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Ruritan Club Host Annual Walking Horse Show

Riders prepare for their events at the 23rd Annual Parkers Crossroads Walking Horse Show. Riders competed in 30 different classes.
Photo by: Steve Corlew / The Lexington ProgressArticle by Steve Corlew-

Equestrians from around the area were on hand Saturday night for the 23rd Annual Parkers Crossroads Walking Horse Show.

Proceeds from the event are used by the Wildersville-Beaver Ruritan’s to help fund various community needs. “We had a great show! Exhibitors from Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi showed the beauty of the Tennessee Walking Horse gaits,” according to show organizer Jimmy Robert.

“Many of these same horses will show at the World Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee the last week of August.  The Mid-South Horse Show Association has awarded the Ruritan the ‘Best One Night Show’ for several years.  I suspect this show will be too! The show is possible because of our many sponsors, and the Ruritan thanks them.”
Riders competed in 30 classes.

Ruritan’s also support education through high school scholarships. They also help families who are experiencing illness, losses, and other needs. The Wildersville-Beaver Ruritan Club has donated over $4,000 in community service.

The club awarded Cadey McDaniel the 2022 Ruritan Scholarship. She graduated with honors from Lexington High School. Cadey will be seeking a degree in Ag-business. She will be attending Dyersburg State Community College this fall.

For this and other interesting articles, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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