by Olivia Watts & Chrystal Abernathy

SUMMIT, Miss - The Heart O’ Dixie held their yearly high point banquet on Feb. 26, 2011. This year the association decided to make a change and move the banquet to Summit, Miss., to the Dixie Springs Café. 

Pioneer Stables carried home several top honors including Jonathan Watts receiving high point Trainer of the Year. Amateur Rider of the Year was Ben Moss, who is also a member of Pioneer Stables. Horseperson of the Year was Bert Head who also won several others awards with his horses for the year.

Congratulations to all winners for the banquet. For full coverage of the banquet, check out this week's addition of the Walking Horse Report.  More photos from the banquet are on the Walking Horse Report Fan Page on Facebook.

Amanda Walker and Enough Smoke claimed top honors
in the Country Pleasure division.

Ashley and Ronnie Cockerham pose for a quick picture
before accepting the award for the Amateur Mens division with Dixie¹s Magician.

Dr. Ann Rea and Donna Thompson were proud to share reserve honors in the
Two-Year Old Open division for Gen's Stone Cutter and I'm Sky High Jose.

Lauren Booth was reserve in the Youth Walking division.