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Let Go And Push and Wayne Conley Powered Their Way to Victory



by Julia Livingston

LIMESTONE, Tenn. - The Kingsport Civitan hosted their ninth walking and URHOEA racking horse show on May 24, 2008, at the Crumley House Equestrian Center.

In the early years of this show, it was focused more towards the pleasure horse with the proceeds going to the Kingsport Fire Department. In 2004, this show was expanded to also include performance horses. Now they are proud to say they have not only helped the fire department with $100,000 going to imaging cameras in Kingsport, but they also help Small Miracles, the Crumley House and the Boys and Girls Club.

With temperatures in the high 70s with a bit of overcast, you could not have picked a better day for a horse show. Kathy Givens was the show manager and as always went out of her way to put on a class act show. Roger Varney took on the duties of marking the cards for the show. There were a total of 40 classes offered with 254 entries for this one-day event.

Fans, family and friends dotted the hillside to cheer on their favorite horse and rider when four horses entered the ring for the Walking Horse Stake class. They worked through all three gaits both ways and in the end the blue ribbon was awarded to the talented team of Wayne Conley aboard Let Go And Push. Owner Freda Widner was very proud of her five-year-old gelding.

Complete show results follow and can be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.

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