Skip to content

HIO Letter to TWHBEA



Heart of America Walking Horse Association

 

February 21, 2007

 

Tennessee Walking Horse 

Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association

Executive Committee

P. O. Box 286

Lewisburg, TN  37091

 

Dear Executive Committee Members:

 

The efforts of TWHBEA in assembling the recent meetings of the Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) have been appreciated by Heart of America Walking Horse Association (HAWHA).  Even though we have not been able to attend, members attending have updated us on the discussions at these meetings.  The consensus to work together for the betterment of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry is the correct direction to move.  HAWHA feels it would be most beneficial to the industry for TWHBEA to dissolve their HIO.

 

HAWHA believes TWHBEA, the registry of the breed, could use finances designated for the HIO program (if dissolved) in other areas for financial and promotion of the Tennessee Walking Horse.  Dissolving the TWHBEA-HIO would take it out of competition with all the HIOs.  HAWHA would support proposal to include TWHBEA, the breed registry, in the HIO-USDA discussions if they dissolve their HIO.

HAWHA hopes all HIOs can work in a positive way to support each organization.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Floyd Hampsmire

DDQP Co-Coordinator

Licensing and Enforcement

 

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary - Hard Texas Cash

    Hard Texas Cash, a stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas. passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24... Read More
  • Equine Obituary - Heart Attack's Fast Beat

    World champion Heart Attack’s Fast Beat passed away on November 7, 2017. The 22-year-old gelding was owned and loved by Danielle Ricker of Greeneville, Tennessee... Read More
  • Celebration Of Life for Doug Crawford

    Please join us for the CELEBRATION OF LIFE Honoring Doug Crawford on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Celebration Blue Ribbon Circle in Shelbyville, Tenn, 7-10 pm. Casual Attire. Read More
  • WHOO grants now available

    Applications for the Walking Horses Overcoming Obstacles (WHOO) grants are available now. The Walking Horse Trainers' Auxiliary is proud to award grants to 501(c)3 facilities that use Tennessee Walking Horses for therapeutic advancements of less fortunate individuals.  Read More
  • UCWHA announces nominations for 2018

    The Nominating Committee for the Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association has nominated the followingdirectors for three-year term... Read More
  • Equine Obituary - The Coach

    The Coach passed away on November 4, 2017. At the time of his death, the 13 year-old stallion was owned by Dr. Barbara and Sarah Moersch of Jacksonville, Ala... Read More
  • Obituary - Virginia Chism

    Virginia Biddle Chism, 77, of Arrington, Tennessee passed away November 6, 2017. She was a lifetime member of, and elected to the Board of Directors of, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association... Read More
  • Obituary - Leona Kirby

    Leona Catherine Richey Kirby, 88, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, North Carolina. She spent 25 years showing horses with her family across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Leona and her husband, Floyd, also ran Tip-Top Stables together. Read More
  • Obituary - Barry Baggerly, Sr.

    Barry Lee Baggerly, Sr., 75, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hospice Home. Mr. Baggerly was a long time member of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association.  Read More
  • For The Record - MP1

    In the November 6th edition of Walking Horse Report, the South Carolina State Championship Lite-Shod Grand Champion was incorrectly listed on an ad... Read More