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Saddlebred Exhibitor Honored At Kentucky Oaks

On April 30, 2010, the Kentucky Derby held its companion event for fillies called the Kentucky Oaks. The 136th running of this event was held at Churchill Downs, and it drew over 120,000 people in spectators and was broadcasted live on the Bravo Channel.

This year the Oaks added a wonderful event by putting "Ladies First", and Churchill Downs was decked out in pink to recognize the fight against breast cancer. The Oaks held a contest on its web site for which cancer survivors could submit their stories and have an opportunity to walk the track in a parade before the big race.

Brandy Johnson of Ironhorseshoe Farms of Campbellsville, Ky., submitted a story about her mother, Terry Johnson, of Cumming, Ga. Terry is a 22-year survivor of breast cancer and is a board member of the Pro-Am Benefit Classic Horse Show of Georgia and also is the chairman of Pro-Am’s successful UPHA Pink Ribbon Committee.

Terry was chosen as one of the 136 blessed survivors to walk the track at Churchill Downs in the parade before the Kentucky Oaks. Her daughter, Brandy, walked along side her that beautiful day in April.

In the Atlanta-area, Terry works at a local hospital giving mammograms. She is involved each year with the Atlanta Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, as well as the already mentioned UPHA Pink Ribbon Program at all of the Georgia shows.

Terry can be seen showing her Saddlebred western horse, After Sunset, under the Ironhorseshoe Farms banner throughout Kentucky and the Southeast.

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