Other Opportunities

Awards and Scholarships

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department tentatively requests a flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horse 4-H youth representative to ride prior to kickoff of the UT Homecoming Football Game.

In order to be eligible, youth/horse must meet the following requirements:

  • Youth must be a ninth- to eleventh-grade (9-11) Tennessee 4-H member (as of January 1 of the current year)
  • Shown at the Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows for three of the last five years
  • Exhibited in their respective equitation class at the Regional and State 4-H Horse Shows
  • Submit application with ALL supporting materials

Horses that are to be ridden at the game MUST be a registered Tennessee Walking Horse that is flat shod. This opportunity is TENTATIVE, the UT Athletics Department reserves the right to not request a rider each year.

Application​ – DUE August 1​5, 2022*

*For information please contact 4-H equine and livestock specialist Aaron Fisher at afisher3@utk.edu, or Dr. Jennie Ivey at jzivey@utk.edu

Nominate a volunteer leader who has made an impact on the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program by using this submission form. ​

The Graduating Senior form is to be filled out by senior 4-H Horse project members who are graduating high school in the current academic year. Completed forms should be submitted to Dr. Jennie Ivey for recognition at the Horse Program Banquet. ​

The purpose of the Tennessee 4-H Horse Scholarship Program is to award a deserving 4-H horse participant with an education scholarship. Winner will be selected based on their participation within the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program and scholastic achievement.

The Tennessee 4-H Horse Program Scholarship is only available to current year graduating seniors.

Application Deadline: May 15

Aaron Fisher
Phone: 865-974-7260
Email: afisher3@utk.edu ​

Regional and National Educational Contests

Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Dates for 2021 to be announced

All American Quarter Horse Congress Website

The Tennessee 4-H Horse Program can send one representative team to each of the horse bowl, hippology, horse judging, and communication contests. Typically, this honor is reserved for the first place Senior Division team to practice for the Eastern National Contest; however, if a spot opens offers are made in succession within the Senior Division.

Kentucky Fair & Expo Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

November 10-12, 2021

Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup Website

Senior competitors placing first in Tennessee state 4-H Horse Educational contest (Hippology, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, and all Communications contests) are eligible to represent our state at the Eastern National contest.

Georgia National Fairgrounds
401 Larry Walker Parkway
Perry GA 31069

July 28 – August 1, 2021

Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship Website

The Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship provides an excellent opportunity for youth to show and compete in educational events against other 4-H’ers from across the southeastern states. While the Tennessee delegation can bring up to 70 horse and rider pairs to Southern Regionals, only the top two Senior Division teams from each of the educational contests are able to attend.

Contact your county Extension agent to find out how you can become involved with the Tennessee 4-H Horse Program.