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WHOA Spring Classic Rescheduled

The WHOA Spring Classic that was scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm was canceled due to weather. The new date will be October 6, 2018. Mark your calendars for this event. For more information contact WHOA. 615-494-8822

Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Scholarship

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization dedicated to charitable organizations, such as the programs for handicapped riders, and the promotion of the Tennessee Walking Horse.
Each year the Auxiliary awards scholarships to any person involved with Tennessee Walking Horses who is furthering his/her education. Scholarships are based on need, merit, and Auxiliary members and/or their families.

Please request an application packet and return the completed packet to either:
Beth Thomas Kari Tisma
Attention: Scholarship Committee Attention: Scholarship Committee
151 White Road PO Box 2555
Wartrace, Tn 37183 Shelbyville, Tn 37162
931-580-6825 678-576-1290
Must be Received or Postmarked by July 15, 2018

Equine Obituary- Hot Silk

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 RW sired the World Champion and her dam was Just Red Silk. The Scoop sends our condolences to Lisa and all that loved and cared for Hot Silk.

SSHBEA Registration Rule Change

Registration Rules have been amended/updated!!
Rule 3.6 In the event that neither parent is tobiano, but the applicant meets all other registration requirements, both parents must be SSHBEA registered, DNA parentage verified horses. The horse applying must be DNA parentage verified.
3.6 (a) All geldings meeting color and gait requirements are eligible for registration regardless of parentage or color pattern.
***SSHBEA will accept DNA verification from other associations (i.e. copy of TWHBEA or RHBAA papers/DNA tests) – you will not have to have your horse tested twice!

Celebration Announces Fun Show Judges

The 48th Annual Spring Fun Show will be held in the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tennessee on May 24-26, 2018. The Celebration officials have announced the judges. Marking the cards will be Jamie Hankins, David Sisk and Johnny Puckett.

Hankins has judged The Celebration six times and Sisk has judged The Celebration two times and the Tunica Fall Classic once. Although a seasoned judge, this will be Puckett’s first appearance at a Celebration managed show.

A new program will be introduced at this year’s show. The Celebration will be including two “Associate Judges” on Thursday and Friday nights’ performances. Ross Campbell and Grant Holt will judge both nights, however their cards will not count in the ties. This new program is allowing The Celebration to introduce more new judges.

Dekle To Judge Alabama Ladies Auxiliary

The Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Show will take place May 5, 2018. Mack Dekle of Shelbyville, Tennessee has been selected to mark the cards for this year’s event. The show will take place in Priceville, Alabama at the Celebration Arena.

Columbia Spring Jubilee Announces Judges

The Columbia Spring Jubilee will take place May 31–June 2, 2018. The event will be held at the Maury County Parks & Recreation in Columbia, Tennessee. Judging this year’s show will be Jamie Bradshaw, Aaron Self and Brent Grider.

Green and Claxton Wed

wedding JoyceMarie Green and Robert Lee Claxton were joined in marriage on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The nuptials took place in front of family and friends during an oceanside wedding in Panama City Beach, Florida. The couple will make their home in Shelbyville. The Scoop sends our best wishes to the newlyweds.

Tennessee Walking Horse Museum Receives State Awards

The following is a press release from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum.

The Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) awards recognized outstanding projects and individual achievement at the recent statewide conference in West Tennessee. The awards ceremony took place on March 21 at the Latta Arts Center in Selmer, Tennessee. The TAM Awards of Excellence were presented to statewide museums for exceptional projects and events during 2017.

The purpose of the Excellence Awards is to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence within the activities of the Tennessee museum community. Nominations are made by museum staff and individuals and sent in January to the regional representative. Each entry is presented to the TAM Awards Committee which is composed of six regional representatives, three at-large representatives and the committee chair. The committee makes the final judging and decisions of awards. Awards are based on creativity, originality, resourcefulness, success, support of museum mission statement, and utilization of staff and volunteers.

“Each year TAM recognizes the projects and accomplishments achieved at Tennessee museums during the previous year. Regardless of staff size or budget, our museums are doing wonderful things that need to be recognized and applauded.” stated Tori Mason, Historic Site Manager at the Nashville Zoo, who served as this year’s chair of the TAM Awards Committee. She went on to say: “The awards committee was once again impressed with the creativity, resourcefulness and commitment shown in all of the nominations. Our museums are doing amazing things!

“We are very proud of the exhibitions, events and educational programming that our Tennessee museums are producing,” commented Ken Mayes, Deputy Director at the American Museum of Science & Energy, who serves as the current TAM president. “Our state is fortunate to have so many excellent museums and historic sites that are committed to providing exceptional presentations for visitors to enjoy.”

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum located in Wartrace, Tennessee received two awards: an Award of Excellence in recognition for superlative achievement for “Traveling Exhibit-Juvenile Riders” and an Award of Commendation in recognition for superlative achievement for “Temporary Exhibit-Parade of Saddles”.