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Bedford Cancer Foundation announces plans for spring show



The Bedford Cancer Foundation has announced it will again be sponsoring its annual horse show, scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27 at the Champions Arena on the grounds of the Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The show will feature 30 exciting classes including both flat shod and padded performance classes. 

Admission is $5 and children under six will be admitted free. Box seats of six are available at $50.

This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Doug Crawford, a long-time supporter of the walking horse industry. Doug, a civil engineer from Carrollton, Georgia, and his wife Sheryl opened Saddlecrest Farm in 1999. Doug showed horses, padded and halter, in his younger days. He was a Vietnam veteran and Sheryl loved to travel. He loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. 

The annual horse show is one of the major sources of funds for the Bedford Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c)3 corporation. From 2010 to 2018 the Foundation has granted more than $330,990 to help people in Bedford County who are having financial difficulties due to having cancer. 

The Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization and the board all serve by donating their time and resources. 

Classes at this year’s show will include a Pink Ribbon Performance Amateur Specialty Class where amateurs will be riding in honor or in memory of a cancer victim. There will also be the always popular Pro-Am Specialty Class. 

There will be a $500 bonus prize awarded to the trainer who shows the most horses and extra prize money for class 15, the Mare and Gelding Canter class. 

Class sponsorships are welcomed and can be named in honor of or in memory of an individual. 
— Class sponsor, $200
Trophy sponsor, $75
Ribbon or medallion, $50
Floral Horseshoe, $150 each
Stake class, $2000
Stake class trophy, $300
Perpetual trophy, $250
Memorial/honorary NAMED class, $500

The Memorial/Honorary NAMED class is $500 for the first year and can be named specifically for an individual. It will remain NAMED for that individual for $200 for future shows as long as there is a sponsor at the regular $200.

The show promises to be a good time for everyone with good food, wonderful homemade desserts, and entertaining music, showcasing the beautiful and exciting Tennessee Walking Horse. 

“We encourage you to attend, watch the gorgeous horses and help us to help the people of Bedford County,” said Virginia Stewart on behalf of the Foundation. 

For more information contact Connie Allen at 931-580-7690. Karen Inman can be contacted at 205-238-1126 to reserve box seats.

Virginia Stewart is the publicity chair and may be reached at 931-735-6262.

For more information visit bedfordcancerfoundation.org

 

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