Skip to content

Buckeye Walking Horse Association’s Spring Fling

Coverage by Bruce Vaughn and Jennifer Hankins • Editorial by Bruce Vaughn

JACKSON, Ohio - The Buckeye Walking Horse Association held its kick off horse show of the year, the Spring Fling, on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at Henderson Arena in Jackson, Ohio. The 75-class event hosted entries and exhibitors from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky and as far away as New Jersey. Spirited competition showcased some of the top horses in the industry.

Thanks went out to those who volunteered their time and effort to put on a good horse show. Show Manager Tammy Sanderson coordinated all aspects of the event.

Bruce Vaughn, Jerry Fisher and Laura Lindberg collected the admission fees. Dale Finley, the gate man, kept the show moving and entertained those waiting with his cheerful comments. BWHA Treasurer Julia Ault did a great job of handing out ribbons to class winners. Thanks also went to Sherrie Szucs for handling the stalls and the gang at Country Ridge Stables in Carrollton for helping create a sharp center ring. Newton Parks judged the show and was assisted by ringmaster Carl Burden and announcer Judy VonDuyke.

 Following the show on Friday night, guests and exhibitors were treated to an exhibitors’ party hosted by Duke and Rhonda Thorson and Thor Industries. One of the great treats each morning of the horse show was the homemade donuts provided by Bruce and Linda Vaughn for exhibitors.

Complete results follow may be viewed by clicking here.


More Stories

  • Equine Obituary – Watch It Now

    It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Watch It Now due to complications from colic... Read More
  • South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association cancels banquet

    The South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association has canceled their annual banquet for 2021. The association hopes to host their banquet in 2022. For more information, contact Frankie Jo Bradley at 270-6460-7957. Read More
  • APHIS posts 2020 enforcement activity summary

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted their fiscal year 2020 enforcement activity summary... Read More
  • Museum to receive 1946 copy of Blue Ribbon magazine

    The Walking Horse Report recently received a copy of a 1946 Blue Ribbon magazine.  The copy was sent by a Report subscriber Robert Smith in Elma, Wash... Read More
  • NAS makes recommendations regarding inspections

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) released their report, “A Review of Methods for Detecting Soreness in Horses,” earlier today. The committee has been working on the report for over a year with their first meeting happening in October 2019... Read More
  • USDA to host virtual training for HIOs

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services has informed the industry’s Horse Industry Organizations that it will host a virtual training this year due to ongoing conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More
  • Kentucky HIO makes plans for 2021

    The Kentucky HIO recently announced updates for the 2021 show season. The HIO will lower horse show affiliation fee to $50 and maintain the $6 inspection fee per horse this year... Read More
  • Get the news…FAST

    It has been a year! The Walking Horse Industry remains strong and our supporters continue to dedicate their time and efforts to ensuring our future. Sales have seen record-high numbers and barns continue to bustle with the talk of the “next great one.”  Read More
  • WHTA seeks new office manager

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) has posted an opening for its office manager position. The WHTA will begin taking applications immediately.  Interested applicants should send their resume to the WHTA at PO Box 61, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162. Read More
  • Obituary – Dr. Gordon DePoyster

    Harold "Gordon" DePoyster, 78, of Greenville, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 3:00PM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Dr. DePoyster was born October 5, 1942, in Muhlenberg County. He was a dentist and a member of First Christian Church in Greenville... Read More