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Chad Baucom and London Rain Win Southeastern Championship

The 7th Annual Southeastern Championship Walking Horse Show was held November the 6th at the C.W. Love Complex in McColl, South Carolina. The Honorable Donald Todd judged the 29-class show. Willis Bodenheimer was the announcer while Madeline Griggs provided the high stepping tunes for the show. Debbie Bush was the official photographer. There were 128 entries in the all Walking Horse show. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Hospice.

The Walking Championship class had three worthy opponents vying for first place honors. After a complete workout in the large ring, London Rain and Chad Baucom won the class with an outstanding show to add to their many ribbons for the 2004 show season. Charles Clark is the happy owner of the winning horse.

Jessica Holmes and her beloved Judge’s Golden Generator won their 26th blue for the year in the Plantation Western Lite-Shod class. Collin Ramsey from Baucom Stables won the Two-Year-Old Open on Dumas Demenace for Mike Atkinson. Blake Hull and Classic Rebel made another one of their classic shows to win the Youth 12-17 for Holcomb and Mosley from Ronald Mosley Stables. Terri Mosley got into action by winning the Plantation Specialty class with Classy Image for Gary and Carolyn Pope from Ronald Mosley Stables. The 15.2 & Under honors went to Kenneth Myers and Interior Design. Baucom Stables had Mike McBrayer and his Fog at the Ritz ready for action as they won the Three Year Old Amateur class.

Amanda Dickerson started her winning streak for the night by winning the Plantation Country Pleasure class with her beautiful horse, Acapulco. Shane Auman MacLeod and Believe Me are on a roll winning in three shows in a row. This duo from Don Lominac Stales won the NCWHLA Members Only class. Robby Hewitt and Wired Lady won the Three Year Old Open for PeeDee Equine Association. Amanda Dickerson won the Plantation Pleasure Amateur Specialty as well as the NCWHLA Plantation Pleasure with The Cash Collector. David Mesimer and Jubilee's Uprising won the Men’s Amateur Specialty class. David Polk Stables readies this winning horse for the show ring.

Trainer Philip Rowe had Ebony’s Bomb Shaker and Gordon Ezzell prepared for the victory ride in the Show Pleasure class. Money Walks and John Ellis walked off with the first place prize in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. A shining star herself, Skylar MacLeod and Midnite’s Star Maker won the Youth 11 & Under class from Don Lominac Stables. Devyn Lambert and Charger’s Turbo won the Plantation Lite-Shod Specialty as well as the Lite-Shod Canter classes. Malaya Jester enjoyed “trippin out “ with her new horse Trippin Out as winners of the Two-year-Old Amateur class.

Don Lominac and Buster’s Big Stride hit the right stride to win the 15.2 & Under open class. Tyler Baucom made owner Rick Bartholomew smile with his win on Olympic’s Supersizer in the Four-Year-Old Amateur. Andy Carter had everyone in the right form to make an excellent show in the Plantation Youth class as Jewell Abee and The General in Black took control of the class to win the blue. The first place prizes went to Crystal Gribble and Push To Mo as they won the NCWHA Members Only class. Pretty Miss Claudia Gribble made the victory lap with her Mom for her first show ring experience. Marion Campbell is the trainer.

Gordon Ezzell and I’m Shania won the Plantation Pleasure Open class. Dee Dee Polk made an excellent show on Ozone’s Delight much to the delight of owner Lyvon Tyson to win the Four-Year-Old Open class. The Open Specialty proved to be a good competitive class with Teri Mosley wining on Centennial Pusher for Bucky Holcomb from Ronald Mosley Stables. In one of the largest classes of the night, Pat Calicutt and Just Feels Kinda Crazy were victorious in the Performance Pleasure class. Baucom Stables is the trainer.

Lynn Jones made a hard ride to win the Amateur Specialty Championship class on her horse, Flashy’s Loose Cannon. Ronald Mosley Stables prepares this team for competition. The Amateur Championship honors went to the deserving team of Joe Manis and I’m Cash on Delivery. David Polk Stables is the trainer of the winning horse.

It was a good show although it was getting a little cold toward the end as the NCWHA ends their season for 2004.

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