The council met on June 4 to hear our guest speaker, Edward (Hoppy) Bennett. Our meeting was sponsored by: Carpet Specialist represented by David Turner and Envoy Mortgage represented by Todd Johnson. Carpet Specialist gave a door prize away and Barbara Porter (Re/Max), was the winner. Claudia Sanders gift certificates compliments of HBAL were awarded to: Paul Miele (K-I Lumber & Building Supplies) and Chad Turner (Carpet Specialist).
Hoppy spoke to the group about the Shelbyville Horse Show, in its 20th year. He said, “The show has been voted the best horse show in Kentucky 15 times and has also been voted the best in the country in the past”. It is known that if you want American Saddlebred Horses you come to Shelby County. There are 91 Amercian Saddlebred stables in the county and 89 of them are from other parts of the country and world. There are only two locally owned stables. It has been declared the American Saddlebred Horse Capitol of the world. The horse show is July 31 and August 1-3. It is a place to see and be seen. There is $4-5 million left in the county from the show.
Our next meeting is: August 6.