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Jackson Endures

By Christy Howard Parsons

Copyright WHR 2007

After last weekend’s horse shows were dramatically affected by the presence of USDA Veterinary Medical Officers, there was much trepidation about whether the annual migration to Jackson, Mississippi would take place for the Mississippi State Charity Horse Show.

While some stayed away, some committed souls made the journey and even showed their horses despite the presence of six personnel from the USDA, including three VMOs.

In the twenty-two classes of the night, 62 entries answered the gate call. According to NHSC DQP Charles Thomas, there were a total of three violations in the inspection area. There was one pre show bilateral sore violation and two post show scar rule tickets written.

The USDA took information on these cases, but it will not be determined until a later time whether any of these tickets will result in federal cases.

The crowd was very supportive of the horses that showed, and were excited by the three-horse workout that was held in the Men’s Novice Specialty class. This class featured only three entries, but the panel of judges each selected a different winner, causing a three-way natural tie in the MOS judging system that requires that the horses be sent back to the rail for a workout.

When it was over Bill Russell and Santana’s Supernatural claimed the honors in the class with Jamie Bradshaw and Justin Jenne both tying the champion.

Check here for show results and judges cards.

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