Today is Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Freeman Memorial Walking Horse Show Returns to the Fair

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Betty bred and raised over 300 foals in her breeding career, many of which made it to  showings and some were even sent overseas. One of Betty’s greatest accomplishment in breeding was raising the only World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse from Wilson County, known as “Generator’s Santana.” 

Betty Freeman passed away a few years ago, but her memory lives on. Three years ago the Wilson County Fair Board contacted the family and asked if they could name the Walking Horse Show in her honor. The Freeman family continues to honor Betty’s love of horses through their yearly participation in this world-class event.

On Friday,  Walking Horses in various classes will be presented to the public at the fair. Proceeds from the event will benefit two of Betty’s favorite charities: Hearthside Retirement Center and the Youth Scholarship Fund of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.

So, make sure to mark your calendars to attend this year’s Walking Show event. And for more information about all the activities at the fair, go on-line to    So until next time, keep reading!

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