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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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SCWHA Announces $500 Payout To Champion

The SCWHA will host the Spring Show at Dillon Park in Sumter, SC on May 6. This will be a ribbon only show, with the Walking Horse Championship class having a $500 payout, graciously donated by a supporter of the SCWHA. This will be a double points show for SCWHA Points.

Footloose 5K for kids

The 4th Annual Footloose 5k For Kids was held Saturday April 15, 2017. It started at 8:00am and was the Celebration Grounds. The Walking Horse Trainers Ladies Auxiliary hosted another great event.

WHT Auxiliary donates to FAST

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary hosted the annual silent auction during the National Trainers’ Show. The Auxiliary donated $3500 to the FAST Legal Fund with proceeds from the auction.

Sisk Family Contributes to Benedict Stables Fund

The Andrew Sisk Family has recently announced that the breeding fees received from I’m NRA will be donated to the Spencer Benedict Stables Fund. This fund has been set aside to help defray veterinary expenses following the devastating tragedy from December 2016 that took place at the Benedict Stables.

Waynesville Lions Club

The Waynesville Lions Club Show will not be held this year. Please make this change on your show schedules.

WHOA Announces 2017 Rules Revisions

The Walking Horse Owners Association Board of Directors has announced that the following revisions and clarifications for the 2017 Rulebook will be effective immediately. 1. All youth, 11 & Under, must wear ASTM-SEI approved headgear (helmets) in all riding classes. This is a safety requirement. 2. Youth that show in a specified “11 & Under”
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Christmas In July Becomes Two-Day Event With Three Judge Panel

The Christmas In July Horse Show, which annually kicks off the Fourth of July weekend, will be adding a night to its show. The show will be held June 28-29, 2017 with 25 classes each day. This will be triple points for Riders’ Cup Classes. The show will be held at the Bedford County Ag
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Craft Will Judge Money Tree Classic

Organizers of the Money Tree Classic have announced Travis Craft of Crofton, KY will judge their show. The Money Tree Classic is put on by the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Auxiliary and will be held June 30, 2017 at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. For more information, contact 931-205-3493.  

Columbia Spring Jubilee Announces Judges

The Columbia spring Jubilee will be held June 1-3, 2017 at the Maury County Park in Columbia, TN. Accepting the task of marking the cards are Jennifer Bingham, Derek Bonner and Robbie Spiller. For more information about the show, contact 931-798-3139.  

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Announces Addition

Vicki Benjamin, horse show organizer, has announced the addition of Class 11A- Riders’ Cup 4 & Under Trail Pleasure. The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Horse Show will take place May 12, 2017 at the Chalmus Davenport Arena in Humboldt, TN. Charlie Brown will be judging the event.

Senate Vote To Confirm Perdue

On April 24, 2017, the full Senate will vote on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue. Perdue is the former governor of Georgia. Upon the confirmation vote passing, Sonny Perdue will lead the United States Department of Agriculture.

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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Bedford Cancer Foundation Hosts Annual Show

On April 22, 2017 the Bedford Cancer Foundation will host its annual Walking For Cancer Horse Show. The fundraising event will take place at the Champions Arena on The Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, TN. This horse show is a major source of funds that helps patients and families in Bedford County who are having financial
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Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show Announces Deadline

The Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show will be held in Panama City Beach, FL at the Frank Brown Park. This event will take place April 27-29, 2017. Show officials have announced the deadline for stall reservations will be April 17th. The cost is $125 per stall. To reserve stalls or for more show information email
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Show Results

NCWHA Spring Show

NCWHA SPRING SHOW RESULTS

Walking For Cancer Results

WALKING FOR CANCER RESULTS

FAST Spring Showcase Results

FAST Spring Showcase

SCWHA Ladies’ Auxiliary Results

SCWHA Ladies Auxiliary Show Results

WHTA National Trainers’ Show Results

Trainers Show Results

WHOA High Point Awards

WHOA High Point Awards

South Carolina Banquet Winners

South Carolina Banquet Winners

KWHRA Awards Banquet High Point Winners

KWHRA Awards Banquet

TWHBEA Awards Banquet High Point Winners

TWHBEA Awards Banquet

Alabama Jubilee Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity Results

Madison County Results

Madison County Horse Show Results

Clemson, SC Results

Clemson, SC Results

SSHBEA Fall Show Results

SSHBEA Fall Show

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

Baileyton Results

Baileyton Results

Obituaries

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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Obituary- Jim Gerhardt

On March 17, 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse owner and supporter Jim Gerhardt passed away. Gerhardt, of St. Louis, Missouri, and his wife Bonnie were customers of Formac Stables. They owned Major Gee Whiz and WC She’s Calamity Jane. Other than family, one of Jim’s greatest loves was the fellowship between horse friends. Jim Gerhardt is
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Equine Obituary- The Duck

The Jim Baum Family recently announced the passing of the 1999 15.2 & Under World Grand Champion The Duck. The black stallion was humanely laid to rest on March 12, 2017- four days after his 27th birthday. Although Rodney Dick directed The Duck to a World Grand Championship, Dr. Jim Baum also accumulated numerous wins
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Obituary -Sidney Baucom

Sidney George Baucom was born October 21, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the first of three children born to parents Sidney and Nora Palfreyman Baucom. He attended West High School followed by undergraduate studies and Law School at the University of Utah. After graduating, he married his high school sweetheart and love
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OBITUARY – CLYDE FRANCE

Please keep Daphne France, her mother, Audrey and her family in your prayers. Daphne is in Virginia with her mother and does not have cell service. To reach the family call 276-926-4017. Clyde was a member of the NCWHA and loved showing his horses. James Clyde France, age 68, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017.
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Obituary – Sue Ellen Overstreet

July 7, 1957 – February 24, 2017 Sue Ellen (Susie) Overstreet, 59, of Vinton, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 24, 2017, after a long, courageous and hard fought battle against cancer. Susie was born on July 7, 1957. Charlie Overstreet, Susie’s father; Shiloh, her beautiful black cocker spaniel;
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Obituary – Benny Johnson

A Celebration of Life for Benny Louis Johnson age 73 of Shelbyville was held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel on Thursday, March 9, 2017 with Dr. Bill Jaber and Brother Steve Murphree officiating. Visitation with the family was from 4-6 with the memorial immediately following at 6:00 PM. Originally from War, West Virginia, he was the
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Obituary – Sammie Norris

Walking horse enthusiast and supporter, Sammie Ray Norris, passed away on February 18, 2017 at the Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. A resident of Chapel Hill, TN, Mr. Norris proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. During his spare time, he raised Tennessee Walking horses and enjoyed spending time with
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Obituary – Jerry Jones

Tennessee Walking horse advocate Jerry Jones passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 after an courageous battle against cancer. Mr. Jones, 67, was born on July 23, 1949 to Grady & Haley Jones. The Dillon, South Carolina resident was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He loved his country so much that he fought
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Obituary – Harold Dean Givens

Harold Dean Givens, age 80, passed away February 28, 2017. He was a native of Cannon Country but lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Harold served in the National Guard and worked as a barber. He was an ambassador of the Tennessee Walking Horse as a breeder, showman, and served on the TWHBEA
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Obituary – Jon Dean Scott

March 30, 1936 – February 7, 2017 Jon Dean Scott passed from this earth February 7, 2017 at the age of 80 from acute renal failure while residing at Century Pines Assisted Living in Ozark, Missouri. He was born March 30, 1936 in Blue Eye, Missouri to parents Charles Eugene (Gene) and Ruby Harryman Scott.
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Obituary – Edwin Gallun Jr.

Gallun Jr., Edwin A. “Ned” Called home to the Lord on December 14, 2016, age 85. Loving husband of Elfriede (nee Jatzkowski) for 59 years. Dear dad of Lisa (James) Baum, Amanda (Tom) Wood and Martin (Angela) Gallun. Proud grandpa of Jacob (Brittany) Baum, Luke Baum, Nathan Raitmaier, Connor and Tyler Gallun. Brother of Douglas
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Obituary – Chad Baucom

Chad Edwin Baucom, 49, of Monroe, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Chad took over the family business, Baucom Stables, and spent his entire life training and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. Chad has been described as a legend in the Walking Horse Industry by many. Not only was he a master horseman,
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