The 98th Annual Wartrace Horse Show has added a $2,000 stake class to the show set for Aug. 7. This is one of the highest winnings offered by a one-night horse show.

The show begins at 6:30 p.m in Wartrace, Tenn. Russ Thompson of Chino, Calif., will judge the 30 classes.

In addition to the $2,000 purse, the stake champion will be presented with the floral horseshoe, championship cooler, the K&A Class Trophy, championship ribbon, the Tom Lynn Davis Sr. and Jim Tanner Memorial Trophy, and the prestigious Bill Couillard Memorial Challenge Trophy which was originally presented by the late Olive Carothers-Diekroeger, the wife of Strolling Jim trainer, the late Floyd Carothers.

Wartrace is known as “The Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse” and has a long history of its winning horses going on to be crowned world champions at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Wartrace is the last major one-night show prior to the Celebration and is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of the Wallking Horse shows.

For more information, call show manager Roy Ferguson, (931) 389-6619 or Nancy Edwards, (931) 389-6470. For local Bed and Breakfast lodging and restaurant information, call the Wartrace Town Hall, (931) 389-6144.