Member of the Year

TWHYA is pleased to announce that it will name its youth member of the year at the annual December meeting.  Youth members will accumulate points based on their participation in equine events throughout the year. Emphasis will be placed on volunteer work and participation at TWHBEA sponsored events.  However, members will also receive points for volunteering and participating at non-TWHBEA sponsored events.  The youth named Member of the Year will receive a full page advertisement in The Voice magazine as well as the distinction of having his/her photo displayed at TWHBEA headquarters.  Youth members may find the Youth Activity Log form to keep track of their activities on TWHBEA’s website under Youth Forms or below the point breakdown on this page.  Forms must be returned to TWHBEA by November 1.  Below is a breakdown of how points will be awarded.

Activity Points Awarded
Membership 50 Points
Meeting Attendance 50 Points
Officer/Board Member Status 100 Points
Volunteering at TWHBEA-Sponsored Event 100 Points
Volunteering at non TWHBEA-Sponsored Event 50 Points
Competing at TWHBEA-Sponsored Event  50 Points
Competing at non TWHBEA-Sponsored Event 25 Points
Trail Riding 25 Points
Independent Horse Activity or Promotion 25 Points
$25.00 in Horse Show/Medallion Class Sponsorship 10 Points
Each Recipe Collected 10 Points
Each New Member Recruited 25 Points
Each Mare Researched for iPeds Project 25 Points
Each Issue Cataloged in Voice Magazine Project 50 Points
Youth Activity Log Sheet

Send completed Youth Activity Log form to the address below:

TWHBEA Youth Coordinator
Paulette Ewing
P.O. Box 286
Lewisburg TN 37091
(931) 359-0593

Scholarship Winners

Recognizing that youth are vital to a successful future for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, TWHBEA awards both graduate and undergraduate scholarships.

2020 Scholarship Winners

Valeria Pineda
Lewisburg, TN

Svanah Martin
Kadiz, KY

Morgan Hodge
Raleigh, NC

Colton McVey
Pulaski, TN

Creative Contest Winners

6 & Under Photos Color:
1st LiviAna Landon
2nd LiviAna Landon

Black and White:
1st LiviAna Landon
2nd LiviAna Landon

7 to 11 Photos Color: 
1st Georgia Hazelwood
2nd Georgia Hazelwood

1st Georgia Hazelwood

1st Georgia Hazelwood

1st Kathryn Hopper
2nd Georgia Hazelwood

12 to 17 Painting:
1st Leilani Landon

Photos Color: 
1st Morgan Norris
2nd Leilani Landon

Black and White:
1st Leilani Landon
2nd Morgan Norris

TWHBEA 4-H Achievement Award

The 4-H Achievement Award is given each year by The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association to honor the top 4-H horse project in each state using a registered Tennessee Walking Horse.

2020 recipients:
Leilani Landon
Summertown, Tennessee

TWHYA Horse Bowl

The Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association hosted its second annual Horse Bowl competition.The competition is open to youth competitors from across the nation. Horse Bowl is an exciting and fun approach to equine knowledge and provides participants the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of equine related subject matter as well as information specific to the Tennessee Walking Horse. These youth competitors answered questions like, “How many bones make up the skeleton of a horse?” and “Name the oldest horse to win the World Grand Championship.”

2020 Horse Bowl Winners

Junior Team Champions
TWHYA Junior Team
Finley Grace Brooks
Caitlyn Duschel
Georgia Hazelwood
Leilani Landon

Junior Teams Reserve Champions
Putnam County 4-H
Lylah Howell
Kiyah Howell
Blake Johnson

Junior High Point Individual
LeiLani Landon-TWHYA Junior Team

Senior Team Champions
Putnam County 4-H
Tehya Howell
Mallory Johnson
Ashley Thrasher
Jenny Vaughn

Junior Teams Reserve Champions
TWHYA Senior Team
Hardison Greene
Corbin Parker
Addison Stembridge
Mia Thomas

Senior High Point Individual
Ashley Thrasher-Putnam County