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BPWHA Lebanon Show



By Nancy Short, Show Manager

BPWHA, in a joint effort with SSHAK, held its May 21st show in Lebanon, Ky. The Marion County Fairgrounds was a great setting for the event of 48 classes, and the sunshine brought a promising turnout in both horses and spectators. To open the show, Rick Gregory carried our nation’s colors aboard Pusher’s Sissy Push, and announcer Dan Reynolds offered prayer, followed by the national anthem (organist Dwayne Brinegar). Blair Knight of Princeton, Ky., was the judge. Other show personnel were Carolyn Brinegar and Marilyn Hamblin, center ring; Stanley Baggett, ringmaster; Coy Hamblin, gate; Nikki Minton, office. Jamie Boyles of Southern Comfort Photo, Gallatin, Tenn., took really great shots;  there were many ooh’s & aah’s over the proofs at her tent.  It takes a lot of work to put on a show and a big thanks goes out for the hard work of the SSHAK and BPWHA members who made the show possible.
 
Molly Wooldridge o/e, Frankfort, Ky., with Call Me Mr, made up the Lead Line Class to get the show off to a good start. Jill Smothers and Avenger’s Foxxy Farrah made the good ride for the SSH Phys Challenge class for Mom, Debbie Smothers of Nicholasville. Other youth who carried home the blues were Claire Hankins on Opal Deception for Mom Jennifer Paris, in KHC Youth Trail Pleasure; Shelby Sims for Molly Wooldridge’s on Call Me Mr in Youth SSH Country Trail Pleasure; Shelby Sims again, on Todd Wooldridge’s Lucky Grand in the Youth Country Pleasure Walking; Lane Ponder o/e Colors in Mud, Mt Vernon, in Youth Trail Pleasure; Alana Northern and Vegas Games for George Quinley, Berea, in Youth Lite Shod; Cassie Lansdale, Mt Sterling, with Allen’s Battle Colors for both SSH Showmanship and the SSH Equitation class; Zach Sapp, Pikeville Tenn., on All American Blue for Kathy Simpson, Crossville, Tenn., in SSH Traditional Trail Pleasure and again Abe’s Rhythm & Blues for Tammy Sapp in SSH Youth Trail Pleasure. These young folks are the future of the industry, and they all did a great job representing us in Lebanon!

The first 20 classes of the show couldn’t have gone better, but then the wind and rain set in bringing the show to a halt for a time. Because of the gully-washer, the show moved indoors and continued to the finish. The show recorded 154 entries, but the numbers would have been significantly higher if the weather had held.  Approximately one-third were Spotted Saddle Horse entries.

Some of the notably large classes were: Yearlings with 17; Lite- Shod Specialty had 9; Trail Pleasure English listed 13 entries; Men’s Country Pleasure 12.  Whether an exhibitor brought one or as many as 11 entries, every single one was important to the success of the show and every one was appreciated.  All results are posted here and can be found online.

BPWHA has nine more shows this year, the next being June 4, 2011, at Anderson County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Ky.  Academy and versatility classes will be offered starting at 3:00 p.m., and 30 evening classes will begin at 6:00 p.m. We invite everyone to join us for an afternoon and evening of great horses in a fun, family atmosphere. Then, BPWHA will next offer a show in Maysville (Germantown Fairgrounds) on June 11, 2011, at  6:00 p.m., with 31 classes (KHC Trail Pleasure is added for this show).  Remember, all BPWHA shows are eligible for KWHBIF.  You do not need to be a member to show, but we’d love to have you as a member of our group.  We do have a High Points program; if interested in this, become a member by June 30, 2011.  Forms are available online at bpwha.com.

Contact Show Manager Nancy Short for info at 859 625-2240 or nancyshort@roadrunner.com (this is a new email address).  Visit the BPWHA.com website for showbills and other useful information.

 

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