News

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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TWHBEA Joins Relay For Life

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association has announced they will be partnering with Ernie Brewbaker and Ranger T. Walker in the fight against cancer by participating in Relay For Life- 2017. This year there will be a horseback riding portion. Riders will solicit and collect their donations as part of the TWHBEA effort.
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The SHOW Rules Committee Makes Announcement

The All Day Pleasure shoe size has been modified to correspond with other groups that offer the class. The new maximum shoe size for All Day Pleasure is now 3/8” thick X ¾” wide. Also to clarify for show management the offering of Open Trail Pleasure and/or Open Country Pleasure with corresponding classes of Amateur
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Show Returns to Lynchburg

For the Walking Horse enthusiasts that cherished the rich history and southern hospitality from the Lynchburg Horse Show, you can once again add it to your summer itinerary. Organizers have announced that the show will return to Wiseman Park in Lynchburg, Tennessee on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The goal of the Lynchburg Horse Show is
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Racking Horse Championship Announces Judge

The 44th Annual Mississippi State Racking Horse Championship will be held on May 27, 2017 in Booneville, Mississippi. The show will start promptly at 4:00PM, and it will take place at the Prentiss County Agri Center. Judging the show will be Mark Taylor of Belgreen, Alabama. For more information about the show, contact (662) 372-2910
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TWHBEA Joins Relay For Life

TWHBEA The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association has announced they will be partnering with Ernie Brewbaker and Ranger T. Walker in the fight against cancer by participating in Relay For Life- 2017. This year there will be a horseback riding portion. Riders will solicit and collect their donations as part of the TWHBEA
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Horse Owner Clinic To Be Held At Harlinsdale Farm

The American Farriers Association will be hosting a Horse Owner Clinic on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The event is sponsored by Tractor Supply and will take place at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This historic venue is located at 239 Franklin Road in Franklin, Tennessee. Registration will be from 8:00-9:00AM. Professionals will be offering topics
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SHOW to Reinforce Rule

The SHOW Rules Committee would like to remind all exhibitors, amateur and professionals about a rule that is being violated. Did you know that you are not allowed to come into the arena with your rider? You must stop at the gate. You are not allowed into the arena without show officials approval. The only
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SHOW Announces Rulebook Addendum

The following addendum has been announced by SHOW and became effective as of April 3, 2017. Fine Harness: The following are legal bits for Fine Harness, no exceptions: O-ring snaffle, D-ring snaffle, full cheek snaffle, half cheek snaffle, Liverpool, Butterfly Liverpool and a Kimberwick. Shank not to exceed 4 ½” on any bit. Amateur Owned
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Perdue Confirmed as Ag Secretary

On Monday, April 24, 2017 the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue will serve as Agriculture Secretary. His confirmation came following a vote of 87-11. The former governor of Georgia will now lead the United States Department of Agriculture. Perdue was President Donald Trump’s highly favored choice since before the Trump inauguration.  

Celebration Announces 2017 Schedule Changes

On May 3, 2017, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration released its 2017 class schedule for the 79th Annual Celebration. In order to focus on competitiveness, participation and the length of each session the Celebration recently began a process, revamping its class schedule covering a three-year period. After receiving feedback from fans and exhibitors, it
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Germantown Announces Judges

Organizers for the Germantown Charity Horse Show have recently announced the judges for the annual show. Marking the cards for the Walking Horse competition will be Dee Dee Miller of Lewisburg, Tennessee. Miller is a former executive committee member of TWHBEA and past president of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association. She is also no stranger
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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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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.

Show Results

West Stanly Show Results

West Stanly Show Results

Upper Cumberland Results

Upper Cumberland Results

SCWHA Spring Show Results

SCWHA Spring Show

RHBAA Spring Celebration Results

RHBAA Spring Celebration Results

Manchester Lions Club Results

Manchester Lions Club Results

Alabama Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary Results

Alabama Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary Results

West TN Strawberry Festival Results

West TN Strawberry Festival Results

Gulf Coast Charity Results

Gulf Coast Charity 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

Obituaries

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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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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