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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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50th Annual Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – Oct 27-28, 2017

WHOA Releases Show Updates

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the upcoming show Sunday, September 17 at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, TN will be changed from formal attire to casual attire (collared shirt, long pants and boots). Bobbikay Hein will judge the show. Class 15 was a duplicate class and now reads Classic
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Tragic Fire at Nance Stables

On September 5, 2017 Nance Stables, located at Crane Farms in Alabama, experienced a devastating barn fire. Trainer Keith Nance reported that 23 horses perished and almost all barn items were destroyed. Friends and fellow trainers have stepped up to help. A benefit auction will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Farms,
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Thomas Receives Humanitarian Award

The Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award, named in honor of the former Celebration ringmaster, is given by The Celebration each year recognizing an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to The Celebration. This year’s recipient is Mark Thomas. Mark is a Shelbyville native that chose to raise his family in his hometown. He
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Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selections for Key USDA Posts

Press Release from USDA Office of Communications Release No. 0096.17 (Washington, D.C., September 1, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of three individuals for key positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The president announced Gregory Ibach as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
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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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PC Splash Announces Judges

The PC Splash Classic will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Champions Arena located on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The show will begin at 5:00pm. Scoring the cards for the event will be Frankie Jo Bradley, Smokey Carswell and Johnny Puckett. For more information on the show or sponsorships, contact Todd Fisher,
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DesJarlais Recognized

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary annually presents a merit award to someone who has been an active source in helping the Walking Horse industry. Congressman Scott DesJarlais is the recipient of this year’s award. In 2010, DesJarlais was elected to represent Tennessee’s fourth district. He immediately heard the voice of concern and took interest in
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Celebrating Results

As the 2017 Celebration has wrapped up, we can reflect back on one of the most positive shows in the past five years. Even the cooler temperature cooperated, making it very pleasant for our beloved Tennessee Walking Horse. With 16 fewer classes, entries were still on the rise at 1,774. 111,117 fans paid to experience
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NCWHA SCHOLARSHIPS

The NCWHA is proud to announce the availability of 3 scholarship opportunities for members of the NCWHA. The Dr. Michael H. Piet Memorial Scholarship award of $5000, the Lynn Culbreth Memorial Scholarship award of $1000, and the Ronald Mosley Memorial Scholarship award of $1000 will be awarded during the NCCWHS in October. Applicants must be
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46th Annual Racking World Celebration Announces Judges

The RHBAA, Racking Horse Breeders Association of America, has recently announced the judges for their 46th Annual World Celebration. The show will take place on September 22-30, 2017 at the Morgan County Celebration Arena in Decatur, Alabama. The following are this year’s judges: Charlie Brown, Joe Dan Carter, Ricky Parker and Newton Parks. Please note
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VIRGINIA WALKING/RACKING OWNER’S ASSOCIATION FALL SHOW

The Virginia Walking/Racking Horse Owners Association will host a fall horse show on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 PM at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Center in Chatham, VA. For information contact Anne Tucker at 434.221.1172. The show is affiliated with the NCWHA and will count in the high point system. The class sheet may be
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Celebration Announces Aged Stallions Divisions

The Celebration has recently announced that the 2017 Celebration will showcase 2,064 entries. This number surpasses the 1,975 entries in 2016. As part of this release, they have also announced the split classes for the Aged Stallions Preliminary which will be the grand finale on the first Saturday night of the Celebration on August 26,
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Nelms Benefit Horse Show

The family of Bob Nelms ended Friday night, August 11, 2017 with very grateful and thankful hearts. This was a night that friends and family gathered honoring one man, Mr. Bob Nelms. Earlier this year, Nelms was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer. Organizers of this event thought it was a very appropriate time to
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WHTA Auxiliary Announces Dates

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary has released some dates that will be of interest to many people during the Celebration. Sunday, August 27th at 11:15AM- Celebration Meeting on porch of Finish Line Farm Sunday, August 27th at 1:00PM- Celebration Dog Show Wednesday, August 30th- Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Class (Members only class in which formal
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Show 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

Roger Latham Memorial Show

Roger Latham Memorial Show

Waynesville Charity Horse Show

Waynesville Charity Horse Show

South East Tennessee Walking Horse Association Horse Show

South East Tennessee Walking Horse Association Horse Show

Parkers Crossroads Horse Show

Parkers Crossroads Horse Show

Lynchburg Walking Horse Show

Lynchburg Walking Horse Show

Cornersville Lions Club

Cornersville Lions Club

Putnam County Fair

Putnam County Fair

Obituaries

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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Obituary- Douglas Clifford “Doug” Crawford

Long time Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast and supporter Doug Crawford has passed away. Mr. Douglas Clifford “Doug” Crawford, age 71 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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William Pennington Obituary

William Caudle Pennington, age 88 passed away July 4, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Thompson Station, TN and member of Thompson Station United Methodist Church. Inductee in the Walking Horse Hall of Fame for his horse training and winning several championships. Preceded in death by parents, William Ernest and Lucille Caudle Pennington and
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MCKENZI ANN LOID obituary

McKenzi Ann Loid passed away on June 27, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born on Thursday, December 14, 1989 in Bowling Green, KY. She is survived by her parents, Tommy Jr. and Robin Loid of Bowling Green, her brother, Tommy III and wife Krista, sister, Emily Wilkins and husband Craig. Niece and nephew Riley
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Bev Thorson Obituary

Bev Thorson 89 of Bemidji, MN passed away at Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji on Saturday July 8, 2017. Bev was born Beverly Dawn Ness, the daughter of Berth C and Louise P Ness on December 4, 1927 in Hunter, North Dakota. She was born in a house without running water or electricity and was
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Equine Obituary- The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy was humanely laid to rest on June 6, 2017 following a long treatment from an injury. The beautiful black stallion was owned by Brad and Trish Harrison. The Bourne Legacy was loved by many Walking Horse enthusiasts after claiming attention as a three year old stallion. At the 2013 Tennessee Walking Horse
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Obituary- Robert F. Hurley

Walking Horse enthusiast Robert Hurley, age 83 of Hayden, AL, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017. He is survived by two daughters, Theresa (Jeffrey) Fuller of Forestdale and Sherri (Ken) Clark of Danville; three grandchildren, Benjamin Fuller, Elijah Clark and Elizabeth Clark; Shirley Cowley of Bessemer; James Richard Hurley of Birmingham and numerous nieces
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Obituary- Bill Harlin

Mr. William (Bill) Wirt Harlin Jr., age 92, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The eldest son of Luella and Wirt Harlin, Bill was a 1942 Graduate of Battle Ground Academy. He attended the United States Naval Academy and Vanderbilt University, where met his wife, Barbara Ann (Nunnally)
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Equine Obituary – I’m Pushin Delight

I’m Pushin’ Delight aka “Travis” was laid to rest at the age of 26 at Dry Dock Stables in Florence, SC on June 5, 2017. He was a 2x World Champion with wins at The Southern Championship, Belfast, Asheville, and Clemson. Dr. Larry Heiden bought him as a yearling and he was started and trained
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Obituary Buford “Buck” Martin

Walking Horse enthusiast Buford “Buck” Martin of Owenton passed away on April 29, 2017 at the age of 91. The Owen County native was born May 25, 1925 to parents Rufus and Florence Bond Martin. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings Roscoe Martin and Evelyn Faulkner. Mr. Martin served in
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Obituary- Angie Bobo

Angelyn “Angie” Parsley Samples Bobo of Shelbyville passed away April 24, 2017. At the time of death, Ms. Bobo resided at NHC Health Care in Tullahoma, TN. Services were held Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home. Winnifred Angelyn Parsley Sample Bobo was born November 19, 1933 in Nashville, TN to
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Obituary – Jack Mitchell

Mr. Jack Mitchell passed from this life on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice. He was 78 years old. Mr. Mitchell was the son of Bill and Clara Nell Mitchell who precede him in death. He was a Walking Horse owner and faithful supporter of the industry. Walking Horses and family were how
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Obituary- Clarence Paul Williams

Mr. Clarence Paul Williams, father of Walking Horse trainer Chad Williams, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017. The Rutherford County native was 74 years old. He was the son of the late W.C. and Alice Smith Williams. Mr. Williams was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Timbs. Surviving Mr. Williams are his
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Obituary- Buddy Black

Buddy Black of Woodbury, TN passed away April 2, 2017. He was 87 years old. Mr. Black was a native of Rutherford County, TN. He was the second of six sons born to parents James Hillard and Eva Groom Black. Buddy served with the 981st Army Engineers during the Korean War. He made a career
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