Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association Programs

TWHYA Riding Student Program

Introducing an International program for our TWHBEA youth taking riding lessons. Twelve months of fun with a Tennessee Walking Horse for students and their instructors.

TWHYA Riding Student Program

12 Months of Educational Fun

Riding Instructors using TWHBEA registered horses may register their students for this new TWHYA program.

First month        Join TWHYA and like us on facebook.

Youth facebook page: TWHYA

Adult facebook page:

Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association

January              Learn how to brush and tack up a horse.

February            Identify the parts of the horse.

March                Feel the difference between a flat walk and running walk.

April                 Identify the parts of a saddle and bridle.

May                  Pick up the right and left lead on command.

June                  Enter the TWHYA Creative Contests.

July                  Clean a saddle and bridle.

August              Take a lunge line lesson.

September          Wash a horse.

October              Take a mini trail ride around the barn area.

November          Ride a pattern.

December           Participate in a scavenger hunt.

**Rider safety is the first priority, instructor may substitute an activity for student safety.**

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TWHYA Riding Student Program Form

 

Achievement Letter Program

High school aged TWHYA members can earn a varsity style letter by participating in show and trail events with their Tennessee Walking Horse.

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TWHYA Achievement Letter Rules

This program is designed for the rider participating in show and trail events through their high school years. You must be at least 14 years old on January 1st of the current year to begin participating in the program.

A.    Earning your TWHYA letter.

1.    Must be a TWHYA member in good standing.
2.    Must have participated in a minimum of two TWHYA Programs.
3.    Earned three blue ribbons under a licensed TWH judge or participated in three TWHBEA registered trail rides.

Contacts: 

Paulette Ewing
pewing@twhbea.com 
(931) 359-0593

Upon completion of program send TWHYA Achievement Letter completion form to the address below to receive your TWHYA Varsity Letter.

TWHBEA Youth Coordinator
Paulette Ewing
P.O. Box 286
Lewisburg TN 37091

All Youth Day

Held annually on the first Saturday of the National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee, All Youth Day features a judging contest, clinics, and plenty of time to hang out with friends. All Youth Day is free so come have some fun!

Youth Horse JudgingContest Form

 

Apprentice Certified Riding Instructor

This is a program to start youth on the road to becoming certified riding instructors. You would work with kids under a certified instructor and learn the proper ways to teach someone to ride. You must be 14-18 years of age for this program.

TWHYA Apprentice Certified Riding Instructor Rules

  1. Must be a paid and active member of TWHYA.
    2.  Eligible ages 14 -18
    3.  Applicant and Parent sign a Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.
    4.  $25.00 non-refundable fee.
    5.  Submit competed application form.
    6.  Submit proof of First Aid and CPR Certification.
    7. Provide proof of riding ability at 3 gaits in one of the following ways:a.  Demonstrate riding ability in front of a CRI or applicants may provide proof by submitting an iPED’s record.
    b.  Volunteering at a TWHBEA clinic or camp and receiving recommendation from the lead CRI.
    c.  Providing a minimum 10 minute video of riding skills to be evaluated by a current CRI and the TWHBEA Youth Coordinator or Youth VP.
    d.  Assist in giving a lesson in front of a current CRI or submit video to the TWHBEA Youth Coordinator or Youth VP.8. Written Test given by a TWHBEA Director or staff member.Contacts:  

Paulette Ewing
pewing@twhbea.com
(931) 359-0593

Application, check made out to TWHBEA, release and hold harmless agreement, proof of first aid, proof of CPR. Proof of riding abilities, signed note from CRI or video’s, mailed to:

TWHBEA Youth Coordinator
Paulette Ewing
P.O. Box 286
Lewisburg TN 37091

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Creative Contests

“Stirrup” Your Creativity! TWHYA youth members are invited to compete in nine different contests for ribbons, and certificates. Winners will be acknowledged in Voice™ magazine.

Creative Contest Entry Form

 

FFA Outstanding Achievement Award

FFA Achievement Award

 

4-H Program

Youth that participate in 4-H with a registered Tennessee Walking Horse can earn special awards in these programs.

4H Halter Form
4H Achievement Application

 

 

State High-Point Program

The mission of the TWHBEA YOUTH STATE HIGH POINT PROGRAM is to recognize youth in their home state as successful horsemen in the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed.  This program is aimed at more in depth recognition of youth in their home territory and the goal is to make them feel involved and important to TWHBEA while encouraging the sport of showing horses.

TWHYA_State_HP_Calculation_Sheet
TWHYA Youth High Point Rules

 

TWHYA International High Point

The mission of the TWHBEA YOUTH INTERNATIONAL HIGH POINT PROGRAM is to recognize youth wherever they may show as successful horsemen in the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed.  This program is aimed at more in depth recognition of youth on an international level and the goal is to make them feel involved and important to TWHBEA while encouraging the sport of showing horses.

TWHYA_International_HP_Calculation_Sheet
TWHYA Youth Int. High Point Rules

Horsemanship Program

The purpose of this multi-level program is to recognize youth that are active with the Tennessee Walking Horse in a variety of capacities.

2012Level1AmbassadorApp
2012Level2AchievementAward
2012Level3MeritApp
2012HorsemanshipAwardApp

 

Scholarship Programs

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

09GraduateSchlshpApp
09UndergraduateSchlshpApp

 

Scout Patch Program

Any youth using a registered Tennessee Walking Horse to earn his/her horse related scout merit badge will receive a colorful embroidered patch from TWHBEA.

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Scout Patch Application

 

Trail

TWHBEA offers many overall and high point awards to our youth in the sport of trail riding.  We offer the following programs; Competitive Trail Riding, Distance, Endurance, Limited Distance, Open Gaited Breed Trail Riding and Orienteering.

The Tennessee Walking Horse is fast becoming the preferred breed of horse to enjoy on the trail and in an effort to give back TWHBEA also offers youth awards for Trail Volunteering and Trail Promotion. You may obtain more information about these programs by clicking on the Association tab and then programs.

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TWHYA International Photo Contest

This is a youth photography contest for all TWHYA members. Photo can be taken anywhere, show, clinic, camp or even your backyard. Winning photo will appear on TWHBEA website, TWHBEA facebook page, TWHYA facebook page and in the youth email blast. Contestants may enter one photo per month. Photo may be an individual or group theme shot. A special prize will be sent to the champion.

The photo may be taken by a TWHYA member or be of a photo of a TWHYA member. Please include your name, address, and names of people and horses in the photo. Please send photos via email to pewing@twhbea.com

 

TWHYA Trail Distance Program

This International trail program incorporates nicely with the adult TWHBEA distance program by including the entire family! Track your hours, fill out the calculation sheet and mail it in. Hours for 11 & Under and 12 – 17.

TWHYA Trail Hours Calculation Sheet