The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is pleased to announce that a portrait of 2012 World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie is now featured at the 1-65 Robertson County Mitchellville Welcome Center at Portland, Tennessee. The display of this striking portrait is a joint venture between TWHBEA and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum (TWHNC). The presentation of the portrait was made by TWHBEA staff member Michael Gray along with TWHBEA member and TWHNC board member Francis Bates. TWH National Museum President Phillip Gentry and Mitchellville Welcome Center Manager Sherry Hutchinson both deserve special thanks for their support of this project.
With the hanging of this portrait, the Tennessee Walking Horse is now prominently featured at welcome centers along each of Tennessee’s borders. Visitors to the great state of Tennessee can now view beautiful, larger-than-life portraits of our World Grand Champions as soon as they enter the state. Whether they are gravelling from the north, south, east, or west, there is simply no better way to say “Welcome to Tennessee!” than with a portrait of one of its most beautiful namesakes.