The Walking Horse Racing & Event Commission (WHREC) Board met Tuesday morning, March 12, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. at the Coffee Break in Shelbyville, Tenn. Board members Ed Lewis, Jerry Williams, Sid Baker, Jerry Harris, Wayne Abee, Dr. Jim Baum and Dr. John Bennett were present. They set their first race to be either April 20 or 21, in Fayetteville, Tenn., on whichever date is available, with another event to be held on May 19. At the present time, the board hopes to keep it simple and branch out after they get under way. They are also checking out other racing sites and availability.

Currently they will have harness racing, pacing races and running races. They plan to have 3 races the first time unless there are enough to split. They would like to have two harness races, two pacing races and two running races if there are enough entries. Then the top two or three will come back into a championship race. The under saddle races will be 1/4 mile and the harness races will be around 3/8 mile.

They need sponsorships for the races and feel that this will be an excellent family event. At this point, helmets and protective gear are recommended and no one under 12 will be allowed to participate in the races. It was decided that there would be no entry fees at this time. When dates are finalized they will be available on the Walking Horse Report and Jerry Harris’ What A Horse.