MORGANTON, NC - The 2002 Jubilee Horse Show was presented by the North Carolina Foothills Walking and Racking Club at the Burke County Fairgrounds on June 29. This show has been held in Lenoir the past few years. It was nice to see the show back at the original site, as the stands were full of spectators ready to view the over 200 entries in the 32 class show. Gene Frye was the announcer with wife Jane keeping everyone at a lively pace with her music. Debbie Bush was the official photographer. Billy Ball, II judged the 176 entries in the 22 Walking Horse classes.

The show ended on a high note with five entries in the Open Stake class. Allen Abee and MG’s Above The Rest made the victory ride for owner Sissy Weese. Ronald Mosley up for Madeline Griggs carried out the red banner on Flashy’s Loose Cannon.

Owner/rider Buddy Stasney on Evil Cash won the first class of the night in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class. Tyler Baucom and Mr. Rolex won out of a large class of 12 entries in the Country Pleasure class. Cute As A Button stood out to win the Four-Year-Old Amateur with owner/rider, Wendell Smith. Jason Hughes and Pushover Straight Out were straight out winners in the Open Specialty for Michael Hartley and Darrell Dennis. Tyler Baucom was in the irons again to win the Gentlemen’s Amateur Specialty with Doc’s Fine Fashion, making a total of five wins for Baucom Stables.

David Polk Stables had four wins for the show. David Polk won the Mares and Geldings Two-Year-Old Open for Wes and Tina Holt with Cash’s Santana Woman. DeeDee Polk and Jubilee’s Uprising picked another blue for Barbara Messimer in the North Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Members Only class. DeeDee made another good ride to win the North Carolina Walking Horse Members Only with her horse, Baywatch. It was great to see Brandon Simmons in the ring as he won the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty on Generator’s Power Punch for David and DeeDee Polk.

Tommy Blackwell Stables from South Carolina had two winners at the show. Owner/rider, Beverly McLeod won the Three-Year-Old Amateur on The Olympic Flame. Beverly then returned to win the Amateur Open aboard Pride’s Lady Di for father, Ed McLeod.

The Show Pleasure class had fourteen hard working entries. Greg Barnette from Ronald Mosley Stables came out on top with Just About Time. The Youth classes are always a favorite with the spectators. Erica Duckworth and her horse Master Of The House won the Youth 11 and Under class from Bonner Stables.

Brandon Derrick represented Bellwood Stables well by winning the Youth 12-17 on Honored Bound for Jeri Hispshire. Alicia Perry and her horse Touch Free made it to the winner’s circle in the Ladies Amateur Specialty class. Milly Player made the blue ribbon ride with Ultimate Warrior for Player, Buckner, and Bumgardner.

Sandy Brumbaugh had two wins in the Plantation Pleasure division. She and her horse What If? won the Plantation Pleasure Amateur Owned and Trained class and the Plantation Pleasure Western Specialty class. Stephanie Bolick was one happy girl as she won the Plantation Pleasure Open Specialty on Rain’s Big Threat for Greg McMillian. Keith Bryant is the trainer. Angela Tuck and An Olympic Dream continue to have a dream of a season as they won another class in the Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod class.