TWHBEA Introduces Motivated Mares ProgramJun 22nd, 2012 | By The Scoop | Category: News
Lewisburg, TN – The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is proud to introduce the new Motivated Mares Program. This program, which is open to all registered TWHBEA mares, mirrors the popular GO! Gelding Program. There have been many requests for a program that recognizes mares participating in all disciplines and TWHBEA is very pleased to offer this new opportunity for mare owners the world over.
The Motivated Mares Program is open to all registered TWHBEA mares regardless of age. The mare owner/rider must be a current TWHBEA member in good standing to participate. Upon paying the annual nomination fee, the nominated mare is eligible to participate in any category of this program. The program is broken down into two award categories, Category I-The Motivated Mares Competition Division and Category II-The Motivated Mares Super Mare Division. The Motivated Mares Competition Division is divided into five areas, performance, pleasure, versatility, endurance trail, and recreational trail. Each division is further broken down into two age categories, Junior Mare (4 years & Under) and Senior Mare (5 years & Over). The Super Mare Division is divided into two awards, The Flatshod Super Mare of the Year Award and The Performance Super Mare of the Year Award. Winners of these divisions will be the horses with the most overall points in their discipline at year’s end. The Super Mare Awards will be awarded to the Mares who were awarded the most points during the year in their division.
This program will run from year to year. Points will begin accumulating beginning on November 1 of each year running through October 31 of the next year. Points will begin to accumulate after entry forms have been turned in and all nomination fees have been paid. The Motivated Mares Program Points Log must be turned in by November 1 and will be verified by TWHBEA. For shows that are not turned into TWHBEA to be published as show records on IPeds, a class sheet signed by the show secretary verifying the placing, must be included with the Log Book. Points will be earned by the placing of each mare in a judged competition with the only exception being the Recreational Trail division. Single judge shows will be counted as single points, three judge shows will be counted as double point shows, and five judges will be counted as triple point shows. The points in a single judge show will be awarded by 1st place 10 points, 2nd place 9 points, etc. Recreational Trail mares must fill out the Motivated Mares Recreational Trail Log where for each 5 hours of recreational riding one point will be awarded, thus for 50 hours of recreational riding (time in the saddle) the mare would earn 10 points. A detailed Log must be kept naming place, time and distance ridden.
There will be an annual nomination fee of $20.00 for each Competitive Division entered. $10.00 will be placed in the Competitive Division that the horse is nominated for and $10.00 into either the Flatshod or the Performance Super Mare of the Year money. All monies collected will be paid out in a given year. The owner of record at the conclusion of each point year as determined above will be the recipient of the Motivated Mares Programs cash awards which will be awarded at the TWHBEA Awards Banquet each year. TWHBEA will match the nomination fees up to the first 100 mares.
The top five mares in each division of The Motivated Mares Competitive Division (Category 1), will receive monetary awards with recognition given also to mares ranking 6-10. There will be only two winners with payout for the Motivated Mares Super Mare Division (Category 2). The winners will be the two mares, one Flatshod and one Performance horse, with the highest overall points in their respective competitive division.