Skip to content

2005 Year In Walking Horses Dedication: Allan Callaway



There is no one in the horse business today that doesn’t know and respect him. He has accomplished so much, but yet is still so humble. He has been named, Trainer of the Year, been dubbed the World Grand Champion, inducted into the Hall of Fame and now the Year In Walking Horses is dedicated to Allan Callaway.

Since the young age of 13, Callaway knew what he wanted to do. He wanted to be a horse trainer. That summer well known horseman Vic Thompson took Callaway under his wing and his need for knowledge of the Tennessee Walking Horse grew.

In 2000, Callaway reached a goal that many trainers strive for, but few actually reach. He was voted as Trainer of the Year by his peers. Then the following year he made that ultimate ride under the spotlight as World Grand Champion aboard Pride’s Jubilee Encore.

Allan and Encore was the catch phrase used that exceptional season. The duo began their quest for the 2001 World Grand Championship at the National Trainers Show by taking the Stake by storm. Then it was onto the main event.

They captured the Walking Stallions Five Years and Over, Over 15.2 preliminary amongst top competition, but they still had one last hurdle to cross. That final Saturday night “Allan and Encore” reached the pinnacle and became one of the most deserving World Grand Champions of today. Practically all of his life Callaway has had the same two passionate commitments; his family and his industry. Allan along with his two sons, John Allan and Bill are the trainers of Callaway Stables.

And never to be excluded, the backbone of this impressive team is none other than the love of Callaway’s life, his wife Karen. Through the years this family affair has accomplished so much in and out of the show ring. At the Celebration in 2005 alone Allan Callaway Stables walked away with one world grand championship, seven world championships, three reserve world championship and countless other top ribbons.

Allan Callaway is a modest man, never anxious to share his success, but that of his family, and also very quick to give credit to the rest of his staff for their untiring efforts.

We could not be more proud to recognize this outstanding individual and are pleased to dedicate the 2005 Year in Walking Horses to Allan Callaway. 

More Stories

  • Equine Obituary – Watch It Now

    It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Watch It Now due to complications from colic... Read More
  • South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association cancels banquet

    The South Central Kentucky Walking Horse Association has canceled their annual banquet for 2021. The association hopes to host their banquet in 2022. For more information, contact Frankie Jo Bradley at 270-6460-7957. Read More
  • APHIS posts 2020 enforcement activity summary

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has posted their fiscal year 2020 enforcement activity summary... Read More
  • Museum to receive 1946 copy of Blue Ribbon magazine

    The Walking Horse Report recently received a copy of a 1946 Blue Ribbon magazine.  The copy was sent by a Report subscriber Robert Smith in Elma, Wash... Read More
  • NAS makes recommendations regarding inspections

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) released their report, “A Review of Methods for Detecting Soreness in Horses,” earlier today. The committee has been working on the report for over a year with their first meeting happening in October 2019... Read More
  • USDA to host virtual training for HIOs

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services has informed the industry’s Horse Industry Organizations that it will host a virtual training this year due to ongoing conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More
  • Kentucky HIO makes plans for 2021

    The Kentucky HIO recently announced updates for the 2021 show season. The HIO will lower horse show affiliation fee to $50 and maintain the $6 inspection fee per horse this year... Read More
  • Get the news…FAST

    It has been a year! The Walking Horse Industry remains strong and our supporters continue to dedicate their time and efforts to ensuring our future. Sales have seen record-high numbers and barns continue to bustle with the talk of the “next great one.”  Read More
  • WHTA seeks new office manager

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) has posted an opening for its office manager position. The WHTA will begin taking applications immediately.  Interested applicants should send their resume to the WHTA at PO Box 61, Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162. Read More
  • Obituary – Dr. Gordon DePoyster

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Dr. Gordon DePoyster on January 12, 2021. He is the husband ofLaMar DePoyster of Greenville, Kentucky... Read More