Skip to content

TWHBEA Elects Executive Committee

By Jeffrey Howard

LEWISBURG, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association held its International Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the TWHBEA headquarters.  The day’s meetings are a recap of many of the same reports made on Friday at the general membership meeting.  To read the recap of that meeting click here.

The major agenda item was the election of the 2010 Executive Committee.  All but one spot was filled with the nominating committee’s recommendation.  The Member-At-Large Youth Vice President had a nomination from the floor.  That nomination was Leslie Topham from Utah.  She ran against the nominating committee’s candidate, Margo Urad from Texas.  After a speech by each candidate, Urad won the seat by a margin of 43-20.

The 2010 TWHBEA Executive Committee is as follows:
President – David Pruett, TN
Senior Vice President – Dee Dee Sale, TN
VP Admin/Fiscal/Audit – Rob Cornelius, AL
VP Breeders – Jack Heffington, TN
VP Enforcement – Kasey Kesselring, FL
VP Horse Shows – Bruce Vaughn, OH
VP Marketing – Marty Irby, TN
VP Owners/Exhibitors – Stephen Brown, WA
VP Performance Horse – Ty Irby, AL
VP Pleasure Horse – Rick Weis, MT
VP Training – Wayne Dean, TN
VP Member At Large Bylaws – Lloyd Hall (Buster) Black, GA
VP Member At Large Youth – Margo Urad, TX
VP Equine Welfare – Dr. Linda Montgomery, AL
Secretary – Sharon Brandon

A new position for 2010 was the VP for Equine Welfare.  The spot was added bringing the total number of the Executive Committee to 14.

A motion made by Dee Dee Sale under new business called for a press release to be generated regarding TWHBEA’s discussions on Friday December 4, 2009 regarding the 2010 World Equestrian Games and TWHBEA’s involvement and sponsorship of those games.

A complete wrap-up of the 2009 TWHBEA International Board of Directors’ Meeting will be in the December 14th issue of the Walking Horse Report.

More Stories

  • Meet the Celebration Judges

    The challenging task of selecting judges for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is one of the toughest jobs the Celebration Board faces each year. It’s a duty that’s taken seriously and done with great deliberation... Read More
  • Latest Issue 8 19 19

    Read More
  • Celebration prayer meeting scheduled

    This year marks the third annual Celebration for Christ get together! One week from today starts the first evening performance of “the greatest show on earth”. Come join together on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:00 pm at the Champions Arena bleachers... Read More
  • Celebration Reels now available on ReporTV

    Get ready for this year's Celebration by enjoying the final three nights of the 2018 Celebration with Celebration Reels now available on ReporTV! Brought to you by The Walking Horse Report and Dean Johnson Video.  Read More
  • WHTA Board and General Membership Meeting coming up!

    The WHTA Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, August 20, at 4:30 pm. The General Membership meeting will follow at 6:00 pm. Lobbyist, Jeff Speaks, will attend and discuss all legal issues. All interested parties are invited to attend.  Read More
  • HSUS files lawsuit aiming to reinstate rule tabled by Trump

    The Humane Society of the United States filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 14 against the United States Department of Agriculture in what the HSUS called an attempt to reinstate a final rule that was set aside by the Trump administration back in 2017 that would have banned action devices, pads and eliminated the Horse Industry Organization structure.  Read More
  • Equine Obituary – WGC Repeats Color Me In

    Raised by Kasey Kesselring, "Whitey" was a once in a lifetime mare that took many children to the Winners Circle safely, including Kailin Kesselring's first set of roses at the Spotted Championships. From a broodmare, to lesson horse at Montverde Academy in Florida, to a safe show ring mount for any level rider... Read More
  • Walking Horse Report’s daily papers and office hours

    The Celebration is the busiest time of year for Walking Horse Report. We strive to provide the best possible coverage of the industry’s world championship horse show. We will continue to post live results and judges’ cards. Read More
  • Obituary – Carl Johnson

    Mr. Carl M. Johnson, age 89, a resident of Columbia, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at NHC-Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Swango officiating. Read More
  • Neck ribbons to be presented to all winners

    In something new to the Celebration this year, beautiful neck ribbons will be presented to winners of each preliminary in 2019. In addition to these, each winner will also receive a bridle blue ribbon. The 81st annual Celebration kicks off Aug. 21 and goes through the end of the month.   Read More