COLUMBIA – Two riders galloped their chestnut colored horses around a sandy arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds, firmly grasping American flags as the National Anthem played over the loudspeakers. The horses twisted, turned and kicked up clouds of dust as they spun in circles and halted abruptly. As the song came to a close, the riders lined up their steeds in the center of the arena, facing the crowd, which clapped loudly at the display.
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