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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.

CO-OP Sponsor

The Walking Horse Owners' Association is pleased to announce that CO-OP will sponsor back numbers for all WHOA sponsored shows and events in 2017.  This marks the 8th year that CO-OP has been the back number corporate sponsor.  WHOA Executive director, Tommy Hall states that WHOA and CO-OP has had a great working relationship over the years and appreciates their continued support.

For more information about WHOA and events throughout the 2017 show season please see the WHOA website at www.walkinghorseowners.com or, email us at joinwhoa@aol.com.

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.

Remembering Sam Stockett

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) extends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of longtime Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast and WHOA co-founder Sam Stockett. Sam passed away the evening of October 21, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Sam Stockett began his involvement with horses at the age of five. When he was eight years old, he made his first show ring appearance aboard a Shetland pony, three years later he made the transition to Tennessee Walking Horses. He was guided in those early years by legendary horseman J. H. Noblin. His foundation in the breed was strong, leading him to a life devoted to its betterment.
As a breeder of top-quality Tennessee Walking Horses, Sam was virtually unparalleled. In 1979 he purchased the stallion that would forever cement his name in the annals of Tennessee Walking Horse history – Pride’s Royal Master. This son of Pride Of Midnight was three years old when Sam acquired him from Tom Jones of Franklin, Tennessee. Following a very successful show career, Royal Master was retired full-time to the breeding barn where he quickly made a name for himself. As a testament to Sam’s knowledge of the breed, each and every one of Royal Master’s first crop of seven foals made successful show horses. This success encouraged Sam to focus even more intently on breeding and he redoubled his efforts to assemble a band of high-caliber broodmares. By the mid to late 1980s this band included such standouts as Tiger Lilly K.C.H.C, Rock’s Romance, Bum’s Caper, and Delight’s Ideal. Crossing his mares with Royal Master, he produced contenders such as Royal Label, Royal Seal, and Royal’s Dark Bum. Additionally, Sam found a great deal of success with his second stallion Pride’s Last Recall and he was quite the master at selecting outside stallions for his mares. In recognition of his breeding acumen, Sam Stockett was selected as a Master Breeder by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) in 2011.
Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him and by the Tennessee Walking Horse community at large. He was a great man, a great horseman, and great ambassador for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. His contributions to the breed were vast and he will live on via the horses he produced and their descendants.
The funeral was held Thursday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 1390 North State Street in Jackson, MS.