The Walking Horse Trainers' Association (WHTA) will be honoring former Walking Horse trainer Russell Pate during a special reception on Thursday July 25, 2013.  The reception will be at the WHTA office in Shelbyville, Tenn. at 6:30PM CST and catered by Bell Buckle Café.

The WHTA is deeply saddened by the news on Pate's health and is eager to recognize and honor his contributions to their profession, association and the walking horse industry.

Please make plans to attend the reception to honor Pate.