CCWHA launched a new program in 2012 - the selection of a Grand Marshal to lead the riders through town during the May Ride.
This is a tradition CCWHA wants to begin as an honor to those many that have played a large role in the association, past, present and future.
This year's Grand Marshal is Lexi Browning!
In the past year Lexi was diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. (Restricting blood flow to the heart) Lexi's only hope for survival was a heart transplant. Following her initial hospital stay and diagnosis Lexi was unable to ride her favorite horse "Crook" for several months. After 3 months she was released to ride double with her parents but had to stay event free for 3 more months before she would be able to ride solo again. In December she was released to finally ride solo. After that first solo ride Lexi was so excited about riding again, she and her family planned a camping weekend in January. She had a blast riding and camping with family and friends, something she loves to do. Just a few days later she received the call, on January 17th that she would be getting a new heart.
After her transplant, she was unable to ride again for 3 months. Her first time back in the saddle was on April 20th during the Remembrance Day Ride that CCWHA holds every year. On this ride everyone rides in memory of a special person. Lexi, along with many others, chose to ride in memory of her donor. Lexi still has routine visits with her doctors at Vanderbilt but she is doing great and cannot wait for warm weather to arrive and stay so she can ride and camp.
With this special honor CCWHA is asking that all children and their parents join Lexi in leading us through town on May 25th at 11:00
To nominate a person(s) for this honor, please submit a short write up to CCWHA, Attn: Grand Marshal Nominee, P.O. Box 241, Woodbury TN 37190. Only nominees who are current members or shareholders of CCWHA will be considered.
The Memorial Day Grand Marshal will be announced at the annual meeting in January of each year. The deadline is December 31 of each year.