by Linda Scrivner


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 2008 Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) Convention was held Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 with annual meetings and two awards banquets. The meetings were held Saturday at the Double Tree Hotel and both banquets were held at the James Union Building on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

Tommy Hall, executive director, and his staff did their usual excellent job organizing and planning the meetings and festivities. The meetings were successful and productive while the banquets were well attended with 180 people the first night at the Register of Merit, Versatility High Point and Academy High Point Awards Banquet. A full house of 330 attended the Saturday night National High Point Awards Banquet. Hall was extremely pleased with the increased numbers at the banquets and was pleased with the TWHBEA officials that were present and supportive at both events. President Link Webb was also present representing the WHTA along with many other trainers.

Hall stated, “The two banquets were our largest ever. We were sold out on Saturday and the food was wonderful. Our national high points went smoothly throughout the year and we are very excited about our new Quest program. We want to thank the Walking Horse Report for their tabulation of our points and Quest. We love the way that throughout the year WHOA owners can go to the Report and the WHOA web sites to check the current leaders. We appreciate the Report for allowing us to do this since we have not been able to do this in the past.”