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Ten Years Ago in December



A few state associations gathered to elect officers and present awards; a few horses changed hands. The big groups, TWHBEA, WHTA and the Ladies Auxiliary held their conventions. Some horses were crowned Horse Of The Year then all settled back to normal, but only for a short while. Colt previews were scheduled for New Year's Day and beyond. The season of 1995 begins in the quite moments of December.

The WHTA met Dec 2, at the Stouffer Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The association elected Unionville, Tenn., trainer Mack Motes for an unprecedented seventh term. Lonnie Messick, the NHSC DQP director, reported that in 1994 of the 79,000 horses inspected at NHSC affiliated shows 800 were found in violation.

A few sales and relocations became evident in the month of December. The Gamble Farms added E.T.'s Elegant Gypsy, a two-year-old filly, to their show string. The talked about talent was formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hainer of West Logan, W. Va., and trained by Sand Creek Farm.

Choice's Super Cut, a product of the Hidden Acres breeding program, was sold by Hoyte Eakes and Danny Lutrell to Dr. James Kelly and Hoil Walker of Columbia, Tenn. Plans call for Super Cut to be campaigned as a two-year-old for the 1995 season with Sammy Day.

Chester Marbry opened his new showplace barn in Unionville, Tenn., on Dec. 8 for visitors. On a hill over looking C.A. Bobo's Sellabration sale grounds. Marbry Stables presented a sneak preview of horses that could be expected to be on the show scene in 1995. The new building is well designed facility, dedicated to the development and training of show horses. More than 200 people took Marbry up on his offer of hospitality.

The NHSC Judge's Committee announced in Dec., that effective Jan. 1, 1995, that names of individuals who received disciplinary action from the NHSC will be released to breed publications. Names of individuals who were subject to disciplinary action before Jan. 1 would not be released. The grace period was designed to make everyone aware of the new policy.

And finally, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association honored the Tennessee Walking Horse industry as one of its top three significant contributors. Donations from the National Celebration, TWHBEA, the WHTA and the WHTA Auxiliary totaled $12,500.

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