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SHOW Names Beard Director of Judges



       

Shelbyville, Tenn. - Rollie Beard, a six-time Celebration Judge and Walking Horse Trainer has been named Director of Judges for SHOW.  Mr. Beard, in addition to providing leadership and accountability to the judging program will be responsible for the development of a new rule book for SHOW.  Rollie will also be involved in horse show development for SHOW.  Mr. Beard will close Rollie Beard Stables in Lewisburg, Tennessee and will be a full-time employee of SHOW.

Mr. Beard was born and raised in Belfast, Tennessee.  He began his training career leading foals under the direction of Buddy Musgrave.  In 1983, he opened Rollie Beard Stables in Mobile, Alabama, where he trained for 15 years before relocating to Middle Tennessee. 

Rollie is currently a member of TWHBEA, WHOA and WHTA.  He has three children, Thomas, Wilson and Katie.  His pastimes include golfing and cooking soul food.

"I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with SHOW in a capacity that I feel I can contribute the most," stated Mr. Beard.

 "I am really excited to have someone with the stature and credibility of Rollie.  He is well-respected in the industry and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge about movements and gaits of the Walking Horse.  Mr. Beard also possesses a complete understanding of the rules that govern our horse shows," said Dr. Doyle Meadows CEO of SHOW.

Mr. Beard will begin work on November 23, 2009.



 

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