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Sheryl Crawford and Billy Maddox Named TWHBEA Master Breeders



Walt Chism, Chairman of the Master Breeder Award Committee at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) is pleased to announce this year's Award recipients: Sheryl Crawford of Carrollton, Georgia and the late Billy Maddox of Duck River, Tennessee. The highest and most prestigious recognition given to a breeder of Tennessee Walking Horses, the TWHBEA Master Breeders’ Award recognizes those breeders whose body of work over an extended period of time has had a significant and long-lasting impact on the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. Both of this year's honorees have impacted the breed registry in a positive way. TWHBEA has registered more than 500,000 horses in a period of 79 years and only 17 breeders have been recognized for this award.
 
Sheryl Crawford and her husband Doug have been breeding Tennessee Walking Horses for more than three decades. World Champions (under saddle) bred by Crawford include Our American Eagle, Look Who’s In Command, That Lady’s In Command, In Command Again, Combat Commander and You’re In Command. Crawford-bred World Champions in the halter division include Down & Out On Gen, A Royal Flash, Godiva In Command and Royally In Command. Other top show horses bred by Crawford include Miss Hard Cash, A Perfect Delight, Godiva In Command, War Commander, Proudly In Command, Two Star Command, Absolute Command, Completely In Command, My Girl’s In Command, Girls Can Command, Don’t Look Back, Magically In Command, Highly In Command, At Your Command, Best In Command, Ready To Command, She’s The Lady Of The Night, Strategically In Command, Right Back At Ya, The Storm Commander, We’re Back, Scratch Player, Tee Time and Miss Pebble Beach.

With the purchase of one mare, the Rock McEwen-bred Dixie Allen Baker in 1959, the late Billy Maddox of Duck River, Tennessee created a 50-year breeding record that is unmatched in the annals of walking horse history. From this one mare spawned horses such as Big Shot’s Dream, Dixie’s Little Star, Dixie’s Dark Lady, Sun’s Dark Dixie, Delight’s Dixie, Duck River Girl, Pride’s Foxie Farrah, Premier Delight, Pride’s Kojack, Delight’s Dark Dixie, Ravishing Ruby, Charcoal’s Delight, Deal Me Aces, Dixie’s Desperado, Gen’s Way High Willie, Pride’s Super Sonic, Pride’s Gypsy Woman, Coin’s Super Sister, Duck River Pride, Fantastic Gold, The Duck, Bionic Man, Hard Texas Cash, Coin’s Double Pride, Pride’s Premier, Coin’s Spun Gold, Legend Of Pride, Grand Performance, Cabbage Row Joe, The Legend, The Revelation, Red Sun Rising, Red Sunday’s Best, Genius’s Dixie Chick and Power Force.

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