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An Update from TWSHO

January 23, 2013 | TWSHO Board of Directors

Happy New Year!  The 2013 show season is just around the corner.  Before we turn our attention to 2013 we wanted to take an opportunity to update the supporters of TWSHO’s accomplishments over the last several months.  After a successful Celebration, TWSHO committed to pulling the industry together and has met several times with industry […]

A Letter to Congressman Whitfield

November 28, 2012 | Frank Eichler

Dear Congressman Whitfield: We represent the Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization (TWSHO) – a reform based Organization that has been working within the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. We have initiated several reforms and are in the process of working with several Industry Organizations to end soring once and for all. We would like to meet […]

Contact Congress Here to Protect the Walking Horse!

October 17, 2012 | TWSHO

Members of the U.S. Congress recently introduced legislation to amend the Horse Protection Act. If passed, it would cause irreparable harm to the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry and the local communities and charities that rely on the sport, while doing nothing to protect the Tennessee Walking Horse or rid the system of soring trainers. Click here to send a message to Congress now.

Letter to the Walking Horse Industry

October 16, 2012 | TWSHO

Anyone who owns, rides or enjoys watching walking horses knows that the industry is facing some very serious challenges. From some USDA inspectors who are on record saying they hate horses and go to horse shows only to shut them down, to the Humane Society’s obsession with using its millions to eliminate the industry altogether, the walking horse industry is under attack by powerful and clout-heavy forces.

Walking Horse Report Question and Answer with Dr. Scott Hopper

August 30, 2012 |

Dr. Hopper is a 1993 graduate of the University Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school Dr. Hopper completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The internship was followed by an equine surgical residency at Washington State University where he also obtained his Masters degree in Veterinary […]

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) – A Friend of the Walking Horse

August 16, 2012 |

Congressman Scott DesJarlais is a friend to and advocate of the walking horse on Capitol Hill. He has taken time to meet with members of TWSHO to learn about the industry and the reforms we are implementing to eliminate the sore horse from the show ring.

Weekly Update (August 9) – TWHNC Responds to HSUS, SHOW Notice of Decertification, and Invitations to Celebration Events

August 10, 2012 |

As the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration approaches, we will continue to keep you well informed of the latest news across the industry as well as a few special events happening during The Celebration. Support Congressman Scott DesJarlais Since assuming office in 2011, Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) has been a friend to and advocate of […]

Reception in Support of Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)

August 10, 2012 |

Jeffrey Howard and David Howard invite you to join them for a reception with Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04).
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Calsonic Conference Room, Celebration Grounds

Weekly Update (August 7) – Invitation from TWSHO, SHOW Decertification Statement, and Swabbing Results

August 8, 2012 |

TWSHO weekly update including an invitation from TWSHO, SHOW decertification statement, and swabbing results.

Invitation from TWSHO

August 3, 2012 |

You are cordially invited to a reception with Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization (TWSHO). Come meet our board of directors and learn about the strides we are making to reform the industry and protect the wellbeing of walking horses, while maintaining the integrity of the sport.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Blue Ribbon Room – The Celebration Show Grounds

Latest News

HSUS Gets Another “D” Grade from Charity Watchdog

September 20, 2012 | HumaneWatch.org

HumaneWatch.org

The Humane Society of the United States has once again gotten a “D” grade from the American Institute of Philanthropy/CharityWatch, according to the group’s August Charity Rating Guide.

It’s Walk Time Charlie; I’m Copperfield takes reserve

September 2, 2012 | John I. Carney

Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Walk Time Charlie, Chad Baucom up, won the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship after midnight this morning to conclude the 74th Annual Celebration. The entry is owned by Holland, Kilgore & Callicutt of Decatur, Ala., Seagrove, N.C., and Shelbyville.

Press Releases

TWSHO Statement on Sentencing of Jackie McConnell

September 18, 2012 |

The Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization today reaffirmed their commitment to reform and the elimination of soring trainers in the walking horse industry in response to the sentencing of Jackie McConnell.

TWSHO Response to Proposed Horse Protection Act Amendment

September 18, 2012 |

TWSHO issued the following statement from spokesperson Jennifer Baker in response to the amendments proposed last week by Members of Congress from Kentucky: