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
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Obituary – Nancy Caroline Ballentine Elliott

Fuquay-Varina – Nancy Caroline Ballentine Elliott, age 65, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. A Social hour with family and friends will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 followed by “The Celebration” of her life at 2:00 at her beloved Ballentine Farms Venue, 6921
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Scoop Selections Ballot

Scoop Selections Ballot

WHTA CONVENTION AND BANQUET

It’s that time of year again to honor Walking Horse trainers, riders and owners for their achievements throughout the 2019 show season. The WHTA Annual Convention and Awards’ Banquet will be held on December 13th -14th, 2019. This year’s event will take place at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee. For more information, contact
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TWHBEA Awards Banquet

The TWHBEA Annual Membership Meeting and Awards’ Banquet will be held on December 6th & 7th, 2019. The awards’ venue will be located at the TWHBEA Headquarters in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Contact TWHBEA for more information at 931-359-1574.

Tunica Exhibitions

At the recent Tunica Fall Classic held October 31st – November 2nd, Celebration officials invited six reigning World Grand Champions to take part of the event and exhibit their winners. Those participating were Extra Special Jose and Emma Wright, King Mojo and Hannah Myatt, He’s High Maintenance and Detha Yoder, Big Blue Nation and Detha
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Obituary – Charles Burton Howard

Charles “Charlie” Howard, a resident of Rutherford County, Tennessee passed away November 5, 2019 at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was 68 years old. He was born in Lackey, Kentucky to parents Burton and Georgia Turner Howard. He taught school at Hindman High School in Hindman, Kentucky, as well as, Lebanon and Blackman High Schools in Tennessee.
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Obituary – Dean Beasley

Mr. Leslie Dean Beasley, age 80, of the Flat Creek Community in Bedford County, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 4th, 2019, at his home under the loving care and comfort of his family. Graveside services were held on Thursday, November 7th at Dixon Springs Cemetery in Carthage, Tennessee. The family received visitors on Wednesday at
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Obituary – Tom Sumners

Thomas Brown Sumners died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski. He was 75 years old. Funeral services for Mr. Sumners were conducted on Saturday, November 9th at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. A private burial will take place later at Lone Oak Cemetery. Tom Sumners was born on
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Welcome to the World

Molli Hobgood and Nick Price of Fairmount, Georgia announce the birth of their son, Lane Cooper Price. Lane entered the world on Sunday, November 3, 2019 weighing 7.5 pounds and measuring 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Kerry and Pennie Hobgood and Alan and Cindy Price, all of Fairmount. Nick is the trainer at Price
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SCHS Football Practices In Arena

The football team from Shelbyville Central High School would like to thank The Celebration for making it possible for the Golden Eagles to practice in the Calsonic Arena when extremely cold weather entered the mid-state last week. Practice was important as the Eagles were preparing for their TSSAA second round state playoff game. They won
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ETWHA Ladies Auxiliary Supports Riding Program

The East Tennessee Walking Horse Association and their Ladies Auxiliary work hard each year raising funds for different organizations. One of their annual projects is providing financial support to the Ridin’ High Therapeutic Center. On behalf of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Becky Bull presents a check to Nancy Bible who represents Ridin’ High Inc.. For more
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Obituary – Raymond Pimental

George “Raymond” Pimental passed away October 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 19th, at Faith Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Rev. Charles Redmond officiated and burial followed at Meadowview Cemetery, Wartrace. Raymond was born May 16, 1937 on the island of Bermuda. He met and married his wife
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Obituary – Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Green Tune

Dorothy Tune was born May 30, 1929 to John Crutcher Bell Green and Mary Frances Trice Green of Nashville. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947 and then attended Vanderbilt University where she was an active member of Pi Beta Phi and met and fell in love with Bill Tune. She was married to
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OBITUARY – CAROL ANN JONES

Carol Ann Jones, 79, of Greenville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 9:50AM at her home in Greenville. Carol Ann was born August 8, 1940, in Muhlenberg County to the late Vechel and Gertie Gaston. She graduated from Hughes Kirk High School in 1958. She and her late husband, Ray Jones, started
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WHOA Releases BOD Information

The Nominating Committee of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association has nominated the following people for the Board of Directors for a 3 year term. Directors: Kim Bennett, Kentucky Jodi Dedecker-Bubar, Illinois Amy Cross Nance, Tennessee Kyle Elliott, Ohio Ken Estes, Tennessee Shannon Gibbs, North Carolina Dee Dee Miller, Tennessee Sis Osborne, Tennessee Angie Runnels, Missouri
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Show Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Walking For The Angels Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Tunica Fall Classic Results

Liz’s Kids Horse Show Results

Liz’s Kids Horse Show Results

White Pine, Tennessee Results

White Pine, Tennessee Results

South Carolina Championships Results

South Carolina Championships Results

Alabama Jubilee Results

Alabama Jubilee Results

Racking Horse World Celebration Results

Racking Horse World Celebration Results

North Carolina Championship Results

North Carolina Championship Results

Baileyton, AL Results

Baileyton, AL Results

Trainers’ Fall Classic Results

Trainers’ Fall Classic Results

The National Results

The National Results

Chatham, VA Results

Chatham, VA Results

2019 TWHNC Results

TWHNC Results

Baileyton Results

Baileyton Results

Pulaski Results

Pulaski Results

Obituaries

Obituary – Nancy Caroline Ballentine Elliott

Fuquay-Varina – Nancy Caroline Ballentine Elliott, age 65, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Friday, November 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. A Social hour with family and friends will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 followed by “The Celebration” of her life at 2:00 at her beloved Ballentine Farms Venue, 6921
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Obituary – Charles Burton Howard

Charles “Charlie” Howard, a resident of Rutherford County, Tennessee passed away November 5, 2019 at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was 68 years old. He was born in Lackey, Kentucky to parents Burton and Georgia Turner Howard. He taught school at Hindman High School in Hindman, Kentucky, as well as, Lebanon and Blackman High Schools in Tennessee.
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Obituary – Dean Beasley

Mr. Leslie Dean Beasley, age 80, of the Flat Creek Community in Bedford County, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 4th, 2019, at his home under the loving care and comfort of his family. Graveside services were held on Thursday, November 7th at Dixon Springs Cemetery in Carthage, Tennessee. The family received visitors on Wednesday at
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Obituary – Tom Sumners

Thomas Brown Sumners died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski. He was 75 years old. Funeral services for Mr. Sumners were conducted on Saturday, November 9th at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. A private burial will take place later at Lone Oak Cemetery. Tom Sumners was born on
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Obituary – Raymond Pimental

George “Raymond” Pimental passed away October 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 19th, at Faith Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Rev. Charles Redmond officiated and burial followed at Meadowview Cemetery, Wartrace. Raymond was born May 16, 1937 on the island of Bermuda. He met and married his wife
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Obituary – Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Green Tune

Dorothy Tune was born May 30, 1929 to John Crutcher Bell Green and Mary Frances Trice Green of Nashville. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947 and then attended Vanderbilt University where she was an active member of Pi Beta Phi and met and fell in love with Bill Tune. She was married to
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OBITUARY – CAROL ANN JONES

Carol Ann Jones, 79, of Greenville, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 9:50AM at her home in Greenville. Carol Ann was born August 8, 1940, in Muhlenberg County to the late Vechel and Gertie Gaston. She graduated from Hughes Kirk High School in 1958. She and her late husband, Ray Jones, started
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Obituary – Donald Hendrick

James Donald Hendrick, of Bowling Green, Kentucky went peacefully to meet his Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his residence. He was 79 years old. The Warren County native was a son of the late Elmore and Vera Mae Bunch Hendrick. He is preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Hendrick; a nephew,
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Obituary Priscilla Ann Talley

Priscilla Ann Talley, age 68, of Baileyton, Alabama, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019. She was born on July 15, 1951 in Cullman County to Hershell and Dorothy Talley. She served as secretary and treasurer for Lystra Baptist Church for several years. Priscilla enjoyed showing Tennessee Walking Horses. She is survived by her fiancée,
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Obituary – Kathy Zeis

The Walking Horse industry is heartbroken by the passing of World Grand Champion rider Kathy Zeis. Katherine Peebles Zeis was born on November 26, 1945 and departed this world on September 23, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, September 27, 2019, at First United Methodist Church. A Gathering of Friends followed at
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Obituary – Willis D. Bowman

Willis D. Bowman passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 20th surrounded by his loving family. He was 94. Mr. Bowman was born in Greeneville, TN, on November 6, 1924, to the late Russell and Bessie Bowman. He graduated from Camp Creek High School and East Tennessee State College. Willis served in World War
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Obituary – Doug Wolaver

The Walking Horse Industry mourns the loss of three-time World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and lifelong farmer Doug Wolaver. At the age of 81, he passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home in Diana. Doug was a quiet spoken man who simply minded his own business, but was always willing to
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Equine Obituary- WGC Repeats Color Me In

5/2/2003-8/14/19 Raised by Kasey Kesselring, “Whitey” was a once in a lifetime mare that took many children to the winners’ circle safely, including Kailin Kesselring’s first set of roses at the Spotted Championships. From a broodmare, to a lesson horse at Montverde Academy in Florida, to a safe show ring mount for any level rider,
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Obituary – Coy Claxton

Mr. Coy Allen Claxton of Shelbyville, Tennessee died Monday, August 26, 2019. He was 82 years old. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 29th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Calvert officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Coy, a native of Bedford County, was a Walking Horse trainer who loved working
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Obituary – Haley Tillman

Mary Haley Tillman, age 45, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. Haley Tillman was born on August 14, 1974 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was a lifelong resident of Giles County. She was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Allison Paige Holley of Pulaski and Morgan Allana Holley of Murfreesboro. Her greatest
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