The Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST) has issued a grant in the amount of $1,300 to the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA).  The WHTA petitioned FAST to help fund their initiative to issue all members of the WHTA with photo ID’s.  The WHTA is issuing the ID’s at the request of the USDA.

“We are happy to help the WHTA with this request and applaud their efforts within their association,” said FAST President Mike Inman.  He continued, “Our mission at FAST is to promote and preserve the show horse and our trainers are paramount to that initiative.”

The grant will help fund the equipment necessary to issue the photo ID’s to all member trainers including the software, printer, laminator and ink.  The equipment will also be able to serve in additional ways at the WHTA office.

“The WHTA appreciates FAST in their proactive efforts to assist the WHTA in making their licensing process better and more uniform,” said President Bill Cantrell.  “This new equipment will allow our office to provide photo ID badges for all our members economically and efficiently.  We appreciate the generosity of FAST, its board members and contributors for making this donation possible,” concluded board member Wayne Dean.

FAST is a 501 (c)3 foundation that helps promote and preserve the Tennessee Walking Show Horse.  All donations are tax deductible.  For more information or to make a donation, visit FAST online at