by Mary A. Palmer


            MONTVERDE, Fla. - The Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association kicked off their show season at the Montverde Academy. Connie Waldo made the trip from Shelbyville, Tenn., to judge the class entries.  Waldo was assisted in the ring by Donna Fellers of Winter Haven, Fla.

            The large crowd enjoyed the show with temperatures reaching the high 80s, but the breezy weather helped keep everyone a little cooler. A barbecue lunch was also provided by the Montverde Academy to benefit the association, which was enjoyed by the exhibitors and spectators.