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WHOA’s Versatility Show A Success!



 

 

by Mark Taylor

 

            MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Womack Stables in Murfreesboro provided the site for the first Middle Tennessee WHOA Versatility Show of the season on May 27 and what a grand slam it turned out to be! The beautiful day brought in excess of 420 entries for the 34 classes. It was truly an amazing kick off to the WHOA versatility show schedule for Tennessee and a great way to welcome new WHOA staff member Sis Osborne to the herd.

            Smiling faces, hugs and help from all kept the day moving without a hitch. Larry Martin did a great job as judge, moving the horses in and out of the ring in a timely fashion. Tommy Hall was the witty announcer and Mark Taylor provided all necessary information regarding horses and exhibitors while Teresa Owen, Mrs. Adda Wright, Martha Child, Mitzi Gillespie and Sis Osborne handled the job of compiling data from the wonderful volume of entries. Carol Wakefield pitched in to help Taylor and Osborne in ribbon presentations and Danielle Johnson served as candid photographer for the day.

            Everyone pitched in to provide a delicious lunch; exhibitors brought side dishes galore to compliment the beef brisket provided by WHOA. Exhibitors and the large audience made short work of the tasty lunch. WHOA sends a special thank you to Ricky Womack for always having Womack Stables available when needed and to Mr. John Wright, Larry Starnes and Vic Gernt for providing the necessities for the Trail Obstacle Coarse time after time, year after year. The show was a fantastic way to start the Middle Tennessee WHOA Versatility circuit.

            WHOA invites everyone to bring their versatile walking horse to Cookeville, June 10 at the Hyde- Berk Agricultural Center. There will be plenty of rail classes if you don’t wish to be versatile. The show starts at 11 a.m. For class schedules and more information on WHOA Programs go to www.walkinghorseowners.com. Complete results follow.

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