Skip to content

Trainers Association - Letter To The Editor



Copyright 2006

Dear Editor,

I have been directed by the WHTA Board of Directors to aggressively ask the TWHBEA Executive Board to continue the relationship between the Futurity and the Celebration, as to the continuance of it being a qualifying class and affiliated with the NHSC. This alliance has been in effect for 15 years and is important to trainers and owners alike, not only to be a qualifying class at the Celebration, but to have the prestige of being a National Futurity Champion and to have the eligibility to become a World Grand Champion. Continuing this relationship in the opinion of WHTA would better serve the Futurity participants than a stand-alone horse show. Included in future plans are an Equitation Challenge and World Versatility Show which we feel would be most effective by all parties participating. What we are asking the Executive Board to consider is delaying their HIO sanctioning plan and its programs until all parties including the WHTA, WHOA, TWHNC, the Society, KWHA-HIO and TWHBEA can meet and establish an effective plan for the future of our great horse.

The Walking Horse Trainers Association encourages all concerned individuals to please contact members of the TWHBEA Executive Board no later than Sunday, July 2, 2006 to express the need for this long standing tradition to continue.

Sincerely,

David Landrum

President

Walking Horse Trainers Association

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary - Gen’s Armed & Dangerous

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Gen’s Armed and Dangerous. The beautiful stallion was the 1994 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion. Read More
  • Ohio Valley adds class

    Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association show, scheduled for June 23 in Stanford, Kentucky, has added a 4 and Under Trail Pleasure to their show.  Read More
  • Walking For Hope Show updates

    The Walking For Hope show, scheduled for June 16, has selected Chris Zahnd to judge this year’s event. Originally scheduled to start at 4:00, the show will start at 5:00 pm. Read More
  • WHOA Versatility revises class schedule

    The Walking Horse Owners Association has added 5 classes to its June 16 show scheduled at Tennessee Tech, Hyder-Burk Facility in Cookeville, TN. The show starts at 10 am and is a casual dress show (boots, long pants, shirts with a collar) and "Youth 11 and Under" are required to wear a safety helmet. Read More
  • Putnam Co. Fair selects judge

    The Putnam County Fair and Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association are pleased to announce that Newton Parks of Murfreesboro, Tennessee will judge this year’s event... Read More
  • Wartrace selects judge

    The 112th Anniversary Wartrace Horse Show has selected John Fikes of Hamilton, Alabama to judge this year's event and has released their class schedule... Read More
  • Walking For The Children selects judge

    The Walking For The Children Show, scheduled for July 26, has selected Aaron Self of Murfreesboro, Tennessee to mark the cards for this year's event. Read More
  • WHAA Summer Classic selects Cotten

    The WHAA Summer Classic, scheduled for June 16, has selected Joe Cotten to mark the cards for this years event... Read More
  • Obituary - Bill Carmichael

    Walking horse trainer, William D. "Bill" Carmichael, 59, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning. He was born on October 13, 1958 to Audria Carmichael and the late William Carmichael. He married his adoring wife Cindy Conyers Carmichael and together they had two wonderful children... Read More
  • BPWHA Broadhead show rescheduled

    The Bluegrass Pleasure & Walking Horse Show, originally scheduled for May 19, has been rescheduled for October 14 at 1:00 pm.  Read More