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 July 1*
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
Regional and National Educational Contests
Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Dates for 2021 to be announced
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
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
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.