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The Blue Diamond Was Seen at the Bedford County FFA Show



by Sarah Smith


            SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Bedford County FFA Club held their annual walking horse show at the Bedford County Agriculture Center on Thursday, June 14, 2007. Judge Eddie Guthrie marked the cards for the evening.

            Bobo Farms claimed three blue ribbons. Jacob Baum rode Dr. Dangerous to the blue in the Youth 12 to 17 class. Mom Lisa Baum rode her mount Gen’s Color Me In to the blue in the Adult Ponies class. Bill Bobo and Jose’s All Pro were victorious in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Open class.

            Rising Star Ranch also carried three blue ribbons home. Joel Weaver directed Like A Rolling Stone to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class and then returned to the winner’s circle aboard Major Cash Princess in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Driving Miss Dumas and Terry Mann rode to the blue in the Amateur Specialty class under the Rising Star banner.

            Emma Lee Cannon and Heartbeat Counselor earned the judge’s approval in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class. Daughter Brook Ellen Cannon and Heartbeat Of Motown won the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty. Martin Training Center prepared these teams for competition.

            Link Webb rode two horses to blue ribbon honors. The first was Bust Me Loose in the WHTA Riders’ Cup 15.2 and Under class. A few classes later Webb returned to the show ring on The Blue Diamond to be named the Bedford FFA WHTA Riders’ Cup Grand Champion.

            Finish Line Farms also won two blues. Buddy Dick rode Coin’s Stash Of Cash to the first blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Sister Milligan and her mount, She’s Not Kid N, won the Amateur Four-Year-Old class. Hidden Acres Farm had two of their home-raised champions win blues at the FFA show. Nathan Mills led Whoopin It In Command to the top award in the Yearling Fillies class and then Justin Jenne’ rode Gin’s Pure Luck to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class.

            Chris Moneymaker and Connie Waldo hit the jackpot in the Country Pleasure class. Jazzalicious and Robert Nelms claimed the Weanlings class. Generator’s Cashing In and Bracken Mills made an impressive performance to win the Youth 11 and Under class. Nine Mile High and Chris Richards earned the top award in the Yearling Colts class. Timeless Power and Callie Stuckey walked their way to the blue in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class.

            Taylor Willis rode Maxxed Out to the blue ribbon in the Youth Ponies class. Olivia Boyle rode Pro-Stock to the winner’s circle in the Amateur English or Western Trail Pleasure class. Yao Ming and Nicole Kakassy continued their winning ways winning the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class. Generator’s Sun Devil and Shelly Herman won the Lite-Shod Specialty. Jewel’s Scatman and Jeff Hatcher won the Park Performance class. The winning duo of Generator’s Top Dollar and Keith Johnson topped the Amateur Show Pleasure class. The Lady Has Connections and Jackie Byrom won the Park Pleasure Specialty.

            Complete results follow and can be viewed at

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