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Did You Catch The Boat?

By Ashlea Wheelon

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Jack Way and Generator’s Showboat were named stake champions and took home the beautiful fall floral horse shoe. Joel Weaver was the reserve favorite on Rain At Midnight. As always the Bedford 4-H Harvest Festival was a successes. Judge Nathan Clark from Arab, Ala., judged 25 classes with a total of 209 entries.

Six barns took home three blues a piece. The Colt Center started off the first class with a blue in the Country Pleasure class with Doc's Taking Charge and Kevin Marker. Outback and Sarah Keenan won the WHTA Youth Council Country Pleasure 17 and Under class. The Colt Center's final blue came in the Weanlings Open class with A Poisonous Affair and Susan Shemwell.

Finish Line Farm had a great night. Poncho Impact and Kaitlin Byrom won the Youth 12-17 class. Byrom also took home a blue in the Youth Council 17 and Under Ponies class. Karen Marriott won the Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings class with In Cahoots.

Doug Barnes Stables started off the fall season right. She’s Breathtaking and Bob Lawrence won the Amateur Park Pleasure class. Lawrence also won the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure class aboard Jose Quervo Gold. Doug Barnes took the blue in the Two and Three-Year-Old class with Chill for a very excited Jerry and Sandra Reid.

Black Hawk Farm had a busy evening as well. Brock Tillman took the blue in the Four-Year-Old Open class on She’s Classy. One class later Tillman made the blue ribbon ride on RPM 2 Nite in the Two-Year-Old Stallion and Geldings class. Their final blue of the night came on Elvis Pusher with Jennifer Dunn aboard in the Amateur Specialty class.

Mickey McCormick Stables broke out their recent world champions. Miss Lipstick and McCormick won the blue in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Pusher’s High Voltage and Dru McCormick won yet another WHTA Auxiliary class. The American Idol and McCormick won the Three-Year-Old Open Stallion and Geldings class.

Jack Way Stables had a victorious evening. Lee Wall and her multi-time blue ribbon winner I’m Armed & Lethal won the Amateur Show Pleasure class. Major League and Carolyn Rutner took the blue home in the Amateur Riders 50 and Over class. Jack Way called it a night with the last class and Generator’s Showboat as they took home the blue in the Walking Horse Stake.

Rising Star Ranch had a dual blue night. Peyton Manning and Jerrold Pedigo won the Amateur Two-Year-Old class. Pushover's Homegrown and Lynn Hickok won the Novice Amateur Riders Specialty.

Several barns won single blues during the evening. Joe Martin Stables won the 11 & Under class with Robert Cortner and Pushover The Top. This was their first blue together. Steve Dunn Stables won the Amateur Three-Year-Old class with Dance At The Ritz and Lee Wall in their debut ride. Bay Tiger and Paul Blackburn won the Aged Mares and Geldings class for the Blackburn Training Center. Bill Callaway and First Watch made a great ride to capture the blue in the Open Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Callaway Stables. Chris Richards and Yippie Yi O Ki Yay ran off with the Yearling blue for Dr. Roger Richards.

Once again congratulations to the Bedford 4-H Harvest Horse Show on another great year. Complete results follow and can be also be viewed and printed from our web site

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