Special L & M Ribbon Discounts for WHOA Shows


Special Discounts for WHOA Affiliated Shows

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* Stick Horse/Lead Line Ribbons Donated *

Use code WHOA16 when placing your order.

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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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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.

Lead Me On farm Fund

On the evening of November 29, 2015 Carla Hurley, owner of Lead Me On Farm, received the call every barn owner fears. Carla’s barn, which she owned for 21 years, was tragically engulfed in flames. Carla Hurley, at Lead Me On Farm, specializes in breaking colts which meant most of the horses in the barn were three and under.

Carla lost eleven horses that night. Horses such as Lightning Strikes Twice, On In One, Oops Peek A Boo and Dreams Little Dream. Many had already been crowned World Grand Champion in recent “model and halter division” events. There is no amount of money that can take away the pain Carla experienced but what we can do is help her rebuild and start over. If you are able to donate, please do and share this page with family, friends and horse enthusiasts. Words of encouragement, hugs and love are also graciously accepted. Thank you for your consideration and God bless you.

Lead Me On Fund

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