Hailey Bolton, 14, of Gardner won the American Morgan Horse Association Hunter Seat on the Flat Silver Medal Award for her performance at a horse show in Kansas City, Mo. last May.
She qualified to compete for the gold medal at the 2010 Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City in October.
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 2010 Gold Medal Finals at the Grand National. The highest AMHA equitation honor, the Gold Medal, is awarded in each of the six seats.