The South Carolina Walking Horse Association (SCWHA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 annual scholarships.  The  SCWHA awards two $1,000 scholarships annually.  This year’s recipients are Taylor Bradley and Kayla Knight.

Taylor will be a freshman at Clemson University  this year to begin her studies in  genetics.  Taylor is the daughter of Kenneth and Carolyn Nations  of Easley, SC.  Taylor became acquainted with Tennessee Walking Horses  when her mother and stepfather were married in 2005.  Since that time she  has been to numerous  shows throughout the state and has assisted with the planning  and  putting on  several horse shows at Valley Springs  Stables and Farms as well as assisting with the presentation of ribbons at  other shows.   Taylor hopes to someday become a pediatric oncologist.

Kayla will be a sophomore at Clemson University this year  majoring in English.  Kayla is the daughter of Richard and Gina Knight.  Kayla has been riding horses since she was eight years old.  Kayla rode her first Tennessee Walking Horse at the Golden “R” Stables where she learned to ride in exchange for helping out around the barn.  Kayla still helps at the barn by starting out new riders as well as showing her  own horse Ragin’s Pushin’ Doll.  Kayla has taken a few Animal and Veterinary Science courses as well as worked in a vet’s office during the summer.  She hopes to someday become a writer for an animal-related publication, preferably one dealing with horses.

The South Carolina Walking Horse Association wish both of these ladies much success in their education and their careers.

Sarah M. Sheffield
Scholarship Committee Chairperson