JACKSON, Tenn.- The Mid-South Horse Show Association held its annual high point awards banquet on February 1, 2003 at the University of Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station in Jackson, Tennessee. A social hour was held at 5:00 p.m. Banquet guests enjoyed fellowship along with the delicious appetizers prepared by Just One Catering.

The banquet began at 6:00 p.m. Steve Shelton, president of the Mid-South Horse Show Association was master of ceremonies. A buffet dinner was served to a large crowd of nearly 200. Following the meal, entertainment was provided by “Elvis” impersonator Jackie Howard.

A brief business meeting was conducted by Steve Shelton. He welcomed members and guests of the association. A report was given on the status of the annual Mid-South Walking Horse Show held in July. Proceeds from this event benefited Operation Hope in Jackson, Tennessee. Bruce Hussey presented the association with an award of special recognition in appreciation for being “Friends Of Hope.”

The 2003 horse show calendar was presented and the show chairmen present at the banquet announced their show dates. Bob Trimble presided over the election of new board members. Newly elected board members are Beth Henderson, Gary Lunsford, Phillip Lay, and Carol Robinson. They join remaining board members L.H. Gaines, Camille Akin, Joe Clift, Bob Trimble, and Kitty Herndon. Retiring members Jane Sandlin, Tammy Bunch, and Shea Woods received recognition for their years of dedication and service to the Mid-South Horse Show Association. Officers for the coming year are Steve Shelton, president; Verner Smith, vice president; Renita Trimble, secretary; and Carol Shelton, treasurer.

Kristin Williams will represent the Mid-South Horse Show Association at the Germantown Charity Horse Show in June as princess.

The first awards of the evening were the recognition of World Champions. These awards are given to the Mid-South members who are owners of current world champions. High point and reserve high point awards were presented in 32 categories followed by the presentation of voted awards. A complete list of all awards follows.