WHOA Gives Back Incentive Program Introduced

WHOA Gives Back Incentive Program Introduced

 

Murfreesboro, TN – The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) is pleased to introduce a new incentive program aimed at encouraging and rewarding those that regularly compete at WHOA events. Generously sponsored by WHOA Director Phyllis Langley, the program will award $500 in bonus monies in each of five divisions – All Day Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Trail Pleasure, Lite Shod, and Classic Park. The monies will awarded via a drawing at the Association’s annual awards banquet. In order to be placed in the drawing exhibitors must show in a given division at the International Grand Championships and must show a total of ten times in that division at WHOA affiliated shows throughout the year. For Country Pleasure, Trail Pleasure, Lite Shod, and Classic Park, there will be separate drawings for trainers and amateurs with one trainer and one amateur being awarded $250. For All Day Pleasure two amateurs will be awarded $250.

 

Please note that members of the WHOA Board of Directors will not be eligible to participate in this program.

 

For more information contact WHOA at joinwhoa@aol.com or 615-494-8822.

Gaited Dressage to take Center Stage at International Grand Championships

Murfreesboro, TN – Recognizing the ever-growing popularity of Gaited Dressage and the needs of exhibitors from across the country, this year’s International Grand Championships will feature a full day schedule of Gaited Dressage and Gaited Western Dressage classes, all of which will be adjudicated by a USDF “L” graduate judge. These classes, which are listed in their entirety below, will be held starting at 12 Noon on Saturday, July 23rd, in the air-conditioned Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

First held in 1979, the International has been instrumental in the development of the Pleasure Horse Division of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and the popularity it enjoys today. With a full seven-day schedule of classes ranging from rail work to in-hand to versatility, the International is recognized by exhibitors from throughout the nation as the leading championship show for the flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse.

For more information contact the Walking Horse Owners’ Association at 615-494-8822 or joinwhoa@aol.com. To learn more about the International Grand Championships visit http://www.walkinghorseowners.com/?page_id=96.

2016 International Grand Championships
Gaited Dressage and Gaited Western Dressage Class Schedule

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12 Noon

Gaited Dressage (USEF Dressage rules will apply and NWHA Tests will be used.)

Intro Level Test A

Intro Level Test A Youth 17 & Under

Intro Level Text B

Intro Level Test C

Training Level Test 1

Training Level Test 2

First Level Test 2

First Level Test 3

Second Level TOC (test of choice)

Third Level TOC (test of choice)

Gaited Western Dressage (Rules and tests will be from WWDA.)

Intro Test 2

Intro Test 3

Basic Test 2

Basic Test 3

International Grand Championships to host Service Horse Competition

Murfreesboro, TN - With the aim of promoting and rewarding those that use their horses in the service of their communities, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) is proud to announce that the 2016 International Pleasure and Colt Grand Championships will host an open breed Service Horse Competition. The competition, which has no entry fee for WHOA members and only a $5.00 entry fee for non-WHOA members, is open to all service horses or potential service horses and their riders. It will be held from 8 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd, in the air conditioned Tennessee Miller Coliseum. The competition will feature five classes - Patrol Ride, Five Team Member Formation Riding, Tandem Obstacle Course, Novice Single Person Obstacle Course, and Open Single Person Obstacle Course - with ribbons to be awarded to the first five placings, prizes for the winner of each class, and a high point award for the day’s high point service horse. WHOA invites everyone to come out and honor these dedicated horses and their human partners!

Working Plantation Horse Competition scheduled for International Grand Championships

Murfreesboro, TN – On Sunday, July 24th at 8:00 am the 2016 International Grand Championships will feature a Working Plantation Horse Competition. A showcase for the athletic ability and versatility of the Tennessee Walking Horse as a working ranch or farm horse, this competition will require entrants to compete in five events – Conformation or Halter, Working Plantation Pleasure (English), Water Glass, Working Western, and Trail Obstacle. Each of these events will be judged and the competition winner will be determined by the points accumulated in all five events. A unique and challenging competition, this will no-doubt be a highlight for both exhibitors and spectators at the 2016 International Grand Championships.

WHOA Academy/Schooling Show Added

On March 26, a second WHOA Academy/Schooling Show will be held at the Clearview Horse Farm in Shelbyville, TN. This is a casual attire show. Casual shows require a collared shirt, long pants and boots. The show is affiliated with WHOA, will start at 1 pm with 29 classes. For a class schedule please check the WHOA show listings under Events. 

CONVENTION February 12-13, 2016 Murfreesboro, TN

Friday                                    February 12, 2016

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.              WHOA Judges Clinic

Tennessee Miller Coliseum, Miller Room

Saturday                               February 13, 2016

9:00 a.m.                                WHOA Board Meeting

Tennessee Miller Coliseum, Miller Room

304 West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

11:00 a.m.                             Followed by General Membership Meeting

Convention - Tennessee Room, James Union Building on MTSU Campus

5:00 p.m.                                Cocktail Bar (Cash Bar)

5:30 p.m.                                Versatility, ROM and Kentucky Awards presentation.

7:00 p.m.                                Dinner

8:00 p.m.                                Awards: National High Points Presentation

50/50 Giveaway Drawing

Silent Auction

 

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Our lovely and wonderful friend Ada Wright has died.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Brantley Wright, age 86, of Manchester will be conducted at 12 Noon, Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Wright family will be Thursday, August 28, from 5pm until 9pm at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Wright passed this life Monday, August 25, at the United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Schedule of Events for the 36th Annual International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship

Sunday July 27

8 am, Gary Lane Clinic, MTSU Horse Science Center.

9 am, International horse show in arena 2 (horse science building).

1-4 pm, Gary Lane Clinic in the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

MONDAY, JULY 28

Daily at Noon, Silent Auction in the Mary Miller room.

4 pm, International Horse Show

TUESDAY, July 29

9 am, International Horse Show

Following morning classes Allison Thorson youth showmanship Clinic, Miller Coliseum.  

3:30-11 pm, WHOA Hospitality in the Mary Miller Room.

4 pm, International horse show.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

9 am, International horse show

Between 12:00 and 1:30, a youth pizza party

3:30-11 pm, WHOA Hospitality in the Mary Miller Room

4 pm, International horse show.

Following the show the Progressive Barn Party in the Mary Miller Room.

THURSDAY JULY 31

1 pm, International Dog Show in Miller Coliseum

3:30-11 PM, WHOA Hospitality Mary Miller Room

4 pm International horse show.

7:30 pm Mr. Robert S. Pollack Dedication

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

3:30-11PM, WHOA Hospitality in the Mary Miller Room

4 pm, International horse show.

6 pm, Mr. Jeff Givens Dedication

SATURDAY AUGUST 2

9 am, International Service Horse Competition in the MTSU Horse Science arena.

Noon, International horse show

3:30-11 pm, WHOA Hospitality in the Mary Miller Room

7:30, Mr. Sam Stockett Dedication