East Tennessee Walking Horse Association
Important News and Update





South Central Horse show and the ETWHA Fun show for May 2018 has been cancelled for this year.





Join East TN Walking Horse Association Today

Joining the ETWHA has many benefits which include becoming a part of a team that enjoys interaction with horse owners and promotes the most versatile horse in the world the Tennessee Walking Horse. We also help raise money for various charities such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Every year we host various events to make money to donate to these charities which include our annual barn party, spring fun show, fall classic horse show, and the main event being our high point awards banquet at the end of the show season. At the high point award banquet horses win awards based on accumulate points throughout the year for the ribbons received from all the horse shows affiliated with the ETWHA. Lastly, by becoming a member of our association you will be able to choose 3 judges from a ballad of your choice for our 2018 Fall Classic Horse Show from a list of 10 picked from our board. In order to be eligible for these great benefits you must join our association. There are two ways:

Highpoint family membership-$35 if purchased before April 15th deadline. Highpoints will accumulate immediately. If purchased after the April 15th deadline a late fee charge of $50 will be added on and points will start accumulating from 7 days upon receipt of the date of the application or the postmarked date. Family includes those living in the household married and their children under the age of 18.

Associate family membership-$15 excludes high point accumulation and awards.

Note: For special awards (i.e. performance horse, pleasure horse, amateur, and trainer of the year) the owner , rider, and trainer must all be high point members. For more information on rules and regulations of high points see high point tab.

Applications are found by clicking on forms and applications tab or request one from your trainer

Mail membership applications along with a check or money order to:


Jamie Ailshie

1124 Gap Mountain Road

Greenville, TN 37745





 New Business for the 2018 Show Season

One of the main focuses for our ETWHA this year is to bring in new and past members so we decided to make some new changes at the annual membership meeting. This year the board of directors will now choose a total of 10 judges from the preferred HIO judges list. Then a ballot of those 10 judges will be sent out to the members to pick 3 out of the 10 to judge the 2018 East TN Fall classic. This puts the choice of the judges in the member's hands. Therefore, it is important that everyone joins by April 15th, 2018 so that your vote counts. Also, the ETWHA Ladies Auxiliary show will now count double points towards a high point award because they are going with three judges.  Members of the East TN Trainer's association made a decision not to go with a three judge panel this year which what the new ruling states they must have in order to be a double point show. Therefore, they will remain a single point show. The ETWHA Fall Classic remains a triple point show. So let's get the 2018 show season started this year by sending in your membership application and dues.  



Tennessee Walking Horse Pad & Chain Study

GREAT News for a change. Attached below is a study published January 2018, the article was published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. . The study objective was to determine the effects of stacked wedge pads and chains applied to the forefeet of Tennessee Walking Horses regarding behavioral and biochemical indicators of pain, stress, and inflammation. Please look at the 12 page study reading the objective, procedures, results and conclusion becoming informed on biochemical, stress and inflammation of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Please share...



Susan Harvey

123 Welch Ln, New Tazewell TN 37825  (423) 526-7541  


Horse Pad Study

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St Jude Children's Hospital Families

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A special Thank You to sponsors, exhibitors, spectators and volunteers.  

Without YOU this would not have been possible.  

This year (2017) the ETWHA will be donating $10,000.00 to 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Finding Cures. Saving Children.




High Point membership for 2018 show season.

Do you want to become a High Point Winner? In order for points to count the owner MUST be a High Point member prior to the deadline or afterward with added penalty. For special awards, ie. performance horse, pleasure horse, amateur and trainer of the year - the owner, rider and trainer (all three) must be High Point members.

High Point Member $35 (April 15 deadline-after deadline administered a $50.00 late fee)
Associate Member $15 (Join anytime throughout the year, NO penalty)
Members may join at the January banquet or prior to April 15 with NO  penalty for the 2018 show season. 
Please send memberships to:

Jamie Ailshie

1124 Gap Mountain Road

Greenville, TN 37745


Questions? Email us at etwha@mail.com.