The TRAINERS' WIVES ASSOCIATION (TWA) held their initial meeting on Friday, September 1, during the 2006 Celebration.  The ultimate mission of this assertive and proactive group of women is two fold:  (1) To serve as a support system for their husbands and family and (2) to initiate a positive campaign to promote the image of our great Tennessee Walking Horse.

Our first endeavor will be to work with the Alday Communication, Inc. and What A Horse to produce a powerful and positive commercial that will be marketed to the walking horse industry.  The Walking Horse Trainers Association has contracted with this marketing firm home based in Franklin, TN.

In order to accomplish our first objective, we have initiated an "old fashioned money drive" to help secure the funding needed for our Public Relations efforts.   Every dollar collected will go directly to our mission endeavors.

We have 3 donation levels:  (1) Bronze Sponsor....$100 donation, (2) Silver Sponsor...$250 donation, (3) Gold Sponsor...$500 or more donation.  Please send donations payable to the

TWA to P.O. Box 61, Shelbyville, TN. 37162.

For more information regarding the TWA, please contact Jill Derickson (931-684-0671) or Dee Cantrell (706-366-1011).