WHAA Barn Party and Preview

The WHAA Barn Party and Preview will be on Saturday, February 16, at 10:00 at Elysium at Choose Your Gait Farm, 1255 County Road 72, Danville, AL 35619.  For information, contact David Latham at 256-572-1820 or Kelly Peevy at 256-426-0749.  There will be an auction, lunch, and lots of good horses.  Please plan to attend.

Wedding Bells Coming Soon

The Scoop congratulates world grand champion rider Meghan Davis and Straton Hammond on their recent engagement. She said “yes” on December 2nd at the beautiful Arrington Vineyards.

Congratulations

xwedding 63261Walking Horse trainer Jerry Williams and Melanie Record were married on Monday, December 10th at Sand Creek Farm in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Family and friends came together, witnessing the vows.  The Scoop congratulates the newlyweds.

ETWHA DONATES to St. Jude

Over the last 8 years the ETWHA has donated $67,650.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Tennessee Walking Horse industry donates to so many wonderful charities through their horse shows.

TWHBEA Executive Committee

2019 Executive Committee (1)2The 2019 TWHBEA Executive Committee was recently elected. They are (not in order) David Williams (Tennessee), Steve Smith (Tennessee), Carrie Benedict (Kentucky), Keegan Meadows (Georgia), Ashley Wadsworth (Mississippi), Denise Rowland (Tennessee), Dr. Joseph Leith (Ohio), Russ Thompson (California), Margo Urad (Texas), Robin Webb (Kentucky), Chris Hazelwood (Tennessee), Bobby Beech (Tennessee), Jim Heiting (California).

WHOA BANQUET RELOCATES

As a reminder the WHOA Gala and Awards Banquet will be held at “The Barn at Sycamore Farms” stunning facility on Saturday evening, February 9, 2019. Send your reservations in early as seating is limited to the first 250 paid reservations. 250 is the maximum capacity for reservations, so get your number of reservations needed in today before you are left out! You do not want to miss this new gala style celebrating our beloved breed! To learn more about the venue, you can visit www.sycamorefarmsevents.com.

A Message from TWHBEA

This year for our renewing members we are hosting a STUD FEE RAFFLE EVENT! The stud fees are being provided by Rising Star Ranch; renewing your membership by DECEMBER 31st 2018 will automatically enter you for TWO raffle entries. All those who renew between JANUARY 1st, 2019 and February 28th, 2019 will receive ONE raffle entry. On March 4th, 2019 we will draw four names from the raffle to receive their pick of the four stud fees based on the order in which the names are drawn. Winners with be notified by EMAIL (please enter on the reverse). This is a great opportunity to win a stud fee for one of the best four stallions in our industry by renewing your TWHBEA membership!

Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

The AWHLA (Alabama Walking Horse Ladies’ Auxiliary) is now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline to submit is January 3, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Joan Kemp at 205-566-6090 or joangkemp@gmail.com.

ETWHA Relocates Banquet

A location change is announced for the 2018 ETWHA High Point Banquet. This year’s event will be held at Courtyard by Marriott, 120 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN. The banquet will take place January 19, 2019 with registration beginning at 6:00 pm. Banquet letters have been mailed containing ballots, registration forms and invitation letter.

PWHAT BANQUET DETAILS RELEASED

Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee invites you to attend its annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction to be held at the Bell Buckle Conference Center in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (located across from the Bell Buckle Café) on Saturday, January 19, 2018.

There will be a social hour and silent auction, with a buffet dinner prepared by the Bell Buckle Café, as well as a bar area for the mixers/set-ups so please BYOB if you like.
5:30 Social Hour & Silent Auction 6:30 Dinner
High Point awards for the 2018 show and trail riding season will be presented after the meal.
Cost: $35 per person, $20 Children under 12
Please plan to bring items for donation to the Silent Auction.