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Danny Hughes and Ben Dover Stood Tall at Lancaster

LANCASTER, Ky - The Central Kentucky Saddle Club grounds in Lancaster Kentucky played host to the 2002 edition of the KWHA Juvenile Auxiliary Horse Show. Although rain seemed to dance in the distance, and dark clouds occasionally hovered, miraculously the show site and its inhabitants were left unscathed and an exciting 36 class venue proceeded.

The honorable Bobby Kellet of Enoree, South Carolina judged the contenders while Dan Grigson did his usual masterful job of keeping the audience and contenders well informed and everything moving smoothly. Whether it is Tennessee Walking Horses or American Saddlebreds, photographer John Alexander can certainly “capture the moment” and that he did as he snapped the 247 entries of the evening. Shannon Perkins set the mood with his musical accompaniment and Derrick Butner served as ringmaster. Henry Broome acted as farrier, and Amy Griffin was show manager. At approximately 4:00 p.m. the beautiful voice of Amy Black rang through the crowd delivering a breathtaking version of the National Anthem and signaling the start of competition.

Danny Hughes and Ben Dover hit the ring ready to do battle and take no prisoners, which is just what they did as they claimed the Open Walking Horse Championship for proud owners Hendrick and Rector of Bowling Green and Smith’s Grove, Kentucky. Second in the class were the always good Pride’s Shadow Rider and Kevin Bailey for Tom Weddle of Liberty, Kentucky. Rounding out the top three was Scotty Brooks and his walking, shaking, Copy’s Touchtone for Jimmy and Debbie Graham of Somerville, Tennessee.

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