Skip to content

WHTA Youth Council Headed For Another Successful Year!



The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Youth Council held its annual meeting Dec. 4, 2004, at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Convention Center during the WHTA Convention. President Maria Derickson presided over the meeting. New officers will be elected at the March 2005 meeting during the National Walking Horse Trainers’ Show.

The group donates $500 each year to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for toys and other needs. Members collected around $600 Friday evening during the truck giveaway. Another fund-raiser this season was the silent auction stud fee to 2004 World Grand Champion The Black Night Shade. Thanks to trainer Jimmy McConnell and owners Tom and Judy Waite, the money from the first stud fee to this great stallion will be donated to the Youth Group. The council discussed whether to continue the tack box giveaway at the Trainers’ Show. It was announced that the possibility of a yearling being donated would also help to raise funds.

The Council also decided to continue supporting the Youth Party Room at the Trainers’ Show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Candy Green stated that she and Charlie Green would provide the pizza each evening for the room.

It was also announced that there would be television coverage with interviews at the meeting at the Trainers’ Show.

Gifts for youth sponsor Jill Derickson, the officers and special awards included something for everyone in attendance. Derickson presented two special awards. She awarded Rachel Galeski the “making the extra effort award” and Amy Lambert the “taking the extra step” award for selling the most tickets.

The WHTA youth scholarship recipients were Lindsey Oliver and Jessica Day. Games were played after the meeting was adjourned.

This year the Youth Council had a two way tie for Member of the Year. The winners were Maria Derickson and Samantha Green. Marsha De Arriaga donated two riding suits to the winners.

Landon Head was awarded the WHTA Youth Council High Point Member of the Year Award in the Park Pleasure, 17 and Under division. Reserve was won by Samantha Green. The Lite-Shod Youth award was won by Samantha Green while Jared Carrier earned the reserve spot. In the Performance division, the High Point Youth 11 and Under Member of the Year was awarded to Rachel Hyneman. The reserve award was claimed by Shelby “Bo” Beam. Claiming the WHTA Youth Council 12-17 High Point Member of the Year was Kathryn Ramsbottom. Marie Derickson received the reserve high point trophy.

The next meeting will be held in March, 2005, during the Trainers’ Show. The Council encourages everyone to invite new members to the meetings and to participate in the classes. Any youth 17 and under, who is interested, may join the Youth Council, which was formed to support the youth of the walking horse industry.

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary - Out On Parole

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of 2002 World Grand Champion Out Of Parole, affectionately known as "Oops." Oops was owned and loved by Randall and Sadie Baskin of Franklin, Tenn. A full obituary will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Baskin and Dunn families during this difficult time. Read More
  • ETWHA contributes to St. Jude

    The ETWHA has presented $20,000 for their charity, St Jude's Hospital in 2016 and 2017. In order to increase funds so that more can be given this year, President Franklin Harvey will have his hair cut for Locks Of Love at the General Membership meeting since they met his challenge for selling calendar pages... Read More
  • Obituary - Paul Hughes

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Paul Hughes. A full obituary will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this entire Hughes family during this difficult time. Read More
  • Latest Issue Jan 22 18

    Read More
  • KY-HIO new penalty structure and drop in fees

    The Kentucky HIO realizes that civic organizes that put on horse shows sometimes have difficulties raising money to keep their shows afloat. Therefore, we will offer a refund of $2.00 per horse instead of the $1.00 refund we did last year. Read More
  • KWHA Ladies Auxiliary elects 2018 officers

    The Kentucky Walking Horse Association Ladies Auxiliary held they annual meeting at the Four Points By Sheraton in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday Jan. 13. The annual meeting consists of all new member joining on that day to kick off the new year... Read More
  • 2018 KWHA Board Of Directors & Officers

    The Kentucky Walking Horse Association held their annual general membership meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • Obituary - Martin Galen Brumbaugh

    Martin Galen Brumbaugh, 84, of Hickory, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at his residence. Read More
  • KWHA recognizes Carmichael

    Read More
  • TWHBEA expands budget goals on breeding of 2017

    TWHBEA, the breed registry and oldest association in existence for the Tennessee Walking Horse sees light in the future horizons. Expanding the budgetary goals of the association is a bold step forward in 2018... Read More