Strolling Jim portrait graces museum
A special color portrait of the first world grand champion now greets visitors to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum in Wartrace. A portrait of Strolling Jim, the 1939 World Grand Champion, has been perpetually loaned to the museum by Middle Tennessee State University...
Riding program seeks volunteers
Great Strides therapeutic riding program is holding a meet-and-greet for returning and potential future volunteers. The event is Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. at Old Plank Stables, 330 Highway 82 East, Bell Buckle. It's ok to show up late. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is welcome. For more information, call 931-492-5104...
State provides funds for restoring old Celebration films
Bringing images of the past into the present is the purpose of a historic preservation grant given to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum in Wartrace. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented the museum with the $2,000 grant Friday...
Walking horse industry wins court fight, works to form new HIO
Stakeholders in the Tennessee walking horse industry are looking at what happens next now that a court threw out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's mandatory penalties for horses that were allegedly scarred. One of the next steps is the formation of a new horse industry organization (HIO)...
State grant will fund old TWHNC videos
A grant presentation will be held Friday at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum in Wartrace. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett will present the museum with a $2,000 grant at 1 p.m. The monies will be used for the restoration, preservation and digitization of past films of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, according to Philip D. Gentry, president of the museum...
Court rules in favor of walking horse industry
The Tennessee walking horse industry received news in its favor yesterday when a court reversed its opinion regarding penalties related to the Horse Protection Act. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed with the district court in Texas relative to mandatory penalties, which would have impacted the industry greatly. The penalties would have given exhibitors lifetime suspensions if they received three violations...
Walking Horse Museum celebrates Black History Month
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. The Museum is inviting everyone to come see their exhibits during the Black History Tribute on Saturday, Feb. 21 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m....
Howard retires as Celebration chair
The Celebration's leadership underwent some changes following a Monday meeting. Chairman David Howard has retired from the Celebration board upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70, but he plans to stay busy with Dabora Inc., the family business, his son Jeff Howard said...
2015 Reagan Day Dinner
The Republican Party of Bedford County held its annual Reagan Day Dinner on Thursday, April 16 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.