TCA Youth Essay Winner Announced


Edited Press Release

Thoroughbred Charities of America is pleased to announce the winner of the Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. Kaelyn Penick, 18, of Appomattox, Va. has been named the winner of the contest.

The contest was open to recipients of services, volunteers, supporters or anyone, 18 years of age or younger, that has been impacted by an organization that received a grant from TCA in 2018. To participate, contestants submitted an essay containing a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 600 words, describing how a TCA grant recipient has affected his or her life.

Penick wrote about her experience at War Horses at Rose Bower, a Thoroughbred aftercare organization that provides rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming, and retirement services to Thoroughbreds. The organization will receive a grant of $1,000 for Penick's essay. Read her essay here.

“We greatly appreciate all of the essay submissions,” said Erin Crady executive director of TCA. “Each essay conveyed a personal narrative of the author's experience with our grant recipients. We congratulate Kaelyn on her winning essay and applaud War Horses at Rose Bower for their continued good work.”

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