2 January , 1963
of the Tennessee Walking Horse
Ben A . Green .................... Publisher-Editor
Mrs . Ben A . Green ........................ Secretary OFFICE — SHELBYVILLE , TENN . ( This monthly magazine is dedicated to the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed for show and pleasure .)
OUR AIM — To maintain a permanent publication that will merit the full support of all who love the Tennessee Walking Horse .
Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse is owned by Ben A . Green and Mrs . Ben A . Green , Shelbyville , Tcnn ., and its editorial contents can be used for re-publication by any person or firm provided proper credit is given and the magazine is correctly quoted .
Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse is published monthly at 1110 South Brittain St ., Shelbyville , Tenn .
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Challenges Of 1963
The New Year brings new challenges for the Tennessee Walking Horse and for the people who love the breed .
In this world of competition — it can be taken for granted that for progress in 1963 — the Tennessee W a 1 k i n g Horse people must furnish the leadership insofar as their favorite breed is concerned .
Definite gains were reported during the past year .
From all accounts there were more and better shows with more and better Walking Horse classes . Inclusion of the Walker classes resulted from dedicated , personal work on the part of many people in various sections of the country . They had to show in most convincing fashion that entries would be available for classes limited to the breed .
On the breeding front it is evident Lhal more registered Tennessee Walking Horses were actually registered than in 1961 — by several hundred according to Executive Secretary H . Tom Fulton of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors ’ Assn , of America , Jnc ., with headquarters in Lewisburg , Tenn .
There was also an increase of several hundred in association membership , a gain in registered judges and manifest improvement in various phases of the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry . Although statistics are difficult to compile with respect to Tennessee
E . Burt Hunter , First TWHBA President , Dies
Edgar Burl Hunter , Sr ., 69 , a cofounder of the original Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder ' s Assn , ol America , and its first president , died at a Lewisburg , Tenn . hospital late in December and was buried at Temple Cemetery in the Farmington community , near Lewisburg . He had been ill for an extended period .
Surviving are his widow , Mrs . Edith Browning Hunter : three daughters , Miss Jean Hunter , Farmington , Tennessee Walking Horse news columnist for the National Horseman magazine ; Mrs . Phil Sanders , Lewisburg ; and Mrs . W . A . Johnson , Jr ., Donelson . Tenn ., one son , Edgar Burt Hunter , Jr ., Lewisburg ; and other relatives .
Mr . Hunter and Jim McCord , newspaper editor , later governor , called a meeting in 1935 that resulted in formation of the Breeder ' s Association . Hunter later became secretary-treasurer and had much to do with the association program to establish a Tennessee Walking Horse Registry . 1-Ie was an association director for many years .
As a young man he was associated in Tennessee Walking Horse breeding activities with his father , the late Bright C . Hunter .
They owned the famous foundation stallion , Hunter ' s F-IO , who won several championships at the Tennessee Stale Fair and was a sire of many champions there prior to 1934 . Hunter ' s Allen F-10 was sired by Allan F-l out of Pat , a mare which traced to Mountain Slasher . The Hunters acquired him at age 8 and kept the horse until his death at age 27 .
Walking Horse riding for pleasurelather than show — it does appear evident that increased interest and impetus are being shown on a nationwide front .
So the challenges for 1963 are the same as those which faced the Tennessee Walking Horselovers of the land in 1962 . Solutions which provided effective last year should continue to be effective — in view of the fact that assuredly more people will be dedicated to the effort .— Ben A . Green , Shelbyville , Tenn .
Georgia Group Picks Officers , Gives Trophies
Members of the Georgia Walking Horse Exhibitors Assn , held their annual Christmas party and business meeting at the Atlanta Athletic Club on Dec . 7 with the following officers elected :
President , Curtis Hudgins : first vice-president , Buck Weaver ; second vice-president , Roy Davis ; secretary , Adolphus S . Callaway , Piney Ridge Stables , Cross Roads Farms , Rayle , Ga .; treasurer , Mrs . Adolphus S . Callaway .
Secretary Callaway reported trophies awarded to high point winners in the following order :
Walking Horse Stake Championship , Mr . Chevrolet , Belaire Stables , Calhoun , Ga .;
Walking Mare Championship , Midnight G-Nila , Hudgins Stables , Gainesville , Ga .;
Amateur Walking Horse Championship , Son of Belaire Stables , Roy Davis up ;
Walking Stallion-Gelding Championship , Mac ’ s Little Doc , Belaire Stables ;
Junior Walking Horse Championship , Go Boy ’ s Mr . Somebody , Belaire Stables ;
Two-Year-Old Walking Championship , Little Doll ( owner J . R . Delke , Athens , Ga .), Boyd Hudgins up ;
Juvenile Walking Horse Championship , Belaire ’ s First Son , Belaire Stables , Bill Davis up .
She Too Can Testify
Mrs . Marius J . Lindloff , wife of an Episcopal minister at 924 Sunset Drive , Fayetteville , Ark . writes :
" I heartily agree with all who write about the health aspects of owning a Walking Horse . Someday I am going to write you a long letter about my experience .
“ There is nothing better than a horseback ride to straighten out one ’ s problems — both physical and mental .
" I have been secretary of the Riding Club here 18 years ( since it was organized .) Gene Goff started me with Walking Horses and now I ride and love a black mare I goi from Charlie Brown at Joplin .
" She is by Midnight Pleasure , R . G . and equally well bred on her dam ’ s side ( Merry Boy Bloodline ).’’