Wolaver, ‘Buddy’ repeat as Celebration champs

Trick dog class winner —

Kerstie Wolaver of Cornersville and her Golden Retriever, Buddy, were victorious at the 2013 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration held in Shelbyville as they claimed the blue ribbon in the Trick Dog Class.

Buddy wowed the audience with his tricks of sit, stay, down, roll over and the grand finale of jumping through a raised hula-hoop, all at Kerstie’s command.

The team was the winner in 2012 of the Obedience Class in last year’s Dog Show.

This year, showing against 21 adults, Kerstie and Buddy claimed the yellow ribbon. This pair was also third in the “I Look Like My Master” class.

A student at Riverside Christian Academy, Kerstie is the daughter of Quatina and Steve Wolaver of Cornersville. Betty Manley of Fayetteville and Weldon and Janice Manley of Hazel Green, Ala., are Kerstie’s grandparents.

Kerstie is also the granddaughter of Sis and Grady Osborne of Cornersville and Doug and Brenda Wolaver of Pulaski.

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