PRIDE would like to take the time to update you on our HIO’s activities so far this summer. We have affiliated 45 horse shows since June 1, 2010. These shows include the North Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show, the South Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show,  The Kentucky Fall Classic, The Walking For a Purpose Walking Horse Show and many other successful shows. We are also pleased with the number and quality of our judges and DQPs. They have all worked hard to adopt the PRIDE philosophies of education and enforcement. PRIDE continues to work hard each day to improve our processes. We continue to educate the Walking Horse Industry of our Mission Statement and goals for the future of this industry.  We have filed a preliminary response with the USDA to the Petition For Rulemaking submitted by the Humane Society and ex Senator Joseph Tydings. We are in the final phases of filing a very detailed response to this Petition. We are working on a website as quickly as possible and hope to have it up in the very near future. In the meantime please contact us at or 859-393-4979.
     PRIDE would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us so far in our initiative to lead the Walking Horse Industry to a new era. This includes all DQPs, Judges and Horse Show Managers that were brave and took a leadership role in being the first to associate themselves with our organization. We want to thank the trainers for bringing their horses and supporting our shows, the owners and exhibitors for listening to their trainers and allowing them to show at our shows, the state associations for supporting us and helping us speak to the show managers in our area. We also want to thank many key individuals who are to numerous to mention by name for personally standing up for PRIDE and putting their personal reputation on the line for us. We continue to strive to work for this industry and always welcome your input. Our leadership team has years of walking horse and business experience but we are the first to admit that we do not have all of the answers. We want to listen to the voices of our industry and deal with your issues. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your information, feedback or issues.
     PRIDE would also like to remind everyone that we are still taking horse show affiliations for the remainder of the 2010 show season. If you have a show this year please contact us immediately at to affiliate it with PRIDE. At this time we would like to announce that we are now accepting judges applications, DQP applications, and Horse Show applications for the 2011 show season. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Preparations are under way for the 2011 show season. We are looking forward to a great year next year and we are inviting everyone to join us as we enter a new era for the Walking Horse Industry. Thank you for your continued support of this great horse and the entire Tennessee Walking Horse Industry!

Sam Hamilton
Director PRIDE
PO Box 1527
Mt Vernon KY 40456
Fax 866-494-0055