LEWISBURG, Tenn. --  The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) will now receive a portion of the proceeds from all Tennessee Walking Horse specialty license plates purchased or renewed in the state of Tennessee.

State Senator Jim Tracy championed this measure in the Tennessee General Assembly. This new legislation took effect on July 1, 2014.  As of May 2014 there were nearly 4,000 Tennessee Walking Horse License plates on the roads in Tennessee.

“I appreciate Senator Tracy for his leadership in getting this passed,” said president Steve Smith. “I urge Tennesseans to request the Tennessee Walking Horse license plate upon their renewal.”

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA), headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the promotion of the breed. Founded in 1935, the breed registry was established to record the pedigrees of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Its goal is to maintain the purity of the breed, to promote greater awareness of the Tennessee Walking Horse and its qualities, to encourage expansion of the breed, and to help assure its general welfare.