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TWHBEA Plans National Futurity

The sixty-fourth annual Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association’s National Futurity is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tennessee. It is presented again this year by Corporate Sponsor Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Cracker Barrel has been a corporate sponsor for the past nine years.

One of this year’s highlights will be the exhibition of some of the industry’s leading breeding stallions. These twelve stallions and their owners will serve as this year’s class sponsors: Mighty Maxx and Trip My Trigger, owned by Jo Ann Dowell; Kodachrome, owned by Cathy Baird; Pusher’s Fine Art, owned by Rich and Karen Marriott; Jose Jose and Lined with Cash, owned by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Johnson; Gen’s Armed & Dangerous, owned by Brown, Hulsey, Moon, Terry and Pedigo; Pride’s Winning Edge, owned by Bud Thomas; Gray’s Elegy, owned by Jeanne Harrison; Pride’s Jubilee Encore, owned by Dennis, Terry and Pedigo; Generator’s Fame, owned by Phil Havens and Pusher’s Black Hawk, owned by Jaclyn Smith-Tillman.

As in the past, Celebration judges will mark the cards utilizing the Olympic high/low judging system.

The 2002 showcase will offer spectators an opportunity to see weanlings, yearlings, two and three-year-old pleasure and performance horses and the prestigious breeding stallion exhibitions.

The industry’s richest one-night horse show, last year’s National Futurity awarded $130,000 in prizes and awards.

The show will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the TWHBEA headquarters or at the door for $5.00. Children 11 and under will be admitted free. All proceeds from the event will be used for TWHBEA Youth Programs. For additional information, contact the TWHBEA office at 931-359-1574.

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