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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Walking Horse show season gets into high gear during the month of July. A lot of shows take place during the Fourth of July weekend. Next Friday, July 8, Cornersville comes alive with the 65th annual Walking Horse show sponsored by the Cornersville Lions Club. It is one of the oldest one-night shows in the Mid-South.

Over $5,500 in prize money, trophies, and ribbons will be distributed to the winners of the 31 classes. Many winners at Cornersville have gone on the major wins at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville in late August.

Show personalities include the following: Jamie Hankins of Paris, Ky., will be the judge; Bobby Sands of Columbia will be the announcer; Connie Dunlap of Murfreesboro, the organist; and Joseph Goldman of Cornersville will be the ringmaster. There are six Riders' Cup classes: Two Year Old Walking Mares & Geldings, Two Year Old Walking Stallions, Three Year Old Walking Mares & Geldings, Three Year Old Walking Stallions, Four Year Old Walking Stallions, Mares, or Geldings, and the stake class, Walking Stallions Five Years and Older.

Serving, as horse show chairman again is Bobby McDaniel and the president of the club this year is Danny Hanson. Kay McDaniel is show secretary. The concession stand (one of the best on the horse show circuit) features country ham sandwiches as well as other delicious delicacies.

Come early and eat supper. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. The Lions Club supports many different charitable areas including various Lions Club activities and local community projects.

The show is affiliated with Horse Industry Organization S.H.O.W. and persons on federal disqualification can only participate as a spectator.