Register of Merit (ROM) books due now

Now is the time for ROM participants to send their Point Books. The
ROM Certificates + any trophies will be awarded at the WHOA Annual
Banquet , February 11th and held at the James Union
Building on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro..

The WHOA Office will have the details on the Banquet but I wanted to
give you a heads up so you can make travel plans. When you get your
Point Book back, it will have a spread sheet listing the certificates
you earned in 2016. Again these awards will be given out at the
Banquet, IF you can not attend the certificates will be mailed to you
after the banquet.

PLEASE do not send your Point Book to the WHOA Office as it delays the
process and costs WHOA mailing money

Please send to:

SIS OSBORNE

3079 PULASKI HWY

CORNERSVILLE TN 37047

Thanking YOU in advance

Sis

Special L & M Ribbon Discounts for WHOA Shows

 

Special Discounts for WHOA Affiliated Shows

* 10% off ribbon order *

* Stick Horse/Lead Line Ribbons Donated *

Use code WHOA16 when placing your order.

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Shelbyville, TN 37160

931-684-0010

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We have been in the ribbon business for over 50 years.

We pride ourselves in top quality handmade ribbons at competitive prices with superior customer service.

 

WHOA-HIO Approved for Kentucky Horse Breeders’ Incentive Fund Eligible Shows

The Walking Horse Owners' Association (WHOA) is proud to announce that the WHOA-HIO has been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to affiliate shows that are eligible to distribute prize monies from the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund.  With this approval, the WHOA-HIO becomes the fourth approved horse Industry organization in the program.

Established in 2005, the Kentucky Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund consists of 7 percent of all taxes collected for breeding a stallion to a mare in the state of Kentucky. The fund is often referred to as "Non-Race" because it is set aside for all other breeds to earn money competing in shows and contests, rather than racing.  Last year $223,388 was distributed to Walking Horse owners in Kentucky through the program.

Over the past several years, WHOA's presence in Kentucky has been blossoming.  It's 2015 schedule includes an impressive 11 Kentucky Horse Breeders Incentive Fund eligible shows.  With the WHOA-HIO's new status as a KHBIF approved HIO, there is little doubt that WHOA's activities in Kentucky will continue to grow.

Thank you

August 10, 2015

Dear International Supporter,

The Walking Horse Owners' Association would like to say "Thank you" for your support of the 37th Annual International Championship Pleasure & Colt Show held July 26- August 1, 2015 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A total of 1,524 entries and 394 horses were present throughout the seven day event.

To all sponsors, owners, exhibitors, trainers, spectators, or volunteers a big thank you goes out to each of you.

 

 Sincerely,

Tommy Hall

Executive Director

 

WHOA ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS…

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is proud to announce the following candidates were elected to the WHOA Board of Directors by the WHOA Membership.

2015 President:  Dee Dee Miller Sale - Tennessee

                                      Dr. Jana Anderson - Tennessee

                                     Jill Beech - Tennessee

                                     Darden Gladney - Louisiana

                                     Caroline Hoffman - Missouri

                                     Peggy Moore - Tennessee

                                     Kathy Owen - Tennessee

                                     Sherrie Szucs - Ohio

                                     Lynn Womack - Tennessee

 These eight will serve a three year term. The WHOA Board of Directors is made up of 26 members.

WHOA Introduces “Happy Trails” Program

Happy Trails Brochure

Murfreesboro TN - The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) “Happy Trails” Program is the perfect program for anyone that enjoys trail riding. As a “Happy Trails” participant you are one of our most effective representatives, promoting WHOA on the trail. Whether you enjoy participating in large organized trail rides, riding out with a small group of friends, or just touring your own neighborhood, we want to reward and recognize you for the hours you spend enjoying your horse and representing WHOA on the trail.

Guidelines

 The program is open to all Tennessee Walking Horses, registered or unregistered.

  1. The program is also open to any other gaited breeds.

  2. The program has three age divisions - Youth 17 & Under, Adult, and Elite 60 & Over.

  3. The rider must be a WHOA member.

  4. There is no limit to the amount of time taken to achieve award hours.

  5. Awards are based on hours logged.

  6. Hours logged must be hours spent in forward motion while riding the horse.

  7. A rider can enroll as many horses as they wish in the program however a separate enrollment form and log sheets must be submitted for each horse the individual rides.

Awards

New “Happy Trails” participants receive a welcome gift followed by special certificates, patches, and awards as hours are accrued to each award level. Participants will also be recognized in WHOA’s upcoming online newsletter.

Award Levels

50 Hours

100 Hours

250 Hours

500 Hours

750 Hours

1,000 Hours

1,500 Hours

2,000 Hours

For more information and to download and print your “Happy Trails” enrollment form visit "Quick Links" or call WHOA at 615-494-8822.

WHOA ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS – Read more…

2014 President: DEE DEE MILLER SALE - TENNESSEE

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is proud to announce the following candidates were elected to the WHOA Board of Directors by the WHOA Membership.

KEVIN GILLIAM - NORTH CAROLINA

DARREN GRAY - FLORIDA

SANDY HARRIS - TENNESSEE

PHYLLIS LANGLEY - ARIZONA

RHONDA MARTOCCI - TENNESSEE

FRANK NEAL - TENNESSEE

NEWTON PARKS - TENNESSEE

DUKE THORSON - OHIO

These eight will serve a three year term. The WHOA Board of Directors is made up of 26 members.

Register of Merit

If you are finished showing for this season ------- IT IS TIME TO SEND IN YOUR "Register of Merit" POINT BOOK.

Please send the ROM Booklet to:

Sis Osborne
3079 Pulaski Hey
Cornersville, TN 37047

By sending your ROM directly to Sis you save both time and postage for WHOA as the WHOA Office will have to redirect your package thus delaying your return.

Thanks for your help thru out the year and don't forget to send SIS your current email. Send it even if you feel she has your email.

To reach Sis email her at:
sisosborne@tds.net

If you would be interested in having a WHOA VERSATILITY SHOW in your area please let Sis know. Please include in your email, who might be willing to help in your area. There is always need for many workers such as; gate men or woman, ribbon girls, runners for sheets to the DQP, people to help take entries, AND of course folks to do the local pre-show work such as scouting out arenas and show and show facilities. All of these things are much needed and have to be decided on before the show.

With you being familiar with the local area you could help in this way.