by Debbie Graham

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - The Billy M. Cary Memorial Walking Horse Show was held on May 17, 2008, at the Carroll County Civic Center and Fairgrounds in Huntingdon, Tenn. The event was sponsored by Carey Counseling Center, Inc. and friends. Proceeds from the show benefit the center to help it further its mission of providing quality mental health services to the individuals of the area.

The show committee did their usual excellent work of producing a successful 2008 edition. The Carroll County Fairgrounds has one of West Tennessee’s most beautiful show grounds and a large number of trainers, exhibitors and fans were in attendance. Carroll County Mayor Kenny McBride was master of ceremonies. Mike Civils of Petersburg, Tenn., judged the 25 classes.

In the final class of the evening, seven exciting contenders answered the gate call for the Ferguson Farms Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Stake class. Up For Parole and Jimmy McConnell accepted the Billy M. Cary Memorial tricolor for Robert and Janelle Jones of Memphis, Tenn. Accepting the red streamer was the team Oh My Wicked Ways and Ray Gilmer.

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