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Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – Oct 28-29, 2016

WHOA Kentucky Incentive Shows Rescheduled

Two shows previously cancelled for Franklin, Kentucky and Brownsville, Kentucky due to weather concerns have been rescheduled for the month of October. Both WHOA Kentucky Incentive Fund Eligible shows will be held in Brownsville, Kentucky. The Brownsville make-up show is scheduled for October 16th while the Franklin show is scheduled for October 23rd and moved
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Update for FAST

Rule Making: The industry and its counsel and lobbyist were quite busy in the month of July and August addressing matters pertaining to APHIS regulations of the Tennessee walking horse show industry. At the beginning of July, members of our Industry prepared for and met with OIRA (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs). OIRA is
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TWHNC Entries Increase by 9%

The 78th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration came to an end on Saturday, September 3rd with the crowning of Honors and Larry Edwards as the World Grand Champion. The 2016 Celebration showed strong growth with a 9% increase in entries versus the previous year. In 2015, there were 2,235 entries made. That number grew
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Edgar Abernathy 2016 Trainer of the Year

Hard working, fun, and most of all dedicated are just a few words that describe Edgar Abernathy. Edgar is a well known Tennessee walking horse trainer from Olive Branch, Mississippi, and husband to Chrystal Abernathy, father to Ella and step-father to Claudia. Edgar is the owner and head trainer at Abernathy Stables. Over the years,
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Hannah Pulvers-Myatt 2016 Pleasure Horse Trainer of the Year

Classy, hard-working and successful are all words that come to mind when Hannah Pulvers-Myatt comes into conversation. Hannah, originally from Oregon found her way to Tennessee as she followed her passion for the Tennessee walking horse. A highly successful pleasure horse trainer, Hannah has had a career full of top honors and awards. Hannah has
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Notice WHTA Members

Anyone wishing his or her name be added as a candidate will need to notify the W.H.T.A. office or a member of the Nominating Committee no later than October 28, 2016 his or her intent to run for an officer or directorship (please specify which one). YOUR NOTICE MUST REACH THE OFFICE NO LATER THAN
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Kentucky Celebration Announces Judges

The Kentucky Celebration is back for 2016 and has selected Lisa Newsome and Newton Parks to judge the 64-class event. Several Riders’ Cup classes have been added to the schedule. The association welcomes everyone to attend this two-day event that will be held at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg, Ky., October 14th and 15th.
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Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Meets Initial $500,000 Legal Fund Goal

Previous to the conclusion of the World Grand Championship class on Saturday night, Celebration CEO Mike Inman informed the Celebration crowd that the Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST) had met the initial $500,000 goal in the legal and preservation fund. FAST has been raising money to help
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WHTA YOUTH COUNCIL

The WHTA Youth Council will be having a bowling party at Shelbyville Lanes. The party starts right after the show Thursday night and ends at midnight. Shelbyville Lanes is located at 105 Davis Lane. Parents can drop kids off and pick them up there.

Whitfield Set to Resign September 6th

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) has decided to resign from the House of Representatives effective September 6, 2016. Whitfield had previously decided not to run for re-election and Jamie Comer won the Republican primary for Whitfield’s seat. Whitfield cited as his reason for retiring to allow the next Congressman a head start. Whitfield introduced the PAST
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Stakeholder Meeting – Friday, September 2

There will be an information update meeting for Stakeholders on Friday. Subjects to be covered are the pending regulations, fundraising and an overview of legal action. Industry officials from FAST, Celebration, PSHA and the Fundraising Committee will speak and be available for a Q & A. This meeting will be held at 5pm in the
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FAST Donation Made In Memory of Jim Richardson

A $7000 donation has been made to FAST, in the memory of show manager and founder of the Al Miller Memorial Horse Show, Jim Richardson. All members of the Chattanooga Walking Horse Booster Club voted to make the donation to FAST legal fund. Members of the Booster Club are Terry and Sabrina Matthews, Linda Richards,
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Cornersville Lions Club Donates to FAST

The Cornersville Lions Club donated $500 to FAST for the legal fund.

The 78th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday, August 24, 2016, The 78th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration kicked off in Calsonic Arena promptly at 9 a.m. on a warm, clear morning. Judges for the 11-day event are Chris Bobo, Nathan Clark, Ray Gilmer, Sam Sorrell and Leigh Stuart. Dallas Eubanks handled the announcing duties and Mike Inman,
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Show Results

2016 Celebration Results

CELEBRATION RESULTS

TWHBEA World Series Results

TWHBEA World Series Results

Roger Latham Memorial Results

Roger Latham Memorial Results

Fentress County Results

Fentress County Results

Dunlap, TN Results

Dunlap, TN Results

Dallas, NC Results

Dallas, NC Results

Christmas In July Results

Christmas In July Results

Chestnut Hill Results

Chestnut Hill Results

Chester County Lions Club Results

Chester County Lions Club Results

Smith County Show Results

Smith County Show

WHAA Summer Classic Results

WHAA Summer Classic Results

Savannah Lions Club Results

Savannah Lions Club

Liberty Lions Club Show Results

Liberty Lions Club Show

Cumberland County Results

Cumberland County

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

Obituaries

Show Ring Champion London Rain Passes Away

Thursday August 4, 2016—The Tennessee Walking horse industry is sad to learn of the passing of London Rain. Rain brought many victories to top trainers as Steve Aymett, Chad Baucom, Tyler Baucom, Derek Bonner, Mike Hilley, Justin Jenne’ and Link Webb. London Rain was owned by Erica Hartlein at the time of his passing. Erica
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Tennessee Walking horse industry mourns the passing of World Grand Champion He’s Putting On The Ritz

Shelbyville, Tenn.– Wednesday August 3, 2016 one of the all time greats and multi-World and World Grand Champion, He’s Putting On The Ritz passed away in his sleep at the age of 25. Ritz was standing at stud at Rising Star Ranch located in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Ritz was kept under private treaty for his stud
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Charles E. Brantley Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Brantley, age 91 of Wartrace will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Louis Johnson and Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until time of
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Carol Ann Gavin Obituary

Carol Ann Gavin, age 78, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Adams Place in Murfreesboro, TN. She was a native of Lanett, AL and lived in Georgia and Tennessee most of her life. She was a wonderful southern lady, avid gardner and lover of life, who never once met a stranger. Carol Ann
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Bob Westbrook Passes

The Scoop sends our condolences to the Bob Westbrook family. Bob has been involved in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry for years and has always supported his wife, Wayne, with her show horses.  Bob passed away June 24, 2016 from renal failure.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

Larry Lowman Obituary

Larry Lowman passed from this life on June 20 in Naples, Florida. He was the son of Dot Lowman of Murfreesboro and the late Lee Roy Lowman. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Terry Lowman, of Naples, Florida, one son, Larry Lowman II, of Shelbyville, three step-children, Chris (Antonia) Helton
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Mary Anne Studdard Hensley Obituary

Mary Anne Studdard Hensley, 78, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. A native of Sweetwater, and a lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Annie Gladys Latham Studdard. She was District Deputy for U.S. Congressman Bill Brock.
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The Loss of Larry Lowman

The Scoop is saddened to have lost a great friend and leader in our Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. Larry Lowman lost his battle with Cancer on June 20, 2016. Mr. Lowman has been in the Walking Horse Industry for over 55 years. Funeral Arrangements will be listed when known. TWHBEA released the following statement. TWHBEA
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William B. Johnson Obituary

JOHNSON, William B. 1937-2016 William B. Johnson passed away on June 12, 2016 after a long illness. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Sandra Thome Johnson, a graduate of Agnes Scott. An Atlanta native, Johnson graduated from Decatur High School in 1955 and from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Management.
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Kenneth John Stirn Obituary

Kenneth John Stirn, 69, of Scottsville, KY died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his residence. The Aurora, IL native was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company Kentucky Truck Plant where he worked for over 30 years, a graduate of Glasgow High School, a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association and Nova Car Club.
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James (Jim) Gullett Obituary

James (Jim) Gullett died peacefully at his Duluth home May 20, 2016. .Jim was born in Prentiss county, Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1924, to James Angus and Zora Gullett. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanine, daughter Patricia Tisma, Son Ronnie, daughter-in-law Cyndee, grandchildren Jon and Kari Tisma, Tonya Beaty(Husband Greg) Joseph
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Louise Polk Obituary

Louise Polk, 93 years of age, of Midland, NC passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. Louise was born November 19, 1922 in Stanly County, to the late Jonah Little and the late Annie Little. She was also preceded in death by husband, Clinton S. Polk; seven brothers and
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Tommy Halmontaller Obituary

Paul Thomas (Tommy) Halmontaller, 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Paul and brother, Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his fiancé, Tera Bynum; mother, Minnie Halmontaller; sister, Nina (Jim) Coppinger; sister-in-law, Nancy Halmontaller; two nieces and two nephews; special friends, Bobby
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Larry Brown Obituary

Cecil Larry Brown, age 66, of Leesville, South Carolina, went to his eternal resting place on May 5, 2016. He passed away after a long battle with cancer at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Larry was born on February 10, 1950 in Arley, Alabama to the late Opal and Stanley “Snoop” Brown. He is
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Louise Polk Obituary

Please keep David and Deedee Polk and their family in your thoughts and prayers as David’s mother passed away yesterday. Louise Polk, 93 years of age, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Louise was born November 19, 1922 in Stanly County, to the late Jonah Little and
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