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NORTH CARONLINA WALKING HORSE ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AT ASHEVILLE

The Lynn Culbreth Memorial Scholarship and the NCWHA Ronald Mosley Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at the 2016 North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show in October. Applicants must be at least a senior in high school. The scholarship application and the scholarship rules may be found at www.ncwha.org The scholarship deadline is September 30, 2016

Tennessee Walking Horse Industry Stands together In Opposition of USDA Rule

Murfreesboro, Tenn.—Tuesday, August 9, 2016 the first of five USDA public hearing sessions on the proposed rule that would ban the pad, action device and band, as well as eliminate industry regulation through Horse Industry Organizations (HIO) was held. The industry gathered in large numbers with a crowd in excess of 350 people. Of the
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Tennessee Walking Performance Horse Industry Legal Defense Fund

WHY THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NEEDS IMMEDIATE SUPPORT It is clear and definite: the industry will be subject to proposed rulemaking, which rules will be advanced in July 2016. The substance of the rule is expected to be similar to or perhaps identical to the versions of the Past Act we have seen. These proposed
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NCWHA Board of Directors Donate to Industry Legal Defense Fund

The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association voted to donate $5000, through FAST, for the Industry Legal Defense Fund. The NCWHA will be notifying all members about the Industry Legal Defense Fund, encouraging all members to comment on the proposed USDA rulemaking, and requesting that individuals make personal contributions to the
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TWHNC Announces Aged Stallions Split

Saturday August 6, 2016—The TWHNC announced the A and B divisions of the Aged Stallions division which will be the last two classes of the first Saturday evening performance on August 27, 2016. Competing in the A Division will be: Jose’s Power Broker He’s Unleashed Reservation On Line I Am Jose’ He’s Shady In Black
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Lilian Lynnette Cotten Birth Announcement

Chad Cotten and Courtnie Carter are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lilian Lynnette Cotton. Lilian was born 07\15\16 she weighed 4lbs and 8 ounces. She was 17 & 1/2 inches long. Both mother and baby are home and doing well. The Scoop congratulates them on their new baby girl.

Birth Announcement Banks Carter Stout

Brandon Stout and Alie Napier are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Banks Carter Stout. He was born on July 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm. He weighed 6.7 ounces and was 18.75 inches. Both mother and baby are at home and doing well. The Scoop congratulates them on their new bundle of
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House Members Seek Extension to Comment Period

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a rule to amend the Horse Protection Act (HPA) on July 26, 2016. Due to the devastating nature of the rule to the citizens and economies of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, representatives of those states sent a request to the USDA seeking a 60 day extension to
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EAST TENNESSEE CLASSIC HORSE SHOW MAKES DONATION TO FAST

The East TN Walking Horse Classic horse show board voted in June to donate $500 of the show’s proceeds to the Legal Defense Fund to support the Tennessee Walking Performance horse industry. They are also donating another $1,000 to the FAST Legal Fund. They would like to thank everyone who is working for the common
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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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TWHBEA World Versatility & World Series Championship Shows

If your horse showed at any of the following shows, they are qualified to compete at the TWHBEA World Versatility Show July 21-22, 2016 at the Miller Coliseum, Murfreesboro, TN and the TWHBEA World Series Championship Show to be held August 20, 2016 at the Calsonic Arena, Shelbyville, TN. March 31- April 2, 2016 –
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TWHBEA to Elect 20 Directors

Candidacy Declaration Deadline August 1, 2016 As per the direction of the TWHBEA Bylaws, prior to May 1st of each year a determination is to be made as to the number of directors to be elected from each state, province, country or region, based on the number of members from each. To qualify for election
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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CELEBRATION

Celebration meets with office of management & budget The Celebration met with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) division of the Office of Management and Budget on July 7, 2016. Board member Jeffrey Howard and Chief Executive Officer Mike Inman represented The Celebration. Performance Show Horse Association (PSHA) Chairman Terry Dotson, lobbyist Jeff
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Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ Foundation – 501c3 Official

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ Foundation received official recognition as a charitable organization and was bestowed with the 501c3 status. Donors may now contribute to the foundation and be assured of a tax deductible donation letter or receipt. Accepted by the foundation are monetary donations as well as donations in kind. Donations in kind will
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Show Results

Dunlap, TN Results

Dunlap, TN Results

Dallas, NC Results

Dallas, NC Results

Christmas In July Results

Christmas In July Results

Chestnut Hill Results

Chestnut Hill Results

Chester County Lions Club Results

Chester County Lions Club Results

Smith County Show Results

Smith County Show

WHAA Summer Classic Results

WHAA Summer Classic Results

Savannah Lions Club Results

Savannah Lions Club

Liberty Lions Club Show Results

Liberty Lions Club Show

Cumberland County Results

Cumberland County

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

Smoky Mountain Classic Results

NCWHA Tip Show Results

NCWHA Tip Show_Dallas, NC Results

Lawrenceburg Lions Club Walking Horse Results

Lawrenceburg Lions Club Walking Horse Results

Tazewell, TN Results

Tazewell, TN Results

Spring Fun Show Results

Spring Fun Show Results

Obituaries

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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Louise Polk Obituary

Louise Polk, 93 years of age, of Midland, NC passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC. Louise was born November 19, 1922 in Stanly County, to the late Jonah Little and the late Annie Little. She was also preceded in death by husband, Clinton S. Polk; seven brothers and
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Tommy Halmontaller Obituary

Paul Thomas (Tommy) Halmontaller, 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, of anaplastic thyroid cancer. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Paul and brother, Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his fiancé, Tera Bynum; mother, Minnie Halmontaller; sister, Nina (Jim) Coppinger; sister-in-law, Nancy Halmontaller; two nieces and two nephews; special friends, Bobby
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Larry Brown Obituary

Cecil Larry Brown, age 66, of Leesville, South Carolina, went to his eternal resting place on May 5, 2016. He passed away after a long battle with cancer at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Larry was born on February 10, 1950 in Arley, Alabama to the late Opal and Stanley “Snoop” Brown. He is
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Louise Polk Obituary

Please keep David and Deedee Polk and their family in your thoughts and prayers as David’s mother passed away yesterday. Louise Polk, 93 years of age, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Louise was born November 19, 1922 in Stanly County, to the late Jonah Little and
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