by Linda Fox

GALLATIN, Tenn. - The Sumner County Walking Horse Show was held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the fairgrounds in Gallatin, Tenn. Bob Burris Jr. of Franklin, Tenn., marked the cards for the 21 classes of contenders.

It was like old times when veteran horse show announcer Gary Brewington’s voice rang out over the microphone. Brewington came out of retirement only long enough to fulfill his final obligation to the Sumner County Fair Board as master of ceremonies. 

Hot and humid was the weather order of the day. However, show time was set at 7 p.m. and a small breeze helped make the heat a little more bearable. The ring was immaculate and the track was in excellent condition. The fair food was plentiful and judging from the shouts and applause, the spectators seemed to enjoy the talented equine performers.   

Trainer Knox Blackburn and The Pusher’s Renaissance brought the show to a close when they exited the gate with the Walking Horse Stake blue ribbon flying from the bridle. This talented entry is owned by Don Beatty.  

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