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Youth volunteers needed

Frances Bates from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum invites youth volunteers to help organize the museum's collection of archives while they renovate the museum. Volunteer opportunities every Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

National Trainers' Show announces judging panel

The 51st Annual National Trainers' Show, scheduled for March 21-23, has selected their judging panel. Derek Bonner, Brent Grider and Wayne Dean will be marking the cards...

SBS annual Stallion Showcase and Barn Party rescheduled

The Spencer Benedict Stallion Showcase and Barn Party, originally scheduled for Feb. 23, has been rescheduled for March 9, due to the weather forecast...

Obituary — Robert L. (Bob) Garner

Robert L. (Bob) Garner of Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019...

National Trainers' Show schedule update

The National Trainers' Show has made a change to their original schedule. Class 61 Adult Equitation will now be a canter class.

WHOA celebrates 40th Gala & Awards Banquet

Valentine’s Day and honoring horse owners with an annual banquet always come close together and highlight February in the walking horse industry. This year the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) hosted a fabulous banquet with the largest crowd ever with 300 attending...

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Obituary – John Raymond Schmidt

Funeral service for John Raymond Schmidt, age 81, of Normandy, will be held at 1:00pm Friday, February 8, 2019, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Pine officiating. 

Birth Announcement – Laynie Jo Leverette

Proud parents Layne Leverette and Mandy Black announce the birth of their daughter Laynie Jo Leverette, born January 31, 2019. 

Obituary – Frank Shelton

Frank Shelton, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Cross Point Baptist Church with funeral services beginning the same day at 3:00 p.m.

Wanted: Tried and true champions

Do you have a super classic horse that’s still a star in the show ring? If so, we want to hear from you! The Walking Horse Report is looking for horses that are 20 years old or older and still competing in the show ring. 

USDA industry compliance session moved to Blue Ribbon Circle Club

The USDA Listening Session, originally scheduled to be hosted in the Hall Of Fame Club in the Calsonic has been moved to the Blue Ribbon Circle Club. The event will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 1:00–3:00 pm.

Obituary – Sue J. Jones

Sue J. Jones, 94, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019. She is the mother of long time walking horse owner and exhibitor, Dr. Linda Jones...

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WHOA announces Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting

The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce the Board of Directors meeting and General WHOA Membership meeting will be held together on Friday, February 8th at the Tennessee Miller coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee...