Lewisburg, TN - Each year the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) honors the top sire and top dam in each of two divisions created by the Association’s Breeders’ Committee to recognize horses whose offspring have proven successful in the show ring. One division is based on the “raw” or actual points acquired by the progeny of a sire or dam. The second division is based on the percentage points acquired by the progeny of a sire or dam. Additionally, TWHBEA awards an Outstanding Sire of the Year Award based on a 50% combination of actual points and percentage points as well as several other statistical categories presented each year in TWHBEA’s Sire Summary.

The top Dam of 2013 based on actual points and and on percentage points was Spirit’s Delightful Dream. By Spirits Fascination and out of Delight Stuck Up Girl, she was bred by Rebecca Singleton of Apex, North Carolina, and is owned by Jennifer Batts of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She has produced six offspring including this year’s TWHBEA Motivated Mares Flat-Shod Super Mare Count On Spirit O’ Three.

The top Sire for 2013 based on total points was Jose’ Jose’ owned by Five Star Stallions of Wartrace, Tennessee.  Jose’ Jose’ is by Gen.’s Major General and out of Stormy’s Ruby. He is a two-time world champion and two-time world grand champion. His offspring include, among numerous others, 2013 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion I Am Jose’ and 2013 World Grand Champions Suiza, Jose’s Centerfold, Jose’s High Society, Roll The Gold, Bel Air and Honey Badger. Jose Jose was bred by Dr. and Mrs. Rafael Rigual of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The top Sire for 2013 based on percentage points was Allen All Around owned by Leland G. Ritter of North Fort Myers, Florida. Sired by Commanding Delight and out of I’m A Doll, Allen All Around was bred by Donald Hendrix of Nahunta, Georgia. He is a multi-time International and National Grand Champion. His offspring include International and National Champion Allen Gottaround, TWHBEA World Versatility and National Champion All Around Midnight and top contenders Allen’s Heart Throb and All Around Masterpiece.

The 2013 Outstanding Sire Award was presented to Lined With Cash. By  Coin’s Hard Cash and out of Gen’s Silver Lining, he was bred by Crowley Farms of Waverly Hill, Georgia, and is owned by Five Star Stallions of Wartrace, Tennessee. His offspring include 2013 World Grand Champions Boure’, The Dixie Lineman, Lined Up At The Ritz and Line Item Veto.

TWHBEA congratulates these horses, their owners and their breeders!