by Stephanie Rose

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--The Walking Horse Trainers' Association's Auxiliary held their annual meeting on Friday, November 30 at the Cool Springs Marriott in conjunction with the WHTA convention. These ladies work hard each and every year to better the industry and to help others. This year was no different. The meeting consisted of new and old business and going over the project reports.

President Joyce Marie Green announced that the Money Tree Classic was a great success and they raised more money than ever before! The show was held in a new location at the Agricultural Center in Shelbyville, Tenn and at a different time this year, following in during the Fourth Of July shows. The show was also nominated as the Best One Night Horse Show of the Year by the Trainers', but they will not know if they will get the award until Saturday night. The auxiliary has reserved the same location and time for the next two years.

 New officers were elected for 2008 and they are as follows. President, Rhea Ellen Webb, First Vice President, Mandy Black, Second Vice President, Sarah Smith, Treasurer, Jaclyn Williams and Secretary, Stephanie Rose.

Following the WHTA Banquet on Saturday, there will be a post of the Auxiliary's awards for the year including member of the year, Mudslide Slim Achievement Award, Rookie of the Year, High Point riders of the year, a Celebration award and Auxiliary Equitation High Points.