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About TWHBEA

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA), an agricultural non-profit 501c(5) organization headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the promotion of the breed. Founded in 1935, the breed registry was established to record the pedigrees of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Its goal is to maintain the purity of the breed, to promote greater awareness of the Tennessee Walking Horse and its qualities, to encourage expansion of the breed, and to help assure its general welfare.  Since the breed was recognized officially by the US Department of Agriculture in 1954, and the TWHBEA as the only and official breed registry, it is a simple truth that “if it ain’t registered at TWHBEA, it ain’t a Tennessee Walking Horse.”

There are more than 526,898 registered Tennessee Walking Horses throughout the world. TWHBEA protects the investment of Tennessee Walking Horse owners by establishing policies and requirements and maintaining the breed registry. A 12-person Executive Board, selected from the International Board of Directors representing members in all 50 states and several foreign countries, plays the key role is establishing these policies. The success and popularity of the Tennessee Walking Horse is the result of thoughtful organization and strong leadership by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, and it is the essential organization for the continued success of the breed.

2019 Executive Committee
DavidWilliams

David Williams
Tennessee
President
dwilliams32563@hotmail.com

SteveSmith

Steve Smith
Tennessee
Sr. Vice-President

 

CarrieBenedict

Carrie Benedict
Kentucky
Breeders/Futurity Vice-President
carriepbenedict@gmail.com

KeeganMeadows(1)

Keegan Meadows
Georgia
Owners/Exhibitors/International Vice-President
blackwatertrainer@outlook.com

Wadsworth

Ashley Wadsworth
Mississippi
Marketing Vice-President
awadsworth@bellsouth.net

Denise Rowland

Denise Rowland
Tennessee
Administrative/Fiscal/Audit Vice-President
samara_farms@hotmail.com

 

Sen. Webb

Robin Webb, Esq
Kentucky
Performance Horse Vice-President
robin_webb@windstream.net

 

 

 

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Spencer Benedict
Kentucky
Training Vice-President
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Joe Leith

Dr. Joe Leith
Ohio
Pleasure Horse Vice-President
kybonedoctor@yahoo.com

 

Margo

Margo Urad
Texas
Member at Large Bylaws/Enforcement Vice-President
margo.urad@gmail.com

 

Chris Hazelwood

Chris Hazelwood
Tennessee
Member at Large Youth Vice-President
jacobyfarm@hotmail.com

JimHeiting

Jim Heiting
California
Equine Welfare Vice President
heit49@aol.com

 

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Walt Chism
Tennessee
Secretary (appointed)
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