GWHEA Fun Happening

The Georgia Walking Horse Exhibitors Association will be having their Fun Happening March 18, 2017.  This event will be held at Price Stables located in Fairmount, GA.  It will begin at 12 noon with a barbeque lunch to be followed by an auction and colt preview.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information contact Danny Rylee at 706-677-1570 or Alan Price at 770-324-4685.

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. Being an only child J. Dean was an apple in the eye of his adoring grandparents, Chester (Pappy) & Winnie (Granny) Scott and Reverend Henry & Cynthia Harryman. Dean was baptized at an early age and his faith remained strong throughout his life.

He was a standout athlete at Harrison Arkansas High playing football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating in 1954 Dean’s love of sports continued throughout his life as he cheered his favorite teams—the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. As much as Dean loved watching baseball, football and basketball on television his greatest joy was raising and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. Watching his most prized, Magic’s Pure Ritz, compete for World Championship honors was Dean’s greatest thrill.

After graduating from Coffeyville College in 1959 with an Associate of Arts degree Dean received an Honorable Discharge from the Army National Guard. His degree lead to a sales position with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma where he was honored with the 1964 Distinguished Salesman Award. From there he moved to the Nashville, Tennessee area to become more involved with his beloved Tennessee Walking horses and develop his breeding program of award winning foals. While in Tennessee Dean focused his outstanding sales abilities in the automotive industry. Memberships included the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association, the Tennessee Squires, a Society for the Preservation of Early American Art (Tennessee type) and the Heart of America Walking Horse Association.

In 1990 Dean moved back to Blue Eye to care for his ailing father until Gene’s passing in 1995. In 2004 Dean’s love of watching his show horses brought him to the Springfield, Missouri area. His Missouri trained horses were campaigned to great success in amateur and professional ranks by a select few of very fortunate riders hand-picked by Dean. He loved to watch his horses in action.

J. Dean, as he was affectionately called by his family, had a big heart and loved large. To that end his wives included Virginia, the mother of J. Dean Scott II (Chip), Irene, the mother of daughter Linda Kay, Rita, and Debbie. His family survivors include Chip, Linda Kay, cousins Brenda Drumm, Deanna Boyer and Dwayne Harriman. Dean’s quick wit and entertaining personality won him many friends who became like family including Lauren, Peyton, Debbie and Claire.

Thank you to the caring and dedicated staff of Century Pines Assisted Living and for the very attentive personnel from Seasons Hospice, Christina, Bobbie Jo and Preacher Bill.

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NCWHA Sneak Preview

The NCWHA will host the 2017 Sneak Preview on Saturday, March 11 at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas, NC. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon with the association providing barbecue, sides, bread, and drinks. Members are asked to bring a dessert to add to the festivities and are encouraged to bring chairs to assist you in enjoying the activities. Following lunch, an auction and 50-50 will be held. Colts and horses new to the show circuit will be exhibited following the auction. All donations to the Silent & Live auction are appreciated.

TWH Repeat The Beat At Breyerfest

Repeat The Beat, also known as Pete, is the Tennessee Walking Horse that will represent our breed at Breyerfest. Breyerfest will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky July 14-16, 2017.
After a career in the Tennessee Walking Horse show circuit Pete now competes in Jumpers, Three-Day Eventing, and Handy Hunter Field tests.

Pleasant Valley Farms Offers Exciting Weekend

A time of great food, fun and fellowship will be available on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 5:00PM at Pleasant Valley Farms. The Spring Fling is slated to host a Chili Supper and Colt Preview. All money raised during this event will go toward the FAST Legal Fund.
The Spring Selection Horse Sale that was supposed to take place on March 5, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Farms has been postponed.

Rising Star Ranch Host Meet & Greet

On Friday, March 3, 2017 Rising Star Ranch will host a Meet, Greet and Eat Evening. This will take place at 5:00PM. Make plans to attend this event. The address is 481 Snell Road, Shelbyville, TN.

Ladies Auxiliary Membership Dues

An important deadline is quickly approaching for any lady wishing to become part of the
Walking Horse Trainers Ladies’ Auxiliary. Form and dues must be postmarked by March 1st to be eligible to show in 2017. So Walking Horse Trainers Ladies Auxiliary Members…. get your membership forms in!

Kentucky Judges Clinic To Be Held

On February 26, 2017, the KY HIO 2017 judges clinic will be held at Cottonwood Farms in Corbin, KY. This clinic is an important requirement for any new KY HIO judge and apprentice judges who did not have a KY HIO license in 2016. Also anyone that has a previous license with another HIO and is switching to KY HIO will require this certification.

Trainers’ Appreciation Night Boasts Karaoke Contest

If you are traveling to Shelbyville, TN to the Trainer’s Show on March 23rd-25th, 2017, you might just want to come a day early. The Wednesday prior to the show, March 22, has been designated as Trainers’ Appreciation Night. The Hall of Fame Room will be the place to be as this night will be full of fun and laughter with Karaoke. There is a large line up of performers and there is still time to sign up if you’re interested. Sponsorships for the cash prizes are still needed. Contact Sarah Smith if you’re interested in a sponsorship or competing.