WHOA Clarifies International Rules
The 41st International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship Show will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum July 26th-August 3rd. WHOA has clarified the following rules:

4-H Division
Junior 4-H Classes are Youth 11 & Under
Junior High/Senior Classes are Youth 12-17
There are no entry fees for 4-H classes and they open to any breed.

Racking and Spotted Division
Two hands are allowed in all classes and may be English or Western.

Helmet Requirement
Youth 11 & Under exhibitors are required to wear a safety helmet in all classes.

Horses entered in Showmanship and In-hand classes may be shown in bridle or halter.

No pets are allowed in the TN Miller Coliseum. Outside pets must be on a leash at all times.

Payments for classes
Before back numbers are assigned to any horse, a check or credit card information must be on file for each entry.

Ward Wedding

Congratulations to Kelly Richards and Marshall Ward as they were united in marriage on July 13, 2019. The Scoop wishes you a lifetime of love.

Engagement Announced

Congratulations to The Scoop’s very own Michelle Schoenvogel on her recent engagement to Tim Plafcan. Best wishes as you begin your lives together.

Revised Schedule for Lewisburg

The Marshall County Horseman’s Association announces they will split the Four Year Old Amateur class. The following is the new schedule; Class 22- Stallions and Class 22A- Mares and Geldings. This horse show will take place on July 26th at the Marshall County Expo Center on Robin Hood Road in Lewisburg Tennessee. Ringside parking spots are still available. For more information, contact Freda Dean at 931-703-4808.

Judges Announced for the 2019 Celebration

Press release from TWHNC

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Jamie Bradshaw, Nathan Clark, Jamie Hankins, Kenny Smith and Robbie Spiller to judge the 81st Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The 81st Celebration will be August 21st – August 31st on the historic show grounds in Shelbyville.

The panel once again is a blend of experienced judges with new faces to the Celebration. Both Smith and Spiller will be making their first appearance at The Celebration. “Last year’s panel included two new faces and we felt like the mix of three experienced judges along with two new ones was a good mix and produced great results last year. In addition, The Celebration is committed to expanding the judging pool and giving more of our licensed judges an opportunity to work our shows,” said Celebration CEO Mike Inman.

Clark and Bradshaw will return for the fifth time to mark the cards. Clark previously judged in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016. Bradshaw last judged the Celebration in 2013 but also marked the cards in 2006, 2009, and 2011.

Hankins will be returning to center ring at The Celebration for the first time since 2011 and will be marking the cards for the seventh time. Hankins judged in 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2008. Hankins judged with Clark in 2008 and with Bradshaw in 2011. The Celebration has been committed to diversifying its panels and this year’s panel only includes one judge who has marked the cards at The Celebration in the last five years.

“We are excited for this year’s show and appreciate these five judges for agreeing to take on one of the most prestigious jobs and responsibilities in our industry. Judging the Celebration is the most important job our judges can accept and we expect this year’s panel to do an excellent job. These five individuals have judged at most all of our industry’s major venues and continue to judge prestigious shows even in the time periods that they have not judged our shows. The confidence the industry has placed in selecting these individuals for their shows was a major factor in our committee’s decision to select them for this year’s assignment,” concluded Inman.

For more information regarding the 2019 Celebration please visit the Celebration at www.TWHNC.com.

Obituary- Kevin Penick

Kevin Penick took his final breath on June 29, 2019 while surrounded by his loved ones. His family will miss him dearly, but know he is now pain free and enjoying his heavenly reward after battling cancer for the past five years. A resident of Summerville, South Carolina, Kevin was the son of Everett Lamar Penick and Doris Marie Penick who both survive. Kevin is survived by his wife, Katy Penick; two sons, Scott (Rachel) and Daniel (Kari); five grandchildren, Abigail, Anna, Luke, Jack, Beau and one more granddaughter due in August; and a sister, Vickie Penick. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Stephen.

Kevin was born in Belleville, Illinois on October 20, 1954, but was primarily raised in Lebanon, Virginia. He was a graduate of Harding University, and later obtained a master’s degree in accounting at Georgia State University. Kevin moved to Summerville with Katy and his sons in 1983 to take an accounting position with Support Systems International. Kevin finished his career as an accountant with the U.S. Department of State. Kevin was an active member of the Summerville Church of Christ where he served an elder, and he lived his life with faith and generosity. The Scoop sends our deepest sympathy to the Penick Family.

TWHYA Will Host 1st Annual Horse Bowl

The Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association is proud to announce the 1st Annual Horse Bowl will be held on August 25th. This will take place during the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Participants will be divided in two divisions; Junior Division (4th-8th grades) and Senior Division (9th-12th grades). The top two teams, along with the high point individuals in each age division will receive awards. Competition material will consist of 50% general horse knowledge and 50% Tennessee Walking Horse knowledge. Registration deadline is August 1st.

For more information on study materials and registration, please contact Chris Hazlewood at (931) 215-2255 or jacobyfarm@hotmail.com or Mallory Maddox at (931) 359-0592 or mmaddox@twhbea.com.

Trainers Relocate

Joe Lester Stables is proud to welcome Crystal Deputy to their training staff. She joins Lester and Bailey Momb at their training facility at 1145 Highway 64 West in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Leatherwood Farm announces the addition of Blaise Broccard. She will oversee the day to day business at the former Steve Aymett Stables in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

ETWHA Scholarship Dealine

The East Tennessee Walking Horse Association has announced their scholarship deadline is July 31, 2019. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.etwha.org.

Metro Ordinance to Ban Walking Horses Deferred

A bill recently introduced by Kathleen Murphy to the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County would ban the showing, exhibiting and sale of horses including the Tennessee Walking Horse, Racking Horse and Spotted Saddle Horse in Nashville. This bill would also ban the use of weighted shoes, action devices and pads on any Tennessee Walking Horse, Racking Horse or Spotted Saddle Horse in Nashville. The vote that was scheduled for Tuesday, July 16th was deferred until the next Council meeting on August 6, 2019.