Skip to content

WHTA Auxiliary A Continued Success



Every year during the WHTA convention, the Auxiliary has their annual membership meeting. This is a time to discuss new and old business and plan for the future. A great turnout this year made for lots of discussion.

The trainers new building was an important topic. This project is full steam ahead and plans are to have the building finished in 2005. The Auxiliary is excited to be part of this project and looks forward to offering their help.

The Money Tree Classic is the Auxiliary largest and most profitable project. The Auxiliary will hold their show in Columbia, Tenn., in conjunction with the Columbia Spring Jubilee. Names for judges were nominated and the date was set for June 2, 2005.

During 2004, the Auxiliary continued to support all of their benefit organizations. It was confirmed that the Auxiliary would support another hanicape riding program and also give them $1,000 to their cause

The Auxiliary's awards were given out Saturday night at the Trainers Banquet along with the Horse Of The Year Awards. Joyce Marie Green received the Gold High Point Award. Spring Star Maker was the main contributor that carried this talented rider to the Gold. Dru McCormick received the Silver High Point Award. McCormick received special recognition for riding Night Twister to the Auxiliary World championship at the celebration this year. This was the second year in a row that McCormick has won The Celebration Auxiliary class. Jill Derickson was awarded the Bronze High Point Award. Solar Generated and Doctor Liz led Derickson to this award. Beth Lawwell received the Member Of the Year Award for all her hard work and dedication she puts towards this organization.

The WHTA Equitation division 11 & Under High Point for the second year in a row was Lindsey Landrum. Paige Bennett was reserve. The 12-17 award for the second year in a row went to Alex Bumpus. Erica Derickson was reserve. The Adult division high point award was Susuan Shemwell. Sara Womack was reserve.

The December meeting is the time to elect new officers. This year's group had such a successful year that for 2005 officers will remain the same. Iris Shuman, President; Dale Martin, First Vice President; Beth Lawwell, Second Vice President; Joyce Marie Green, Secretary, and Kristie Kirkpatrick, Treasurer.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue WHYIR 20

    Read More
  • Latest Issue 3 1 31

    Read More
  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More