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UHDP Assists New Show in Georgia

(April 28, 2016 Shelbyville, Tennessee) – The Unified Horse Show Development Program (UHDP), an arm of the Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST), is pleased to announce they have awarded the West Georgia Charity Horse Show a grant for $500.  The new horse show will feature a 39-class schedule of pleasure and performance Tennessee Walking Horse classes and Racking Horse classes.

“We are pleased to assist this new show in Georgia.  New horse shows are critical to the overall success of the Tennessee Walking Horse and fits perfectly with the mission of FAST and UHDP,” said UHDP Chair Deborah Williams.  The UHDP program was started in 2011 and has been inactive since 2013 but was recently reinstated with a goal of continuing to help shows promote the breed.

The West Georgia Charity Horse Show will be held in Franklin, Ga., at the Heard County Covered Arena.  The show will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 5:00PM.  The show manager is Ralph Watson..

The UHDP was formed to assist new horse show development as well as help existing shows that need financial aid.  The group will also seek to revitalize previous Walking Horse venues and help with walking horse events across the nation.  The UHDP will focus its aid to horse shows primarily outside of the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.   Horse events and shows will have to apply to the UHDP for financial aid.  Applications can be found at

The program also includes a mentoring program.  UHDP will offer mentoring services to groups that request help with organizing their shows and putting together events.  The UHDP and FAST proudly promote all show disciplines of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

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