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83-year-old’s horse brings him first blue ribbon

83-year-old’s horse brings him first blue ribbon

Posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 9:45 pm

SHELBYVILLE (AP) — A Martin horse owner has claimed his first blue ribbon at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration at the age of 83.
Leon Forrester’s mount “Major in Business,” with Jimmy McConnell aboard, took the top award in the 4-year-old mare event Tuesday night in Shelbyville.
WCMT Radio in Martin reported it was Forrester’s first time back at the ring since a stroke two years ago.
Forrester is the father of Dresden Mayor Danny Forrester.
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On the Net:
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration: http://www.twhnc.com/
Published in The Messenger 9.4.09

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