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2020 Graduate: Morgan McCormick



Morgan McCormick – Shelbyville, Tennessee

WHAT HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE ARE YOU GRADUATING FROM?
Shelbyville Central High School

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOLLOWING GRADUATION?
I will be attending the University of Tennessee in the fall and will be studying animal science.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE INDUSTRY?
My entire life. My dad is a trainer and my mom has been showing since she was younger. 

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO, WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
Yes, I have a pony in training at my dad's, named Sapphire Gin.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
My favorite moment on a horse would have to be when I won at the Celebration in 2011 on my show pleasure horse, He’s Trouble.

HOW HAVE HORSES HELPED YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE?
They have helped me realize that I want to be a vet and always help animals. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO FELLOW SENIORS DURING THIS TIME?
Wow. What a crazy year we have had, but we did it! We can finally say that we made it to this point! 

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