Kennedy's Donate Colt To Nashville School Of Law

Bruce Kennedy (left) and Kevin Kennedy (right), donated this Registered Tennessee Walking Horse, NASH SCHOOL OF LAW SPIRIT, to the Nashville School of Law. The photo was taken at Kennedy Walking Horse Farm, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Attorneys Kevin C. Kennedy, a 1983 graduate, and his brother Bruce A. Kennedy, a 1992 graduate of the Nashville School of Law have donated a registered Tennessee Walking Horse colt to their alma mater.

The brothers practice law together at The Kennedy Law Firm in Clarksville, Tennessee. The colt is appropriately named NASH SCHOOL OF LAW SPIRIT. He is a six month old snow white Tennessee Walking Colt by the sire KENNEDY'S INDEPENDENCE, who is by the famous show horse, THE GHOST WHO WALKS. This colt was donated to commemorate Kevin C. Kennedy's twentieth year of practicing law. A snow white colt was selected because a white horse symbolizes victory in the Bible. This horse exemplifies a majestic conformation, as well as carries the magnificent Tennessee Walking Horse gait.

The Tennessee Walking Horse breed is headquartered in Shelbyville, Tennessee, which holds what is said to be the world's greatest horse show, The Celebration, which is a ten day event. Each evening is opened with a snow white Walking Horse carrying the American flag. The Tennessee Walking Horse will be auctioned at the annual Nashville School of Law alumni recognition dinner on May 12,2004, and all proceeds will go to benefit the law school.

This colt was raised on the Kennedy Walking Horse Farm located in Clarksville, Tennessee. This farm has been in the Kennedy family at the same location for 104 years. The farm has always bred and raised quality show horses since it's inception.

In the 1960's, a renowned snow white walking stallion was ridden at the Fort Aldridge Movie Ranch outside of Nashville, Tennessee by the Kennedys' father, Laurence Kennedy. He appeared in a number of films with the Sundance Kid.

In the early 1990's, Kennedy carried an American flag while riding a snow white stallion in the streets of Clarksville and led a number of large military support rallies for the Montgomery County, Tennessee and Fort Campbell, Kentucky areas. He appeared on national news networks to include Fox News and CNN.

In 1992, Kennedy sold two Tennessee Walking Horses to the world famous Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. In the late 1990's, World Champion boxer, George Foreman, purchased four snow white Walking Horses from the Kennedy Walking Horse Farm.

In 1997, Kennedy's white horses appeared in the nationally televised Maxwell House Coffee commercial, which was filmed in the streets of Clarksville, Tennessee.

The Kennedy Walking Horse Farm has donated colts in the past to such organizations as the Special Olympics, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, as well as others. When recently interviewed and asked why he donated the colt, Kennedy responded, "I want to be known as a giver and I wanted to be an example to my children. I really believe that it is more blessed to give than to receive."

Mid-South Horse Review News
May 14, 2004