Sports Brief: Federal Way's Lauren Lang qualifies for 2011 Grand National Morgan Horse Show

Federal Way’s Lauren Lang has been awarded the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Saddle Seat Silver Medal Award for her outstanding performance at the Far West Regional Morgan Horse Show. This highly competitive event was held June 22-25, in Redmond, Ore.

Lang, 17, qualified to compete for the Gold Medal at the 2011 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City, Oct. 8-15.

All junior riders who are AMHA members are invited to compete on a Morgan horse. 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.

Founded in 1909, the American Morgan Horse Association is a non-profit organization serving more than 50,000 Morgan horse owners, breeders, exhibitors and enthusiasts throughout the United States. AMHA serves as a parent organization to more than 90 recognized Morgan horse clubs and national service organizations.


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