Judges Chosen for Columbia Spring Jubilee

The historic Columbia Spring Jubilee will take place June 1, 2 and 3 at the Maury County Park and Recreation arena. Robert Cortner, Allen McQuerry and Chad Williams have accepted the task of marking the cards.

OBITUARY – Dr. John Lay

Avid Tennessee Walking Horse owner, breeder and exhibitor, Dr. John Lay, Sr. passed away on May 17, 2023. He was involved in the Walking Horse industry from the time he was a youngster of three years old, and he was still making deals this year in January.
His first Celebration was when he was 11 and he attended all of them except one, when he served his country in the Korean War. Donald Shubert and Bobby Adkisson of Savannah, Tennessee trained most of his show contenders throughout the years. Dr. Lay also played a role in putting on the Savannah Lions Club Horse Show for many years.
After a second hip break, Jane, his wife of over 66 years, made him stop showing. One of his greatest joys was watching his grandchildren show his horses throughout the years.
A memorial service is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church, 270 Main St. in Savannah, Tennessee. The Scoop sends are deepest sympathies to the Lay Family.

Equine OBITUARY Remembering “Score Card”

When people say “It’s just a horse”, they just don’t understand.
The losses have been coming hard in my life recently. This evening we had to say goodbye to a member of the family.
Score Card was foaled on April 30, 1997. He was bred and raised by Tracy Boyd and Johnny Puckett, sired by Pusher’s Big Score and out of Delights Starlight M. My Dad and I went to look at Score as a yearling in Shelbyville and as soon as I saw him come across the field I told my Dad, he’s the one. He has been a member of the family since that day.
We delivered Score to Jeff Green as a coming three year old. He has been with the Green family for the past 23 years and I cannot ever thank them enough for the love and care he received.
In the equine world there are certain horses and riders that form bonds deeply forged and almost magical. Score and Samantha Green shared that bond. Once the decision was for Sam to show Score it was a match made in heaven. Sam and Score would light up the show ring every time they entered the gates. She loved him and he loved her.
Roam the heavens free old friend. Hopefully we will all see you again one day.
By Kerry Huckaby

Money Tree Judges

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Ladies Auxiliary will host their Money Tree Classic on June 30th at Cooper Steel Arena. This year’s judging panel will be Scott Beaty, Scotty Brooks and Dale Watts.

AL Auxiliary Reschedules Show

The Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Horse Show that was scheduled for May 20th was postponed due to inclement weather. The new show date is June 28th at Baileyton Park in Baileyton, Alabama.

Marriage – Mr. & Mrs. Chris Helton

Lexie Stinnett and Chris Helton were united in marriage on May 18, 2023 at the Historic Harrisburg Bridge in Sevierville, Tennessee. The Scoop sends our congratulations to the newlyweds.

Walking For Cancer Adds Class

Walking for Cancer has added class 27A Park Pleasure. It will take place on June 10th at champions Arena in Shelbyville.

Walking For The Angels Horse Show

The 12th Annual Walking For The Angels Horse Show has selected Mike Hilley, Jason Hughes and Ryne Parker to judge. The two day horse show will be held at the Bedford County Ag. Center in Shelbyville, TN. June 23-24,2023.
For railside parking or sponsorship info please contact Julie Graham 931-808-9447.

Engagement- Lester & Shepherd

Laura lester engaement pic Laura Lester of Gracey, KY and Charles Shepherd of Owensboro, KY announce their engagement. Laura and Charles got engaged on her parent’s, Gary and Joy Lester, farm in Gracey, KY. An intimate wedding is planned for October 13th on Laura’s family’s farm. Congratulations!

Engagement – Blessing & Nolen

MaryBeth Blessing engagement picMr. and Mrs. Herschel Blessing announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Blessing to Lucas Nolen son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Nolen. The wedding is planned for October 2023 at What a Blessing Farms.