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Casino At The Ritz Tops Eagleville Lions Club



 

 

by Sarah Smith

 

            EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. – The Eagleville Lions Club held their annual horse show on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Rodney Dick from neighboring Unionville was the official judge for the evening.

            The reigning World Grand Champion Youth Equitation team of Amy Nesius and Himself continued their winning ways in their 2007 debut by claiming the first blue of the evening in the Equitation class. Amy Nesius returned to the winner’s circle later in the show aboard FDR in the Youth 12 to 17 Specialty.

            John Allan Callaway rode Jose’s Ritzy Doll to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Callaway also rode One Bad Witch to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. This was the second blue of the season for these two talents.

            Rachel Burch rode Warwick to the blue in the WHOA Youth Challenge class and then returned to the show ring aboard Ring The Man to claim the Lite-Shod Specialty class. Tim Smith rode She’s One Hot Tamale to the blue in the Open Show Pleasure class and then claimed the Park Performance class with Pzazz Marks. G.L. and Beverly McNeill own both of these winning mounts.

            Robert Nelms led The Unanimous Decision to the blue in the Weanlings class. The Country Pleasure class was next to the ring. Bubba’s Sip Of Gin and Kim Baldwin was the winning combination in the class. BJ Richards and A Flashy Gangster earned the top award in the Trail Pleasure class. No stranger to the winner’s circle was Maybe I’m Maybelline with Chris Richards at the lead in the Yearling Fillies class.

            Jazz After Hours and Ernest Upton were the winning combination in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class. The popular team of Rascal Flatts and Chandler Byrom carried home the blue ribbon in the Lead Line class. Emma Lee Cannon claimed her second blue of the weekend aboard The First Of Nine in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class. Willie Mays and Bobby Luna made the victory ride in the Amateur Specialty class.

            Mike Moody led Nine’s Carbon Copy to the blue in the Yearlings class. All In and Mike Inman claimed their fourth blue of the year in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class. Free To Score and Lucky Collins earned the blue in the Amateur Ladies Specialty. Ashley Tuttle and Over Rated were the judge’s choice in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class. Jenny Byrom and Silver Ghost claimed the Amateur Park Pleasure Specialty.

            Chad Williams directed Powers On to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Command & Control and Sheila Groover took control of the competition in the WHTA Ladies Auxiliary class. Santana’s Supernatural and Dr. Bill Russell claimed the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class.

            Closing out the show and being named the Eagleville Lions Club Grand Champions was the team of Casino At The Ritz and Knox Blackburn.

            Complete results follow and can be viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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