Ox­ford res­i­dent qual­i­fies

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Ox­ford res­i­dent Mor­gan Wright has been awarded with the Amer­i­can Mor­gan Horse As­so­ci­a­tion Hunter Seat on the Flat Sil­ver Medal Award for her per­for­mance at the Dixie Cup Spring Clas­sic Horse Show held in Cony­ers May 3-5.

Wright, 16, qual­i­fied to com­pete for the Gold Medal at the 2012 Grand Na­tional & World Cham­pi­onship Mor­gan Horse Show held in Ok­la­homa City, Oct. 6-13.

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 2012 Gold Medal Fi­nals at the Grand Na­tional. The high­est AMHA eq­ui­tation honor, the Gold Medal, is awarded in each of the six seats. The AMHA was founded in 1909 and serves more than 50,000 Mor­gan horse own­ers, breed­ers and ex­hibitors.

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