World Grand Champion in 2007
2007 World Grand Champions, Master of Jazz and Jimmy McConnell

Master of Jazz was bred by Gus King of Arab, Alabama, and was foaled on the 28th of February, 2001. He was sired by A Jazz Man, out of Precious Pusher BW, and is a sterling example of the result of crossing the bloodlines of the breeding giants, Prides Generator and The Pusher CG.

He began his march for the roses in amateur competition with one of his owners, Lee Wall.  She recognized his potential from the moment she bought him in 2004.

She campaigned him during his three and four year old seasons, and accumulated numerous prestigious titles with him.

Then, in the fall of 2005, Lee and co-owner Mike McGartland decided that Master of Jazz had what it took for open competition. They chose Hall of Fame trainer, Jimmy McConnell to develop the talented black stallion to his fullest potential.

This proved to be a wise choice.

Starting with their very first appearance together at the 2005 Gum Tree Classic, Jimmy McConnell and Master Of Jazz have been completely undefeated. They have walked to the winner's circle in every major show the industry has to offer, including the Alabama Jubilee, the Delta Fall Classic, the National Trainers' Show, the Mississippi Charity Show, the Spring Fun Show, and of course, the Celebration. 

In 2006, they won the Stallions Over Five, 15:2 & Over (Canter) Section A World Championship.

Primed and ready to repeat in 2007, and take that final step to greatness, Jimmy and Master Of Jazz entered into only one competition in 2007, prior to the Celebration. In that outing, they captured the blue in the big Stake at the Magnolia Classic.

The team proved more than ready the first Saturday evening of the 2007 Celebration. They cruised around the big ring like it was their own, and repeated their win of the Stallions Over Five, 15:2 & Over (Canter) Section A World Championship.

The stage was set for greatness as they returned a week later. The crowd roared with every pass they made, and after the class was over, Jimmy and Master Of Jazz were the clear choice of the judges. They made their final victory pass, carrying the roses in the spotlight and walked into the history books.

A once in a lifetime horse, a champion in every sense of the word, and a horse for the ages, Master Of Jazz is the 2007 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse.

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