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  • USDA Press Release New HPA Rule May 13, 2024WASHINGTON, April 29, 2024 – In an effort to end horse soring at Tennessee Walking Horse shows, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing strengthened Horse Protection Act regulations. Soring is a cruel and inhumane practice where some owners and trainers chemically or physically irritate or burn ...
  • SCHS TENNIS TEAMS HORSE SHOW ADDS CLASS May 13, 2024The Shelbyville Central High School Tennis Teams Horse Show will take place on May 17th at the historic S.W. Beech Showgrounds in Belfast, TN. Show management has announced the addition of Class 29A- Amateur 50 & Over. For more information on this show, contact Allison Smith at 931-607-2680.
  • Obituary – Mary Frances Brantley May 13, 2024Mary Frances Brantley of Manchester, TN was born April 11, 1925 in Mt. Pisgah, Giles County, TN. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Oscar Pitman Gentry and Mary Florilla Ensor Gentry. A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, she departed this life on April 24, 2024 in Manchester, TN at the age of ...
  • Obituary – Jack Bolozky May 13, 2024Tennessee Walking Horse owner and exhibitor, Jack Bolozky, passed from this life on April 25, 2024 . He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian “Bubbles” Bolozky; Cherished father of Scott Bolozky (Mucki Judge) and Nancy Bolozky. Loving grandfather of Caitlyn Bolozky, great-grandfather of Adelaide Garibay. Treasured brother of Carol (Marc) Marcovich. Dear stepbrother ...
  • Callaway Takes the Mound May 13, 2024On May 4th, the famous Kentucky Derby crowned a new champion Mystik Dan. The Nashville Sounds baseball team celebrated this historic event by hosting Derby Day at their home game against Norfolk Tides on May 4th. Derby Day was the perfect opportunity to spotlight the official state horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse.  As part of ...
  • TWHBEA TO USDA RULE Press Release May 2, 2024 May 13, 2024The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) acknowledges the recent publication of the Notice of Final Rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding amendments to regulations enforcing the Horse Protection Act (HPA). First and foremost, we remain committed to collaborating with regulatory authorities to achieve our shared objectives and safeguard the ...
  • Obituary- Jacquline Singleton April 30, 2024Jacquline M. Singleton (Kubica) passed away on April 20, 2024, at the age of 86 in Nolensville, Tennessee. Jackie is survived by her husband Jim Singleton, children Jerry (Patricia) Singleton, Mary Jo Deane, Jeffery Singleton (Barbara Madar), John Singleton, Tina Singleton, and Lisa (Steve) Sager. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Leo & ...
  • TWHNC Announces New Policy for RV Spots April 30, 2024Press and Social Media Release Tuesday, April 16, 2024 For the 86th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, there will be a new policy for reserving RV spots. Camping on-site continues to be a popular option for Celebration fans, and The Celebration wants to maximize that experience. The Celebration is excited to announce that it will have ...
  • United States Senator Mitch McConnell Receives Reese L. Smith, Jr., Distinguished Service Award April 30, 2024Each year, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association awards the Reese L. Smith, Jr., Distinguished Service Award and presents it at the annual TWHBEA banquet. Due to a conflict with this year’s recipient’s schedule, the presentation of the award was delayed. United States Senator Mitch McConnell was presented this year’s award for his tremendous ...
  • Obituary- Violet Meadows April 30, 2024VIOLET ODEAN MEADOWS, 89, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 15, 2024. She was the grandmother of Walking Horse trainer Keegan Meadows. She was born August 13, 1934, in Madison, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charley and Ines Setliff. Her husband Arvil “Gay” Meadows also preceded her in ...
  • WATTS TO JUDGE WOODBURY April 30, 2024The Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show will be July 6th at the Woodbury Fairgrounds in Woodbury, TN. Show management has selected Dale Watts as judge.
  • Obituary – Sunny Sue Reece Bunch March 6, 2024Sunny Sue Reece Bunch was born January 24, 1952. Sunny passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Bobbie Dalton Reece, and her daughter, Wendy Traci Gibson Posey. Sunny lived for her family and loved them immensely. She had a kind and loving heart She was a ...
  • Obituary – Zada “Pete” Minter March 6, 2024Funeral services for Mrs. Zada “Pete” Minter of Shelbyville, Tennessee and formerly of Camp Hill, Alabama, were held Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Langley Funeral Home. Dr. Josh Sammons officiated. Burial followed in the Camp Hill Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 1:00 pm ...
  • FAST Spring Showcase Announces Judges March 6, 2024Organizers of this year’s FAST Spring Showcase are pleased to announce Dean Byard, Renee Carlton and Jamie Lawrence will serve as judges. The show will take place March 28-30 at Cooper Steel Arena in Shelbyville. For more information, contact Margo Urad at 214-763-7379.
  • Obituary- Jack Lee Wilson March 6, 2024Jack Lee Wilson of Englewood, Tennessee passed away at the age 78 on February 14, 2024. He was surrounded by his loved ones and passed of natural causes. He will be lovingly remembered by his children; Warren and daughter in-law, Laurie Wilson, Gwain and daughter in-law, Shelby Wilson; grandchildren, Madison, Skylan and Jansen; sister, Joyce Robinson, ...