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International features World Grand Champions



PGA, The Stanley Cup, NYPD, The Black Night Shade to Exhibit at Show

The International Grand Championship Walking Horse Show, which runs September 30th - October 2nd in Murfreesboro, will feature exhibitions of several reigning World Grand Champions. On Friday night, International fans will see Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion, The Stanley Cup and Joe Cotten, and Racking Horse World Grand Champion, Fashion’s Pride and Mark Taylor. The Saturday evening performance will feature Two-Year-Old World Grand Champion, PGA and John Allan Callaway; Four-Year-Old World Grand Champion, NYPD and Tim Gray; and World Grand Champion The Black Night Shade and Jimmy McConnell. The Black Night Shade was International Grand Champion in 2002 and 2003.

The International is billed as the second largest Walking Horse Show in the nation. With seven days of pleasure horse classes held in August and three days of performance horse classes this week, the show is expected to boast over 2,300 entries. “The quality of both our pleasure and performance horse shows has grown significantly in the past several years,” says show manager Tommy Hall. “This week you will see some of the industry’s top horses competing, some of them will have won a World Championship at the Celebration and will come here to defend their title.”

For the second year the International will be in their new $24-million home, the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. “The arena is spectacular. With ample parking and central heat and air, it is a spectators dream,” says Hall.

Other exhibitions at the show will include Pride’s Winning Edge, Silver Design, Pusher’s Special Design and equitation rider Alex Bumpas.

For more information on the International, call 615-494-8822 or visit www.walkinghorseowners.com.

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