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Report Conversation - Lindy Holt




(Editor’s Note: The following interview took place between WHR’s Sadie Fowler and
longtime owner and exhibitor Lindy Holt.)

Fowler: Tell us about yourself and how you were introduced to the horse world?

Holt: If I could describe myself it would be … mother of three incredible adults, grandmother of five healthy wonderful babies and owner of some incredible Tennessee Walking horses. I grew up in a non-horse environment in an amazing family in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the age of 4 my parents shuttled me to riding lessons and encouraged me, but I’m pretty sure they didn't expect this to be a lifelong passion and my father still laughs and says he thought this was a "stage" I would outgrow. I did take a break from 2005 to 2013 and found I was not as happy as I am when I have my horses.

Fowler: How would you describe your role in the horse industry? 

Holt:
I have been an owner and exhibitor since 1989, training and breeding barn owner (Full Moon Farm) since 1993. Owner of The Grand Collection (the love of my life), 2002, 2003 sire of the year.  Now showing flat shod horses for the pure joy of it.

Fowler: Tell us about a memory you have from the first Celebration you attended. 

Holt: (The year) 1990 was my first year to watch the big stake and I still get goosebumps thinking of Pushover and Ronnie Spears winning that night.

Fowler: Who is your favorite WGC (one you have not owned) and why?

Holt:
My favorite would have to be 1993 WGC The Touch. I had the privilege of standing him at stud and marveled at his power and personality.

Fowler: How often to you come to Shelbyville and what do you most enjoy besides the horse aspect?

Holt: I actually split my year between Shelbyville and Ft. Myers, Florida giving me the best of both worlds.

Fowler: How does this area differ from your other home?

Holt: When I’m here it’s ALL about horses. When I’m in Florida it’s about the water....boating, swimming, fishing. 

Fowler: What’s your favorite junk food from the Civic Clubs at the Celebration? 

Holt: Hands down the Optimist donuts...makes my mouth water just thinking about them

Fowler: What other hobbies do you enjoy? 

Holt:
Does being a grandmother count as a hobby???? My five little ones keep me happy and busy.
 
Fowler: What is one motto or phrase you live by and why?

Holt: Pay sash, buy American and over insure. It’s something my father always told us growing up and it has WORKED!

Fowler: What are your overall thoughts going into this year’s Celebration?

Holt: After taking my 12 year break from the horses I’m just so happy to be back.

Fowler:
Anything else you’d like to share with readers of the Celebration dailies?

Holt: I used to tell my children when they went in the ring, "appreciate and enjoy." We all need to remind ourselves of that when we watch these horses — that we have the privilege of being a part of the greatest breed in the world!

 

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