Barnett/Fisher Wedding

07Melanie Barnett and Cory Fisher were united in marriage on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the St. Johns Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. A reception followed at The Columns, also located in Memphis. The bride is the daughter of Jean Barnett and William (Bill) Barnett Jr. and the groom is the son of Dorothy Fisher and Robert Larry Fisher.
Melanie’s family has longtime ties to the Walking Horse industry. Her grandfather, William (Bill) Carr Barnett Sr. is a member of the Walking Horse Hall of Fame. Melanie, along with her father and sister have also shown many years, owning numerous World and World Grand Champions. At the present, time doesn’t allow her to show because she and her husband are veterinarians. However, they both continue to greatly support the Tennessee Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse industries.
The Scoop congratulates Melanie and Cory and wish them many blessed years.

Parks Selected As Judge

Organizers of the 46th Annual Northside Lions Club Horse Show have announced that Newton Parks of Murfreesboro, Tennessee will be judge. This annual event will take place June 24, 2017 in Samantha, Alabama.

TWHBEA Announces Deadlines

The TWHBEA National Futurity will take place August 23, 2017 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tennessee. This event annually takes place on the eve of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. TWHBEA has announced the deadline for all things Futurity related is August 1, 2017. Contact Rickey Clardy or Gloria Rambo at 931-359-1574 to nominate, buy-in, or re-direct earnings from the National Futurity by July 1, 2017. For more information contact TWHBEA or visit their website at

Beaty Will Mark Cards In Cornersville

Scott Beaty of Byrdstown, Tennessee has been selected to judge the 71st Annual Cornersville Lions Club Horse Show in Cornersville, Tennessee. The show will take place July 14, 2017 at the Lions Club Horse Show Grounds. For information on this show contact Bobby McDaniel at 931-993-3237.

Putnam County Fair Announces Judge

The Putnam County Fair Walking Horse Show will be held July 8, 2017 in Cookeville, Tennessee. This show is rich in history, and it will be the 91st horse show for the annual event. Bill Reel has accepted the task of marking the cards. The show will begin at 6:00 pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. For more information contact Jimmy Sherrell at 615-464-5047 or


WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Family Scholarship Deadline Approaches

The WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Family Scholarship is available to any child of a member of WHTA. If your future plans are college, this is worth looking into. For qualifications and application, visit or contact Marcia Allison at 931-684-5866 or by email at The deadline to apply is July 1, 2017.

World Versatility Show Makes Changes

Payouts have increased!! There will be over $8,200 paid out during the World Versatility Show held July 19-21, 2017 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, TN. Ribbons, trophies and monetary awards will be given out in each class to the top five placings. Remember, each class offers triple points to all exhibitors showing!
Entry fees have also gone down, making each class $30 instead of the original $35. TWHBEA is doing its very best in making this a very fun, exciting and successful show!
There will be an exhibitors party on Wednesday night following the show for everyone to attend, we promise to make this a must attend event!
72 classes total including 3 Rider’s Cup Classes. High Point Awards Ceremony will follow the conclusion of the show on Friday afternoon.
Sponsorships are needed for this show!! Please call Jane Moore at 931-580-6177 or Kristen Corbin at 931-359-0592.

California Trainer Will Judge Lynchburg

The return of the Lynchburg Horse Show has created more excitement for the summer. The show, scheduled July 15, 2017, has selected Russ Thompson of Devore Heights, California to judge the event. The horse show will return to its same location, Wiseman Park in Lynchburg, Tennessee. All proceeds will go to FAST to help promote and advertise the breed. For more information or to reserve your seats, contact show manager Denise Rowland at 931-703-7597.

Historic Wartrace Show Announces Judge

The historic Wartrace Horse Show will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017. This will be the 111th anniversary for this equine event. The Honorable Don Milligan has agreed to be judge.

Bobo Announced As Judge

Chris Bobo has been selected to mark the cards at the 77th Annual Red Carpet Show of the South in Pulaski, Tennessee. The show will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Giles County Agriculture Park and will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.