Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet

Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – October 25-26, 2019

Barn Hopping in Bedford

Division A (Horses stabled on Celebration Grounds)
1st- Dry Dock Stables
2nd- Leatherwood Farm
3rd- Leigh Stuart Stables


Division B (Horses not stabled on Celebration Grounds, one to six)
1st- Tintern Abby Farm
2nd- Sunset Farms
Tintern Abby Farms also received the Mayor’s Awards chosen by Shelbyville Mayor, Wallace Cartwright and Bedford County Mayor, Chad Graham.


Division C (Horses not stabled on Celebration grounds,
six or more)
1st- Legacy Stables
2nd- Dickie Gardner Stables
3rd- Five Star Farms

Judges Announced for Fall Shows

October 2-5, 2019 has been set aside for the 35th Annual SSHBEA World Championship Horse Show. This event will take place at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. Accepting the task of judging are Eric Barrett, Linda Kay McCarley and Jennifer Stembridge.

The North Carolina Championship Horse Show will take place on October 3-5, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Ag Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. This show, typically known as the “Asheville Show” will be judged by Rollie Beard, Chris Bobo and Jason Hughes.

The 52nd Annual Alabama Jubilee will be held on October 25-26, 2019 at the Morgan County Celebration Arena. The judges selected for the show are Jerry Collier, Sam Sorrell & Joe Herald.

WHTA Host Blue Ribbon Yearling Sale

The 3rd Annual WHTA Blue Ribbon Yearling Sale was a very successful event held on August 30th and 31st during the recent 81st Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The sale took place at the historic Wiser Farm on Lewisburg Highway in Shelbyville. Some of the industry’s leading sires had offspring bringing some high bids. Dean Byard announced that the top 5 average was $15,400, a great increase from the past two years.

Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Takes Center Stage

The WHT Auxiliary plays a vital role in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. Each member volunteers to positively promote the breed by work and fundraising. Traditionally each year at The Celebration, Auxiliary Night means awards and recognitions. This year was no different as center ring became center stage for this group.

The Merit Award is one of the highest honors an auxiliary member can receive. It is given annually to a member who works tirelessly. This trainer’s wife and mother of three puts in many hours before and after work, weekends and holidays for the Walking Horse Industry. She also keeps the auxiliary running smoothly. She has previously been awarded the Mudslide Slim Lifetime Achievement Award and the Member of the Year Awards. The 2019 Merit Award recipient is Sarah Smith. Sarah is the wife of trainer Tim Smith.
Another special auxiliary moment in center ring was the presentation of the 2019 WHT Auxiliary Scholarships. This year’s very worthy recipients are Chloe Claxton, Dalton Puckett and Bryan Robinson. The Scoop congratulates all of these award winners and also the WHT Auxiliary for your continuous hard work.

Betty Sain Makes Celebration Appearance

bwettyFamed Walking Horse trainer Betty Sain visited friends on August 28th at The Celebration. Sain was 23 when she rode into the history books as the first female trainer to win the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship. She directed Shaker’s Shocker to the title in 1966.

Birth Announcement

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Nick and Abi Armstrong Rippy of Shelbyville, Tennessee are the proud new parents of Wyatt Andrew Rippy. The Rippy’s firstborn entered the world on August 30, 2019 weighing 8 pounds and was 20 and ¼ inches long. Wyatt’s proud grandparents are Andy and Lynn Rippy and Kenneth and Sherry Armstrong. The Scoop congratulates Nick and Abi and wish many blessing for their family.

Birth Announcement

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Jason and Maria Derickson Bobo of Nashville, Tennessee proudly announce the birth of their son Foster Clayton Bobo. He was born on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Foster Clayton joins his big sister Conlee Marie in the Bobo home. Doting grandparents are Herbert and Jill Derickson and Richard and Suzanne Bobo. The Scoop looks forward to capturing many candids of the growing Bobo Family.




SHOW Releases Social Media Statement

Heads up…Park Performance shoeing rule change effective immediately!
The shoeing rule now states: The Park Performance horse is allowed to have a maximum of two pads that do not exceed the thickness of one and one quarter inch (1 ¼”). Rock back pads are not allowed. Acceptable action devices are allowed. Press Release will follow soon.


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 lend a hand to anyone that was in need.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Myron “Pap” and Jean Clark Wolaver. His survivors include his wife, Brenda Wakefield Wolaver of Diana, his brother, Jr. Wolaver and wife Gail of Diana, his sister Faye Davis of Nashville, his son Steve Wolaver of Diana, his daughter Kathy Wolaver of Cornersville, his granddaughter, Kerstie Wolaver, his sister-in-law Lisa Beech, and his nephews, Bryan and Blake Wolaver, Evan Beech, and Blake Gowan.

Visitation with the family was on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. The Funeral Service followed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019; burial took place in Diana Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Diana Cemetery Fund: c/o Jr. Wolaver – 2975 Diana Rd., Cornersville, TN 37047, the Diana Methodist Church: 2667 Mooresville Rd., Lewisburg, TN, 37091, or the Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope: c/o Summer Allmon – 49 Quick School Rd., Fayetteville, TN 37334. Serving the family was Carr & Erwin Funeral Home- Pulaski, Tennessee (931)-363-1533. The Scoop sends our deepest sympathy to the Wolaver Family.