Remembering a Friend...
The Tennessee Walking Horse industry has lost a great friend and
advocate. Stephen Brown of Vancouver, Washington, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.
A Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast for over 30 years, Steve was
a fan of every facet of the breed. Over the years, he proudly showed in each
division our industry has offered. As a breeder, he produced countless talented
horses including world grand champion The Wicked Master. A longtime student of
the breed, Steve’s knowledge of its history and of what makes a quality
Tennessee Walking Horse was nearly without match. Not surprisingly, he was an
accomplished horse show judge. He counted among his proudest moments, those
spent judging our industry’s top shows including the Celebration, Fun Show,
Mississippi State Charity Show, and the International Grand Championships. When
he wasn’t judging a show, he could often be found announcing or serving as show
manager. His belief in our great horse led him to promote the breed throughout
the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China and Central America.
Our industry’s associations and organizations were fortunate to
benefit from the services of Steve Brown. Throughout his time in the industry
he held leadership positions with a number of groups. For the Tennessee Walking
Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association he served multiple terms as a
director and was the Owners/Exhibitors/International Vice President for three
years. For two terms he served as president of the Western International
Walking Horse Association. He was also a past President and current Vice-President
of the Tennessee Walking Horse Foundation and a director for the Walking Horse Owners’
A former schoolteacher and school administrator, Steve
devoted his life to helping others. He was a generous and supportive friend
with an adept sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and
by the breed that so benefited from his interest and allegiance.
Tennessee Walking Horse Foundation