The Smoky Mountain Walking Horse Association has selected two very worthy candidates to receive a $500 award. The scholarship checks will be awarded at the Smoky Mountain Classic in Harriman, Tenn., on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The association is proud to honor these young equestrians who excel well academically.

Emily Tuttle of Morristown, Tenn., is the daughter of Richard and Tammy Tuttle. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Tennessee and study to be a veterinarian. She not only has done well academically, but is active in FBLA, FFA, Student Council, Concert Choir and the Ridin’ High Equestrian program for mentally and physically challenged youth and adults.

Bradley Walker of Rockwood, Tenn., is the son of Craig and April Bacon. He presently attends Roane State Community College studying agricultural engineering. Walker is very involved with horses, not only showing, but breaking an average of 70 colts a year.