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Mike Hicks to Serve as TWHBEA Performance Horse VP

Lewisburg, TN - The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association is pleased to announce that Mike Hicks, TWHBEA Director from Tennessee, has been selected to serve as Performance Horse Vice President following Tom Kakassy’s resignation from the Executive Committee. Mike brings a wealth of experience and passion for the Tennessee Walking Horse to this position. He has formerly served on the Executive Committee as Enforcement Vice President and he has spent decades enjoying all aspects of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.

Mike Hicks has been actively involved in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for the past 25 years. During this time he has owned broodmares, foals, pleasure and performance horses and has supported all sides of our great breed. Recreation for Mike and his family is usually centered around trail riding or horse shows.  Mike's primary interest has been in breeding and raising foals. Raising his first foal in 1988 and not missing a year since, it has become a passion in his life. In 1997, Mike decided to make the move to Middle Tennessee to take his professional career in the management and breeding of Tennessee Walking Horses to a higher level. He has managed numerous World Champion and World Grand Champion stallions to the public for breeding purposes. Mike currently owns and operates New Horizon Stables in Murfreesboro, Tn which is a full service facility specializing in Stallion services and Mare care. Mike resides in Murfreesboro, Tn with his wife Christy and daughter Chelsie.

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