|The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, in association with FAST, is proud to announce the re- establishment of the Youth Medallion Program. This class encourages youth riders to learn and become proficient at the canter. It is a great way for our industry to regain the canter, and to reward our youth for achieving excellence at this level. |
Youth Medallion classes will be offered at various horse shows throughout the year. There will be two divisions, performance, and pleasure, each division with its own end-of-year award. Riders will receive points determined by their placings in these two divisions, with the rider accumulating the most points in each division receiving an educational scholarship valued at $500.00.
Guidelines for the Youth Medallion Classes: Open to all youthriders, age 17 and under (age as of January 1). Ownership of the horse is not required. Stallions are not allowed. Classes are for Flat-Shod andPerformancee Show Horses, performing all three gaits: flat walk, running walk, and canter. The rider, not the horse, accumulates points awarded for placing and participating in the class. Therefore, riders are not required to show the same horse throughout the season.
A $500 college scholarship will be awarded in each division to the rider accumulating the most points for the current year.
Guidelines for horse show managers: Shows may offer one or both Medallion classes. There is no entry fee for the Medallion classes. For SHOW affiliated horse shows, the inspection fee for Medallion classes is $5.00. Medallion, ribbons, and premiums for Medallion classes is no cost to the horse show. Payout for Med- allion classes is $100, $75, $50, $40, $30 Medallion affiliation form should be submitted to TWHBEA thirty days before the horse show. Results must be returned to TWHBEA within ten days of the show to ensure premium reimbursement.