by Debbie Graham

NETTLETON, Miss. - The 45th annual Nettleton Walking Horse Show was held on May 10, 2008, at the Lion Jimmy Rogers Horse Show Arena in Nettleton, Miss. The show was sponsored by the Nettleton Lions Club. The many projects of the club are benefited by proceeds from the event. Each year, the show provides delicious concessions with homemade pies that have become a Nettleton tradition.

Severe weather and tornado watches were forecasted for the entire Mid-South for Saturday evening. Chris Bobo of Shelbyville, Tenn., judged the show and did an excellent job tying the classes in a timely manner. The show was completed before the storms hit Nettleton, however, the trip home was a difficult one as walking horse enthusiasts encountered numerous storms along the way.

In the final class of the evening, Smooth Like JFK and Ray Gilmer received the Nettleton tricolor in the Walking Horse Stake class for owners Joe and Betty Clark.

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