Coverage by Bruce Vaughn and Jennifer Hankins • Editorial by Bruce Vaughn

JACKSON, Ohio - The Buckeye Walking Horse Association held its kick off horse show of the year, the Spring Fling, on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at Henderson Arena in Jackson, Ohio. The 75-class event hosted entries and exhibitors from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky and as far away as New Jersey. Spirited competition showcased some of the top horses in the industry.

Thanks went out to those who volunteered their time and effort to put on a good horse show. Show Manager Tammy Sanderson coordinated all aspects of the event.

Bruce Vaughn, Jerry Fisher and Laura Lindberg collected the admission fees. Dale Finley, the gate man, kept the show moving and entertained those waiting with his cheerful comments. BWHA Treasurer Julia Ault did a great job of handing out ribbons to class winners. Thanks also went to Sherrie Szucs for handling the stalls and the gang at Country Ridge Stables in Carrollton for helping create a sharp center ring. Newton Parks judged the show and was assisted by ringmaster Carl Burden and announcer Judy VonDuyke.

 Following the show on Friday night, guests and exhibitors were treated to an exhibitors’ party hosted by Duke and Rhonda Thorson and Thor Industries. One of the great treats each morning of the horse show was the homemade donuts provided by Bruce and Linda Vaughn for exhibitors.

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