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FAST President Issues October Status Report

OVERVIEW First and foremost, it is imperative to recognize and express thoughtful gratitude to every single donor who has contributed to the FAST Legal/Preservation Fund before, during and following the Celebration show during which we met our Phase I fundraising goal. If it were not for the generosity of our industry, we would not have
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Birth Announcement – Wylder Jax Way

Chad and Jacquelyn Way welcome the birth of their son, Wylder Jax Way on October 14,2016, at 11:51 a.m. Baby Way weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Nancy Elliott, Jack Heffington and Jerry and Sue Way. His siblings are Jayden Jackson and Brooke, Morgan and Bryce Way. Proud father, Chad
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The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Loses Icon Billy Gray

Webster Dictionary defines “icon” as a person who is very successful and admired. There’s no other walking horse trainer that fits this description better than Mr. Billy Gray, and when an icon passes, there is a great loss. Mr. Gray passed from this life very early on the morning of Wednesday, November2, 2016. He was
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Obituary Dr. Michael Harold Piet

Dr. M.H. “Michael” Piet, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away at home on Sunday, the 6th of November 2016, due to an extended illness with his loving family by his side. He was 57 years old. Born March 10, 1959, in Greenville, NC, Michael was a son of Jim Piet and the late Diane Piet.
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TWHBEA Releases Official Statement to USDA Proposed Rule

Friday, October 21, 2016 The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitor’s Association has issued an official statement to the Proposed Rule Change. STATEMENT OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE BREEDERS AND EXHIBITORS ASSOCIATION 250 N. Ellington Parkway Lewisburg, TN 37095 The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’Association (hereinafter referred to as “TWHBEA”), headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee,
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HSUS Lays Off 55 Amidst Budget Crisis

Article from HumaneWatch.org In what could be termed “Bloody Friday,” we learned late last week that HSUS has laid off 55 employees in the middle of a major fundraising shortfall. Our understanding is that the figure is at least $20 million. It sounds to us like a lot of charitable donors are wising up and
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Clarifications Made for Tunica Fall Classic

The Tennessee Walking Horse industry along with some of its greatest supporters will once again invade Mississippi during the Tunica Fall Classic scheduled for November 3-5. It is important to make note of the following addition and changes. Class 51A has been added and will be Speed Racking. There have also been changes for Classes
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Political Agendas and the Tennessee Walking Horse

Tuesday, November 8th is the general election in which the United States will have a new president. This year’s ballot hosts candidates that are not immune to scandal. Many have been weighing the odds, trying to decide for whom to vote. For many concerned about the walking horse industry, it is important to note that
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Obituary- Dr. W. H. Hill

Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast, long time supporter and World Champion equestrian Dr. W. H. “Harry” Hill has passed away. He would have celebrated his 99th birthday next week. Most recently, Dr. Hill and Kudo’s For Cash claimed top honors in the Owner-Amateur 70 Years & Over class for three consecutive years at the Tennessee Walking
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Revised Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – Oct 28-29, 2016 – REVISED 2 (1)

Revised Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – Oct 28-29, 2016 – REVISED (2) (1)_New

Walking For The Angels Show Update

The Walking For Angels show originally scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 will now be a two day show and is scheduled for Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12, 2016. Terry Mosley will judge the event. The show will be held at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. Stalls and RV spots will be
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USDA Extends Comment Period

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period on the proposed rule that would amend APHIS’ Horse Protection Act (HPA) regulations. APHIS published the proposed rule on July 26, 2016. At the request of interested Stakeholders, APHIS is extending the comment period 30 days until October 26, 2016. This proposed
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Obituary – Roy Franklin Harmon, JR., M.D.

Roy Franklin Harmon, JR., M.D., recently of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Williamson County Medical Center at age 87. Dr. Harmon was born April 8, 1929 in Houston, Mississippi, the son of Grace McWhorter Harmon and Roy Franklin Harmon, Sr. Dr. Harmon was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where
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Obituaries

The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Loses Icon Billy Gray

Webster Dictionary defines “icon” as a person who is very successful and admired. There’s no other walking horse trainer that fits this description better than Mr. Billy Gray, and when an icon passes, there is a great loss. Mr. Gray passed from this life very early on the morning of Wednesday, November2, 2016. He was
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Obituary Dr. Michael Harold Piet

Dr. M.H. “Michael” Piet, of Mint Hill, NC, passed away at home on Sunday, the 6th of November 2016, due to an extended illness with his loving family by his side. He was 57 years old. Born March 10, 1959, in Greenville, NC, Michael was a son of Jim Piet and the late Diane Piet.
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Obituary- Dr. W. H. Hill

Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast, long time supporter and World Champion equestrian Dr. W. H. “Harry” Hill has passed away. He would have celebrated his 99th birthday next week. Most recently, Dr. Hill and Kudo’s For Cash claimed top honors in the Owner-Amateur 70 Years & Over class for three consecutive years at the Tennessee Walking
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Obituary – Roy Franklin Harmon, JR., M.D.

Roy Franklin Harmon, JR., M.D., recently of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Williamson County Medical Center at age 87. Dr. Harmon was born April 8, 1929 in Houston, Mississippi, the son of Grace McWhorter Harmon and Roy Franklin Harmon, Sr. Dr. Harmon was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where
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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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