The Maury County Horseman's Association, Marshal County Horseman's, and the Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary, along with the sponsorship of Franklin–Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Ram would like to introduce The Four-Year-Old Challenge.

This is a three-show event that will be completed at the Marshall County Horseman’s show with a payout for the top three trainers that have the most points in the Four-Year-Old classes earned at the Columbia Spring Jubilee, The Money Tree Classic and the Marshall County Horseman’s show. The total prize money will equal $3,500. First place will take home a floral horseshoe, ribbon and a trophy, not only for the rider but one for the owner, as well as $2,000. Second place will receive $1,000. Third will take home $500. All three shows will host their normal Four-Year-Old Open, Canter classes and those classes will pay like normal and awards given as a normal class at that respective show. The only thing that will be different is that at the end of the class we will award the horse that wins 10 points, second will get 9 and so on for all 8 spots awarded.

To qualify for the money the horse must show at all three shows being The Columbia Spring Jubilee, The Money Tree Classic, and concluding with the Marshall County Horseman's show in Lewisburg. If you are turned down post class it will equal in the loss of points but not taken out of the chance at the money. If there is a tie we will go back to the judge’s cards from all three shows and the horse that highest across all cards will win the tie. All money and awards will be awarded at the end of the class at the Marshall County Horseman’s Show. This challenge stands alone and has no connection to the Riders’ Cup points or anything else.

Show management hopes that this new challenge will be one that is just a start of some great things to come for our industry. Along with the help of Franklin–Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Ram, they hope to showcase the best there is to offer in the Four-Year-Old division.