Skip to content

2020 Graduate: Julia Glidewell



Julia Glidewell – Corinth, Mississippi 

WHAT HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE ARE YOU GRADUATING FROM?
In May, I intended on walking the stage at Northeast Mississippi Community College one last time. While at NEMCC, I was an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout my Associates Degree in Accounting.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOLLOWING GRADUATION?
Following graduation, I have been accepted into the College of Business at the University of North Alabama, where I plan to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Law. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE INDUSTRY?
My family has bred and raised Tennessee Walking Horses throughout my entire life. My show career began in the fall of 2017 aboard my first pony, Skywalk’s Threat (better known as Luke). I am very thankful to Mr. Bob Reed, Mrs. Sudie Reed and Ross Campbell Stables for allowing my family the opportunity to purchase Luke.  

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO, WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
My family and I currently have three horses in training at Robert Stiver’s Stables in Corinth, Mississippi. In addition to my pony Luke, my mother, Michelle, shows I’m Dialed In in the Amateur division, and Robert Stiver’s shows Offensive Line in the 15.2 & Under Riders' Cup division.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
My special memory would be receiving Jailbird as a Christmas present the winter after I started showing! Also, my first time showing in the big oval was one to remember!

HOW HAVE HORSES HELPED YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE?
My experience with horses has taught me many things that we all will encounter in life. We all must learn to win and lose, and at the end of the day, we always need to remember the main reasons we show are for the love of this breed and our horse show family. Showing horses has given me the opportunity to meet several of my closest friends as well as many people that have positively impacted my life.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO FELLOW SENIORS DURING THIS TIME?
This pandemic has reminded us the importance of patience and discipline. As Ikeda once said, “with love and patience, nothing is impossible.” 

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 3 1 31

    Read More
  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More
  • Birth Announcement – William Jackson Bauer

    Dr. & Mrs. Will  Bauer of Gainesville, Georgia welcomed their first child, William Jackson Bauer, on December 4, 2020. Jack weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth... Read More