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WHTA Sets Dates for 2016 Shows



The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) will host the 48th Annual National Trainers’ Show on March 17-19, 2016 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn.  The show returns to Shelbyville after being hosted in Decatur, Al. in 2015.

In addition, the WHTA will put on the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Charity Trainers’ Show in Panama City Beach, Fl.  The show this year was held in Columbia, Tenn.  The move back to the popular Gulf Coast of Florida will happen April 21-23, 2016.  Both horse shows will be affiliated with the SHOW HIO and offer 5x Riders’ Cup points.

“We are excited to announce the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Charity Trainers’ Show will return to the popular destination in Panama City Beach.  We look forward to hosting two quality shows that allow our members the opportunity to showcase their best horses in front of large, enthusiastic crowds and in popular destinations for their owners,” said Show Manager Billy Morgan.

Each show will feature a 58 class schedule over three evenings and include performance, pleasure and halter classes.  Prize monies will be distributed for the top eight places and ribbons will be given to all 10 places in each class.  Each show will start at 6:00pm.

The popular Great Strides program from Bedford County will be exhibiting during the Saturday evening performance of the National Trainers’ Show.  Great Strides, founded in 1994, provides physical therapy exercises and recreation for riders with physical and/or mental disabilities through horseback riding and related activities.

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