Skip to content

Unity Committee Moves Forward

The Unity Committee met on Monday, April 16, and wants the world to know it is alive and kicking.   “Our mission remains to unify, to promote and protect the humane treatment of the Walking Horse, to support public relations programs, to market, to educate, and to meet and engage with regulatory challenges”, said spokesperson Christy Lantis.  “We reaffirmed our basic composition, our dedication to our parent organizations, and the idea that one voice is essential to the survival and growth of the Tennessee Walking Horse—both performance and flat shod—in so many ways.”

“Although it should go without saying, let it again be said that the Unity Committee is dedicated to the abolition of soring and the promotion of any good idea, from any source,  resulting in competent and fair inspections and preventive measures. We also remain dedicated to the sound  performance and flat shod horse and urge everyone to go to the nearest and next affiliated horse show to enjoy this great horse and rediscover the truth about its presentation.” 

Trainers president Jamie Hankins specifically cited recent meetings of the WHTA, its continuing and enthusiastic endorsement, and its continuing support of the Unity Committee.

The UC will meet again on Friday, April 20, and the executive committee of TWHBEA and the board of WHOA will meet this weekend as well.  In these crucial days, The UC urges anyone and everyone who endorses a unified voice for the Tennessee Walking Horse  to contact one of these members, and  to strongly urge the support of the Unity Committee,  in its present composition and state, by these member-driven organizations.

More Stories

  • **Updated Horse Show Schedule

    The Walking Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse shows... Read More
  • 2021 WHOA Banquet plan

    The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce that due to restrictions for Covid-19 the WHOA Banquet scheduled in February of 2021 has been cancelled... Read More
  • Online entry system available for Alabama Jubilee

    The Alabama Jubilee, scheduled for October 23-24, will take online entries up until noon on Friday, October 23 and 11:30 am on Saturday, October 24. Entries can be made at  Read More
  • Obituary – Christy Kakassy

    The Report recently learned of the passing of long-time walking horse owner and exhibitor, Christy Kakassy, on Monday, October 19, after a difficult battle with acute myeloid leukemia... Read More
  • Latest Issue 10 19 20

    Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Pride's Jubilee Encore

    Sometimes a horse is destined for greatness and with the right group of people and a lot of hard work and determination, that level is reached. This was the case for 2001 World Grand Champion Pride’s Jubilee Encore... Read More
  • Dix River Fall Classic update

    The Dix River Fall Classic, scheduled for October 23-24, at the Brodhead Indoor Facility in Brodhead, Kentucky will be a SHOW–HIO show. The entry fee for flat-shod classes will be reduced from $30 to $15.  Read More
  • Thomas Seymore injured

    Thomas Seymore was injured during the Saturday evening performance of the Trainers’ Show. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a broken ankle and other minor injuries... Read More
  • Larry Wheelon hospitalized

    Larry Wheelon is in the hospital in East Tennessee battling pneumonia and several other health issues. We extend our prayers to Larry and his family.  Read More
  • Bill Bobo hospitalized

    Longtime walking horse trainer Bill Bobo was hospitalized on Friday, October 9 at St. Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee. On Monday, October 12th, Bobo underwent open heart surgery to correct three blockages... Read More