Young Adult Alliance

The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA) is an organization of 18-40 year old amateurs and professionals working together to strengthen the Morgan breed. Established in 2013, this group was founded to create a platform for young adult members to build relationships, develop professionally, become civically and philanthropically active, and to contribute to the economic success of the Morgan community. 

Leadership Council:

Steven Handy & Kelsey Ramsey, Co-Chairs

Representatives-at-Large: Jordan Cusumano, Emma Fedorcak, Miller Young Fina, Amanda Hill, Erica Kemp, Adam Lagosz, Chelsea Lehrbass, Emily Lents, Cate Lynch, Stacey Meyers, Caleb Noble, Merin Maggi, Kendra Peeples, Lucy Ray, Katie Schafer, Ryne Swope & Lila Tatar

Advisors: Shanna Gish, Carrie Mortensen

What are we working on?

The YAA is currently working on several projects:

  • • The Young Adult Alliance is focused on providing educational resources for the Morgan community – including a new series of educational videos. Watch past videos here.  
    • The Young Adult Alliance has awarded five judging school scholarships and will award a sixth scholarship in 2019! Learn more about it here
    • The Young Adult Alliance has a history of hosting fun events at horse shows, from our Bull Riding Calcutta to Trivia and Family Feud. Stay tuned for our next series!
    • The YAA is developing additional educational and promotional materials to help promote and benefit the Morgan breed

Working together, the members of the Young Adult Alliance aim to establish an organization within the American Morgan Horse Association that will involve young members and help shape and support the future of the breed that they are so passionate about.

Check here regularly for additional resources and information, and if you have suggestions or topics that you would like covered please email the YAA Leadership Council at or visit us on Facebook at: