Skip to content

Bedford Cancer Foundation Sponsors Annual Walking For Cancer Horse Show



The Bedford Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that they will be sponsoring The Walking
For Cancer Horse Show. This annual horse show is one of the major sources of funds for The Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) corporation. In 8 years, the Foundation has provided more than $170,000 in assistance to patients and families in Bedford County who are having financial difficulties due to having cancer. The Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization and the Board members all serve donating their time and resources. The Foundation's motto is "What We Raise, Stays".

The Show this year will be dedicated to the memory of Larry Lowman, a member of the original Foundation Board and a long time Walking Horse owner, supporter and enthusiast.
 
The horse show will be held at the Champions Arena on The Celebration grounds on Saturday, April 22,
2017 and will feature 30 exciting classes including both flat shod and padded performance horses. 
Admission is $5.00 with children under 6 being admitted free.  Box seats of 6 are available at $50 per
Box.
 
Classes will include a Pink Ribbon Performance Amateur Specialty Class where amateurs will be riding
in honor of or in memory of a cancer victim.  There will also be the always popular and fun Pro-Am
Specialty Class.  Of the 30 total classes, 10 will be Rider's Cup classes which will include a canter class
for mares and geldings and the canter Stake Class.
 
There will be a $500 bonus prize to the trainer showing the most horses and extra prize money for Class 
15, The Mare and Geldings Canter Class.
 
The Walking For Cancer Horse Show welcome sponsorships which are as follows:
 
Class Sponsor -- $200  Trophy Sponsor -- $75  Ribbon Sponsor -- $50  2 Floral Horseshoes-- $150 ea.
Stake Class -- $2,000 ; Sponsorships can be made in honor or in memory of an individual.
 
The opportunity to have a class named in honor of someone is $500 and the class will remain named for future shows as long as there is a sponsor at the regular sponsorship of $200. 
 
In addition, there is the opportunity at $300 to sponsor a Challenge Trophy for the Stake Class.  Challenge Trophies for regular classes are $250 each. 
 
There will be fun for everyone; good food with many wonderful homemade desserts, a silent auction and
entertaining music showcasing the greatest breed of horse, the beautiful Tennessee Walking
Horse. 
 
For further information please contact Show Manager, Iris Schumann at 931-703-7257 or Co-Chair, Pam
Ingraham at 615-504-9580. Contact Karen Inman at 205-238-1126 to reserve box seats. For more information about The Bedford County Cancer Foundation visit www.bedfordcancerfoundation.org.
 

More Stories

  • Buddy Dick passes away

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of walking horse trainer, Buddy Dick. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Dick and Finish Line Farms family during this time. A full obituary will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  Read More
  • Disposition and versatility on display

    Four winners from the second annual Take A Ride on multi-World Champion Line Item Veto Facebook contest traveled to Midland Equestrian Center for an enjoyable visit and rides on Veto... Read More
  • Thomas earns Pleasure Horse Trainer of the Year award

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Board of Directors decided to add a well-overdue and deserved category to their list of awards last year. The Pleasure Horse Trainer of the Year is voted on by their peers and must demonstrate positive attitude, dedication, motivation, is a team player, and an ambassador to their breed. Read More
  • Deadline for Fall Stallion Issue

    The annual Walking Horse Report World Champion Sire Summary and Fall Stallion issue will be the October 2, 2017 issue. The advertising deadline for the issue will be Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and the issue will mail on Friday, September 29, 2017. Read More
  • Obituary - Howard Creed

    Howard C. Creed, 83, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away September 19, 2017. He was born July 29, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated Sr. High School in 1952. He served in the Army where he learned his lifetime trade of horse shoeing, which he did for 57 years... Read More
  • Maverick fights his way to the top

    He’s had a solid, steadily upward moving career that’s landed him so close more than once. Finally, the nine-year-old stallion — with the help of his tenacious owners, a dedicated trainer, and a supporting staff of many — earned the roses. Read More
  • Obituary - James Robert "Bob" Nelms

    Mr. James Robert “Bob” Nelms, age 67, of College Grove, Tennessee, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home in College Grove.  Read More
  • Honors loves all

    A huge crowd met Honors and Larry Edwards at the Celebration Saturday evening, Sept. 2, 2017, at the meet and greet for 2016 WGC Honors in front of the Blue Ribbon Club on the final night of the Celebration. Read More
  • WGC A Gin To Win visits TN State Fair

    Friday, September 15th, Abernathy Stables traveled to the Tennessee State Fair to exhibit current Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion, A Gin To Win. The Tennessee State Fair has been going on for more than 150 years and this year the Fair’s theme is “Tennessee Proud.” Read More
  • Celebration announces host hotel for Tunica Fall Classic

    The Celebration is pleased to announce that they have selected The Gold Strike Resort and Casino to again serve as host hotel for the Tunica Fall Classic, scheduled for November 2-4, 2017.  Read More