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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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Celebration Entry Deadline

Entry deadline for the 79th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm. All preliminary entries must be made by that date.

A Note From Pleasant Valley Farms

To our customers and friends, After much thought and consideration, we have decided to cancel our Celebration Super Sale and Yearling Festival at Pleasant Valley Farms on September 1st and 2nd. I appreciate everyone that has thought about consigning to our sale and the customers that come each year to buy horses and yearlings. Having
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Celebration Announces 2017 Judging Panel

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Jennifer Bingham, Chris Bobo, Scotty Brooks, David Landrum and Bill Reel to judge the 79th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The Celebration will be held Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, 2017. Both Scotty Brooks, from Bowling Green, Kentucky and Reel, from Harrisonburg, Virginia will both be
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Celebration Amends Qualifying Class

At the most recent Celebration board meeting, the decision was made to combine the Owner/Amateur 15.2 Mare and Gelding class with the Owner/Amateur Pony Mare & Gelding class. This combined class, Owner/Amateur Riders on 15.2 & Under Mares/Geldings will be number 121 and take place on Tuesday August 29. The change from Pony to 15.2
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WHOA International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship

The 39th Annual WHOA International Grand Championship Horse Show is fast approaching; it is practically at our doorstep. We have some important reminders for you as this looks to be one of the most successful Internationals. To date there are 430 stall reservations and 70 camper sites reserved. Three classes have been added to the
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WHOA International show Announces Judges & Class Schedule

The 39th Annual International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship, scheduled for July 21 – 29, 2017 is soon approaching and promises to be the year’s greatest showcase for the flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horse. As is tradition, the show will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, 304
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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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NCWHA Scholarships

NCWHA Scholarship Application NCWHA Scholarship Rules 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
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Wedding Announcement

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Lowe Amber Lewis of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Tony Lowe of Montgomery, Alabama were united in marriage June 24, 2017 in Prattville, Alabama. The newlyweds will make their home in Montgomery. The Scoop wishes Tony and Amber a very blessed marriage.

5th Annual Roger Latham Memorial Horse Show – July 28 & 29, 2017

Roger Latham Memorial Racking HS Class Sheet 2017 Roger Latham Memorial Walking HS Class Sheet 2017

WHOA Franklin & Brownsville, Kentucky Shows Postponed

The WHOA Kentucky Breeders Fund Eligible shows scheduled for June 24 & 25th have been rescheduled for August 19 & 20th. Heavy rains have caused poor track and grounds conditions.

World Versatility Show Makes Changes

Payouts have increased!! There will be over $8,200 paid out during the World Versatility Show held July 19-21, 2017 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. Ribbons, trophies and monetary awards will be given out in each class to the top five placings. Remember, each class offers triple points to all exhibitors showing! Entry fees
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Show Results

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

PRHTA Show

PRHTA Show

Money Tree Classic

Money Tree Classic

Mid South Horse Show

Mid South Horse Show

Christmas In July

Christmas In July

Chestnut Hill Charity

Chestnut Hill Charity

WHAA Summer Classic

WHAA Summer Classic

Savannah Lions Club

Savannah Lions Club

O.K. Hege Memorial Show

O.K. Hege Memorial Show

Liberty Lions Club

Liberty Lions Club

Obituaries

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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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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