Affiliated with the WHOA-HIO

The Walking Horse Division will be conducted according to the current rules of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association HIO.  Every horse must be registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA).  A horse must be entered under its originally recorded name unless the name has been officially changed. It must be entered under the name of the owner of record or the registered farm name. All amateur and youth riders must be a member of WHOA for 2016.  All professional trainers must be a member of the WHTA for 2016.  Please refer to the WHOA Rule Book for judging and class specifications.  A copy of those rules can be found at or by calling 615-494-8822.


Attention Walking Horse Exhibitors:

The information required for entries in Walking Horse classes is the horse’s registration number, rider’s amateur or juvenile card number and the trainer’s license number. The DQP will not inspect any entry that does not have these numbers listed on the class entry sheet.

For your convenience, daily entries may be called into the Horse Show Office (901) 754-0009 by 1:00 p.m. of the day your class shows.

If a class is not designated as “Canter”, the class is a specialty class.

All Day Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
636$300EnglishWed PM$65
640$300Junior 5 & UnderWed PM$65
651$300Amateur Owned & TrainedThurs PM$45
686$300westernSat AM$45
704$300Youth 17 & UNderSat PM$160

Classic Park Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
638$450Open (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
642$300AmateurThurs PM$40

Country Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
6343$450Open (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
648$300Amateur EnglishThurs PM$40
655$300Amateur, CanterFri AM$40
662$300Junior 5 & Under, No CanterFri AM$40
671$300Youth Riders 17 & UnderFri PM$40
680$300Amateur Owned and TrainedFri PM$40
688$300Amateur WesternFri PM$40
717$600Amateur/Youth ChampionshipSat PM$65

Lite Shod

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
634$450Open (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
645$450Junior 5 & Under (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
649$450Open Canter (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
673$300AmateurFri PM$40
678$300YouthFri PM$40
689$450Western (Riders Cup)Fri PM$55
725$2000Open Championship (Riders Cup)Sat PM$160

Trail Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
627$250Amateur EnglishThurs PM$40
630$400Junior 5 & Under Open (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$55
632$250Amateur E/W CanterThurs PM$40
646$250Amateur Owned & Trained E/WThurs PM$40
659$4002 & 3 Year Old AmateurFri AM$55
669$250Junior 5 & Under AmateurFri PM$40
6752 & 3 Year Old Open (Riders Cup)Fri PM$55
682$250Youth Riders 17 & UnderFri PM$40
684$400Open Canter (Riders Cup)Fri PM$40
690$250Amateur WesternFri PM$40
708$500Amateur/Youth Western ChampionshipSat PM$65
711$500Amateur/Youth English ChampionshipSat PM$65

Miscellaneous Classes - Walking Horse

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
665$300Pleasure DrivingFri PM$40
692$300Model (Riders Cup)Sat AM$40
696$300Trail ObstacleSat AM$40
720$600Flat Shod Youth ChampionshipSat PM$65


Miscellaneous Open Breed Classes

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
322RibbonsLead LineWed PM
601RibbonsRachel Smith Memorial Costume Event**Tues PM$5
**Open to contestants who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. May lead, ride, or drive a horse or pony. To be judged Most Original, Most Authentic, Most Humorous and Most Beautiful. Trophy to the winner of each category judged. Safety Helmets are required for all mounted participants. Not more than 10 individuals may participate with one entry. Show Fee $5.00 per participant

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
712RibbonsPyramid Vodka Smooth Ride Challenge***Sat PM$30
***Open to contestants 21 years and over, any seat allowed. Entry shall enter the ring at a walk with a glass filled with Pyramid Vodka. Judge will ask for gaits at his/her discretion. At the completion of the class, the entry with the most liquid in their glass will be the winner and will receive a case of Pyramid Vodka!

TWH Entry Form