by Sherry Clarneau
Posted April 24, 2002
ARAB, Ala. - On Saturday, March 9th, approximately 800 people made their way to Clark Farms in Arab, Alabama for a viewing of some 140 prospects for the 2002 show season. The spring showers didn’t seem to put a damper on their guests spirits’ as they enjoyed good stock and good barbecue, which was prepared by Jerry Sumners.

At this annual event, again donations of stud fees were made and auctioned off to raise money for the Alabama Associations main charity that they support, Camp Smile-A-Mile. $23,000 was raised on this day to benefit this worthy organization that provides camps for terminally ill children who are cancer patients. With the Alabama Walking Horse Associations generosity, they help to put on three or four camps per year for these patients. Three shows will be held on the Alabama circuit this season to assist with the fund raising efforts. These shows include; The Alabama Summer Classic, held June 15th, the Alabama Futurity, this new show will be held on August 1oth and the Alabama Jubilee which is held on October 24-26th.

In the past three years the Alabama Association has raised over $105,000 for this tremendously worthwhile cause. Steve, Nathan and Nicholas Clark would like to thank everyone who donated stud fees, and all those who brought horses and attended this year's preview and helped to make it the best ever.