On November 10th, the WWHA had our annual year-end awards banquet and meeting. The banquet marks the end of another successful show season and brings much anticipation and excitement to the air. Everyone gathered at the Windwood of Watertown to celebrate our amazing breed and to see where everyone’s hard work brought them. Carol Olp does an amazing job organizing and bringing to life the awards banquet and with the help from her assistant, Peggy Butler, everything runs smoothly. Our photographer Marianne Springer captured all the memories, some of which are shown here, and Bob Rodenkirch found a beautiful facility to host it.
The banquet is also an annual meeting where old and new business is discussed with the club. We want to thank the three board of directors members whose terms were up for their work and dedication and thank the three new board members who stepped up to fill their positions. Our three new board members are Kricket Jewett, Marianne Springer, and Kayla Kuenzi. We also discussed our next membership meeting featuring the WWHA trail program with awards and guest speaker on January 12, 2013.
The WWHA is an amazing association that has a variety of different programs to offer. At the core is our deeply rooted love, respect, and dedication to the breed. Everyone who is a member is extremely proud to own a Tennessee Walking Horse, which can easily be seen and felt at any event or gathering the club has. The members of the club are like family and it’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of an association whose sole purpose is to celebrate the breed. It’s a feeling that you can’t get just anywhere.
So if you own a Tennessee Walking Horse or just love and admire the breed as much as we do, I strongly urge you to join our association and get involved. Even if you don’t know where to start, we are here to help answer any questions and get you started. An annual membership fee is only $25. More information can be found on our website at www.wisconsinwalkinghorse.org.