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July 4th Weekend To Shake up Riders' Cup



We are at the halfway point in the year and the Walking Horse show season is at its famed 4th of July weekend.  The industry is on its march toward its World Championship show and will see most of its best at one of the 4th of July Weekend shows.  Six of the weekend’s shows will feature a full slate of Riders’ Cup Classes which will surely shakeup the standings.

Maintaining his lead for most of the season continues to be Jimmy McConnell.  McConnell’s lead has shrunk in recent weeks and Charlie Green trails McConnell by only 780 points.  In third place Tim Smith holds an 860 point lead over Knox Blackburn.  Rounding out the top five is Edgar Abernathy.  The Riders’ Cup top five represents West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and Mississippi.

In the sixth through tenth place spots are Brock Tillman, Brent Coburn, Joe Cotten, John Allan Callaway and Brad Davis.  Each of these will be looking to move up the board and will have plenty of opportunity to do so.  Tony Rice, McMinnville, Money Tree, Woodbury, FAST SHOWCASE and Greene, County are all Riders’ Cup shows this weekend.

The Riders’ Cup is a joint program between the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association and Walking Horse Report and official standings are kept exclusively at www.walkinghorsereport.com/riderscup.aspx and in each week’s issue of the Walking Horse Report.

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