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Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Update




•               Nathan Oliver, a young boy from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who had heart surgery four years ago, won the Owner/Amateur Youth Riders Ages 6-11 on Geldings riding A Cloudy Sky.  Due to his heart condition, Oliver is not allowed to play contact sports, so his family got him into the walking horse sport.
 
•               Dr. W H Hill, who will be 96 years old in November, won the Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Horses, Riders 70 Years & Over.  Hill has won the 70 years and over class seven of the last eight years, the last three on Kudos for Cash.  Hill is from Powder Springs, GA.
 
•               The American General, last year's 11 & Under World Champion and World Grand Champion, ridden by Sellers Veazey, placed second in the Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 6-11 Years on Walking Geldings.  The American General is 15 years old, five years older Sellers, who is from Tifton, GA.
 
“There are so many special moments during The Celebration, constantly reminding all of us how important the industry is to those who love the sport, adore the animal, and recognize the contribution the industry makes to local economies and charities throughout the country,” said Mike Inman.

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