Wartrace Gravels Track

Officials of the 111th Annual Wartrace Horse Show have announced that improvements have been made on their track. The prior track was grass turf and now will hold gravel. Show management is very thankful for the donation of gravel and spreading equipment given from Hawkins Asphalt Paving LLC and Rogers Group, Inc. The horse show will take place Saturday, August 5th.

Deal Me Aces Purchase

_MG_0072Reserve World Grand Champion Deal Me Aces was recently purchased by Denny Russell and Carol Missildine of Smithville, North Carolina. Deal Me Aces has had a winning year picking up blues at the National Trainers’ Show, the Gulf Coast Charity, and the Money Tree Classic. He was formerly owned by Dr. William and Jannie Chapman of Windermere Farms in Huntsville, Alabama and Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was previously trained by Finish Line Farms in Unionville, Tennessee. He will now be shown in the Novice Division by Carol Missildine at the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration under the training banner of Baucom Stables located in Monroe, North Carolina. The Scoop would like to congratulate Russell Enterprises, LLC and Carol Missildine on their great new horse.

Equine Obituary- Walkin’ Dollar

Two-time Reserve World Champion Walkin’ Dollar has passed away due to complications with colic. The beautiful roan gelding was owned and loved by the Bertram Family of Glasgow, Kentucky. Walkin’ Dollar was 10 years old.
He was started by Justin Jenne’ and Rico Bravo as a two-year old and was owned at that time by Sabrina Young of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. In 2014, the Bertram Family purchased him from Chad Adams. His career boasts 25 victories along with two Reserve World Championships at the 2015 and 2016 Celebration. Sherry Bonner was in the irons under the banner of Scotty Brooks Stables of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Bertram family and everyone at Scotty Brooks Stables will remember him always as he will deeply missed.

WHOA Reschedules Shows

2017 WHOA Show that was scheduled for June 24th at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Kentucky has been rescheduled for August 19, 2017.

The WHOA Show that was scheduled for June 25th at Edmonson County Fairground in Brownsville has been rescheduled for August 20, 2017.

Roger Latham Memorial Walking Show Rescheduled

The Roger Latham Memorial Walking Horse Show, scheduled for Friday, July 28th, has been postponed until October 14th. Weather conditions caused the show to be postponed.

Benefit Country Boy Horse Show

Please make plans to attend a Benefit Country Boy Horse Show and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 12th at 6:00 pm for Mr. Bob Nelms. This event will take place at Pleasant Valley Farms. Bob has been active in the Walking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse arena for many years, and is currently battling cancer. He is always one of the first ones to step up and help anyone. Your participation will be greatly appreciated as it is time to give back to Mr. Nelms. For more information about this show, please contact Holly Liddell at 931-703-0267. This event will be a great time of fellowship, and it will allow you a chance to fine-tune your horse before the Celebration while giving to a great cause.

Roger Latham Memorial Walking Horse Show cancelled

The Roger Latham Memorial Horse Show (walking) scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to inclement weather, the new date for the walking show is Oct. 14. The racking show tomorrow night is still scheduled as planned.

Celebration Entry Deadline

Entry deadline for the 79th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm. All preliminary entries must be made by that date.

A Note From Pleasant Valley Farms

To our customers and friends,
After much thought and consideration, we have decided to cancel our Celebration Super Sale and Yearling Festival at Pleasant Valley Farms on September 1st and 2nd.
I appreciate everyone that has thought about consigning to our sale and the customers that come each year to buy horses and yearlings. Having to many sales at one time only hurts the industry and the customers. And we don’t want that.
The trainer’s association will be having a yearling sale on the last Saturday and we will fully support them and wish them luck. We hope if you were consigning to our sale you will go to theirs now. This gives them the opportunity to help the trainers association make some money and help our industry in the long run, and we understand that. We are a part of the industry too!
Again, we just feel this is the best for everyone and helps the whole industry!
And as always, thank you!
Andy Rippy, Nick Rippy, and Chris Elliott

Celebration Announces 2017 Judging Panel

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Jennifer Bingham, Chris Bobo, Scotty Brooks, David Landrum and Bill Reel to judge the 79th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The Celebration will be held Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, 2017.
Both Scotty Brooks, from Bowling Green, Kentucky and Reel, from Harrisonburg, Virginia will both be making their first appearances at The Celebration. Brooks has judged the Celebration’s Fun Show three times, most recently in 2017. Reel has judged the North Carolina Championships in 2012 and 2014 as well as The Celebration’s Tunica show in 2015. Reel also judged the FAST Spring Showcase in 2017.
Bingham will be the most experienced of the panel making her seventh appearance in center ring. Bingham, from Crittenden, Kentucky, previously judged The Celebration in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Respected in both the flat shod and performance divisions, Bingham has also judged The International in 2008 and most recently judged Columbia Spring Jubilee in 2017.
Bobo, from Shelbyville, Tennessee, will be making his third appearance, having also judged The Celebration in 2012 and 2016. Bobo also judged The International in 2008 and has judged the Fun Show in 2013 and 2014 and Tunica in 2013. In 2017, Bobo judged the Christmas In July show over the 4th of July weekend and will be judging in Pulaski in a couple weeks.
Landrum, from Franklin, Tennessee will also be making his third appearance at The Celebration. Landrum judged The Celebration in 2014 and 2015 and most recently judged the North Carolina Championships in the fall of 2016. Landrum is highly respected by his peers in the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association and rounds out the panel of five judges for the 79th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.