Sister Marth Blackmon Milligan announced at the Walking Horse Trainers Association meeting that the 2002 Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show would continue in it`s same location in Panama City Beach. There had been some discussion earlier in the year that the horse show would change locations, but that is not happening. Milligan also addressed trainers concerns about gtooms having to pay to get on the show gounds last year and pledged that this would not be a problem at this year`s show.

The Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show was honored at the TWHBEA banquet with the Emerald Award for Excellence in Show Management. The Gulf Coast show will be held in Panama City Beach on April 25-27, 2002.