This year, through a partnership with the Marshall County Horseman’s Association, the Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association is excited to announce an increase in the educational scholarships awarded in the Medallion Canter Program.

Previously, a $500 scholarship was awarded to the youth rider who accumulated the most points in medallion classes throughout the year, in both Performance and Pleasure Medallion divisions. Going forward, a first place scholarship of $1000, a second place scholarship of $500, and a third place scholarship of $250 will be awarded in both the Performance and Pleasure Medallion divisions. 

“We’re excited about this enormous boost in scholarship money,” said Chris Hazelwood, TWHBEA At-Large/Youth Vice President. “Not only are these young folks learning to enjoy all gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, but thanks to the generosity of the Marshall County Horsemen’s Association, they also have a great opportunity to earn a substantial amount of  money to go towards their education!” 

Scholarship funds may be used at any community college, four-year university, or trade school. For more information about the Medallion program, click here.