Tennessee Walking Horses

Affiliated with the WHOA-HIO

(This division is not recognized by the USEF.)

The Walking Horse Division will be conducted according to the current rules of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association HIO.  Every horse (except All Day Pleasure) 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 exhibitors are required to be members of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association as an Amateur, Youth, or Professional. Riders may also purchase a temporary card for the show.

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.

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

Classes are English or Western unless specified.

All Day Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
650$300Youth Riders 17 & Under, English or Western Thurs PM$60
654$300EnglishThurs PM$60
658$300Junior Horses 5 & Under, English or Western Thurs PM$60
662$300Amateur Owned & Trained, English or Western Thurs PM$60
702$300WesternFri PM$60
735$600Championship, English or Western Sat PM$85

Classic Park Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
622$450English or Western, No Canter (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
668$300Amateur Riders, English or WesternThurs PM$60

Country Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
607$450Open, English or Western (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
615$450Junior 5 & Under, English or Western (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
620$4502 & 3 Year Old, English/Western, Open (Riders Cup) Tues PM$75
635$300Amateur Junior, 5 & Under, English/WesternWed PM$60
641$300Amateur Riders, English Wed PM$60
664$300Amateur Riders, WesternThurs PM$60
685$3002 & 3 Year Old, Amateur, English or WesternFri PM$60
690$300Youth Riders 17 & Under, English/WesternFri PM$60
699$300Amateur Owned and Trained English/Western Fri PM$60
732$600Amateur/Youth Championship, English/Western Sat PM$85
736$2,000Open Championship, English/Western (Riders Cup)Sat PM$185

Lite Shod

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
633$450Open, English (Riders Cup)Wed PM$75
666$300Open, Western (Riders Cup)Thurs PM$60
693$300Amateur Riders, English or WesternFri PM$60
723$2,000Championship, English or Western (Riders Cup)Sat PM$185

Miscellaneous Walking Horse Classes

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
618$450Flat Shod, English/Western, Canter (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
705$300Showmanship, Youth or Adult Sat AM$60
707$300Model - Walking/Racking (Riders Cup)Sat AM$60
709$300Trail Obstacle, Youth or Adult Riders Sat AM$60
716$600Flat Shod Championship, Youth Riders 17 & UnderSat PM$85

Trail Pleasure

ClassPremiumDescriptionSessionEntry Fee
603$4502 & 3 Year Old, English/Western, Open (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
605$450Junior 5 & Under English/Western, (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
611$450Open, English/Western, (Riders Cup)Tues PM$75
628.1$300Amateur Riders, English (concurrent)Wed PM$60
628.2$300Youth Riders, English (concurrent) Classes 628.1 and 628.2 will run concurrently.Wed PM$60
638$3002 & 3 Year Old, Amateur, English/Western, Wed PM$60
660.1$300Amateur, WesternThurs PM$60
660.2$300Youth, Western Classes 660.1 and 660.2 will run concurrently.Thurs PM$60
688$300Junior 5 & Under, Amateur, English/WesternFri PM$60
697$300Amateur Owned and Trained, English or Western, Fri PM$60
721$600Championship, Amateur/Youth, English/WesternSat PM$85
729$2,000Championship, Open, English/Western (Riders Cup)Sat PM$185