Skip to content

Local Trainer Continues History of Excellence



reposted from The Shelbyville Times Gazette



Local horse trainer Dickie Gardner has racked up his 10th and 11th Trainer of the Year awards, which -- when combined with Crystal Deputy's Trainer of the Year honor in 2014 -- makes an even dozen for Dickie Gardner Stables.

Gardner was named the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders Exhibitors Association Trainer of the Year and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association Trainer of the Year in 2015. Deputy, who joined the Gardner operation three years ago as barn manager and trainer, was the 2014 SSHBEA Trainer of the Year.

The stable shows with six different organizations including SHOW, Walking Horse Owners of America, Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee, National Walking Horse Association, Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association.

"It's no doubt that Dickie Gardner Stables has had a very successful year," states a news release. "...We prepared, bathed and entered the ring a total of 640 times, claiming numerous blue ribbons with many World Championships. We have customers from 14 different states and putting their trust in us to do what we do best, our horses and riders carried out 25 sets of roses!"

Twins Cheyenne and Dakoda, taking after their proud father, both won championship divisions this year.

Gardner, whose facility is located on Whitaker Road near Wheel, was inducted into the SSHBEA Hall of Fame in 2010.

His website is dickiegardnerstables.com.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 5-1-17

    Read More
  • Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund Eligible Shows

    The Walking Horse Owners' Association would like to announce that the upcoming Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund Eligible shows scheduled for Saturday, April 29th and April 30th will be held on time... Read More
  • Obituary - Jimmie Wheeler

    Long time walking horse enthusiast, Mr. Jimmie D. “Jim” Wheeler, age 75, of Paducah, formerly of Sedalia, Ky. passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, Ky.  He was a member of Sedalia Baptist Church... Read More
  • UCWHA horse show affilates with TWHBEA International High Point program

    The Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association is pleased to announce that the 44th Annual UCWHA High Point Show is also affiliated with TWHBEA’s International High Point Program. The show will be held May 13th... Read More
  • Perdue named Ag Secretary

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Monday evening, by a vote of 87-11, Sonny Perdue will serve as Agriculture Secretary. Perdue, the former two-term Republican governor of Georgia... Read More
  • Obituary - Karl Thompson

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Karl Thompson. Mr. Thompson passed away due to an extended illness. He was a current resident at Tennessee State Veteran's Home in Murfreesboro... Read More
  • Did you know?

    The SHOW Rules Committee would like to remind all exhibitors, amateur and professionals about a rule that is being violated... Read More
  • Germantown judges announced

    The Germantown Charity Horse Show has announced the judges for its breed classes at this year’s show, with Dee Dee Miller of Lewisburg, Tenn., marking the cards for the walking horse competition... Read More
  • SHOW Rulebook Addendum as of April 3, 2017

    The following changes have been made to the SHOW Rulebook... Read More
  • Obituary - Jack Mitchell

    Long-time walking horse enthusiast Jack Mitchell passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Shepherd's Cove Hospice. Mitchell, an Alabama native, showed horses under the Bobo banner for many years and had several good champions, according to trainer Bill Bobo... Read More