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USDA Gives Outline of Mandatory Penalties

A stakeholders conference call was held on Tuesday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Chester Gipson and Dr. Rachel Cezar conducted the call which outlines the mandatory penalties that will be published in the Federal Registry on Thursday, June 7, 2012, and will go into effect on Monday, July 9, 2012. Dr. Cezar presented
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WHAA Barn Party and Preview

The WHAA Barn Party and Preview will be on Saturday, February 16, at 10:00 at Elysium at Choose Your Gait Farm, 1255 County Road 72, Danville, AL 35619.  For information, contact David Latham at 256-572-1820 or Kelly Peevy at 256-426-0749.  There will be an auction, lunch, and lots of good horses.  Please plan to attend.

Wedding Bells Coming Soon

The Scoop congratulates world grand champion rider Meghan Davis and Straton Hammond on their recent engagement. She said “yes” on December 2nd at the beautiful Arrington Vineyards.

Congratulations

Walking Horse trainer Jerry Williams and Melanie Record were married on Monday, December 10th at Sand Creek Farm in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Family and friends came together, witnessing the vows.  The Scoop congratulates the newlyweds.

ETWHA DONATES to St. Jude

Over the last 8 years the ETWHA has donated $67,650.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Tennessee Walking Horse industry donates to so many wonderful charities through their horse shows.

TWHBEA Executive Committee

The 2019 TWHBEA Executive Committee was recently elected. They are (not in order) David Williams (Tennessee), Steve Smith (Tennessee), Carrie Benedict (Kentucky), Keegan Meadows (Georgia), Ashley Wadsworth (Mississippi), Denise Rowland (Tennessee), Dr. Joseph Leith (Ohio), Russ Thompson (California), Margo Urad (Texas), Robin Webb (Kentucky), Chris Hazelwood (Tennessee), Bobby Beech (Tennessee), Jim Heiting (California).

WHOA BANQUET RELOCATES

As a reminder the WHOA Gala and Awards Banquet will be held at “The Barn at Sycamore Farms” stunning facility on Saturday evening, February 9, 2019. Send your reservations in early as seating is limited to the first 250 paid reservations. 250 is the maximum capacity for reservations, so get your number of reservations needed
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A Message from TWHBEA

This year for our renewing members we are hosting a STUD FEE RAFFLE EVENT! The stud fees are being provided by Rising Star Ranch; renewing your membership by DECEMBER 31st 2018 will automatically enter you for TWO raffle entries. All those who renew between JANUARY 1st, 2019 and February 28th, 2019 will receive ONE raffle
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Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

The AWHLA (Alabama Walking Horse Ladies’ Auxiliary) is now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline to submit is January 3, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Joan Kemp at 205-566-6090 or joangkemp@gmail.com.

ETWHA Relocates Banquet

A location change is announced for the 2018 ETWHA High Point Banquet. This year’s event will be held at Courtyard by Marriott, 120 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN. The banquet will take place January 19, 2019 with registration beginning at 6:00 pm. Banquet letters have been mailed containing ballots, registration forms and invitation letter.

PWHAT BANQUET DETAILS RELEASED

Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee invites you to attend its annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction to be held at the Bell Buckle Conference Center in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (located across from the Bell Buckle Café) on Saturday, January 19, 2018. There will be a social hour and silent auction, with a buffet dinner
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Celebration Clarifies Lease Agreements

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently announced that they will continue the standard of requiring ownership to show for amateur classes during The Celebration. Because lease agreements have become so popular, officials from The Celebration would like to clarify its lease rules. Beginning with the 2019 Celebration, a copy of all lease agreements must
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Obituary- Dr. William Warr

Dr. W. Spurgeon Warr, age 84, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Dr. Warr was born May 24, 1934, in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Mary Louise McCloud Warr and Buford S. Warr. He graduated from Central High in 1952, Auburn University in 1955, UAB in 1959, Internship and Residency
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Obituary Mickey Groom

Ms. Louise Samford (Mickey) Groom of Opelika passed away at UAB University Hospital November 26, 2018. Funeral service for Ms. Groom was held November 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Opelika. Interment followed at Rosemere Cemetery. Ms. Groom was born November 24, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents, Dr. Millard and Gwendolyn Samford.
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Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr.

Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr. PINEY FLATS – Lester John Anderson, Jr., 69, passed away November 21, 2018 at his home in Piney Flats, TN. The family received friends on Saturday, November 24, 2018. A celebration of life service followed. A graveside service was conducted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Piney Grove Cemetery in
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Webb Receives Honor

Walking Horse owner and supporter, Senator Robin Webb was recently awarded the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Brad Rowse Award for her work in the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses. The organization was started a little more than 15 years ago. Brad Rowse was the 26 year old DC staffer that got Webb involved in the organization,
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Show Results

TWHBEA Banquet Award Winner

TWHBEA awards

WHTA Banquet Award Winners

WHTA awards results

WHTA Thanksgiving Classic

WHTA Thanksgiving Classic

Walking For The Angels Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Appalachian Championship Results

Appalachian Championship Results

PWHAT Oktoberfest Results

PWHAT Oktoberfest Results

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

ETWHA Fall Classic ResultsETWHA Fall Classic Results

Clemson, SC Results

Clemson, SC Results

Walking For The Future Results

Walking For The Future Results

NWHA Results

NWHA ResultsNWHA Results

Money Tree Classic Results

Money Tree Classic ResultsMoney Tree Classic Results

Kentucky Celebration Results

Kentucky Celebration Results

2018 TWHBEA National Futurity Results

2018 TWHBEA National Futurity Results

2018 TWHNC Results

2018 TWHNC Results

Obituaries

Obituary- Dr. William Warr

Dr. W. Spurgeon Warr, age 84, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Dr. Warr was born May 24, 1934, in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Mary Louise McCloud Warr and Buford S. Warr. He graduated from Central High in 1952, Auburn University in 1955, UAB in 1959, Internship and Residency
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Obituary Mickey Groom

Ms. Louise Samford (Mickey) Groom of Opelika passed away at UAB University Hospital November 26, 2018. Funeral service for Ms. Groom was held November 30, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Opelika. Interment followed at Rosemere Cemetery. Ms. Groom was born November 24, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents, Dr. Millard and Gwendolyn Samford.
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Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr.

Obituary- Lester John Anderson, Jr. PINEY FLATS – Lester John Anderson, Jr., 69, passed away November 21, 2018 at his home in Piney Flats, TN. The family received friends on Saturday, November 24, 2018. A celebration of life service followed. A graveside service was conducted on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Piney Grove Cemetery in
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Equine Obituary – Steel Connection

The Scoop has learned of the passing of World Grand Champion Steel Connection. The beautiful stallion was owned and loved by JoAnn Dowell of Powell, Ohio. A full obituary will be updated in a later edition.

Obituary- Earnest Burke

Earnest (Turk) Franklin Burke, age 82, of Wildersville, Tennessee died Friday, September 28, 2018. Born in Old Hickory. Tennessee on August 27, 1936 to Clyde Wilson and Gladys L. Burke. He served in the Air National Guard, worked at the Nashville Gas Co. for 20 years and the State of Tennessee as a Natural Gas
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Obituary – Ruth York Bennett

Centertown- Ruth York Bennett, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Ohio County Health System. She was born April 29, 1927 daughter of the late F.W. and Gola Trogden York. Ruth was a member of Centertown Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Welborn Lee Ashby American Legion Post 296. She had worked
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Obituary- Eddie Ray Davis

Eddie Ray Davis, 68, passed away Sunday September 9, 2018. He is survived by loving wife Donna Sponcil Davis of 48 years, son Jason (Shari), and grandson Nathan Davis. He was a native of Lexington, but a life-long resident of Jessamine County. He was born May 5, 1950, to the late Ray and Esther Hager
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Obituary for Gerald Page Henley

Gerald Page Henley, age 71 of Maiden, North Carolina passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 at his residence. He was born on May 18, 1947 to the late Rhyne Baxter and Aleen Poole Henley. He was a lifelong member of Friendly Chapel Baptist Church. Gerald was the owner/operator of Henley Motors in Maiden from 1971-2005
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Equine Obituary – More Horsepower

More Horsepower passed away on June 29, 2018 as he was humanely laid to rest following severe health complications. The World Champion was foaled on October 3, 2007. Bred by Dr. Richard Wilhelm, he was sired by Main Power and out of a Gen’s Major General mare. More Horsepower was started under the training banner
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Equine Obituary- Jazz King

Choose Your Gait Farm is sad to announce the passing of 3x RWGC and 2x WC, Jazz King. Jazz King has been owned, managed and loved by Jack Way, Kelly Peevy and Todd Fisher. He was humanely euthanized on July 25, 2018 from a debilitating knee injury that he would never recover from. Jazz King
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Obituary- Deborah Myatt

Deborah Ann Myatt, 65, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The Alvaton, Kentucky resident was a gracious lady and long time supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. She and her husband Jerry have owned numerous World and World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horses. She enjoyed watching her son Jason show, and always entered the
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Jennifer Kay Condren- Obituary

Jennifer Condren, age 54, passed away at Cox Hospital in Springfield on July 9, 2018. She was born on August 4, 1963 in Nevada, Missouri to Bill and Mae (Snodgrass) Maack. She attended all twelve grades at Bolivar Schools, graduating in 1981. To further her educations she attended SBU and was the first transfer student
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Edith Russell- Obituary

Edith Rathbone Russell, 84, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at her residence. Edith was born in Haywood County on December 9, 1933, to the late Hugh and Edna Messer Rathbone. She lived a simple life and will be remembered for her love of her church and her church family. Edith was a talented basketball
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Jimmy Dilday- Obituary

Jimmy Bowlin Dilday, age 84 of Dresden, Tennessee died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Dresden. The Celebration of Life service was held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 5th at Dresden First Baptist Church with burial that followed in Sunset Cemetery. Jimmy Bowlin Dilday was born on July 8, 1933 to the late Hubert
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Bill Bilbrey- Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Willie D. “Bill” Bilbrey, age 81, of Livingston were July 18, 2018 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Robert Boles officiated. Burial followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery. Mr. Bilbrey passed peacefully from this life on Sunday morning, July 15, 2018 in the comfort of his home. He was born
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