TWHBEA Announces $2,500 Youth Challenge Cup for Halter Classes

May 17th, 2023 | By | Category: News

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association is excited to announce a $2,500 Youth Challenge Cup program for youth who participate in halter classes. The program is sponsored by the Jake Jacobs Family. Youth exhibitors will accumulate points every time they show in a halter class at a TWHBEA affiliated show. Halter classes include model, showmanship, weanling, yearling, and in-hand trail obstacle. They can be designated open, amateur or youth. The class can be open to any breed, but the horse must be a Tennessee Walking Horse and the handler needs to be a youth member. The Youth Challenge Cup will follow the TWHBEA program year (Oct – Sept) and the top point earners will earn a portion of the $2,500 jackpot.
“Halter classes are a great gateway for youth to get involved in showing Tennessee Walking Horses,” says Chris Hazelwood, TWHBEA Youth Vice-President. “We’re starting with the halter classes and hope to expand this program to under saddle classes in future years.”

To earn points:
•The handler must be a youth member of TWHBEA. Youth memberships are $20 and 4-H members who show TWHs can join for free at
•The horse must be a registered Tennessee Walking Horse.
•The show where the class is held must be affiliated with the TWHBEA International High Point Program. Shows can affiliate at for no charge.

If you’d like more information or have questions about the Youth Challenge Cup program or the Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association, call 931-359-1574 or email


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