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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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Trainers Relocate

As the 2018 show year approaches, trainers are working very hard to have their stock ready for the ring.  This year there will be new faces at some of the barns. Dick Peebles has welcomed Gary Martin to his barn, Blaise Broccard has relocated to Chad Williams Stables and joining the Edgar Abernathy training team
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WHOA Board Of Directors Elected

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association announces the newly elected WHOA Board of Directors by the WHOA Membership. The following will serve the board for three years. 2018 President: RHONDA MARTOCCI – TN DR. JANA ANDERSON – TN JEAN MARIE DEGVILLE – TX VIC GERNT – TN DARDEN GLADNEY – LA CHARLES HOWARD – TN PEGGY
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WHTA 50th Anniversary Judges Announced

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association and Show Chairman Dean Byard are excited about celebrating 50 years of the Trainers’ Show. The 50th Anniversary Walking Horse Trainers’ Show will be held March 22-24 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. Ballots were sent to all the trainers in order to select judges. The top three selected were
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SCWHA Announces Scholarship

The Smoky Mountain Walking Horse Association announces a college scholarship of $500 to qualified applicants. The scholarship candidates must meet the following requirements: 1.) High school junior/ senior, or college student under the age of 24. 2.) Member of Smoky Mountain or East Tennessee Walking Horse Associations for a year before the April 1st deadline.
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Riner Named Head DQP

The SHOW HIO has promoted experienced DQP (Designated Qualified Person) John Paul Riner to the position of Head DQP. The position became available following the resignation of Mitchell Butler. Riner began as a DQP in 2010, and has worked in inspection for the majority of the industry’s major horse shows including The Celebration. With this
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Laurel Charity Announces Dates and Judge

The Laurel Charity Walking Horse Show will be March 3rd at 5:00PM. It will take place at the Magnolia Center in Laurel, Mississippi. Judging the event will be Jamie Lawrence. Please make plans to attend!  For information contact Donna Burnham at 601-517-5999.

KWHA Officers

The Kentucky Walking Horse Association met on Saturday, January 13th at Four Points By Sheraton in Lexington, Kentucky. This was their annual general membership meeting. The Kentucky Celebration was discussed and will be moved to a two-day event for 2018. Officers for 2018 are as follows: President- Daniel Carmichael 1st Vice President- Darrell Collins 2nd
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KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Officers

The Kentucky Walking Horse Association Ladies Auxiliary recently met at the Four Points By Sheraton in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, January 13th. Discussion topics were new membership, horse shows and fundraising. The following have been elected to serve in 2018: President- Renee Lainhart 1st Vice President- Jaime Lunsford 2nd Vice President- Renee Lainhart Treasurer- Tina
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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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Obituary- Martin Galen Brumbaugh

Martin Galen Brumbaugh of Hickory, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at his residence. He was 84 years old. He was born on May 18th, 1933 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Owen and Mary Fields Brumbaugh who precede him in death, as well as a brother, William Brumbaugh. Martin was a member of
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Obituary- Jerry Wells

Walking Horse enthusiast and supporter Jerry Matthew Wells of Crossville, Tennessee passed away January 3rd. He was 76 years old. He was born April 28, 1941 in Middletown, Ohio to Willard and Hattie Keith Wells. He is survived by his wife- Gina Wells and sons- Terry Wells, Mark Wells, Jeremy Spears, Matthew Scott Wells, Christopher
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Obituary- Billy Wayne Stanfill

Billy Wayne Stanfill passed away December 28th, 2017 at his residence. He was 80 years old. Mr. Stanfill was born on August 26, 1937 in Reagan, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Cletus Franklin and Mary Blanche Jones Stanfill. His wife of almost 63 years, Ruby Nell Vise Stanfill survives. They were married
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Obituary – Michael Alexander

Michael Delane Alexander of Lewisburg, Tennessee passed from this life on January 3rd, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 58 years old. Formerly of Nicholasville, Kentucky, he was the husband of Pamela Alexander. Mr. Alexander was born August 4th, 1959. He was the son of James Mark and Annie Lou Burns Alexander. He
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Show Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

SCWHA Championship Results

SCWHA Championship Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity

SSHBEA Fall Show Results

SSHBEA Fall Show Results

ETWHA Fall Classic Results

ETWHA FALL CLASSIC

Chatsworth, GA Results

Chatsworth, GA Results

2017 TWHNC Results

2017 TWHNC Results

2017 TWHBEA National Futurity

2017 TWHBEA National Futurity

International Results

International Results

Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Show Results

Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Show Results

Belfast TWHBEA Results

Belfast TWHBEA Results

Pulaski, TN

Pulaski, TN

Lewisburg, TN

Lewisburg, TN

Chatsworth, GA

Chatsworth, GA

Obituaries

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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Obituary- Martin Galen Brumbaugh

Martin Galen Brumbaugh of Hickory, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at his residence. He was 84 years old. He was born on May 18th, 1933 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Owen and Mary Fields Brumbaugh who precede him in death, as well as a brother, William Brumbaugh. Martin was a member of
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Obituary- Jerry Wells

Walking Horse enthusiast and supporter Jerry Matthew Wells of Crossville, Tennessee passed away January 3rd. He was 76 years old. He was born April 28, 1941 in Middletown, Ohio to Willard and Hattie Keith Wells. He is survived by his wife- Gina Wells and sons- Terry Wells, Mark Wells, Jeremy Spears, Matthew Scott Wells, Christopher
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Obituary- Billy Wayne Stanfill

Billy Wayne Stanfill passed away December 28th, 2017 at his residence. He was 80 years old. Mr. Stanfill was born on August 26, 1937 in Reagan, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Cletus Franklin and Mary Blanche Jones Stanfill. His wife of almost 63 years, Ruby Nell Vise Stanfill survives. They were married
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Obituary – Michael Alexander

Michael Delane Alexander of Lewisburg, Tennessee passed from this life on January 3rd, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 58 years old. Formerly of Nicholasville, Kentucky, he was the husband of Pamela Alexander. Mr. Alexander was born August 4th, 1959. He was the son of James Mark and Annie Lou Burns Alexander. He
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Obituary – B.H. Hodge

B.H. Hodge, age 79, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Ft. Sanders Hospital. He and his wife, June, were married 59 wonderful years. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children, Alecia (Bill), Brad (Terri) and Alan (and friend Barbara); 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Micah, Jonathan, Chase, Andrew and Annalisa; 2 great grandchildren, Natalie and Amelia.
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Equine Obituary- Hard Texas Cash

Hard Texas Cash, the beautiful black stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24. He was affectionately known as “Tex,” and was foaled on May 19, 1993 to Tommy Howell. Tex caught the eye of the Wink and Nancy Groover as a yearling.
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Obituary- John James Pace, Jr.

John James Pace, Jr. (Jim), 80, passed away Thursday, November 16th. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a retired farmer, cattleman, and horseman. Jim was born in Franklin, Virginia to the late John J. Pace and Sarah Pickard Pace. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Billie Ann Pace; three sons John,
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Obituary- Alvin Thomas Strickland

Alvin Thomas Strickland, 67, husband of Deirdre Volkmann Strickland, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017. Graveside Services were held Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Augusta, GA. Mr. Strickland was born in Augusta, Georgia and was a retired lifelong horse trainer. Survivors include daughters, Heather Huggins and Toni Strickland; 1 step-daughter, Mary
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Obituary- Virginia Biddle Chism

TWHBEA lifetime member and Board of Director Virginia Biddle Chism passed away November 6, 2017. She was 77 years old. The Arrington, Tennessee resident was preceded in death by her father and mother, William E. Biddle and Marion A. Biddle and a brother William Michael Biddle. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Walter D.
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Obituary- Barry Lee Baggerly

Barry Lee Baggerly, Sr. passed away on November 1, 2017 at Hospice Home. The Danville, Virginia native was 75 years old. Baggerly was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an air traffic controller. He was a Walking and Racking Horse enthusiast. He served as Vice President of the Virginia Walking
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Equine Obituary- Silverado Spirit

World Grand Champion Silverado Spirit was laid to rest October 16, 2017 at the age of 20. Sired by Pride’s Dark Spirit and out of a Generator mare, she was foaled April 6, 1997. Kentucky’s Harper Grider most recently showed the beautiful mare. In 2015, Silverado Spirit and Harper won the Youth 11 & Under
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Equine Obituary- Mighty Maxx

Mighty Maxx, the World Grand Champion owned and loved by Jo Ann Dowell of Powell, Ohio passed away October 23, 2017. He was 23 years old at the time of his death. The black stallion, sired by Pride’s Beam and out of Fashion’s Promenade, was foaled May 31, 1994. In his early showring career, Mighty
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Equine Obituary- A Strong Need For Cash

On October 21, 2017, A Strong Need For Cash was humanely laid to rest. The beautiful bay stallion was foaled on June 4, 2007. His sire was A Strong Dollar and his dam was Cash’s Moon Lite Bay. He began his training career under the direction of David Smith. Soon following he caught the eye
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