Skip to content

Historic Wartrace "The Show Will Go On"



The 103rd Annual Wartrace Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2009, has announced that the Honorable Paul Livingston of Church Hill, TN will judge this years event.  Show Manager Roy Franklin stated that there was some question as to whether or not the Wartrace Horse Show would continue its long tradition as the show committee began work on the 2009 show but the horse community and the local community have thrown tremendous support to this historic event.  According to Roy, "the show will go on".

Wartrace's long-time "sister show" Belfast is working closely with Wartrace to make the traditional "Wartrace-Belfast" weekend the traditional celebration of horse shows before the Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville.  The two shows are "sharing" classes in some divisions to make sure everyone who wants to show has a class.  Belfast will be held the Friday night before Wartrace on Friday, July 31, 2009. These are both traditional shows with deep community roots and history in the horse industry. 

Over $7000.00 has already been committed in sponsorships to the show committee.  There are still a few classes available for sponsorship for $300 each, "Blue Ribbon" sponsorships for $75, "Red Ribbon" sponsorships are $50 and "Yellow Ribbon" sponsorships are available for $25.  All levels of sponsorship are important for the success of the show and for the continued funding of important community projects.

 The show will start promptly at 6:00 P.M.  Box seats are already Sold Out, as there has been a waiting list for years, but general admission will only be $5.00 and children under 12 are free.  For more information you may contact Roy Ferguson at (931) 580-6144 or Nancy Edwards at (931) 389-6470 or email Nancy@ValleyHomeFarm.com.

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary – Watch It Now

    It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Watch It Now due to complications from colic... Read More
  • South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association cancels banquet

    The South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association has canceled their annual banquet for 2021. The association hopes to host their banquet in 2022. For more information, contact Frankie Jo Bradley at 270-6460-7957. Read More
  • APHIS posts 2020 enforcement activity summary

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted their fiscal year 2020 enforcement activity summary... Read More
  • Museum to receive 1946 copy of Blue Ribbon magazine

    The Walking Horse Report recently received a copy of a 1946 Blue Ribbon magazine.  The copy was sent by a Report subscriber Robert Smith in Elma, Wash... Read More
  • NAS makes recommendations regarding inspections

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) released their report, “A Review of Methods for Detecting Soreness in Horses,” earlier today. The committee has been working on the report for over a year with their first meeting happening in October 2019... Read More
  • USDA to host virtual training for HIOs

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services has informed the industry’s Horse Industry Organizations that it will host a virtual training this year due to ongoing conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More
  • Kentucky HIO makes plans for 2021

    The Kentucky HIO recently announced updates for the 2021 show season. The HIO will lower horse show affiliation fee to $50 and maintain the $6 inspection fee per horse this year... Read More
  • Get the news…FAST

    It has been a year! The Walking Horse Industry remains strong and our supporters continue to dedicate their time and efforts to ensuring our future. Sales have seen record-high numbers and barns continue to bustle with the talk of the “next great one.”  Read More
  • WHTA seeks new office manager

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) has posted an opening for its office manager position. The WHTA will begin taking applications immediately.  Interested applicants should send their resume to the WHTA at PO Box 61, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162. Read More
  • Obituary – Dr. Gordon DePoyster

    Harold "Gordon" DePoyster, 78, of Greenville, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 3:00PM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Dr. DePoyster was born October 5, 1942, in Muhlenberg County. He was a dentist and a member of First Christian Church in Greenville... Read More