Champions of Youth Day at the Capitol
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine

February 11, 2009

February 11, 2009 was a special day for all the Youth in Georgia that had participated in any Equine National Championship show or division.  The newly formed Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine held this special day to recognize the youth who had participated in a national equine show or event in 2008.  These Youth from all disciplines and breeds were invited to the State Capital building of Georgia to come and be honored by The State of Georgia and the Department of Agriculture.  In an overwhelming response 150 kids showed up to receive this award honoring their participation in Equine activities.  The Commodities Commission was set up to promote the equine industry in Georgia which is the sixth largest commodity in Georgia.  The Equine industry is now being recognized for the beneficial affect it has on the overall economy of the state of Georgia

The Tennessee Walking Horse breed was proudly represented by: Kinsley Beasley Threat of Gen’s Memory, Laney Bledsoe on Gen’s D-Day, Haley Lane on I’m Uncle Kracker, Kyle Little on General Splash, Maisie McSwain on American General and Sundance Lady, Josh Poole on I’m John Bull, and Taylor Wheless on Rumble at the Ritz.  These youthful equine enthusiasts all showed at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in 2008 some winning World Championships and World Grand Championships.  Each child was given a Certificate acknowledging their accomplishments and all the TWH kids received a t-shirt from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders; and Exhibitors’ Association.

The Georgia Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association would like to add its congratulations to all of these wonderful young people.