Skip to content

WHTA Auxiliary Awards $1,000 To Saddle Up!



 

 

Franklin, Tenn. – The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary of Shelbyville has awarded Saddle Up! a $1,000 grant to sponsor “Lady,” a 23-year-old Shetland/Quarter Horse cross, through their WHOO (Walking Horses Overcoming Obstacles) Program. 
 
Saddle Up! is Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest therapeutic riding program with a  mission to provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through recreational activities with horses.  It is one of only two programs in the state of Tennessee to have earned Premier Accredited Center status through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), the national organization that sets teaching and safety standards for more than 700 programs throughout the United States and Canada.  Therapeutic riding incorporates specially trained horses, trained volunteers and NARHA Registered instructors to enable challenged children to learn how to care for and ride horses as a form of recreation. For more information about Saddle Up! visit www.saddleupnashville.org
 
The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association is a national nonprofit organization that began in 1971 as the Trainers’ Wives Auxiliary.  The name and by-laws were changed in 1977 to allow members other than trainers’ wives to join.  It supports challenged riders throughout the nation and provides financial support through its Money Tree Classic Charity Horse Show and other Auxiliary events.  For more information, go to www.walkinghorsetrainers.com.

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary has awarded a grant annually to Saddle Up! since 1995 to support the work of the program. 


Auxiliary member Stacy Blackburn presents a check to Tina Carpenter.

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary - Hard Texas Cash

    Hard Texas Cash, a stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas. passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24... Read More
  • Equine Obituary - Heart Attack's Fast Beat

    World champion Heart Attack’s Fast Beat passed away on November 7, 2017. The 22-year-old gelding was owned and loved by Danielle Ricker of Greeneville, Tennessee... Read More
  • Celebration Of Life for Doug Crawford

    Please join us for the CELEBRATION OF LIFE Honoring Doug Crawford on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Celebration Blue Ribbon Circle in Shelbyville, Tenn, 7-10 pm. Casual Attire. Read More
  • WHOO grants now available

    Applications for the Walking Horses Overcoming Obstacles (WHOO) grants are available now. The Walking Horse Trainers' Auxiliary is proud to award grants to 501(c)3 facilities that use Tennessee Walking Horses for therapeutic advancements of less fortunate individuals.  Read More
  • UCWHA announces nominations for 2018

    The Nominating Committee for the Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association has nominated the followingdirectors for three-year term... Read More
  • Equine Obituary - The Coach

    The Coach passed away on November 4, 2017. At the time of his death, the 13 year-old stallion was owned by Dr. Barbara and Sarah Moersch of Jacksonville, Ala... Read More
  • Obituary - Virginia Chism

    Virginia Biddle Chism, 77, of Arrington, Tennessee passed away November 6, 2017. She was a lifetime member of, and elected to the Board of Directors of, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association... Read More
  • Obituary - Leona Kirby

    Leona Catherine Richey Kirby, 88, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, North Carolina. She spent 25 years showing horses with her family across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Leona and her husband, Floyd, also ran Tip-Top Stables together. Read More
  • Obituary - Barry Baggerly, Sr.

    Barry Lee Baggerly, Sr., 75, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hospice Home. Mr. Baggerly was a long time member of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association.  Read More
  • For The Record - MP1

    In the November 6th edition of Walking Horse Report, the South Carolina State Championship Lite-Shod Grand Champion was incorrectly listed on an ad... Read More