Skip to content

Walking Horses Impress At Equestrian Festival



Lexington, Ky. - Saturday, October 2, 2010 was the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Appreciation Day at the International Equestrian Festival in Lexington, Ky. In the spotlight for the day, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association sponsored two breed demonstrations featuring TWHBEA Certified Riding Instructor Nicole Carswell. Nicole provided an informative and entertaining presentation about the breed while six-year-old Jackson Stevens and Dr. Leslie Perry-Collins rode World Champion Delight Silver Design. Jackson is the proud owner of this beautiful and talented gelding. The riders demonstrated all three gaits as Nicole discussed the unique qualities of the Tennessee Walking Horse and provided tips for the current and future walking horse owners in the crowd. Both demonstrations were well attended.

In addition to the Breed Appreciation Day activities, Nicole was scheduled to conduct demonstrations throughout the weekend, starting Thursday, September 30th and ending Sunday, October 3rd. Maggie Mae White and Sherry White were on hand to assist with the demonstrations on Thursday and Friday.

The International Equestrian Festival will run through October 10th at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Admission is only $5 and all walking horse enthusiasts are invited to stop by and visit the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ booth at the event.

 

More Stories

  • WHOA Gallatin Spring Classic Horse Show update

    The Walking Horse Owners Association introduces a new show on Saturday, May 15 at the Sumner County Fairgrounds in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dee Dee Miller from Lewisburg, Tennessee will judge the show... Read More
  • TWHNC welcomes new CEO

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has hired Warren Wells to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Wells will be the fifth CEO in the Celebration’s rich history.  Wells, originally from Bedford County, currently lives in Signal Mountain, Tenn... Read More
  • FAST makes donation to Bedford County Cancer Society

    The Foundation for Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, FAST, hosted two Red Ladies classes at their Spring Showcase a few weeks ago. The classes were held in memory of Kathy Zeis who was a founder of FAST as well as a long-time exhibitor.  Read More
  • WHTA Fun Show meetings scheduled

    The WHTA Show Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The General Membership meeting will follow at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Blue Ribbon Circle located on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Read More
  • WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Scholarship applications now available

    The Walking Horse Trainers Association scholarship application is now available. This is a joint educational endeavor with the Glenn C. Dowell Jr. family. Thes scholarships are made possible by the Dowell family's generous donation, making this their tenth year to sponsor... Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 10 21

    Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Jonah Smith Harney

    Jonah Smith Harney was born on Friday, April 23 at Ascension St. Thomas to proud parents Justin and Rebekah Harney. Jonah joins big brother, Jack Harney... Read More
  • Additional money added to the trainer who brings the most horses toWalking For Cancer

    An additional $250 has been added to the $500 reward for the trainer who brings the most horses to Walking For Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, May 8. The total reward will be $750 for the trainer bringing and showing the most horses.  Read More
  • Equine Obituary – The Royal Dollar

    The only bad thing about horses is that they can never live long enough. Sadly, The Royal Dollar was humanely euthanized on April 29, 2021, due to crippling arthritis and other orthopedic difficulties... Read More
  • WHTA Auxiliary to host Money Tree Classic

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary will once again host the Money Tree Classic during the Fourth of July Weekend. The show will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Calsonic Arena. Steve Glidewell, Jason Hughes and Johnny Puckett will mark the cards for this year’s event... Read More