Skip to content

PWHAT Continues The Fun



by Linda Scrivner

MANCHESTER, Tenn. – The Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee (PWHAT) enjoys every aspect of the Tennessee Walking Horse. They are avid trail ride enthusiasts who enjoy leisurely rides through the scenic parks of Tennessee. They are versatility enthusiasts who like to try it all from driving to jumping. They are show ring enthusiasts who come from all walks of life and enjoy the fun of competition.

From the very young to the very old, from the timid rider to the bold barrel races, PWHAT offers a fun family filled environment where people can relax and enjoy every aspect of the natural Tennessee Walking Horse.

This group continued its celebration of the walking horse as it culminated a fun filled year at the general membership meeting and awards banquet at the lovely new state of the art Manchester Conference Center in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

The evening began with a huge crowd enjoying a social hour and viewing the large silent auction, the winter fundraiser. Bidding was competitive for the large assortment of unusual and horsey items.

The evening began with a wonderful buffet dinner and a welcome by President Rex Nance. Nance called the meeting to order and began with Treasurer Pat Stout giving the Treasurer’s Report. PWHAT now has 321 members, some of which are family memberships and others are individual. Stout reported that their Flat Shod International Show made $1,000. Committee reports were next. Rex Nance said this was his last year as president since he had been an executive for four years.

Sandy Harris gave the show report and stated that they had four shows in 2008 with five planned in 2009. These dates will soon be on their web site at www.pwhat.com. The Trail Rides Committee report was given by Bob Purvis. PWHAT had 15 rides all over Tennessee, one of which was canceled due to weather. There were 134 riders that participated and he stated that hopefully some will decide to show their horses. He reported that there were 315 people on the Wartrace ride of which they were a part.

Nance next read four bylaw revisions that carried unanimously. New board of directors were called to the front and installed following by election of officers. The nominating committee offered a slate of officers that included Sandy Harris for president, Marilynn MacLeod for vice-president, Abby Fricia for secretary and Pat Stout for treasurer. The slate was voted in unanimously.

More Stories

  • Haley Lane Clay receives medical degree

    On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Haley Clay received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, Alabama. She will begin her three year Internal Medicine Internship Program at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Al... Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 17 21

    Read More
  • Mid-South Horse Show Association adds class

    The Mid-South Walking Horse Association Horse Show, scheduled for Saturday May 15 in Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee has added a class to their schedule. Class 13A will be Men's Specialty... Read More
  • WHOA Gallatin Spring Classic Horse Show update

    The Walking Horse Owners Association introduces a new show on Saturday, May 15 at the Sumner County Fairgrounds in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dee Dee Miller from Lewisburg, Tennessee will judge the show... Read More
  • TWHNC welcomes new CEO

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has hired Warren Wells to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Wells will be the fifth CEO in the Celebration’s rich history.  Wells, originally from Bedford County, currently lives in Signal Mountain, Tenn... Read More
  • FAST makes donation to Bedford County Cancer Society

    The Foundation for Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, FAST, hosted two Red Ladies classes at their Spring Showcase a few weeks ago. The classes were held in memory of Kathy Zeis who was a founder of FAST as well as a long-time exhibitor.  Read More
  • WHTA Fun Show meetings scheduled

    The WHTA Show Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The General Membership meeting will follow at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Blue Ribbon Circle located on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Read More
  • WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Scholarship applications now available

    The Walking Horse Trainers Association scholarship application is now available. This is a joint educational endeavor with the Glenn C. Dowell Jr. family. Thes scholarships are made possible by the Dowell family's generous donation, making this their tenth year to sponsor... Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 10 21

    Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Jonah Smith Harney

    Jonah Smith Harney was born on Friday, April 23 at Ascension St. Thomas to proud parents Justin and Rebekah Harney. Jonah joins big brother, Jack Harney... Read More