by Renee Isaacs


            FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association held their annual banquet and meeting on Jan. 5, 2008, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, Ky. A meeting was held prior to the banquet where new officers and board of directors were elected. Art Archembault resigned from the treasurer and the board of director position. Archembault has been involved with the association for many years and decided to retire from any duties. Renee Huey was elected to take over those two positions.

A discussion about the Ohio Valley Horse Show was discussed and voted on by the directors. The association plans to move the show to Shelby County and will hold it in October. More information about the location can be found at The meeting came to a close with the dinner and awards to follow.

            Approximately 200 members and guest attended the awards ceremony with smiles on all of the faces. Miss Kentucky Celebration Raeanne Ratliff presented the awards with grace. Between the awards a raffle was conducted by Denise Parrett and red book ads were sold. Over $4,000 was raised for the association from the sale of the pages in the book and the raffle items.

            The banquet ended after Tom Ware thanked everyone for coming and various friends gathered together for pictures. Anyone who might have an interest in being a member of the Ohio Valley Association, please contact Peggy Bramerloah or Tom Ware.