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48th Annual Fentress County Show Hosts 170 Contenders

by Linda Fox

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. - Approximately 170 entries made their way to scenic, historical Jamestown, Tenn., to take part in the 48th annual horse show. Located in Fentress County, Jamestown was established in 1828 and the area is very well known for the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Center, Pickett State Park and nearby Dale Hollow Lake. Also, Sgt. Alvin C. York was born, raised and died in Fentress County.

Fentress County is also known for the quality of walking and racking horses that are born, raised and trained in the area, as well as the large audiences that always turn out to support the shows.

The Jamestown Rotary Club was the show sponsor and proceeds went to support many worthwhile community activities, including four $1,500 scholarships given annually to local graduating seniors, the Rotary Christmas Parade, the Interact Club, local ball teams, boy and girl scouts and 4-H Congress.

The 2008 show was judged by Joe Campbell.

The Walking Horse Stake was won by trainer Bill Bilbrey and Rio Grand Command who had just been named the Jackson County Stake Champions the previous weekend. The Ronnie Slagle family of Cookeville, Tenn., own this good contender. Second place went to America On Line and Scott Beaty for Darrell Frazier of Jamestown. Jerry Highsmith directed A Big Time Pusher to the third place ribbon for the Ray Hughes family of Knoxville.

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