Winky Groover has won the election for President of the Walking Horse Trainers' Association (WHTA).  Groover defeated Mickey McCormick, who served as 1st Vice President in 2009.  McCormick was the nominee selected by the nominating committee and Groover was nominated from the floor at the election, held December 4, 2009 at the annual meeting.

The election on December 4 resulted in a tie which prompted a full membership vote by mailed ballot.  The ballots were due yesterday at Winnett Associates, PLLC.  The count was official last night.  Over 200 votes were received back and Groover won by 11 votes.