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KWHA Hosts Annual Awards Banquet



LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Walking Horse Association held their annual banquet on January 15-16, 2016, at the Four Point By Sheraton Hotel in Lexington, Ky. The event was the association’s largest in several years. 

Awards were given in many divisions, including Walking, Racking, Pleasure, Spotted, Sportsmanship, Trainers as well as three Hall of Fame Inductees. The Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015 were Tom Vest of Hazel Green, Ky., Lucian Scott of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Moses Oppenheimer of Morehead, Ky.

The auctioning of the KWHA Blue Book pages along with wonderful auction items brought the association good revenue to build on for the upcoming year. The association has agreed that for the 2016 year, the Kentucky Celebration multi-night show will be back as in year’s past. The event will held with the upmost style and hosted at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg, Ky., on October 14-15, 2016.
Newly elected board members for 2016 include Lisa Evans, Kim Back, Charlie Lainhart, Jason Joseph, Paige Smith, Dana Yeager, Denise Calhoun, Tina Moss, Emily Turner, Scott Winkler, Regina Fritsch, Beth Collins, Kris Dunn and Jamie Wiley. A complete list of board of directors can be found on www.kywha.com.

The KWHA Ladies Auxiliary held their annual meeting on Saturday morning. The election of officers was held and with no nominations from the floor, officers for 2016 are President Renee Lainhart, Vice President Brandi Ballard, 2nd Vice Denise Calhoun and Treasurer Delores Todd. You may contact any officer for information about the 2016 membership dues as well as other activities involving the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary.

The Juvenile Auxiliary held their annual meeting conducted by Lisa Evans and Kim Back. The juveniles will be holding their annual horse show on May 21, 2016 with a location to be announced. You may contact Kim Back at kcback@att.net or Lisa Evans at lapatton01@hotmail.com for more information.
KWHA President Jared Scott would to thank everyone for their support and invites everyone who would like to be involved in the KWHA to become members.
Complete results may be viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.



Juvenile Horse of the Year 

Gen’s Thunder Maker 

Amateur Horse of the Year 

Like A Rolling Stone 

Plantation Horse of the Year 

She’s Black Cash 

Show Pleasure Horse of the Year 

Cadillac’s MG 

Pleasure Racking Horse of the Year 

Eb’s Overcharged 

Performance Racking Horse of the Year 

Jose’s Prime Time 

Park Performance Horse of the Year 

Acapulco Bay 

Country & Trail Horse of the Year 

Jazz Dollar 

Halter Horse of the Year 

Black Strokes Vengeance 

Open Horse of the Year 

The Night Pusher 

Trainer of the Year (Points) 

D.F. Stephens 

Pleasure Horse Owner of the Year 

Darrell Collins 

Performance Horse Owner of the Year 

Alan & Peggy Deweese 

Click Here to view the complete high point results.

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