The Walking Horse world and the city of Cornersville always recognize the second Friday night of July. It is time for the 62nd annual Cornersville Lions Club Walking Horse Show. As usual, it is held at the horse show grounds adjacent to the Cornersville athletic field.
Over $5,500 in prize money, trophies and ribbons will be awarded in 31 classes. Six classes are riders' cup with additional prize money totaling $400 for each class. The Cornersville show is always a great preliminary to the national Celebration in August in Shelbyville. Another advantage is no other show is held in our area that night.
The judge for the 62nd show is Judy Martin of Shelbyville. As many remember, she was aboard Shades of Carbon, the 1976 World Grand Champion, and became the second lady to ride a WGC. Also in center ring will be Bobby Sands of Columbia as the announcer, Connie Dunlap of Murfreesboro playing horse show music, and Joseph Goldman of Cornersville as ringmaster.
Once again serving as horse show chairman is Bobby McDaniel, and the president of the Lions Club this year is Gary Warf.
The proceeds from the show always go to various school and community projects. They have one of the best concession stands on the horse show circuit, with country ham the specialty.
Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under, $1. The show is affiliated with the National Horse Show Commission.
Come early and eat supper and be ready for the flag horse promptly at 6:30 p.m.