American National Insurance has signed on as an annual sponsor of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) and will be the title sponsor of the Gelding Opportunity (GO!) and Motivated Mares programs. Because of their sponsorship, $1,000 will be added to the jackpot of each program this year. The sponsorship money along with the nomination fees collected will be paid out to the top mares and geldings in each division (performance and pleasure).

“Thanks to the support of American National Insurance we’ll be able to increase the payouts in these two programs by over 200% compared to last year,” says Mark Farrar, TWHBEA Executive Director. “We look forward to working with Dean Crawford and American National Insurance to grow these programs and reward members who are showing mares and geldings.”

Points for TWHBEA programs are accumulated through September 30. With many shows between now and then, this is a great time to sign up and start accumulating points. The nomination fee is $25 per horse and more information can be found at (The Breed > Programs) or by calling 931-359-1574.

American National Insurance started as life insurance company in 1905 and continues to be one of the
top companies in life today. In 1973 American National founded its property and casualty side of the
business and in 2001 acquired Farm Family which was a leading insurer of farms in the northeast part of
the country. American National has expanded their business to forty-five states and is currently in the
top six leaders of AG/Commercial carriers in the country.

Dean Crawford as an agent represents American National Insurance with his home office in Shelbyville,TN and is currently doing business in ten surrounding states. Dean grew up showing horses and takes pride in showing his Tennessee Walking Horses still today. Growing up on a farm Dean understands the farming operations and is a top leader insuring equine farms. Dean can be contacted by calling 931-225- 7010 or emailing [email protected].

Founded in 1935, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is the oldest breed association dedicated to the Tennessee Walking Horse – the official horse of the State of
 Tennessee. TWHBEA maintains the official breed registry and records the pedigrees of Tennessee Walking Horses around the world. They also promote the diverse qualities and uses of the smooth-riding breed and help assure the general welfare of all Tennessee Walking Horses. The association headquarters, located in Lewisburg, Tennessee, is governed by an International Board of Directors. For more information visit