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Obituary – Kassie Plemons

Funeral for Kasaundera Plemons, 43, of Decatur was held Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Parkway Funeral Home, at 5:00 PM. Ms. Plemons, who passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, in Decatur of natural causes , was born, November 14, 1976, to Chris Plemons and Jeannie Plemons.
Survivors include:
2 sons – Garrett Plemons, Braxton Wilson
2 brothers – Thomas (Christy) Plemons, Chris (Angie) Plemons
Nephews – Justin, Dalton, Gage, Wesley
Nieces – Taylor, Erica, Erin, Eve
Grand Father – Glenn Reeder
Grand Mother – Frances Downs


East Tennessee Horse Sale

The East Tennessee 4B Horse Sale for gaited horses will take place Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Walter State Expo Center in White Pine, Tennessee. This Woods Livestock Auction will be accepting Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Racking Horses, National Spotted Saddle Horses, as well as many other breeds. Gaited Mules will also be accepted. For more information contact Travis Blevins at 423-213-0026, Mack Hess at 423-292-5622 or email

GWHEA Banquet

Walking Horse riders, trainers and owners in the “Peach State” of Georgia need to make plans to attend the GWHEA Awards’ Banquet. This grand event will take place at the Monroe Country Club in Monroe. For more information about this banquet or the association, contact Jack Kirk at This will take place on February 8, 2020.

Keeping In Touch with FAST

Sadie Fowler, the new Director of Advancement of FAST Inc., is making it much easier to stay on top of the current Tennessee Walking Horse Industry news. Interested participants should submit an email containing their NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and MAILING ADRESS to Sadie at This submission will put you on the list to receive the latest updates. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, you can include those in the initial email, also.

Kentucky Horse Sale

If you are in the market to buy a new Tennessee Walking Horse or possibly sell, then you should take note of the popular Kentucky After Christmas Sale. This annual event has encountered some great and talented horses. It will be held on January 31st and February 1st at the All Tech Arena in Lexington. To answer any questions about the sale, contact Jerrold Pedigo at 615-895-9792, David Landrum at 615-794-1190 or Renee Lainhart at 859-408-3100.

KWHA Makes High Point Announcement

The KWHA, Kentucky Walking Horse Association, recognizes high point winners at their banquet each year. This association is also vital, as it manages the Kentucky Celebration Horse Show.

In early January, information was sent to all show managers affiliated with the KWHA. The annual affiliation fee will cover the following: The show listed in the annual Blue Book, show advertisement of the KWHA’s website, and it allows members to acquire points for the year-end awards. Please note- In order to acquire points, the rider, owner and trainer are required to have membership in the KWHA. Beginning in 2020, points from all shows affiliated with KWHA and any certified HIO will count in the High Point records. Please direct any inquiries to Terry Logan Lunsford, KWHA President at 859-576-8433.


PWHAT Membership

Join Now for 2020
There are lots of good reasons to join PWHAT! Here are just a few: multiple horse shows with high points and awards at the end of the year, organized trail rides throughout the year, and clinics and other educational opportunities. There are many opportunities where we can join together to enjoy and support our wonderful Tennessee Walking Horses!
Go ahead and send in your membership now so you don’t miss out on any of our activities and events for 2020!
PWHAT PO Box 712 Shelbyville TN 37162
Note the new fee structure for 2020: single adult $25 and single youth $10. We no longer offer the family membership and lifetime membership options.


Scholarship Applicants Now Accepted

The Smoky Mountain Walking Horse Association has announced a $500 Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant meeting the following requirements:
*high school junior, senior or college student under the age of 24
*member of the Smoky Mountain or East Tennessee Walking Horse Associations for 1 year before the April 1st deadline
*demonstrate an interest in equine activities

For application information, send requests to SMWHA, P.O. Box 4821, Maryville, TN 37802 or contact Jean Brown at 865-579-1472.

SHOW Judge’s Clinic

SHOW will be hosting a clinic for all licensed SHOW judges and new judge applicants on Saturday, February 15th at 9:00am. The clinic will take place in the Blue Ribbon Circle located at The Celebration in Shelbyville.