Here is a
collection of miscellaneous famous walking horses that you can find on
your pedigrees. We will add to this page as we collect more
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A study of the Tennessee State Fair winners of the early
1900's reveals the influence of GIOVANNI
family which represented the last significant outcross of blood
into the Tennessee Walking Horse. This one-eyed,
black Kentucky Saddle Horse stallion by Dandy Jim II (1531 ASR),
by Macdonald Chief
was brought to Tennessee by Henry Davis in 1914. He was
described as a fine black, about 15.3 hands, who sired some of
the best looking and most durable Walking horses ever seen at
that time. He lived to be 38 years old, and died in 1940.
His most significant contribution to the Tennessee Walking Horse
breed was to sire Wiser's
Dimples, the dam of Merry Go Boy.
. Pearle, dam of White Merry Boy
Jr., Merry Maker, Reynold's Pride, Lee White Allen and Merry Boy's
"Sundust was put into
training as a 2 year old but due to an injury, was put out to
stud. He sired many show horses and his broodmares were
prized. I took the photo of Sundust when I went to Mt.
Pleasant, TN, to buy a stallion by him from the owner, E. A.
Sisco. I bought a black stallion by the name of Evening
Sun S. (sire of Ebony's Evening Sun's dam.)
WGC. Go Boy's Sundust also had a Sundust dam. Sundust was
a great breeder of show stock in his time. Everybody had a
Sundust show horse, much like Pride's Generator today. "
Brown Allen, by Hunter's Allen F-10, carried the racing blood of Tom Hal F-20 through
Brown Hal, into the present day Tennessee Walking Horses. He was
recognized as one of the most outstanding show horses of the