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Historic Wartrace "The Show Will Go On"

The 103rd Annual Wartrace Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2009, has announced that the Honorable Paul Livingston of Church Hill, TN will judge this years event.  Show Manager Roy Franklin stated that there was some question as to whether or not the Wartrace Horse Show would continue its long tradition as the show committee began work on the 2009 show but the horse community and the local community have thrown tremendous support to this historic event.  According to Roy, "the show will go on".

Wartrace's long-time "sister show" Belfast is working closely with Wartrace to make the traditional "Wartrace-Belfast" weekend the traditional celebration of horse shows before the Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville.  The two shows are "sharing" classes in some divisions to make sure everyone who wants to show has a class.  Belfast will be held the Friday night before Wartrace on Friday, July 31, 2009. These are both traditional shows with deep community roots and history in the horse industry. 

Over $7000.00 has already been committed in sponsorships to the show committee.  There are still a few classes available for sponsorship for $300 each, "Blue Ribbon" sponsorships for $75, "Red Ribbon" sponsorships are $50 and "Yellow Ribbon" sponsorships are available for $25.  All levels of sponsorship are important for the success of the show and for the continued funding of important community projects.

 The show will start promptly at 6:00 P.M.  Box seats are already Sold Out, as there has been a waiting list for years, but general admission will only be $5.00 and children under 12 are free.  For more information you may contact Roy Ferguson at (931) 580-6144 or Nancy Edwards at (931) 389-6470 or email

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