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Horse Show


Photo and story by Tina Higgins / Contributing writer Participants and horse fanatics alike were walking, trotting and cantering to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center on Saturday and Sunday to observe middle and high school students compete for their shot in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association regional competition. IEA is an organization that hosts different horse showing …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Contributions by Kristen Brothers / Contributing Writer “Now it’s time to let your walkin’ do the talking,” said announcer Mike Farrar as he introduced the World Grand Champion class. Seven horses and riders competed in the final class of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, all fighting for …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Story by Kristen Brothers / Contributing Writer Story updated on Sept. 5 at 4:24 p.m. to correct “Prize Jubilee Encore” to “Pride’s Jubilee Encore.” Sidelines regrets the error.  Just South of Murfreesboro, there’s a renowned annual event that takes place every last week in August. It’s not a …

Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor Story by Kristen Brothers / Contributing Writer It’s the ride of all rides in the small town of Shelbyville, Tennessee. As Saturday night slowly gives rise to Sunday morning, a crowd made up of people from across the nation fills with enthusiasm leading up to the crowning of …

Photo and story by Hannah Mitchell / Contributing Writer To most, Bedford County is merely a small map-dot; for the 40-something thousand locals and those in the horse industry, it’s better known as the Walking Horse Capital of the world. But the horse show would be nothing without the undying support of the local businesses …