The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors’ Association announced a membership drive to be conducted in honor of the National Walking Horse Celebration. Between Aug. 23 and Sept. 2, everyone who signs up as a new TWHBEA member, renews an existing membership or renews a lapsed membership is eligible to win a Saddles by Steele custom Mountaineer Endurance western saddle worth over $1,800. Youth and young adult memberships will be eligible to win a 60 GB Apple iPod valued at over $400.

            “One of the TWHBEA’s purposes is to protect the future of the show industry,” said Jerrold Pedigo, President of TWHBEA. “A healthy membership base helps us do that, and I can’t think of a better time to join or renew membership than during the excitement of the Celebration. You can even renew if your membership doesn’t expire until next year!

            The drawing for the custom saddle and the iPod will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. Registrants do not need to be present to win.

            “Come by the TWHBEA Satellite office on the Celebration grounds and we’ll get your membership taken care of and register you for a very nice saddle or a super iPod,” Pedigo said.