Skip to content

97 Entries at Waterfall's WHOA Academy Show



by Mark Taylor

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The March 10 edition of the 2007 WHOA Academy Program was a huge success with 97 entries competing for honors. This breaks the previous record of 90 entries. Wayne Dean served as judge for the day and did an outstanding job.
NHSC DQP Ronnie Campbell inspected horses and Drs. Poe and Kingston of the USDA were also present to observe. Every horse passed inspection without any problem and USDA VMOs also inspected most horses following the DQP. The USDA officials seemed very pleased with the horses and praised the Academy program and Waterfall Farms’s beautiful facility.
Jack Greene served as official photographer and Steve Barbour did an outstanding job singing the National Anthem. WHOA Academy Chairperson Harolene Willis and her committee members always do a great job at these shows and their hard work are definitely appreciated.
A special thank you to Bill and Sandra Johnson for hosting the show and to Marty Irby, David Williams and Tracy Boyd for making sure everything was prepared for the event. The WHOA Academy Championship will be held at Calsonic Arena on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information on WHOA programs and events go to

More Stories

  • Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Scholarship Application

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization dedicated to charitable organizations, such as the programs for handicapped riders, and the promotion of the Tennessee Walking Horse... Read More
  • Walking For Cancer coverage

    The Report will be providing live coverage from Walking For Cancer on ReporTV this weekend. Highlights from the show will be posted the following day. There will also be live results. Read More
  • Obituary – Emery "Rocky" Jones

    Emery “Rocky” Jones, age 64 of Columbia, TN passed away on April 19, 2019 at home with his family. Rocky was born in 1954 to the late Henry and Geraldine Woodside Jones. He worked at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN for 47 years and knew everything about each breed of horse at the farm.  Read More
  • Members of Congress Should Reject HSUS Award

    The Humane Society of the United States recently released its scorecard for Congress. There’s much irony to be found in the situation considering the organization receives a “D” from CharityWatch and was recently embroiled in a major sexual harassment scandal in which the board of directors tried to cover for the alleged sexual predator CEO. Read More
  • Latest Issue 4 22 19

    Read More
  • Year In Walking Horses Dedication: Honey Badger

    Do you know what a honey badger is? If not, don’t worry about it … the honey badger really doesn’t care what you think because they know how awesome they are. A small, fierce mammal also known as a ratel, the honey badger was made famous after a video about it, narrated by Chuck Norris, went viral. Read More
  • Year In Walking Horses Dedication: Howard Hamilton

    Howard Hamilton has spent his entire life devoting himself to his family and the horse and he does it all for one very simple reason — love. He and his family literally love the horse with all of their hearts; Howard certainly plays his part in doing what he can to ensure the horse, the industry and the industry’s youth thrive. Read More
  • The Money Tree Classic selects Beard

    Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary is proud to announce that Rollie Beard will judge the 36th Annual Money Tree Classic on July 5, 2019. The show will be held in Champions Arena.  Read More
  • Bedford Cancer Foundation announces plans for spring show

    The Bedford Cancer Foundation has announced it will again be sponsoring its annual horse show, scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27 at the Champions Arena on the grounds of the Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The show will feature 30 exciting classes including both flat shod and padded performance classes.  Read More
  • Obituary – Keith Champion

    Walking Horse owner and exhibitor, Keith Champion, passed away April 11, 2019. Keith was known for his humble attitude and great personality. Keith owned and exhibited Go Boy on Parade, Collectors Director, and most notably The Real Deal, and Be Cool. Read More