand National. The highest AMHA equitation honor, the Gold Medal, is awarded in each of the six seats. For more information on America’s original horse breed, contact the American Morgan Horse Association, Inc., 4066 Shelburne Road, Suite 5, Shelburne, Vermont 05482; (802) 985-4944;