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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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Flag Presentation

4G Farm was recently honored when asked to present the American flag at the Willow Brook Pro-Am Golf Tournament that took place in Manchester, Tennessee. Winky Groover showcased “Old Glory” on World Champion and World Grand Champion Command On Parole. Sheryl Crawford is the proud owner. The Willow Brook Pro-Am Golf Tournament was a charitable
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Obituary Mike Janeway

Mike Edwin Janeway was born on August 1, 1944, in Maryville, TN. He was the son of Oscar Wiley Janeway and Mildred Montgomery Janeway. Mike’s involvement with horses began when he was an infant, because his grandfather, James Calvin Montgomery, always had horses. Mike began showing horses when he was 13 at the Knoxville Fairgrounds
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Obituary Susannah Borg

Monticello, Florida resident, Nancy Susannah Schmoe Borg, passed away June 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. She was 68 years old. Susannah was born on September 25, 1952 in Adel, Georgia to the late Nancy Young Schmoe and Charles Woodward Schmoe. She grew up at Blackwater Plantation in Quitman, Georgia raising cattle and showing horses. She
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WHOA Releases Scholarship Information

The Walking Horse Owners Association is proud to announce the Charles B. Howard Scholarship program for the year 2021-2022. Affectionately known as “Charlie”, he would want to help a career minded student to reach their potential and proudly present these first awards. To apply for the Charles B. Howard Scholarship please contact the Walking Horse
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Horse Shows Announce Judges

Sam Sorrell has been selected to judge the 60th Annual Belfast Lions Club Horse Show that will take place on August 5, 2021. The show will be held at S.W. Beech Memorial Field in Belfast, Tennessee. Cornersville Lions Club Horse Show has chosen Dean Byard to judge this year’s show that is scheduled for July
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Layne Leverette Story

By ZOË HAGGARD – zhaggard@t-g.com Printed with permission from the Shelbyville Times Gazette   Shelbyville resident Layne Leverette and his dog earned first place in a prestigious Coonhound hunt in Shelburn, Ind., the weekend of May 23, beating 31 other dogs and winning a total of $100,000. It was the largest prize ever won by
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Breeding Stallion

Spencer Benedict Stables announces the addition of Playing Gin to their breeding facility. Playing Gin is by Gen’s Black Gin out of I’m Miss Universe (Jose’ Jose’). The black stallion is owned by Keith and Lorraine Rosbury. For more information, contact SBS at 270-678-1301.

SHOW UPDATE For Immediate Release May 21, 2021

The SHOW Board of Directors met yesterday afternoon. One of the topics of discussion was the following proposal, made by the SHOW Rules Committee, to clarify the Amateur, Owned & Trained Rule (AOT). The following was approved: Amateur Owned & Trained to go under the section of “special classes” and the rule be as follows:
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Horse Shows Prepare for Fourth of July Weekend

The Walking Horse industry celebrates big in Middle Tennessee during the Fourth of July weekend and this year is expected to be the same. Mark your calendars for the following shows: Christmas In July June 29th- July 1st at the Bedford County Ag Center, Shelbyville, TN Judges- Chris Bobo, Sam Sorrell, David Sisk Money Tree
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Mr. & Mrs. Noel and Lynda Botsch

The Scoop congratulates Noel and Lynda Botsch on their recent marriage. The couple exchanged vows on Saturday, May 22nd at Cinnamon Ridge in Shelbyville.

CEO Welcomes New Baby

Warren and Jessica Wells have welcomed their second son into the world. Wright Baker Wells was born on June 1, 2021, weighing 7lbs 9oz. Big brother Walker is quite happy with the family’s addition. Warren is the new CEO of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and will begin his work on Monday, June 7,
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Equine Obituary – I’m A Hustler

I’m A Hustler passed away on April 24, 2021. The gentle giant was recently purchased by The Jake Jacobs Family for Ally Jo’s Equitation partner under the training and instruction of Leigh Stuart. He was big, beautiful and kind and took many of his riders to the winners’ circle, helping them become world champion equestrians.
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Dickie Gardner Stables Welcomes New Trainer

The staff of Dickie Gardner Stables welcomes Anna Cloutier to their training team. Anna is a recent graduate of Conersville High School and resides in Pulaski, Tennessee.

WHTA Scholarship

Applications are now available for the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Scholarship. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Glenn C. Dowell Jr. Family. For more information, contact Mel Bryant at the Walking Horse Trainers’ Office (931-684-5866).July 1, 2021 is the deadline to submit an application.

TWHNC Welcomes New CEO

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has hired Warren Wells to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Wells will be the fifth CEO in the Celebration’s rich history. Wells, originally from Bedford County, currently lives in Signal Mountain, Tenn. and is the Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs at Unum Group, a fortune 300
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Show Results

Germantown Show Results

Germantown Show Results

Columbia Spring Jubilee Results

Columbia Spring Jubilee Results

Fast Spring Showcase Results

Fast Spring Showcase Results

East TN Spring Fling Results

East TN Spring Fling Results

PWHAT High Point Awards

PWHAT HIgh Point Awards

WHOA Schooling Show Results

WHOA Schooling Show Results

EKWRHA High Point Awards

EKWRHA High Point Awards

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

Obituaries

Obituary Mike Janeway

Mike Edwin Janeway was born on August 1, 1944, in Maryville, TN. He was the son of Oscar Wiley Janeway and Mildred Montgomery Janeway. Mike’s involvement with horses began when he was an infant, because his grandfather, James Calvin Montgomery, always had horses. Mike began showing horses when he was 13 at the Knoxville Fairgrounds
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Obituary Susannah Borg

Monticello, Florida resident, Nancy Susannah Schmoe Borg, passed away June 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida. She was 68 years old. Susannah was born on September 25, 1952 in Adel, Georgia to the late Nancy Young Schmoe and Charles Woodward Schmoe. She grew up at Blackwater Plantation in Quitman, Georgia raising cattle and showing horses. She
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Equine Obituary – I’m A Hustler

I’m A Hustler passed away on April 24, 2021. The gentle giant was recently purchased by The Jake Jacobs Family for Ally Jo’s Equitation partner under the training and instruction of Leigh Stuart. He was big, beautiful and kind and took many of his riders to the winners’ circle, helping them become world champion equestrians.
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Obituary – Ellynor Fayth Thompson

Ellynor Fayth Thompson was born on March 28, 2021. She was the daughter of Curtis Thompson of Longs, South Carolina and Kendra Hicks of Corbin, Kentucky. Others surviving include her grandparents, Kenny and Regina Hicks of Corbin; Jody and Sandy Livingston and Ricky Thompson all of Longs; her great-grandparents, Jack and Norma Young of Jellico,
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Obituary – Melvin McCormick

Shelbyville resident, Mr. Thomas Melvin McCormick, Sr., age 67, passed away April 19, 2021, at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice Compassus. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel and burial followed at Cothran Cemetery in Rover. Melvin was born on May 28, 1953, in
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Obituary – Judy Young

Judy Tillett Young, of the Wheel Community in Bedford County, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 67 years old. Judy was born on July 23, 1953, in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Joe Charles and Dorothy Jean Garner Tillett. Judy
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Obituary – Jeff Willis

Jeffery Keith “Jeff” Willis, a resident of Belfast, TN, passed away Thursday, April 8th, 2021, at the age of 56. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11th, at Jeffcoat Funeral Home in Tallassee, AL, with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial followed in Carrville Cemetery. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Willis. He
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Obituary – Deedy Decker

Deedy Sue Decker of Shelbyville, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on April 17, 2021 at the age of 80. She was born in Mexico, Missouri on July 25, 1940, and was a resident of Omaha, Nebraska before making Shelbyville, Tennessee her home. She was a legend in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry
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Obituary – Thomas Loid

Thomas “Tommy” Earl Loid III, age 32, passed away Saturday March 20, 2021 at his residence in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Bowling Green native was the son of Tommy Loid Jr. and Robin Jones Loid, and husband of Krista Loid. He was preceded in death by a sister McKenzi Loid, and both grandfathers, Thomas Loid
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Obituary- John Earl “Hoppy” Brown Jr.

John “Hoppy” Earl Brown, Jr., age 72, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the Maple Grove Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Home in Lebanon, Virginia following a lengthy battle with cancer. Hoppy was born August 31, 1948 in Richlands, Virginia and was the son of the late John Earl Brown,
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Obituary – Anne Kellam Nicks Williams Rochelle

Anne Kellam Nicks Williams Rochelle, born September 17th, 1930, passed away on March 30th, 2021. Widow of the late James M. Rochelle, she was born and raised in Dickson, Tennessee, the daughter of Carl and Ida Clement Nicks. She was a 1948 graduate of the Ward-Belmont Preparatory School in Nashville. After marrying the late Dr.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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