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Bowling Green Charity Horse Show Brought Wamrth To The Autumn Air



by Linda Fox
Late October, Celebration over and done with, temperature below freezing...one would expect the fancy to turn toward thoughts of working colts, keeping warm and holiday plans, not so...the heat of competition was alive and radiating as more than two hundred and seventy entries made their way to Bowling Green, Ky. on Saturday evening October 27, and certainly warmed up WKU’s Brown Agriculture Center if not the air outside it.

Judged by Lewisburg, Tennessee’s Joel Weaver the proceeds from the 30 class event benefits the Hospice of Southern Kentucky. Hospice Inc. is a private non-profit United Way Agency who work with family members in the care and support of terminally ill patients, training them in careing techniques, aiding communication among family members and the patient, and helping them accept the reality of death. Following the patient’s death, Hospice care continues by aiding the surviving family. The Bereavement Program counselors help the family with their grief through continuing visits and contacts for one year after the patients death. Show Manager Joanie Duncan having been a recepient of the Hospice services during the illness and loss of her mother wanted to “give back” to the organization. Combining her love of horses, determination and hard work, along with help of friends and family the 2001 Bowling Green Annual Charity Show became a very successful vehicle to do just that.

Bringing the evening to an end was the Walking Horse Stake class. Six contenders entered the ring and when the roses were awarded, they were around the neck of Sound The Alarm with trainer Spencer Benedict at the helm for proud owner Karen Benedict. Sir Mark’s Impact and Jeff Givens were awarded the reserve ribbon and He Pushed Me First and David Smith rounded out the third place slot.

For the complete show story, see the printed edition of Walking Horse Report dated November 5th, 2001.

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