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  • 2021 WHTA Trainers of the Year and Assistant Trainers of the Year December 21, 2021Congratulations to the 2021 WHTA Trainers of the Year and Assistant Trainers of the Year Performance Horse Trainer of the Year- John Allan Callaway, presented by his father Allan Callaway. Performance Horse Assistant Trainer of the Year- Sam Martin, presented by Jimmy McConnell. Pleasure Horse Trainer of the Year- Dickie Gardner, presented by Joe Lester. Pleasure Horse Assistant Trainer ...
  • Williams Purchases Rising Star Ranch December 21, 2021
  • Riders’ Cup High Points Champions December 21, 2021At the recent Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Banquet, the two winning Riders’ Cup trainers received their award for earning the most points. Jimmy McConnell was at the top for performance trainers while Laurie Toone was the leader for pleasure trainers. The Scoop congratulates each one on this outstanding accomplishment.
  • United in Marriage December 21, 2021Molli Beth Hobgood and Nick Price were united in marriage on December 18, 2021 at Fairmount First United Methodist Church. A reception followed at Price Stables where Nick is trainer. The Scoop congratulates the newlyweds.
  • FAST Denim & Diamonds December 21, 2021FAST, Inc. will be hosting a New Year’s Eve gathering called Denim & Diamonds. Wear your denim or diamonds and celebrate the coming New Year with your Walking Horse industry friends. There will be dinner, music, casino fun, auction and so much more. This event will take place December 31st at the Blue Ribbon Circle ...
  • Auxiliary Elects Officers December 21, 2021The WHT Ladies’ Auxiliary held a meeting on Friday, December 10th in conjunction with the Walking Horse Trainers Association’s annual banquet. This hard-working group of ladies elected their new officers for the upcoming show year. Those elected are the same as 2021: President- Sarah Smith; First Vice President- Susan Coleman; Second Vice President- Kari Tisma; Heather ...
  • Correction November 26, 2021The Smoke Signal is owned by Dr. Mindee and Brad Pruitt or Tupelo, MS. He was the National Spotted Horse Association Amateur Four Year Old & Over World Grand Champion. Elvis is trained by Daniel Forman at South Wind Stables.
  • WHOA Press Releases November 26, 2021WHOA Announces Show Changes The Walking Horse Owners Association announces some exciting changes for the upcoming 2022 show year. They would like to announce that WHOA will sponsor the “Southern Belle Walking Horse Show” scheduled for March 10-12, 2022. The host venue will be the Georgia Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. The Walking ...
  • TWHBEA Press Release November 26, 2021Jack G. Heffington, TWHBEA President announced the hiring of Thomas Derickson as the Chief Financial Officer of TWHBEA effective November 17, 2021. Derickson received his B.S. degree from MTSU with a major in finance and a minor in business administration where he maintained a GPA of 3.5. He has extensive ties to the Tennesee Walking Horse having ...
  • Obituary – Michael Anthony Todd November 26, 2021Michael Anthony Todd, age 52 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died Friday November 12, 2021. Mr. Todd was a native of Rutherford County and was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ann Adams Todd. He worked for Jacobs Construction and enjoyed trail riding with his horse. Mr. Todd is survived by his son, Casey Todd; father, James ...
  • Mikey’s Motors donates to Celebration November 26, 2021Mike and Chris Williamson with Mikey’s Motors recently donated a utility cart to The Celebration. The cart is street legal, enclosed and has heat and air. It will be used by Celebration staff throughout the course of the year and for different reason on the showgrounds. Mikey’s Motors is located in both Murfreesboro and Franklin. They ...
  • Save the Date November 15, 2021The annual WHAO awards banquet will be held February 19, 2022 at A La Cart, Canfield, Ohio. More details to come.!
  • Obituary- Mickey Ewing November 15, 2021The Scoop sends our heartfelt condolences to Paulette Ewing, a longtime employee of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association and the Voice Magazine editor. Paulette recently lost her husband Mickey Ewing to an extended illness. Michael Hunter “Mickey” Ewing, age 64, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at his residence. He was a native ...
  • Obituary- Wayne Tharp November 15, 2021Mr. Wayne Edwin Tharp, 81, of Hohenwald, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at NHC Maury. Wayne was born on January 30, 1940, to Clyde Tharp and Imogene (Poore) Tharp. Wayne grew up in Lewis County and has been a life-long resident. After graduating from Lewis County High School, he began working as a surveyor for the ...
  • NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR NCWHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS November 15, 2021The North Carolina Walking Horse Association has announced they are taking nominations for their Board of Directors positions. The following list of names is who has expiring terms on the Board of Directors. Derek Bonner John Callicutt Robert Deutsch Allen Dickerson Audrey Safriet Ginger Williams The following remain on the board: Amy Abee Chad Adams Allyson Armstrong Tyler Baucom Sandy Brumbaugh Hayden Burks Kerry DeArmond Kelly Duschel Jerry Jester Joe Manis Kelly Manis Alex Sinden Macy ...