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East Tennessee Walking Horse Association



2023 High Point Banquet & General Membership Meeting 

Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN

Start planning now for your January weekend getaway. The ETWHA has two events planned for January 20, 2023. The ETWHA high point banquet and general membership meeting being held at the Park Vista, Gatlinburg, TN. The banquet will begin with a 5:30PM registration. The general membership meeting with a 3:30 PM registration. We will vote in the 2024 Executive Board, Board of Directors, and Newsletter Editor that day.  If you are planning to stay for the weekend or just the night please make your reservations NOW!! Forms will be mailed to the general membership for banquet attendance and seating. Keep an eye out for those and send back. 

You have until Dec 19, 2023 to make room reservations then the block will end. 

The booking code is TWH.

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton

705 Cherokee Orchard Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738





The 2023 ETWHA Show Season Ends. 

As they say all good things must come to an end. That being said, the 2023 show season has ended with some great shows and a fresh look for the 2024 season. It is worth mentioning again; thank you to the exhibitors, trainers, spectators and those that helped with the East TN Fall Classic; 516 entries. We hope to donate a large amount to St Jude Children's Hospital. More to come on that front.

When you look forward please remember those that have lost so much during a terrible tragedy. Please keep the family and barn family of Bryan Barnhill in your thoughts and prayers. This type of hurt is unimaginable. I have posted ways to help Bryan if your heart leads you. See below. 

Directly to Bryan at:

Bryan Barnhill
4340 Hal Allen Road
Marion SC 29571.
To a bank account set up in his name:
Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank
PO Box 1140
106 East Court Street
Marion, SC 29571
Please notate-BRYAN BARNHILL FUNDRAISING ACCT on the check! Also, do not send cards or notes to the bank as they will not forward those to Bryan. The bank will not record who sent the contribution.
Through a Go Fund Me Page:

Please take the time and dig down deep to help a fellow horse person and member of the community. Come together during hard times and trouble,  lets show our support.







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 
Our charity of choice.