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Official 2017 World Grand Champion Portrait

Marty Barr of Barr Studios is pleased to introduce the official 2017 World Grand Champion Portrait of Gen’s Black Maverick. Gen’s Black Maverick was shown by Bill Callaway and owned by Maple Crest Farms, Keith and Loraine Rosbury, in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

National Spotted Saddle Horse Association Supreme Champions

Supreme Champion Award Forms are due Dec 15. This is the blue ribbon wins over your horses’ entire show career with NSSHA. There is a $15 filing fee. Forms are available on our website. 

Old Plank Stables To Host Flea Market

Old Plank Stables will be host to a Flea Market. This venue will open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The Address is 330 Highway 82 East, Bell Buckle, TN 37020. Each horse stall will be used as a booth for people to rent. This is such a fun
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Holiday Schedule

The Scoop offices will be closed December 21, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Our staff wishes you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year.

WHTA Auxiliary December Meeting

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Ladies Auxiliary held their annual meeting on Friday, December 1st at Edgemont Baptist Church at 11:00am. The auxiliary had their forms to be filled out and turned in with their dues and everyone signed in for attending the meeting. Carol Lackey opened the meeting showing an antique find she discovered at
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Birth Announcement – Knox Lucas Robbins

Welcome to the World! Paul and Jennifer Robbins proudly announce the birth of their son Knox Lucas Robbins. He was born December 4, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Hospital weighing in at 8.6 pounds and measuring 20 inches long. Parker is the proud big brother. The Scoop congratulates the Robbins Family on their newest addition.

Brandon Celebrates In A Big Way

The Scoop congratulates Wallace Brandon on recently celebrating his 91st birthday. Wallace was also this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Living Legend Award at the Walking Horse Trainers Banquet. His love of horses placed him with many greats throughout his lifetime giving him the knowledge to become a great Walking Horse Industry icon himself. He
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North Carolina Walking Horse Association Events

January 20th – NCWHA High Point Awards Banquet March 10th – NCWHA Sneak Preview. We hope that you will make plans to attend both events. Information on the banquet will be sent out around Christmas. Ballots for Trainer of the Year, Junior and Senior Horsepersons, and Best Horse Shows will be included. We hope that
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TWHBEA Announces 2018 Executive Committee Slate of Officers

President – David Williams (TN) Senior Vice President – Steve Smith (TN) Admin/ Fiscal – Nancy Lynn Greene (TN) Breeders- Carrie Benedict (KY) Marketing – Ashley Wadsworth (MS) Owners/ Exhibitors – Keegan Meadows (GA) Performance – Ford Gates (AL) Pleasure – Margo Urad (TX) Secretary- Jim Heiting (CA) Training/ Welfare – Russ Thompson (CA) Youth
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Obituary – B.H. Hodge

B.H. Hodge, age 79, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He and his wife, June, were married 59 wonderful years. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children, Alecia (Bill), Brad (Terri) and Alan (and friend Barbara); 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Micah, Jonathan, Chase, Andrew and Annalisa; 2 great grandchildren, Natalie and Amelia.
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Equine Obituary- Pride’s Lady Dia

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of beloved Pride’s Lady Dia, more affectionately known as Lady Dia. She passed away on November 8, 2017, at Blackwell Stables, her home for the past 20 years. Lady Dia, by Delight of Pride out of Eb’s Lady Di, was foaled on April 10, 1995.
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Equine Obituary- Hard Texas Cash

Hard Texas Cash, the beautiful black stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24. He was affectionately known as “Tex,” and was foaled on May 19, 1993 to Tommy Howell. Tex caught the eye of the Wink and Nancy Groover as a yearling.
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UCWHA Announces Nominations for 2018

The Nominating Committee for the Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association has nominated the following directors for three-year term: Linda Swallows Kyle Bush Serving as Board of Directors for 2018 are as follows: President- Jimmy Sherrell Vice President- Jerry Swallows Secretary- Lesa Davidson Treasurer- Pat Stout Past President- Gary Bowman Nominations will also be taken from
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The NCWHA Announces Board of Directors:

Chad Adams Tyler Baucom Kelly Duschel Daphne France Scott Helton Tom Kincaid Christy Lantis Joe Manis. The following are currently serving on the board: Amy Abee Sandy Brumbaugh Derrick Bonner John Callicutt Robert Deutsch Allen Dickerson Myra Helton Jerry Jester Malaya Jester Kelly Peeler Gary Pope Ginger Williams

Show Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

SCWHA Championship Results

SCWHA Championship Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity

SSHBEA Fall Show Results

SSHBEA Fall Show Results

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

ETWHA FALL CLASSIC

Chatsworth, GA Results

Chatsworth, GA Results

2017 TWHNC Results

2017 TWHNC Results

2017 TWHBEA National Futurity

2017 TWHBEA National Futurity

International Results

International Results

Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Show Results

Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Show Results

Belfast TWHBEA Results

Belfast TWHBEA Results

Pulaski, TN

Pulaski, TN

Lewisburg, TN

Lewisburg, TN

Chatsworth, GA

Chatsworth, GA

Obituaries

Obituary – B.H. Hodge

B.H. Hodge, age 79, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He and his wife, June, were married 59 wonderful years. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children, Alecia (Bill), Brad (Terri) and Alan (and friend Barbara); 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Micah, Jonathan, Chase, Andrew and Annalisa; 2 great grandchildren, Natalie and Amelia.
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Equine Obituary- Hard Texas Cash

Hard Texas Cash, the beautiful black stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24. He was affectionately known as “Tex,” and was foaled on May 19, 1993 to Tommy Howell. Tex caught the eye of the Wink and Nancy Groover as a yearling.
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Obituary- John James Pace, Jr.

John James Pace, Jr. (Jim), 80, passed away Thursday, November 16th. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a retired farmer, cattleman, and horseman. Jim was born in Franklin, Virginia to the late John J. Pace and Sarah Pickard Pace. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Billie Ann Pace; three sons John,
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Obituary- Alvin Thomas Strickland

Alvin Thomas Strickland, 67, husband of Deirdre Volkmann Strickland, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. Graveside Services were held Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Augusta, GA. Mr. Strickland was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a retired lifelong horse trainer. Survivors include daughters, Heather Huggins and Toni Strickland; 1 step-daughter, Mary
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Obituary- Virginia Biddle Chism

TWHBEA lifetime member and Board of Director Virginia Biddle Chism passed away November 6, 2017. She was 77 years old. The Arrington, Tennessee resident was preceded in death by her father and mother, William E. Biddle and Marion A. Biddle and a brother William Michael Biddle. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Walter D.
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Obituary- Barry Lee Baggerly

Barry Lee Baggerly, Sr. passed away on November 1, 2017 at Hospice Home. The Danville, Virginia native was 75 years old. Baggerly was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an air traffic controller. He was a Walking and Racking Horse enthusiast. He served as Vice President of the Virginia Walking
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Equine Obituary- Silverado Spirit

World Grand Champion Silverado Spirit was laid to rest October 16, 2017 at the age of 20. Sired by Pride’s Dark Spirit and out of a Generator mare, she was foaled April 6, 1997. Kentucky’s Harper Grider most recently showed the beautiful mare. In 2015, Silverado Spirit and Harper won the Youth 11 & Under
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Equine Obituary- Mighty Maxx

Mighty Maxx, the World Grand Champion owned and loved by Jo Ann Dowell of Powell, Ohio passed away October 23, 2017. He was 23 years old at the time of his death. The black stallion, sired by Pride’s Beam and out of Fashion’s Promenade, was foaled May 31, 1994. In his early showring career, Mighty
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Equine Obituary- A Strong Need For Cash

On October 21, 2017, A Strong Need For Cash was humanely laid to rest. The beautiful bay stallion was foaled on June 4, 2007. His sire was A Strong Dollar and his dam was Cash’s Moon Lite Bay. He began his training career under the direction of David Smith. Soon following he caught the eye
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Obituary- Mr. Albert “Sonny” Holt Jr.

Albert Price “Sonny” Holt, Jr., age 72, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, in a motor vehicle accident, following a horse show in Cullman, Alabama. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Steve Murphree officiated. The family received visitors Wednesday, October 18th with a memorial service at 6:00pm at
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Obituary- Howard Creed

Mr. Howard Creed, 83, of Springfield, Missouri passed away on September 19, 2017. Mr. Creed was born July 29, 1934 in Springfield to parents Harvey and Pearl Creed. He served in the United States Army. It was there where he learned his lifetime trade of horse shoeing. He practiced in this business for over 57
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Obituary- Bob Nelms

Mr. James Robert “Bob” Nelms, age 67, of College Grove, Tennessee, passed from this life on Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home in College Grove. A Marshall County native, Mr. Nelms was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was an equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a great supporter of the
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Obituary- Buddy Dick

Lifetime Tennessee Walking Horse Trainers’ Association member Buddy Gene Dick passed away September 23, 2017. He was 77 years old. Buddy was born in Science Hill, Kentucky on October 7, 1939 to Columbus and Mary Dick. He was a great supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse. He made a career of training and in 1997
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Obituary- Joe Lee Cunningham

Joe Lee Cunningham Sr., 80, of Rockwood, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Cunningham was a member of St. Clair Baptist Church, Spring City. He was retired from Y-12 Federal Government Plant, Oak Ridge, with 26 years of service. He was an associate member of the Horse Protection Act Association. He
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Equine Obituary- Priscilla Cash

Beautiful 12 year old mare Priscilla Cash was humanely laid to rest on August 14, 2017 after a long battle and lasting complications from EHV-1. By Cash’s Blackjack and out of Coin’s Misty Lady, Priscilla was started by Phillip Trimble, and successfully competed in the Park Pleasure division with Kelly Sherman under the direction of
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