Horse show site draws international visitors

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some 170 national and international specialists on horse nutrition and physiology have visited Shelbyville, the home of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Doyle Meadows, CEO of the annual horse show, said it was a good chance to educate others about the walking horse breed and issues confronting the industry.

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, the specialists were attending the Equine Science Society's annual symposium, held this year in Murfreesboro.

The visitors got to see some of the walking horses in action, including A Red Ruby, the reigning world grand champion.

Shelbyville is the site of the annual national celebration where the grand champion is chosen every September.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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