by Linda Scrivner

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - The Grinder’s Switch Walking Horse Classic was held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Maury County Park in Columbia, Tenn. The show was previously set for May 1, 2009, and was rescheduled due to a downpour of rain. Clouds loomed overhead but the show went on as planned with Dee Dee Sale judging the 28-class event. The Classic was presented by the Centerville Lions Club.

World Champion and two-time Reserve World Grand Champion He’s A Weekend Warrior and Knox Blackburn made their show ring debut a winning one in the Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Championship for Jim and Kay Green. Last season, Kay Green directed He’s A Weekend Warrior to a blue in the same show ring during the Columbia Spring Jubilee. Charlie Green and Freedom Fighter were hard on their heels to earn the reserve ribbon in the championship class for Dennis and Rusty Shoffner. This team went on the win the Stake at Summertown on Saturday evening.

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