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Equine Obituary- Pride’s Lady Dia

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of beloved Pride’s Lady Dia, more affectionately known as Lady Dia. She passed away on November 8, 2017, at Blackwell Stables, her home for the past 20 years. Lady Dia, by Delight of Pride out of Eb’s Lady Di, was foaled on April 10, 1995. Her training began under Ken Moore stables. In 1997, she was purchased by Ed McLeod and put under the direction of Blackwell Stables, to be campaigned in Open Classes with Tommy Blackwell and Amateur Classes with Beverly McLeod.
Pride’s Lady Dia’s show ring resume´ includes over 200 shows and 140 blue ribbons. Her awards include: 1997 South Carolina Walking Horse Association Two Year Old Open High Point Champion; 1998 South Carolina Walking Horse Association Three Year Old Open and Three Year Old Mare & Gelding High Point Champion; 2001 North Carolina Walking Horse Association Reserve High Point Amateur Ladies Champion and Reserve High Point Aged Mare Champion; 2002 North Carolina Walking Horse Association Amateur Canter High Point Champion; 2003-2013, 2015-2016 – South Carolina Walking Horse Association Amateur Canter High Point Champion; 2014 South Carolina Walking Horse Association Amateur Canter Reserve High Point; 2003-2004, 2007, and 2015 North Carolina Walking Horse Association Amateur Canter Reserve High Point Champion; 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2016 North Carolina Walking Horse Association Amateur Canter High Point Champion; Walking Horse Report Top Ten Champion 2004-2016; 2009 Scoop Selection Readers Choice Reserve Amateur Canter Mare, and 2016 Scoop Selection Readers Choice Amateur Canter Mare winner.
This big black mare had a commanding presence in the ring and will be sorely missed in the upcoming show season. She was an outstanding show mare, but an even more incredible ambassador for the breed. Pride’s Lady Dia was owned by Sadie McLeod, ridden by Beverly McLeod, trained by Tommy Blackwell, and loved by all.

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. He made his first show ring appearance at the 1995 Texas State Fair, winning the Two-Year-Old Open class.
Tex was campaigned little as a two and three-year-old, but he still remained competitive. In 1997, Hard Texas Cash and Nancy started off with a set of roses at Mississippi Charity and went on to earn two more wins.
The duo went on to win the Amateur Four-Year-Old World Grand Championship and Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions World Championship at the 1997 Tennessee Walking horse National Celebration.
He fulfilled all of their dreams as a show horse and the decision was made for Tex to begin his breeding career at Glen Oaks Farm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Hard Texas Cash spent the next 13 years as a successful breeding stallion. In 2011, Tex found his forever home at the Hodges’ farm in Texas.
Hard Texas Cash was a great ambassador for the Walking Horse breed and will be greatly missed by all.

UCWHA Announces Nominations for 2018

The Nominating Committee for the Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association has nominated the following directors for three-year term:
Linda Swallows
Kyle Bush

Serving as Board of Directors for 2018 are as follows:
President- Jimmy Sherrell
Vice President- Jerry Swallows
Secretary- Lesa Davidson
Treasurer- Pat Stout
Past President- Gary Bowman

Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the annual meeting on Dec 9, 2017.

The NCWHA Announces Board of Directors:

Chad Adams
Tyler Baucom
Kelly Duschel
Daphne France
Scott Helton
Tom Kincaid
Christy Lantis
Joe Manis.

The following are currently serving on the board:

Amy Abee
Sandy Brumbaugh
Derrick Bonner
John Callicutt
Robert Deutsch
Allen Dickerson
Myra Helton
Jerry Jester
Malaya Jester
Kelly Peeler
Gary Pope
Ginger Williams

33rd Annual Kentucky After Christmas Sale

February 2-3, 2018
Alltech Arena
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

For more information visit www.horsesaleslp.com
Or contact David Landrum at 615-794-1190 or Jerrold Pedigo at 615-895-9792

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, III (Betsy), Ben (Margaret), and Andy (Amy); a sister, Sue Walker Pace Rector; grandchildren Charles, Sara, Will, and Malcolm Pace; nephews Michael and Jim Rector; niece Sarah Rector Amigone; several cousins, a great-niece, and several great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Pace Boepple and her husband Graf Boepple and brother-in-law David Rector.

Mr. Pace spent much of his life involved in civic activities. He was a longtime member of Rotary International, serving as President of the Martin, Tennessee Chapter. His service was noted and was named a Paul Harris Fellow at a young age. He also took an interest in local politics, serving in several roles for the Democratic Party in both Weakley County, Tennessee and Franklin, Virginia and worked as the West Tennessee Campaign Coordinator for former Knoxville Mayor Randy Tyree in his bid for Governor in 1982. He was an active member of the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors and numerous committees.

Mr. Pace was a longtime enthusiast and owner of Tennessee Walking and American Saddlebred Horses. He was a co-owner with trainer Jimmy McConnell for Jimmy’s first World Championship aboard the three-year-old walking mare Copy’s Coquette in 1970. He was most recently a partner in his family’s Hashe Stables along with wife Billie Ann, son Andy, and daughter-in-law Amy.
The Scoop send our condolences to the Pace Family.

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 Grace Clements; 2 stepsons, Riley Baughcome and Benson Clements; a brother Howard Strickland; and a sister, Carolyn McMillan. He was predeceased by a son Brian Strickland.

Edgefield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WHAA Barn Party & Preview

WHAA Barn Party & Preview

February 17, 2018 – 10:00 am

Lunch at 12:00 noon

Morgan County Celebration Arena

Sale Barn

67 Horse Center Road

Decatur, AL  35603

TWHBEA Announces Annual Meetings

Thursday, November 30th- Various Committees
Friday, December 1st- General Membership
Saturday, December 2nd- International Board of Directors
Visit www.twhbea.com for more information.