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Crossroads of Dixie

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn.- Push To Start with Tim Smith up pushed all the right buttons to win the 21st Annual Crossroads of Dixie Walking Horse Show held June 11 in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Reserve went to Motown Motion with Steve Dunn.

With the cancellation of the Academy class, the show was off and rolling at 7 p.m. Wade Hickman of Shelbyville, Tenn., was the judge. The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club sponsored the show.

Sea of Delight and Rhonda Cato claimed the first blue of the night in the Country Pleasure class. Pride's Ebony Eagle were reserve. I'm Shania Twain and Roger Richards tied first in the Yearling Fillies. A strong second was My Irish Rose handled by Nathan Mills for Hoyte Eakes. Claiming their second blue of the season was Dr. In Command and Tim Smith in the Two-Year-Old Walking Mares & Geldings for Mr. and Mrs. James Etheredge. Running a strong second was Jose Mama Mia and Steve Melton for Carolyn Wehling. Buddy and Kyle Baily made their victory pass in the Youth Country Pleasure class for Kyle and Tyler Baliey. Prides Ebony Eagle and Kayrin Warren were reserve for Cal and Margaret Turner. Rock Of Ages and Nathan Mills landed another blue in the Yearling Colts for Hoyte Eakes. Hals Enforcer and Roger Richards for Caroline Edwards was second.

Dangerously Unique and Donald Shubert claimed the blue in the new Limited performance class for Saundra Pippin. Generator’s Duramay and Jakie Smith picked up the second for Ray Jones Trucking. Jose at Heart and Suzy Matthews received the blue in the Amateur Two-Year- Old class for Matthew and Yokley. Second in this class was Air Mcnair and Joey Butler.

 Generator’s Collect Call and the Sydney Shortridge rode to their first blue ribbon in the Juvenile 17 & Under class for proud parents Scott and Donna Shortridge. Tying a close second was the very well-known horse Total Control and his new rider Austin Hess. This entry is owned by Joe Kidd. Lady Lolita was the lady of the night in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings with Sammy Day up. The team is owned by Jim and Debbie Flack. Santana’s Pusher Man and Jamie Bradshaw were second for Randall and Martha Ferguson. Frankie Blue Eyes is making his mark in the Walking Pony class with new rider AJ Bell. The horse is owned by Jerry Bell. Key West and the talented Andy Adkins were reserve.

Lite -Shod Plantation champion Something About Mary and Jeff Johnson claimed the blue for J. Fred Johnston. Coppers Pride and Teresa Davis claimed the reserve award. The always exciting Three-Year-Old Stallion class claimed Busting All Limits as the champion with Justin Harris up for Mr. and Mrs. Evans Alison. Tying a strong reserve were Show Me Something and Jason Day for Roger and Pattie Hainer.

Rhea Ellen Webb and Emblems Silhouette claimed the blue in the Walking Horse Trainers Auxiliary class for owner Richard Griffith. Northern Lights and Ashlea Wheelon were reserve. Kathryn Ramsbottom and Beams Eclipse were crowned champions in the TWHBEA Medallion class . This class was in memory of Meredith Cato Kiddy.

Multi-champion Pusher’s Pzazz and Tim Smith were victorious in the Open 15.2 & Under for owners G.L. and Beverly McNeil. Taking reserve were Armoni Gold and Brian Kiddy for owners Jody and Kim Jacobs. Becky Carter and Striking Time claimed the championship in the Novice Amateur class. Second was Gen On the Rocks with Elizabeth Good up. World Champion Ritz’s Diamond Joe and Jamie Bradshaw topped the Four-Year-Old Stallions class for Randall and Martha Ferguson. Pushover the Blue and Jerry Collier were reserve for owners Charles Bullard. Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion Fame Seeker and Renee Carlton earned the blue for the Keith Carlton Family. Amateur Specialty Walking Champion Immortal Time and Ashlea Wheelon claimed the blue for owners James and Marjorie Watson. Double Copper Coin was reserve for Barbara Moersch. World Champion Dumas and Renee Carlton claimed the blue in the Amateur 15.2 and Under for owners Carlton and Adkins. No stranger to the winner's circle Boomer In Command and Andy Adkins claimed the Amateur Four-Year-Old blue for owner John Sharp. Reserve were Patterns Princess and Jeff Brownenberg. After a six-year break form the show ring, Generator’s Pegasus came back in winning form to claim the Show Pleasure Open Specialty class with Rollie Beard up for the Paul Bryan Family. High Time Willie and Wayne Dean were a strong second for Charles and Joy Gleghorn. In the championship class, Smith rode for Nichols and Sleeth. Second-place Dunn rode for the Paul Slompee family.

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