SCWHA Announces $500 Payout To Champion
The SCWHA will host the Spring Show at Dillon Park in Sumter, SC on May 6. This will be a ribbon only show, with the Walking Horse Championship class having a $500 payout, graciously donated by a supporter of the SCWHA. This will be a double points show for SCWHA Points.
Footloose 5K for kids
The 4th Annual Footloose 5k For Kids was held Saturday April 15, 2017. It started at 8:00am and was the Celebration Grounds. The Walking Horse Trainers Ladies Auxiliary hosted another great event.
WHT Auxiliary donates to FAST
The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary hosted the annual silent auction during the National Trainers’ Show. The Auxiliary donated $3500 to the FAST Legal Fund with proceeds from the auction.
Sisk Family Contributes to Benedict Stables Fund
The Andrew Sisk Family has recently announced that the breeding fees received from I’m NRA will be donated to the Spencer Benedict Stables Fund. This fund has been set aside to help defray veterinary expenses following the devastating tragedy from December 2016 that took place at the Benedict Stables.
Waynesville Lions Club
The Waynesville Lions Club Show will not be held this year. Please make this change on your show schedules.
WHOA Announces 2017 Rules Revisions
The Walking Horse Owners Association Board of Directors has announced that the following revisions and clarifications for the 2017 Rulebook will be effective immediately.
1. All youth, 11 & Under, must wear ASTM-SEI approved headgear (helmets) in all riding classes. This is a safety requirement.
2. Youth that show in a specified “11 & Under” Class may ride with 2 hands with Western or English tack.
3. Youth 11 & Under that show in a youth specified “17 & Under” must use one hand in Trail, Lite-Shod and Classic Park Western Classes. Exceptions: If the horse is a “Junior Horse (5 & Under)” then it would follow the qualifications with a snaffle bit.
4. All showmanship classes are youth or amateur only.
Christmas In July Becomes Two-Day Event With Three Judge Panel
The Christmas In July Horse Show, which annually kicks off the Fourth of July weekend, will be adding a night to its show. The show will be held June 28-29, 2017 with 25 classes each day. This will be triple points for Riders’ Cup Classes. The show will be held at the Bedford County Ag Center. Show manager Julie Lambert also announces this year’s event will have three judges. Accepting that task are Chris Bobo, Derek Bonner and Johnny Puckett.
Craft Will Judge Money Tree Classic
Organizers of the Money Tree Classic have announced Travis Craft of Crofton, KY will judge their show. The Money Tree Classic is put on by the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Auxiliary and will be held June 30, 2017 at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. For more information, contact 931-205-3493.
Columbia Spring Jubilee Announces Judges
The Columbia spring Jubilee will be held June 1-3, 2017 at the Maury County Park in Columbia, TN. Accepting the task of marking the cards are Jennifer Bingham, Derek Bonner and Robbie Spiller. For more information about the show, contact 931-798-3139.
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Announces Addition
Vicki Benjamin, horse show organizer, has announced the addition of Class 11A- Riders’ Cup 4 & Under Trail Pleasure. The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Horse Show will take place May 12, 2017 at the Chalmus Davenport Arena in Humboldt, TN. Charlie Brown will be judging the event.