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Grand Tradition Returns To Canton, North Carolina





(Lexie Stinnett and I Command Applause carry the Pisgah High School flag at the homecoming football game.)

It has been 40 years since a walking horse graced the Pisgah High School football field in Canton, N.C., for its homecoming game. For several years, World Champion Royal Copy under the direction of David Mason of Murfreesboro, Tenn., proudly carried the flag for the event for owner Albert P. Cline, Sr. As time would have it, things changed and that tradition was abandoned until Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. That is when high school senior Lexie Stinnett aboard I Command Applause proudly carried the school’s flag for all to see and applaud. It was a great moment in her life to be able to share her love for Tennessee Walking Horses with others who may not know how beautiful our horse can be. It was a dream come true for her.
 
Lexie Stinnett will be attending East Tennessee State University in the fall of 2014. Her most cherished accomplishments have been with horses, always finishing in the top ten in the youth division at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held every August in Shelbyville, Tenn. Lexie and I Command Applause are second by only one point in the Youth 12-17 category in the Walking Horse Report High Point standings; and ranked number one in the year to date awards given by the Walking Horse Owners and Exhibitors Association.

 


Stinnett and I Command Applause proudly wear their school colors.

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