Ruritan Club Holds Annual Foot Show – Lexington Progress

Riders prepare for their events at the 23rd Annual Parkers Crossroads Walking Horse Show. Riders competed in 30 different classes.
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Riders from across the region 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 off the beauty of the Tennessee Walking Horse gaits,” according to show organizer Jimmy Robert.

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

Ruritan also supports education through high school scholarships. They also help families who are suffering from illnesses, losses and other needs. The Wildersville-Beaver Ruritan Club 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 looking for a degree in agribusiness. She will attend Dyersburg State Community College this fall.

For this article and other interesting articles, see July 20e edition of Lexington’s Progress.

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