McKenzie Morgan, 13 Yrs Old
Name: McKenzie Morgan, 13 years old
Hometown: Maryville, TN
Bio: At 13 years old, McKenzie Morgan is a determined barrel racer who has overcome significant adversities while finding a way to make her dreams come true. McKenzie’s grandfather, Danny McKee, who taught her how to ride horses starting when she was only three years old, passed away suddenly in January, 2014 at the age of 59. McKenzie, who started competing under his guidance when she was only five years old, has since dedicated her riding to his memory. Then, in February 2015, McKenzie, her step-father, and her horse, H2, were involved in a serious highway accident which left the horse facing three months of difficult recovery from his injuries. While she’s been through a lot for a 13 year old, she hasn't lost her desire to pursue her dreams: she is exceptionally passionate about her horses and about barrel racing and wants to keep her grandfather’s legacy alive.