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Cut Above All Soars To The Top At Minor Hill



MINOR HILL, Tenn. - The 10th Annual Walking Horse Show sponsored by the Minor Hill Saddle Club was held June 29 at the Minor Hill City Park.

Chad Williams judged the 138 entries while Connie Dunlap entertained on the organ. Chip Walters was the announcer and Sherry Oxford preserved the night on film. We paid homage to our great nation as Philip Trimble and Doing Time With A Pusher presented the red, white and blue.

Four outstanding stake horses entered the ring for Judge Williams consideration. When all was said and done, Cut Above All and Justin Jenne’ wore the floral horse shoe from the ring. Cut Above All is the property of Betty and Howard Robbins and had presented them with another stake class win earlier this year at the Children’s Classic Horse Show in Shelbyville. The popular duo of Stride’s Touch Of Pride and Bill Bobo were the judge’s choice for second place for Ford and Jane Gates. Third in the good class went to Philip Trimble and Doing Time With A Pusher who is owned by Harvey and Debbie Solomon.

The stick horse class was full of good entries and all were winners. The next class saw The Famous Olympian lead by Chris Hazelwood walk to the blue ribbon for Paige and Morgan Holley. Reserve went to Perfect Dollar and Nathan Mills for Hoyte Eakes.

The Plantation Lite Shod Open Specialty winner was Steve Beam aboard It's Hi Time for Cathie Anderson. Totally Supreme and Marty Feenster, owner/exhibitor, took the red ribbon.

Certainly no stranger to the winner's circle, Final Keeper, took Morgan LeGate on a blue ribbon ride in the Ponies Specialty class. Gary LeGate owns this fine entry. Elizabeth Carine and her Eagle That Walks were reserve.

Santana's Choice was the judge's choice in the Open Yearling Colt division. Santana's Choice is owned by Hoyte Eakes and lead by Nathan Mills. Brian Wright lead the George Wright entry, Wanted Dead Or Alive, to the second place tie.

Charlie Green and Santana's Coin carried the blue ribbon from the show ring in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old for Charles and Julie Wharton. Santana's Coin was the Park Pleasure Three-Year-Old Specialty champion at the Gallatin Lions Club Show. Just 4 U and Ashlea Wheelon were reserve for Linda Ball.

The Laura Taylor owned entry, Lucy Skywatcher, and Flip Statham made the victory pass in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Justin Jenne' and Patterns Princess were the red ribbon winners for Bronnenberg and Bronnenberg.

Miss Main In Brooklyn strolled down victory lane with Bob Nelms for Paul and Louise Nelms in the Open Yearling Fillies class. Dollars O Gold and Sam Jamison accepted the red ribbon for Curtice McCloy.

Next in the ring was the Juvenile 11 and Under on Mares and Geldings Specialty. A very happy Trevor Collier rode from the ring with the blue ribbon on the bridle of Generator's No U for Collier Stables. Brooke Way rode the John Weaver entry, Generator's Red Image, to reserve.

Fearless was anything but fearless as he carried his owner, Joanne Davis, to the first place tie in the Park Pleasure Western Specialty division. Fearless is familiar with the winner's circle having won The Smoky Mountain Classic Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class earlier this month. Totally Supreme and Marty Feenster were reserve. Ed Feenster owns the entry.

Judge Williams' best bet in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions class was Sherrie Beam and Command's Best Bet for Beam and Young. Reserve in this good class went to Banana Joe and David Williams for Blackhawk Farm.

Erica Hartlein made an elegant ride in the TWHBEA Youth Medallion 17 and Under Canter class aboard The Finishing Touch to claim the blue ribbon. Summertown's Open 15.2 and Under Specialty champion found his way to the winner's circle when Brock Tillman and He's Wired made the good ride for Blackhawk Farm in the 15.2 and Under division.

Nagano carried John Allan Callaway to victory in the Two-Year-Old Stallions class for Jim and Debbie Myers. Free To Score and Charlie Green were reserve for Randy and Lisa Cash.

Steve Beam and I've Been Skyjacked carried the blue out for Wendy Young in the Park Pleasure Specialty division. I've Been Skyjacked has previous 2002 wins at the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Horse Show and the Western Alabama Walking and Racking Horse Show. A Walk In The Sky and Morgan LeGate were reserve for the Gary LeGate family. Jamie Bonner and Flashy's Drop Of Sun were the blue ribbon recipients in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class.

Dark Express was on the express to the winner's circle to accept the blue ribbon for David Ridgeway. Jerry Collier made the winning ride. Armorall and John Allan Callaway were a strong reserve for Charles and Florence Terry.

Brenda Bramblett and Stopwatch claimed the blue in the Amateur Lady Riders on Mares and Geldings Specialty class. Hot on the heels of Stopwatch was the popular combination of Debbie Flack and Pusher's Clementine.

Blackhawk Farm claimed their second blue ribbon of the evening when David Williams and The Santini were selected as Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions winners. Tommy Hale rode the Tommy and Vickie Hale entry, Bustin With A Bang, to reserve.

Sheer Passion, another fine entry from Blackhawk Farm, strolled down victory lane with Brock Tillman in the Show Pleasure Open Specialty division. Bill Callaway and A Royal Command were the second place winners for LaRue McWaters.

The simply beautiful, Simply Dangerous, and Toby Scarbrough made another good blue ribbon ride in the Amateur Riders 15.2 and Under Specialty class. Their previous 2002 wins include Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Horse Show, Winchester, Liberty Charity, and Lexington, Alabama Lions Club Horse Show. Connie May and Straight Cash were reserve for Mike and Connie May.

Ali Ali packed a knockout punch to win the Four-Year-Old and Over Mares and Geldings class with Brock Tillman in the irons for David Pruett. Ali Ali was also a winner at the Highland Stables Charity Horse Show in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Rebels Dunn Deal and Ralph Fulks claimed the blue in the Amateur Stallions Specialty class for Fulks and Fulks. Paul Littrell rode the Gus King entry, Stainless Steel, to the red ribbon.

Pusher's Cleopatra and Jamie Bradshaw were crowned the winners in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Ferguson Farms owns the entry. She's Classy and Justin Jenne' were reserve for the Bronnenberg and Bronnenberg partnership.

Coming off a win the previous night at Hohenwald in the Aged Mares and Geldings class with Jerry Collier, Stormy Command took command for owner/rider, Ray Warren, to wear the blue in the Open Amateur Specialty division.

Entering the ring next were the Open Specialty horses. Pusher's Good Fortune and Bill Callaway were the blue ribbon winners for Jean East. Master Miracle and Steve Aymett were reserve for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rose.

You're In Command was in command of the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for proud owner/rider, Ginger Young. Steve Dunn has previous 2002 wins aboard this fine entry at the Faith Haven Show in Verona, Mississippi, and the Savannah Lions Club Horse Show. Carrell Mullins and Unthinkable were reserve. Mullins owns the entry.

Dr. Dangerous and Jacob Baum are a dangerous combination in the Juvenile 12-17 Years, Mares and Geldings Specialty class. With a 2002 win at the Christiana Basketball Booster Horse Show, they were again victorious at Minor Hill. Andy Adkins rode the John Sharp entry, Gen's My Magic Marker, to the red ribbon.

It didn't rain on Kevin Parton's show as he and Rain At Midnight walked to victory in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Specialty division. Gossip and Candy Green carried the red ribbon out for Carol Whitehead.

In what was probably the most exciting class of the evening, ten grooms entered the ring for the Grooms' class. After a five horse workout, Mark of JFK and Bubba Taylor were declared the winners for John Hastings. Gen's Sharped Dressed Man and Pablo Rodriquez were reserve for Jim Moon and Major Cigar and Carlos Martinez were third in the good class for Blackhawk Farms.

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