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National Trainers' Show Committee Conducts Meeting

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The National Trainers' Show’s Show Committee held a meeting this morning in the Appaloosa Room at the Cool Springs Marriott. This committee is formed of Benny and Sherry Johnson, Buist Carr, Ross Campbell, Bill and Dee Cantrell, Howard Hamilton, Marcia Allison and Ginny Winfree.

Changes were proposed for the 43rd Annual National Trainers' Show. Such proposed suggestions that will be presented to the board are as follows: The committee discussed changed the show from a four day event to three days. With this change, a number of classes would have to be cancelled.

The committee selected the following classes to be considered for cancellation: Open Fine Harness, Amateur Fine Harness, Young Trainers, Open Pony Trainers Only, Three-Year-Old Classic, Amateur Plantation Pleasure 4 & Under, Open Weanling and Amateur Weanling. Other classes that could possibly see changes would be the combining of the Amateur Mares and Amateur Geldings. There was also a discussion regarding the Trail Pleasure Grand Champion; making it one class with optional tack rather one for English and one for western. The only additional class that was brought up was the discussion of a Grooms’ class.

The committee agreed unanimously that it would be in the shows best interest to keep the Three Judge System just like last year, rather than pulling from the hat as in years past.

There many tasks to be completed before the upcoming event is ready for its March show. It will again be held at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. This is the final year for the show be under the contract made with The Celebration. All areas of discussion will be presented to the board and must be finalized by January 15, 2011. The Walking Horse Report will post updates as they become available.

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