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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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Christmas In July Announces Changes

The Christmas In July Show will be held July 4th-5th at the Bedford County Ag Center. Organizers have added the following classes to their class schedule: Class 21 Amateur Park Pleasure 4 & Under Class 27 Weanlings Class 33 Yearlings Class 49 AOT For any questions please contact Julie Graham at 931-619-2520.

Scholarship Applications Now Available

The WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Family Scholarship is now accepting applications. This award is available to any child of a member of a WHAT member. For application information visit www.walkinghorsetr The WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Family Scholarship is now accepting applications. This award is available to any child of a member of a WHAT member. For application
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Horse Shows Announce Judges

Putnam County Fair Open Walking Horse Show- July 14, 2018 Judge- Newton Parks of Murfreesboro, TN Walking For The Children Show- July 26, 2018 Judge- Aaron Self of Murfreesboro, TN Wartrace Horse Show- August 4, 2018 Judge- John Fikes of Hamilton, AL

Obituary- Bill Carmichael

William D. “Bill” Carmichael, 59, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018. He was born on October 13, 1958 to Audria Carmichael and the late William Carmichael. He married his adoring wife Cindy Conyers Carmichael and together they had two wonderful children. Bill was a lifelong member of the Sugar Grove Christian Church
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Obituary- Rita Hudgens

Funeral services for Rita Ann Potter Hudgens, age 65, of Franklin, TN were held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Julian Goodpaster officiating. Burial followed at Rosebank Cemetery. Mrs. Hudgens passed from this life Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare of Shelbyville after an extended
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Obituary- Laurel Elaine (Roberts) Cottingham

Laurel Elaine Roberts Cottingham, age 36, of Salem, Missouri, passed away May 22, 2018, in Boss, Missouri. Memorial visitation for Laurel Cottingham was held Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service was held the same evening at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. A
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International Judges Ballot Now Available

The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce that Ballots for election of Judges for the 2018 International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship are in the mail. Along with the ballots are forms to submit different levels of sponsorship. Twenty-six WHOA Judges who wished to be included on the ballot are listed. Of these
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Kentucky Auxiliary Hosts Juvenile Show

STANFORD, KY- The KWHA Juvenile Auxiliary Horse Show was recently held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in Stanford Kentucky. The Honorable Terry Lunsford judged the 36 classes. Show Manager Christin Wood announced that there were 95 entries. The Walking Horse Stake class was the grand finale of this show. The class was held in memory
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East Tennessee Classic Announces Trainers’ Incentive

The East Tennessee Classic Horse Show will be held June 16, 2018 at the South Central Ruritan Horse Show Park in Chuckey, TN. Organizers of this show have announced a Trainers’ Award incentive. $300 will be awarded to the trainer with the most entries, and $100 will be awarded to the trainer traveling the furthest.

TWHBEA Executive Committee Amends Rule

In a unanimous vote affirming the motion made by Mr. Keegan Meadows, the Executive Committee amended the rules for the International High Point Program. In support of show management responsibility for inspections and procedures, according to the HPA, the Committee removed the requirement that the show be affiliated with an HIO. This rule change makes
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Celebration Stadium Lights Will Get An Upgrade

The Board of Directors for The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently approved to replace the stadium lights for the outdoor arena. The upgrade will be completed before the 80th Annual Celebration begins in August. During the 2017 Celebration, mechanical lighting issues occurred. These problems prohibited many from taking the traditional championship spotlight ride. This
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Celebration Sponsors Party At Blue Ribbon Circle

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration’s Corporate Sponsor Party will be held on the first Saturday night of the 2018 Celebration. Last year was the first year the event was held at the Blue Ribbon Circle. Because of the overwhelming success in attendance, the event will be held on The Celebration grounds once again. Celebration
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Hopkins Receives Scholarship

The Smoky Mountain Walking Horse Association has announced Allison Hopkins as the recipient of the Jerry Derryberry Memorial Scholarship. The Hancock County High School senior plans to attend Mississippi State University with a career goal in business. Allison is the daughter of Benjamin and Jodie Hopkins. Along with her academic achievements, she has also excelled
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Obituary- George Perry Moore

George Perry Moore of Elm Grove, LA, passed away on April 29 at the age of 89 due to pulmonary and cardiac complications. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great granddaughter. Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City was in charge of arrangements. George is survived by his children, George “Geep” Moore,
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Show Results

Germantown Results

Germantown Results

Cumberland County Results

Cumberland County Results

Columbia Spring Jubilee Results

Columbia Spring Jubilee Results

Claiborne County Fair Results

Claiborne County Fair Results

WHOA Versatility Show Results

WHOA Versatility Show Results

Spring Fun Show Results

Spring Fun Show Results

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

WHAO Spring Fling Results

WHAO Spring Fling Results

West TN Strawberry Festival Results

West TN Strawberry Festival Results

Upper Cumberland Results

Upper Cumberland Results

Racking Spring Celebration Results

Racking Spring Celebration Results

NC Spring Show & NCWHA Ladies Auxiliary Results

NC Spring Show & NCWHA Ladies Auxiliary Results

Manchester Lions Club Results

Manchester Lions Club Results

Derby Classic Results

Derby Classic Results

Booneville, MS Results

Booneville, MS Results

Obituaries

Obituary- Bill Carmichael

William D. “Bill” Carmichael, 59, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018. He was born on October 13, 1958 to Audria Carmichael and the late William Carmichael. He married his adoring wife Cindy Conyers Carmichael and together they had two wonderful children. Bill was a lifelong member of the Sugar Grove Christian Church
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Obituary- Rita Hudgens

Funeral services for Rita Ann Potter Hudgens, age 65, of Franklin, TN were held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Julian Goodpaster officiating. Burial followed at Rosebank Cemetery. Mrs. Hudgens passed from this life Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare of Shelbyville after an extended
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Obituary- Laurel Elaine (Roberts) Cottingham

Laurel Elaine Roberts Cottingham, age 36, of Salem, Missouri, passed away May 22, 2018, in Boss, Missouri. Memorial visitation for Laurel Cottingham was held Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service was held the same evening at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. A
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Obituary- George Perry Moore

George Perry Moore of Elm Grove, LA, passed away on April 29 at the age of 89 due to pulmonary and cardiac complications. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great granddaughter. Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City was in charge of arrangements. George is survived by his children, George “Geep” Moore,
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Equine Obituary – Dollar Dynamite

The Scoop has learned of the passing of RHBAA World Champion Dollar Dynamite. Dollar Dynamite is owned by Carol Missildine and Russell Enterprise. Jamie Lawrence directed the gelding to World Championship status at the 2017 RHBAA World Celebration. The duo claimed top honors in the Racking Style Specialty Action Open division. His final blue ribbon
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Equine Obituary- Hot Silk

Lisa Teel has announced the passing of her World Champion Hot Silk. The beautiful black mare is a six-time World Champion Model Mare. Hot Silk took her first title in 2008. Then five more would follow: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Four different handlers claimed these titles with this mare. Stormy Night of Pride
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Obituary- Oreon M. “Odie” Adcock

Oreon M. “Odie” Adcock, 91, of East Petersburg, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Born in Unionville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Virginia E. Russell Adcock. Odie was the loving husband of the late Carmella M. “Carmie” Bonelli Adcock who died in
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Obituary- Mr. Roger Nichols

Mr. Roger Lewis Nichols, 82, of Mt. Airy passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 on his 63rd wedding anniversary at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born in Surry County on August 25, 1935 to the late Roger Nathan and Nell Gentry Nichols. He was a graduate of White Plains
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Equine Obituary- Jose’s Centerfold

Jose’s Centerfold was humanely laid to rest following complications from colic on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The beautiful World Grand Champion mare was sired by Jose’ Jose’ and out of Tarheel’s Supreme Colors. She was foaled on October 5, 2005 to Bob Rollins. Bill Williams noticed her talent very quickly and began her training under
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Equine Obituary- Arriba

Terry and Dot Rider of Corinth, Mississippi have announced the passing of Reserve World Champion Arriba. Arriba was laid to rest on March 19, 2018. The beautiful gelding was sired by Ted Williams and his dam was Prides Silver Mist. He was foaled on March 14, 2009. Arriba had a wonderful show career. He was
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Equine Obituary- Popcorn Pusher

The Joel Nipper Family of Cleveland, Tennessee has announced the passing of their beloved Tennessee Walking Horse Popcorn Pusher. Popcorn Pusher was sired by Pushers High Score and out of a Prides’ Generator mare. The beautiful gelding began his show career in 2002 with Raegan Thompson directing him to many blues in the Youth 11
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Obituary- Willie Cook Jr.

Walking Horse trainer and industry supporter Willie James Cook, Jr. entered his eternal rest on March 2, 2018. He was 52 years old. His parents Willie “Flip” Cook and Esther Horton Cook preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Shere’ Owens Cook, his children Jessica Cook, Willie Cook, III and Connor Cook, his grandson
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Obituary- Karen Pendleton

Karen Jo Wright Pendleton, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at her residence. She was 66 years old. She was born March 15, 1951 in Lexington to the late Wheeler and Retta Stephens Wright. Karen was a long time resident of Mt. Sterling, and she moved there upon her marriage forty-six years ago.
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Obituary- Paul Hughes

Walking horse owner, breeder and avid supporter Paul Hughes, passed away January 20th, 2018 following a long battle with COPD. He was 92. A life-long resident of California, Hughes was born June 13, 1925. He opened his first barn, Carousel Farms, around 1950. In 1973, Hughes opened Flo’s Airport Café at the Ontario Airport. He
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Obituary- James Haynes Sr.

James Haynes passed away January 18, 2018, just five days short of his 52nd birthday. Haynes is survived by one son, his mother and a sister. James was a native of Rutherford County, Tennessee and had been involved with horses since his teenage years. He worked for Billy Gray, Ramsey Bullington, Jeff Givens and for
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