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East Tennessee Classic Horse Show Plans



The East Tennessee Walking Horse Classic (ETWHC) charity horse show is going back home! Beginning in 2013, the show will be held at its original location, the historic Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn.    The show began in 1970 and was known as the show at “Gray Station”.   During its early years, the show was considered a premier Tennessee Walking horse event nationally and is one the oldest, continuously held shows on the East Tennessee circuit.  Our theme this year is Homecoming…we’d love to have pictures and memorabilia from past shows.  In 2013, the show is going from 2 days to a 1 day format and will be held on Friday, June 21.  Opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 pm.  The show will be affiliated with PSHA-HIO, ETWHA, and NCWHA.   In 2014, the show will go back to a 2 day format and will be held June 20-21, 2014 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn.
 
The ETWHC horse show has given thousands of dollars to local charities during its long history.   For 2013, the board has again chosen Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Kingsport, Tenn., as the show’s charity. Small Miracles offers both riding and non-riding therapy.  Riding therapy helps students with trunk control, fine and gross motor skills, balance, and strength and hand-eye coordination.  The non-riding program is experiential learning in which the horse is used as a member of a teaching team.  Small Miracles also participates in Horses for Heroes, a national program helping veterans.  For more information on Small Miracles, go to www.small-miracles.org.
 
For more information contact show President Jackie Barron at 423-292-5622 or Tami Triplett 423-612-0345.

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