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High Point Champions Crowned at Mid-South Banquet



By Debbie Graham
Posted February 6, 2002
JACKSON, MS. - The Mid-South Horse Show Association held its annual awards banquet on January 26, 2002 at The University Of Tennessee Experimental Station in Jackson, Tennessee. A large crowd gathered to recognize the many achievements made during the 2001 show season. A silent auction was held with a wide variety of items available for bidding. Proceeds will benefit Austin Crum, son of Wade and Jeanette Crum. A buffet meal was served.

Following the meal, Steve Shelton, president of the Mid-South Horse Show Association, welcomed members and guests. He introduced special guests, Dana Thomas of The Winner’s Circle, Bruce and Debbie Hussey from Operation Hope, and Jack Greene, photographer.

The 2002 Mid-South Horse Show Association calendar was presented and double point shows were announced. Show managers in attendance provided information concerning their shows.

Philip Lay, chairman of the Board of Directors, conducted a brief business meeting. New board members elected to serve were Bob Trimble, Kitty Herndon, and Shea woods. They join remaining board members Tammy Bunch, Jane Sandlin, L.H. Gaines, Camille Akin, and Joe Clift. The 2002 officers are Steve Shelton, president; Verner Smith, vice-president; Carol Shelton, treasurer, and Renita Trimble, secretary. Retiring from service are Jimmie Wheeler, board member; Cheraton Donner, secretary, and Judy Stanfill, point keeper.

Elisabeth Sandlin will represent the Mid-South Horse Show Association as princess at The Germantown charity Horse Show in June.

Next on the agenda was the presentation of the High Point Awards, Reserve High Point Awards and Voted Awards. A slide p[presentation featuring pictures of the nominees was shown while Carol Shelton announced the winners. Recognition was also given to the owners of current world champions. The voted awards were the final awards given.

Carol Robinson was presented with a silver tray in memory of trainer, Neil Robinson bringing the evening to a close.

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