by Sarah Smith and Stephanie Rose


            SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The Ellie Jackson American Cancer Society Relay For Life Charity Horse Show was held on Oct. 13, 2007, at 5 p.m. and was located at the Bedford County Agricultural Center in Shelbyville, Tenn. Don Milligan of Shelbyville, Tenn., marked the cards for the 30 classes. The show benefited the American Cancer Society and gave $10,000 in prize money. There were seven Riders’ Cup classes that gave big money and brought out competitive entries.

            The show started with the lead line class. My Little Sunshine and Landry Williams were the winners for Ella and Landry Williams of Watertown, Tenn.

            Enjoy The View and Robert Nelms won their first blue of the season in the Yearling Filly division for Peyton and Riley Nelms of Chapel Hill, Tenn. Armed With Grandeur and Richard Wall were reserve for Janice Plyer of Matthews, N.C.

            Pusher’s Mai Design and Alyssa Fann took home their second blue ribbon of the year in the Country Pleasure Youth class for Alyssa Fann of Unionville, Tenn. Caprice’s Lady Gen and Katherine Crick were reserve for the Berry Coffey estate of Petersburg, Tenn.

            Ritz In Command and Rodney Dick made their debut performance a victorious one in the James Corlew Chevrolet Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Jay and Barbara Kenahan of Oconomowoc, Wis. Assault and Justin Harris were second for Betty Denton of Murrieta, Calif.

            Pitcher Of Gold picked up his 26th blue ribbon of the season with his proud owner Judy Moore for Moore and Foust Farm of Shelbyville, Tenn., in the Country Pleasure class. Generatin A Trail Of Fire and Jeanette Taylor were second for Michael and Jeanette Taylor of Wayne, W.Va.

            The awesome team of Command At Sunrise and Ashlyn Avent took home top honors in the Youth 11 and Under class for Ashlyn and Allie Avent of Belfast, Tenn. Generator’s Cashing In and Brackin Mills were second for Mike and Karen Inman of Marietta, Ga.

            Mike Kakassy made an excellent catch ride on Civitas in the Amateur Show Pleasure division and brought home the blue ribbon for Zamora and Nales of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Sabatier and Sister Milligan were reserve for Milligan of Panama City Beach, Fla.        

            Gold Edition’s Red Crystal and Shelly Herman won their sixth blue of the year in the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty class for Loretta North of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            After a win at Grinders’ Switch, Caddyshack and Bill Callaway went to the winner’s circle again in the James Corlew Chevrolet Two-Year-Old Stallion division for George-Ann Pratt of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Shelbyville, Tenn. The Lineman and Chad Williams were second for Warr Development of Phenix City, Ala.

            Reserve World Champion Swing Batter Batter Swing and Beverly Lamp walked away with the blue in the Yearling Colt class for Jimmie and Judie Richards of Brownsville, Ky. Addicted To Poison and Robert Nelms were second for David Heramb of Calhoun, Ga.

            Bright Sky and Lucky Collins made the winning ride in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding division for Don and Lucky Collins of Ft. Myers, Fla. Built Tough and Pam Hawkersmith were second for Hawkersmith and Son of Tullahoma, Tenn.

            WhitLei Green made an extraordinary debut aboard Gossip and came out with the blue in the Youth Pony class for Whitey Whitehead of Mt. Orab, Ohio. Design’s Lady Di and Kaitlyn Strickland were second for Mike and Blake Ferguson.

            The Silver Bandit and Kim Leonard stole the show and came out with the blue in the Amateur Park Pleasure class for Scott and Kim Leonard of Greendale, Wis. Armed And Cando and Jennie Byrom were second for Jim and Candy Pope of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            After a reserve at Moore County, I’m Celine Dion and Mickey McCormick rode out with winning honors in the Waterfall Farms Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Julie Altman. He’s John Henry and Bill Callaway were second for Hidden Acre Farm.

            The team of Wired For Gin and Kathy Baker put on a great performance to go to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Trail Pleasure division for Baker of Lewisburg, Tenn. Cowboy On Parole and Connie Waldo were reserve for Waldo of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Pzazz Marks and Tim Smith won their seventh blue of the season in the Open Park Performance Specialty class for G.L. and Beverly McNeill of Andalusia, Ala. JFK’s Top Aide and Jackie Byrom were second for Dick and Sally Reiley of Lewisburg, Tenn.

            Joy Of José swept up her fifth blue of the year with Erica Hartlein in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Gene Carbine of Florence, Ala. Catty La Belle and Carol Lackey were reserve for Jimmy and Carol Lackey of Forest, Miss.

            The world championship team of The Indy 500 and Sue Ann Dowell made another victory lap for Jo Ann Dowell of Canton, Ohio. Mr. Shout and Keith Baker were second for the Keith Baker family of Columbia, Tenn.

            After wins at Petersburg, Alabama Ladies Auxiliary, Moore County and the WHAA Charity, Lock And Load and Whitney Morris came out with the top honors once again in the Youth 12-17 class for Whitney Morris of Union Grove, Ala. I’m John Bull and Olivia Boyle were second for John and Olivia Boyle of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Really and Mickey McCormick made the winning performance in the Warr Development Riders’ Cup 15.2 and Under Open class for McJunkin Farm of Richardson, Texas. Texas Joe Black and Justin Harris were second for Steve and Kathy Zeis.

            Ritz Woman and Stacy Blackburn topped a class of major contenders in the Amateur Ladies Specialty division for Alex Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn. Bo’s Shenia Rose and Brenda Carlon were second for Dr. Harv Carlon of Lowell, Mich., and Flat Creek, Tenn.

            After their win at the International Grand Championships, The Ultra Doc and Dr. Jim Baum walked away with winning honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty division for Baum of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            After a win at the Red Carpet Show Of The South, Prime’s Silver Lady came back with his owner Bobby Belew and earned top honors. A Snip Off The Old Block and Mike Kakassy were second for the Harold Daniel family.

            All Cash On Demand and John Allan Callaway won their first blue of the season in the Waterfall Farms Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion division for proud owners Bramlett, Wilson and Hooper. I’m Reagan and Herbert Derickson were second for Grady Cunningham.

            After a reserve world championship, the team of Probation Officer and Suzanne Moore came back to win top honors in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Bud Moore of Catherine, Ala. A Major Tsunami and Amber Lewis were second for Mark and Mona Lewis of Lascassas, Tenn.

            OMG and Jacob Baum picked up their fifth blue of the year in the WHOA Youth Challenge class for Dr. Jim Baum of Shelbyville, Tenn. I’m Casanova and Amy Nesius were reserve for the Rick Nesius family of Chapel Hill, Tenn.

            After winning at the Spring Fun Show, Smith County and the OK Hege Memorial, Radical Jazz and Steve Hawkersmith went to the winner’s circle in a top Amateur Specialty class for Dr. Harry and Mo Nisbett of Tullahoma, Tenn. Extra Good Looking and D.K. Gowan were reserve for John and D.K. Gowan of Belfast, Tenn.

            Star Of RPM and Justin Harris were the stars of Hartland Farm Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Open class and received top honors for Ty and Michael Hart of Corbin, Ky., and Beech Grove, Tenn. UPS with Knox Blackburn received reserve honors for the Paul Bryan family of Thomasville, Ga.

            After a win at the Tri State Benefit, Premium Tap and Suzanne Moore earned the blue once again in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion class for Bud Moore of Catherine, Ala. Ozone’s Major and Jack Heffington were reserve for Heffington of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            The judge made his decision to tie Decisions Decisions in the Amateur Canter class with Jeff Smith aboard for Smith of Greer, S.C., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Jazz N Ebony and Norma Beal were reserve for Bledsoe and Greer.

            With reserves at the National Trainers’ Show, Columbia Spring Jubilee and a blue at Cornersville, Aristotle Onassis took the title and the roses at the Ellie Jackson ACS Relay For Life Charity in the Young Motors Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Championship for Jeanne Harrison of Augusta, Ga. Casino At The Ritz and Knox Blackburn wore out the red streamer for Bud Moore of Catherine, Ala. Third in the good class went to Rattle N Snap and Charlie Green for Jimmy Honea of Lewisburg, Tenn. ADA2D and Bill Bobo rounded out the top four for Dr. Jim Baum of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            This concludes the first annual Relay For Life Charity horse show. Complete results follow or logon to