For many years the walking horse industry has been positively affected by Mr. Bobby Beech. A native of Lewisburg, Tenn., and son of the legendary S.W. Beech, Bobby Beech grew up in the heart of the walking horse industry. Beech has owned a score of talented horses, and in 1970, he became the owner of the National Bridle Shop, which has grown into one of the leading suppliers of gaited horse equipment in the country.

The Walking Horse Trainer’s Association honored Mr. Beech for his service to the industry by presenting him with a watch and a special award during a ceremony which took place during the Saturday evening session of the 35th annual Trainers’ Show.