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East Tennessee Walking Horse Association



2024 ETWHA High Point Banquet & General Membership Meeting 


It has been a week since the 2023 High Point banquet hosted at the Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN. The snow and extreme cold didn't keep those ready to celebrate away from a fun filled night. The day started with the general membership meeting where a new board was elected. 

The new members are as follows: President - Franklin Harvey; Vice President - Chelsey Harvey; Secretary/Treasure - Jamie Alshie; Board Members: Keith Ailshie, Hayden Burks, Ray Carr, Kelly France, Chris Helton, Brain Jeffers, Kathy Bean and Brittany Wampler. 

The banquet began with celebrating those that showed at the 2023 TWHNC and the RHBA  and their accomplishments. The line classes were presented, the 2024-2025 calendar was auctioned and the night ended with the Special Awards for the season. Those winners were Youth 11 & Under - Braxton Alishie; Youth 12-17 Rider of the Year - Caitlyn Duschel; Amateur Rider of the Year - Caitlyn Duschel; Pleasure Horse of the Year - Lady Legacy; Performance Horse of the Year - Oh Too Cool; Racking Rider of the Year - Teresa Mills; Racking Horse of the Year - Pushers Bay Hawk; Pleasure Horse Trainer of the Year - Jackie Barron; Performance Horse Trainer of the Year - Brian Swift. Thank you to everyone that attended the banquet and we look forward to a great 2024 show season.

 Gentle reminder, keep your eyes on this site to confirm shows that are affiliated with the ETWHA. If the show is not listed on this site those point will not count. We want you to be in the winners circle when the high point awards banquet comes around in 2025. 



ETWHA Mission Statement 
  • The members of the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association are a diverse group of people with a common goal. To some of our members the walking horse represents their chosen profession. To others the horse represents their greatest pleasure. The goal of all of us is to secure the future of the walking horse. This is our highest priority.
  • Since any organization is made up of individuals with varying opinions and viewpoints, the situation demands of us that we work in the spirit of commitment, cooperation and most importantly unity. Therefore, we agree that to the best of our ability we will do, not what is best for us as individuals, but what is best for the walking horse.
"A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse whisper." 
~Author Unknown 
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