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John Greenan takes part in a PAWS Illinois Open Horse Show Aug. 26 at Francis Youth Field in New Lenox. Greenan participated in the show with his service dog Buggs. Greenan said it’s the first time a service dog has been allowed to be included in a show. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
2:17 pm CDT September 5, 2018
Waiting by the gate at the Francis Field Fairgrounds in New Lenox, John Greenan sat high in the saddle of his horse Cappuccino. As Greenan’s name was announced, he knew he was about to change history. Trotting beside his horse was John’s service dog, Buggs. “We’re the first service dog and companion competing doing halter together,” said Greenan, at the PAWS Illinois, NFP Open Horse Show on Aug. 26. “Today we’re doing western halter and walk trot 39 and over.”