1962-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1962 December Voice | Page 5

3 Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse Your Roving Reporter Charles R. Goldswig Dateline: St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce at this time that “Your Roving Reporter," informative and entertaining horse column pub­ lished by Charles R. Goldswig, winter­ time resident of St. Petersburg, will be a regular feature of “Voice". Charlie has all the credentials. Pie has national stature among horsemen throughout the country and especial­ ly in the Tennessee Walking Horse crusade. He is president of the Ten­ nessee Walking Association of Florida. His memberships include TWBA, AHSA, Tri-State Horse Association (Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia); Sunshine (Florida) Horse Show Asso­ ciation and the Central States Walk­ ing Horse Association. (Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio) Charlie is a native of Dayton, Ohio, where he rates top position as suc­ cessful man of business, a dynamic leader in all civic affairs, and philan­ thropist. His colleagues in all of these fields yield him reluctantly to the Florida scene for the winter season. OOP Two Florida Circuits In previous years, Florida had one 8-city Horse Show' Circuit. Now there are two: THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE CIR­ CUIT, with over $100,000 in cash, trophies and ribbons, with classes in all major divisions, opens with: The Imperial Charity Plorse Show, January 4 through 27 at Winter Ha­ ven, Florida, featuring a $10,000 Con­ centrated Orange Juice Jump Stake; next The Bethesda Charity Horse Show, January 31 through February 3 at Delray Beach, Florida, with a $2,500 Florida Temple Orange Working Hunter Stake; followed by The Lake Worth JC Charity Horse Show, February 7 through 10 at Lake Worth, Florida, with a $2,500 Florida Tangerine 3-Gaited Stake; then The Florida Valencia Orange $2,- 500 5-Gaited Stake, February 13 through 17 at Miami, Florida; closing with The Florida Grapefruit Walking Horse $2,500 Stake, February 23 and 24 at Orlando, Florida. The new circuit, knowm as the ORANGE STATE CIRCUIT, fol­ lows with The Pinellas County 16th Annual Horse Show, February 26 through March 2, at Largo, Florida; then The 30th Annual Horse Show at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club of Tampa, Florida, March 7 through 10; and closing with The Gainesville 21st Annual Horse Show', at Gainesville, Florida, March 13 through 16. There will be high score awards in all major divisions, crowming cham­ pions and reserve champions at break­ fast immediately after the Saturday night Show in Gainesville. Both John A. Snively, Jr., president of the SUNSHINE CIRCUIT, and Virginia Robinson, Major Domo of the ORANGE STATE CIRCUIT, are on record as planning a good many classes for Walking Horses in each of these Show's. Inspection Certificates Required Note: Florida law requires veter­ inarian certificate indicating good health of your stock. If you do not have a recent inspection certificate you might be held up at the State line of Florida until a veterinarian can be obtained to make the inspection at your expense. Florse Lovers believe this to be a good law for the mutual interest of all concerned. Understand Lehigh Acres, Fla., had a most successful October Show with Morgan Wood, popular Walking Horse trainer, carrying off the blue for owner Walter Pierce of Miami, aboard Mack K’s Midnight. Frank Roper, who has so many good Walking Horses in his West Orange stables in Winter Garden, Florida, was recently honored by be­ ing named “Man of the Year". Mr. Roper is chairman of the upcoming show in Orlando. Tom Potts, one of the businessmen who helped start the Celebration in Shelbyviile, Tennessee, is now' a resi­ dent of St. Petersburg, Florida, where he owns and operates the Ajax Office Supply Company. Am sure Mrs. Jesse Green’s (for­ merly Mrs. Toby Green) host of friends will be happy to know she is somewhat improved and has been moved from Mound Park Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida to her daugh­ ter’s home in Springfield, New' Jersey (Mrs. James English). Thanks to Maggie Fitzgibbons of the Dayton (Ohio) Daily New's for sending me the following story of the Dayton Horse Show': Horse Show Nets §35,000 The Lexington, Kentucky unit of the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hos­ pitals will receive a check totalling $35,000.54 which represents the profit from the Dayton O. Horse Show' sponsored annually by the Local Shrine. The money, representing the larg­ est net in almost 20 years, will be used to care for needy chippled children. R. E. Fahrendorf, president of the Dayton Horse Show Association, said that the larger profit amounting to more than $11,000 over the 1961 to­ tal is a result of the increased prize money and the fact that more and better competition entered the Show'. “I had high hopes for a successful show', but the results surpassed all of my expectations,” said Fahrendorf.