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WHTA Auxiliary A Continued Success



Every year during the WHTA convention, the Auxiliary has their annual membership meeting. This is a time to discuss new and old business and plan for the future. A great turnout this year made for lots of discussion.

The trainers new building was an important topic. This project is full steam ahead and plans are to have the building finished in 2005. The Auxiliary is excited to be part of this project and looks forward to offering their help.

The Money Tree Classic is the Auxiliary largest and most profitable project. The Auxiliary will hold their show in Columbia, Tenn., in conjunction with the Columbia Spring Jubilee. Names for judges were nominated and the date was set for June 2, 2005.

During 2004, the Auxiliary continued to support all of their benefit organizations. It was confirmed that the Auxiliary would support another hanicape riding program and also give them $1,000 to their cause

The Auxiliary's awards were given out Saturday night at the Trainers Banquet along with the Horse Of The Year Awards. Joyce Marie Green received the Gold High Point Award. Spring Star Maker was the main contributor that carried this talented rider to the Gold. Dru McCormick received the Silver High Point Award. McCormick received special recognition for riding Night Twister to the Auxiliary World championship at the celebration this year. This was the second year in a row that McCormick has won The Celebration Auxiliary class. Jill Derickson was awarded the Bronze High Point Award. Solar Generated and Doctor Liz led Derickson to this award. Beth Lawwell received the Member Of the Year Award for all her hard work and dedication she puts towards this organization.

The WHTA Equitation division 11 & Under High Point for the second year in a row was Lindsey Landrum. Paige Bennett was reserve. The 12-17 award for the second year in a row went to Alex Bumpus. Erica Derickson was reserve. The Adult division high point award was Susuan Shemwell. Sara Womack was reserve.

The December meeting is the time to elect new officers. This year's group had such a successful year that for 2005 officers will remain the same. Iris Shuman, President; Dale Martin, First Vice President; Beth Lawwell, Second Vice President; Joyce Marie Green, Secretary, and Kristie Kirkpatrick, Treasurer.

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