Because of the dedication and commitment of TWHBEA staff and members working at equine venues such as Alabama Trail Challenge, Road to the Horse, Equine Affaires, State Horse Expos, Extreme Cowboy events, TWHBEA World Versatility Show, TWHBEA National Futurity and the Celebration and programs like the Go! Gelding, Trail Distance program, Versatility program and others, 1609 new members joined in 2010. Of the 1609 members, 1155 joined as regular adult members with full privileges. 454 joined as first time members. TWHBEA appreciates its members and continues to work to maintain and improve programs and services for all. During these difficult economic times, it is rewarding to know that so many still recognize the value of being a member of TWHBEA

Long time TWHBEA member, Mary Belcher, from New Kent, Virginia, has been selected to receive the 1st Place 2010 Membership Drive stud fee to JOSE’ JOSE’. Mary renewed her 2010 membership on April 3rd. JOSE’ JOSE’ is the 2009 TWHBEA Sire Summary Overall Sire of the Year and 2009 TWHBEA Sire of the Year based on total get points. He stands at Waterfall Farms in Shelbyville, Tennessee and we wish to thank Waterfall Farms for their generous contribution to the 2010 TWHBEA Membership Drive.

Danny Reed, of McKinney, Kentucky, has been selected to receive the 2nd place 2010 Membership Drive stay at Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere, Tennessee. The package includes accommodations for two in Circle E’s best bluff-view cabin, two stalls, and unlimited access to miles and miles of some of the most beautiful trails in the Southeast and we wish to thank Circle E for their support and generous contribution to the 2010 TWHBEA Membership Drive. Danny renewed his membership on April 22nd.

Elsie Darrah, TWHBEA Lifetime member from Nortonville, Kansas has won the Luxury cruise for two for signing up the most members in the TWHBEA 2010 Membership Drive. We thank Elsie for her dedication and commitment to TWHBEA and to the 2010 TWHBEA members who identified Elsie as the one who encouraged them to renew or join TWHBEA.

We wish to extend a special thank you to our 2010 corporate sponsors National Bridle Shop, Manna Pro, AFLAC and Alicia Anderson, Duke Thorson and Thor Sport Farms and Farm, to our 2010 TWHBEA World Versatility Show sponsors, our 72nd TWHBEA National Futurity sponsors and to our many members who have sponsored programs and events throughout the year.