CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The Tri-State Racking & Walking Horse Association T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital Benefit Show was held May 8-9, at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in Cleveland, Tenn.

Many who came to this show for the first time were impressed with the show’s facilities and hospitality and stated they would come again next year. The Tri-State Exhibition Center boasts a 70,400 square-foot covered Celebration size arena with bleachers and box seats and three barns with 208 stalls located on 92 acres with a lovely view of the green mountains surrounding it.

The association worked hard to make this show an outstanding one. There were many fundraisers at the show in addition to contributing proceeds. The quality and number of horses were excellent with many world champions competing. A hospitality room with food was offered each night to those in attendance following the show, as well as breakfast on Saturday morning for those working their horses. The show hosted seven WHTA Riders’ Cup classes which were filled with excellent horses. Layne Leverette of Shelbyville, Tenn., judged the 46-class event and kept the show moving quickly and efficiently.

Chad Williams Stables of Shelbyville, Tenn., led the blue ribbon tally with six blues. Hal Newman Stables returned home with five blues. Joe Fleming Stables and Link Webb Stables earned three blues each. Dual blues were won by Jackie and Tracie Baron, Jeff Hatcher Stables, Paul Livingston Stables, Chris Pickle of Thunder Valley Stables, Alan Price Stables and Dickie Scrivner of Tan View Farm. The remaining single blues belonged to Jim Worthington, Steve Woody Stables, Mike Janeway, Mike McCormick Stables, Scott Armstrong, Larry Tudor, Heath Denny, Charlie Green of Victory Farm and Jerry Highsmith Stables.

This highlights the events from the Children’s Miracle Network Horse Show. Complete results may be viewed by clicking here.