News

USDA Gives Outline of Mandatory Penalties

A stakeholders conference call was held on Tuesday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Chester Gipson and Dr. Rachel Cezar conducted the call which outlines the mandatory penalties that will be published in the Federal Registry on Thursday, June 7, 2012, and will go into effect on Monday, July 9, 2012. Dr. Cezar presented
[continue reading...]

News

WHAA Barn Party RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Saturday, March 6, 2021_– 10:00 am Elysium at Choose Your Gait Farms 1255 County Road 72 Danville, AL  35619 There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers.  Everyone is encouraged to
[continue reading...]

WHAA Barn Party

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!!! WHAA Barn Party Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:00 am Elysium at Choose Your Gait Farms 1255 County Road 72 Danville, AL 35619 There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many
[continue reading...]

FAST Spring Showcase

Plans for the FAST Spring Showcase are well underway! There will be a limited number of VIP tables on the concourse that include a catered meal each night, free parking and admission… call Sarah Smith today to reserve your table! 931-580-5085.

WHTA Auxiliary Dues

WHTA Auxiliary dues are to be paid by March 1st to be eligible to show. Please send your $30.00 to: P.O. Box 1821 • Shelbyville, TN 37162

Letter from TWHBEA President

I want to send a sincere thank you to the voters of TWHBEA who made their voices heard, by voting in this election. Further, a sincere thanks to those who elected me as the President of TWHBEA. I appreciate your vote and the opportunity to serve as your voice with your consent. I plan on
[continue reading...]

Equine Obituary – Masters Razzel And Jazz

The reigning Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion, Master’s Razzel and Jazz, has passed away due to complications with colic. The bay stallion was owned by the Alan Riddley Family of Shelby, North Carolina. To his fans, the stallion was better known as Lurch, a name his previous trainer, Herbert Derickson, gave him. Master’s Razzel
[continue reading...]

WHOA Announces Board of Directors

President – Frank E. Neal The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is proud to announce the following candidates were elected to the WHOA Board of Directors by the WHOA Membership. Kyle Elliott – Tennessee Gary Feltner – Texas Darden Gladney – Texas Dennis HIlls – Missouri Justin Miller – Tennessee Peggy Moore – Tennessee Sherrie Szucs
[continue reading...]

WHOA Show

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is pleased to announce their WHOA Academy/Schooling Show will take place Saturday, March 6th at noon. The host venue will be Pleasant Valley Farms in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

USDA Host Virtual Training for HIOs

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services has informed Horse Industry Organizations that it will host a virtual training this year due to conditions surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This virtual training will be held in late February or early March. Topics will focus on HIO and Designated Qualified Persons requirements under the HPA
[continue reading...]

TWHBEA Announces Election Results

  TWHBEA held its annual International Board of Director meeting Saturday, February 6th 2021 at the TWHBEA headquarters in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was reconvened from December 2020. Directors could attend the meeting in person or via Zoom. The board consists of 56 directors and the election of officers is as
[continue reading...]

KY HIO Updates

The Kentucky HIO has announced updates for their 2021 show season. They have lowered their horse show affiliation fee to $50 and the judge’s application to $50, which will also be the fee for DQP’s. They will maintain the $6 inspection fee per horse. Show packets and judge’s applications will be mailed out by the
[continue reading...]

A Message From Four Beats for Pleasure

What an excellent weekend spent with two excellent Middle TN trainers learning everything from the basics of lunging, bitting, pivoting, ground work and plenty of saddle time. This event had 17 participants who were all evaluated and put thru the paces for two days, creating some great “aha” moments for all of the riders. The
[continue reading...]

Sarah Smith joins FAST

The Board of Directors for FAST (Foundation for the Advancement & Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Sarah Smith has been hired as the foundation’s Director of Events. In her capacity, Smith will be responsible for the Foundation’s signature events, a two-day Spring Showcase horse show in April,
[continue reading...]

Christmas In July & Waynesville Charity Announce Changes

Denny Russell is pleased to announce that the Christmas In July Horse Show will be a three day show this year. The dates will be Tuesday, June 29th through Thursday, July 1st at the Bedford County Ag Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The show will offer $50,000 in prize money. Russell also announces the Waynesville Charity
[continue reading...]

TWHBEA Announces Program

Who wants to win MONEY for showing their Tennessee Walking Horse? Do you show your Gelding in Park Performance, Show Pleasure, Equitation, All Day Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Trail Pleasure, Lite Shod or Model??? Well the Geldings Opportunity program is the perfect program for you. This program is a JACKPOT program that ALL money paid in
[continue reading...]

Show Results

WHTA Horse of the Year and Riders Cup Awards

WHTA Horse of the Year and Riders Cup Awards

KWRHTA Awards Banquet

KWRHTA Awards Banquet

Dix River Classic Results

Dix River Classic Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity Results

Alabama Jubilee Charity Results

WHTA Trainers Show Results

WHTA Trainers Show Results

2020 Celebration Results

2020 Celebration Results

2020 National Futurity Results

2020 National Futurity Template

TWHYA Summer Splash Results

TWHYA Summer splash Results

East Tennessee Trainers’ Results

East Tennessee Trainers’ Results

Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Results

Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Results

International Championship Results

International Championship Results

Wartrace Results

Wartrace Results

Pulaski Results

Pulaski Results

Marshall County Horsemans Association Results

Marshall County Horsemams Association Results

Fayetteville Results

Fayetteville Results

Obituaries

Equine Obituary – Jammin’ For Keeps

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Reserve World Champion, Jammin’ For Keeps, affectionately known as Jammin’. This talented mare passed away at Cedar Tree Farms. She was sired by Cash For Keeps and out of Strawberry Jam. Under the direction of Chet Mills, Jammin’ found great success and would reach the pinnacle of
[continue reading...]

Equine Obituary – Watch It Now

Watch It Now, the 2009 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse has passed away due to complications from colic. He was sired by The Skywatch and was out of Bo-Mar’s Pride of Jubilee. Jack Littrell and Steve Roberts of Florence Alabama bred and raised the World Grand Champion. Joe Martin trained the stallion for most
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Missy Grider

Missy Grider of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at her home. She was 50 years old. She was preceded in death by her father, Ken Hatcher, her step-father, Stanley Lawson, one brother Brent Hatcher and one sister, Pamela Hatcher. Missy was a member of Columbia Christian Church. She served as office manager
[continue reading...]

Obituary- Lonnie Messick

James Lonnie Messick, a resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the age of 78. A native of Rutherford County, Tennessee, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Wiley and Mary Todd Messick; and sons, Brian Patrick and John Michael Messick. Funeral services will
[continue reading...]

Obituary Rusty Hyneman

William Russell “Rusty” Hyneman was born on July 25, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri to parents John and Jeanne Cox Hyneman. He and his brother Kevin were raised in the Memphis area and attended Southaven High School and Memphis State University. Rusty had an infectious energy, and was always entertaining and made sure everyone around
[continue reading...]

Obituary Harvey Reavis

Harvey Hunter Reavis passed away on Tuesday, December 8th at Duke University Hospital at the age of 77. He was born on February 10, 1943 in Henderson, North Carolina to parents Archie Reavis Sr. and Nannie Floyd Reavis. Hunter attended Middleburg School in Vance County, North Carolina and later attended Elon University. He worked as
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Joe Frank Campbell

Joe Frank Campbell passed away November 2, 2020, at his home at his home after a short illness. He was born July 16, 1943 the son of Adam and Idella Leach Campbell. A native of Cannon County, he lived in the Porterfield Community. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Bingham
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Gayle Watson

Murray Gayle Watson, 77, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Gayle is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anita Watson, his two daughters Kim Watson (Greg) and Gayla Kail (Ben), grandchildren Jacob Watson (Demi), Logan and Connor Johnston, Maggie, Jada, Jack, and Clay Kail, great-grand daughter Jersey Watson. Gayle had many nieces and
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Forest H. King, Jr.

Forrest H. King Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on October 20, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born on August 21, 1933 to the late Jane and Forrest H. King Sr. Mr. King is survived by his Children: Ashley B. King, Forrest H. (Chip) King (Kim), John Kenneth (Ken) King (Kelly) and
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Christy Kakassy

The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry mourns the loss of Christy Kakassy. Christy fought hard, but lost her battle with acute myeloid leukemia on October 19, 2020.  A Virtual Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 PM EST via Zoom. The link to the service will be shared once it becomes available.
[continue reading...]

Equine Obituary – Mr. Trump

2xWGC, WC and 2xRWGC Mr. Trump passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15th after his daily routine workout. The Scoop would like to send our condolences to owners Molly and Taylor Walters and his trainers at Edgar Abernathy Stables. Sired by Lined With Cash and out of She’s Puttin’ On A Show (He’s Puttin’ On
[continue reading...]

Equine Obituary – Pride’s Jubilee Encore

The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry has experienced a great loss as the 2001 World Grand Champion, Pride’s Jubilee Encore, passed away at age 29. His sire was World Grand Champion Pride’s Jubilee Star and his dam was Lady Fame. Pride’s Jubilee Encore was foaled on April 29, 1991. Kay Dennis and Filey Patterson purchased Encore
[continue reading...]

Obituary – June Hawkins

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Mrs. Freda June Harris Hawkins who passed away on September 6, 2020. The Lewisburg, Tennessee resident was 85 year old. June Hawkins was born in Maury County to her parents Leroy Harris and Edna Frances Gillum Harris, who both precede her in death. Mrs. Hawkins was the
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Elfreed Armstrong

Surrounded by her loving family, Laura Elfreed Shirley Armstrong, 86, of Hickory, North Carolina went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, following a period of declining health. Born March 5, 1934 in Camden, SC, she was the daughter of the late George W. Shirley and Ruth Shirley McKenzie. Elfreed, known to many
[continue reading...]

Obituary – Pam Nashton

Pamela Joyce Mayhugh Nashton, 66, passed away after a short illness on August 11, 2020. She was born January 5, 1954 in White House, Tennessee, to Joyce Dickerson and Vernon Mayhugh. She attended White House High School. She married Jeffrey Lee Nashton on December 18, 2000 in Rome, NY. Pamela had a keen eye for
[continue reading...]