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  • Welcome Colby Rice November 5, 2020Advertising Sales Representative for Kentucky My name is Colby Rice. I am from Grayson, Kentucky. I was raised by my mother, Lori Lewis along with Donnie Oppenheimer. Both sides of my family go back generations in the Walking and Racking Horse Associations. I have shown padded horses since I was three years old, as well as, ...
  • Obituary – Joe Frank Campbell November 5, 2020Joe Frank Campbell passed away November 2, 2020, at his home at his home after a short illness. He was born July 16, 1943 the son of Adam and Idella Leach Campbell. A native of Cannon County, he lived in the Porterfield Community. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Bingham Campbell, ...
  • Obituary – Gayle Watson November 5, 2020Murray Gayle Watson, 77, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Gayle is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anita Watson, his two daughters Kim Watson (Greg) and Gayla Kail (Ben), grandchildren Jacob Watson (Demi), Logan and Connor Johnston, Maggie, Jada, Jack, and Clay Kail, great-grand daughter Jersey Watson. Gayle had many nieces and ...
  • Nominations Announced for NCWHA board of Directors November 5, 2020The North Carolina Walking Horse Association has announced they are currently accepting nominations for their Board of Directors positions. Board of Directors with expiring terms: Chad Adams Allyson Armstrong Tyler Baucom Kelly Duschel Tom Kincaid Joe Dan Manis Macy Woody Board of Directors still fulfilling terms: Amy Abee Derek Bonner Sandy Brumbaugh Hayden Burks John Callicutt Kerry DeArmond Robert Deutsch Allen Dickerson Jerry Jester Kelly Manis Audrey Safriet Ginger Williams The Board of Directors nominated the following ...
  • Mr. & Mrs. Straton Hammond November 5, 2020Meghan Davis and Straton Hammond were united in marriage on Friday evening, October 16, 2020 at Graystone Quarry in Franklin, Tennessee. The World Grand Champion equestrian and her husband will be making their home in Shelbyville. The Scoop congratulates the newlyweds and wishes them a wonderful life together.
  • Places To Be November 5, 2020November 13- FAST Fall Showcase- Shelbyville, TN November 14- Walking For Angels- Shelbyville, TN December 11- WHTA General Meeting at the Blue Ribbon Circle- Shelbyville, TN PWHAT has announced their Annual Awards’ Banquet will be held on January 16, 2021. Please make sure to mark your calendar and save the date. The event will take place at the ...
  • FAST Revises Show Schedule November 5, 2020The FAST Showcase will take place on Friday, November 13th at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 5:15 pm and the show will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. The following three classes have been added so please make note: 5A- Amateur Country Pleasure 5 & Under 18A- Amateur Owned & Trained 33A- Amateur ...
  • Welcome to the World November 5, 2020William Cooper Callaway World Grand Champion trainer Bill Callaway and his wife Casey proudly announce the birth of their son, William Cooper Callaway. He entered the world on Thursday, October 22, 2020 weighing 8lbs 10oz and measuring 21.5 inches long. He will be very loved and protected by his big sisters, Alayna, Ella Brooke and Madi. ...
  • Obituary – Forest H. King, Jr. November 5, 2020Forrest H. King Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on October 20, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born on August 21, 1933 to the late Jane and Forrest H. King Sr. Mr. King is survived by his Children: Ashley B. King, Forrest H. (Chip) King (Kim), John Kenneth (Ken) King (Kelly) and G. ...
  • Obituary – Christy Kakassy November 5, 2020The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry mourns the loss of Christy Kakassy. Christy fought hard, but lost her battle with acute myeloid leukemia on October 19, 2020.  A Virtual Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 PM EST via Zoom. The link to the service will be shared once it becomes available. ...
  • Obituary – John Luther Peels November 5, 2020Mr. John Luther Peels, age 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at his home under the loving care and comfort of his family and Willow Brook Hospice. Funeral services were Thursday, October 29th at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Burial, with full military honors, followed in Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. Peels was born ...
  • Turner Parker Horse Show Huge Success October 26, 2020The 3rd Annual Turner Parker Horse Show was held October 17th. All the proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Ryne Parker Family was thrilled to announce an unofficial total exceeded $28,000. They would like to sincerely thank each and every sponsor, spectator, rider, worker, and those who donated money, silent auction ...
  • WHOA Cancels Banquet October 26, 2020The Walking Horse Owners Association has announced the annual WHOA Banquet has been cancelled. Due to Covid-19 concerns, the February, 2021 event will not take place. Award Certificates will be mailed to the top three from each division of the National High Point Program, as well as, the Top 10 Quest Awards.
  • Equine Obituary – Mr. Trump October 26, 20202xWGC, WC and 2xRWGC Mr. Trump passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15th after his daily routine workout. The Scoop would like to send our condolences to owners Molly and Taylor Walters and his trainers at Edgar Abernathy Stables. Sired by Lined With Cash and out of She’s Puttin’ On A Show (He’s Puttin’ On The ...
  • Equine Obituary – Pride’s Jubilee Encore October 26, 2020The Tennessee Walking Horse Industry has experienced a great loss as the 2001 World Grand Champion, Pride’s Jubilee Encore, passed away at age 29. His sire was World Grand Champion Pride’s Jubilee Star and his dam was Lady Fame. Pride’s Jubilee Encore was foaled on April 29, 1991. Kay Dennis and Filey Patterson purchased Encore in ...