In memory of James “Jim” Hall

Obituary for James "Jim" Hall beloved brother of Tommy Hall

James “Jim” Hall, 66 of Pikeville, died Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was born to Cam and Virginia Wear Hall of Loudon, who preceded him in death. Jim, being a Christian, loved the Lord, and worshiped with the Church of Christ at Mt. Della. He served the public of Fall Creek Falls for forty-two years with the Tennessee State Park System and was a member of the Van Buren County E911 Board.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-eight years, Mary Frances George Hall; son, Kris (Carmen) Hall,… Maryville; grandson, Baylor Hall; brother, Thomas Hall, Murfreesboro; numerous family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 pm CDT Sunday, August 27 with Bro. Bobby Collier, R. C. Christian, and Shane Petty officiating. Burial will follow in Walling Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12-9 Saturday and 10am until service time Sunday.

Condolences can be made at Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


2016 Rulebook Revisions – Leg Wrap Clarification

Effective 1/1/16


8 T. Serviceable Soundness for Horse Show Purposes. All horses entered at a WHOA event must be serviceability sound. Any horse that appears to be unhealthy, dehydrated, exhausted, painful, exhibits a low body condition score, etc., may be classified as unfit to show. If the serviceable soundness of an entry is called into question by the DQP or judge they shall notify the official veterinarian and his decision shall be final. If the official veterinarian is not available or called on, then the judge’s decision as to the serviceable soundness of a horse shall be final.

13 Adult individuals who share the same residence as a professional or the immediate family of a professional are not allowed to exhibit in the All Day Pleasure or Classic All Day Pleasure classes. Note: Children of professionals are allowed to exhibit their own or immediate family member’s horse in All Day Pleasure division. No co-ownership or leases allowed.

17 CASUAL ATTIRE: Casual attire (consisting of collared shirt, long pants and boots) is allowed at WHOA Versatility/ Fun Day shows at the discretion of show

17 LEG WRAPS: Bell boots and Leg wraps covering the leg down to the hoof are permitted for lunging, but not riding while on the showgrounds. Splint boots and leg wraps that are confined to the cannon bone area are permitted when riding on the showgrounds. No wraps, splint, or bell boots are allowed in the warm up area once the horse has passed inspection. Leg wraps may be used in the stalls on the showgrounds for protective purposes. No plastic wrap allowed on the showgrounds. Wound medications may be applied on the showgrounds for medicinal purposes but must be removed before the horse goes through inspection. EXCEPTION: Versatility events. Entries participating in Versatility events may use the proper equipment for their event. Clarified 5/25/16

24 EXCEPTION: Youth related to a professional may exhibit their own or immediate family member’s horse in the All Day Pleasure division.

29 CLASSIC LITE SHOD: Classic Lite Shod division has been suspended indefinitely.

31 CLASSIC TRAIL PLEASURE: Section b. i. Added: The front legs should not break more than 45 degrees from vertical.

34 ALL DAY PLEASURE Shoeing: A maximum of 3/8” thick x ¾” wide with up to a 1/16” variance hot or cold rolled steel or aluminum shoe (both front and hind feet).

35 CLASSIC ALL DAY PLEASURE: Class ic All Day Pleasure division has been suspended indefinitely.

36 SHOWMANSHIP: Changed Section B. 1. Available in the adult and youth division.

62 WHOA DIVISION CHART: Changed All Day Pleasure shoe size to Maximum of 3/8” x ¾”. (Was ½” x 1”).

70 OAT/AOT Section 9. J. Note: OAT/AOT owners and exhibitors are allowed to participate at public clinics where a professional is the clinician as long as the
clinician does NOT ride/drive the horses.

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2016 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.

                                   Jason Bachert - Missouri

                                   Martha Child - Tennessee

                                   Carole Hill - Tennessee

                                   Dennis Hills - Missouri

                                   Maggie Moore - Tennessee

                                   Nancy O'Dell Plunkett - Oregon

                                   David Pruett - Tennessee

                                   Mark Taylor - Tennessee

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

American Horse Council News

H-2B Reform Bill Introduced

On October 29, 2015 Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the  Save our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2015.  The bill would make many needed reforms to the H-2B temporary, non-agricultural worker program that will make it less burdensome for employers, including those in the horse industry to use.

For more information about the H-2B Bill please click here

Fall WHOA Double Point Shows

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the following Fall horse shows will be designated as double point shows for the WHOA National High Point Program. For more information on these shows click the EVENTS tab near the top of this page.

October 3, Ride For Roses, Quentin, PA

October 16-18, Octoberfest, Santa Rosa, CA

October 17, FWRHA Championship, Tampa, FL

October 23-25, Camden Horse Show, Camden, SC

October 24-25, Midwest Walking Horse Championship, Jackson, MO

October 31, Versatility Spooktacular, Phenix City, AL

November 7, Southern Strides, Swainsboro, GA

November 8, WHOA Versatility Show, Brownsville, KY

November 14, Pine Rock Farm Show Series #5, Kettrell, NC

November 14, WHOA Versatility Show, Murfreesboro, TN

Support the Metro Nashville Park Police



Word has recently come in that the Metro Nashville Park Police are in need of donations. They are seeking level-headed, trained Tennessee Walking Horse geldings between the ages of four and ten years old and over 14 hands. They are also currently raising funds to purchase new saddles and tack. All donations are tax free. To learn more please contact Sgt. Kevin Hooper at or 615-880-3429.