TWHBEA Presidential Award Recipients



Walt Chism

This award’s inaugural honoree rode his first Tennessee Walking Horse in 1955 and acquired his first Tennessee Walking Horse in 1965. Since then, he has bred two World Grand Champions and three World Champions. He counts Pride’s Top Doll, the mare who brought him his first Celebration ribbon and formed the foundation of his breeding program, as his favorite walking horse ever.

President of TWHBEA from 1991 to 1992, he is a great supporter of the Association and the industry. He is the current chair of the TWHBEA Master Breeder Committee and he is always available to lend his knowledge to the Association’s current leadership. It was TWHBEA’s pleasure to the present the first Presidential Award to Walt Chism.