Derickson Training Facility Captures Five Blues In Hohenwald

By Elizabeth Miller

HOHENWALD, Tenn. - The J.M. Adcox Memorial Horse Show was held Friday, June 27, and featured 27 classes for Tennessee Walking Horses and Spotted Saddle Horses. A traditional favorite for Middle Tennessee horse show enthusiasts, the event took place at Memorial Park in the heart of the small town of Hohenwald.

The sharply attired Jessie Dotson took responsibility for the judging duties in center ring. Hometown organist Brian Peery entertained the crowd and exhibitors with his upbeat tunes. Tommy Williams directed the evening’s festivities from the announcer’s chair and Gary Leverette captured the special moments with his photographs.

The climax of the night’s events was the Championship Stake. Earning his first Grand Championship title, Bustin With Terror was a popular winner with trainer Jerry Collier in the irons. The five-year-old stallion is the property of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hammond. The reserve champion was Pride’s Hard Cash under the direction of Mickey McCormick. Jim Gullett owns the current Trainers Show Juvenile Grand Champion.

The championship title was the second blue ribbon performance for Jerry Collier in Hohenwald. He guided Dark Express to the Open Four-Year-Old victory for owner David Ridgeway.

Horses under the direction of Derickson Training and Breeding Facility were extremely successful in Hohenwald. They earned a total of five blue ribbon wins. Maria Derickson made two trips to the winner’s circle. Derickson rode Ole’ Ole’ Jose' to top honors in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. This was the second consecutive win for the talented young property of Harv and Brenda Carlon.

Derickson returned later in the evening to capture the Open Amateur blue in her debut performance aboard Solar Generated. Mom Jill shared the reins of the 2002 WHT Auxiliary World Champion while she is on maternity leave. Grandparents Dr. and Mrs. John Brundidge proudly own the stallion.

Twin sister Erica Derickson also made a winning ride in Hohenwald. She earned the blue ribbon and trophy in the Youth Riders 17 and Under Specialty class aboard Silver’s Gray Doll. The flashy gray mare is the property of Scott and Kim Leonard.

Pushin That Jazz and Sarah Dunn added another title to their lengthy 2003 resume. They walked away with the Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty division. With wins previously this year at the Trainers Show, Gulf Coast Charity and Gallatin, this sharp team has set the standard in the division.

The fifth Derickson blue ribbon was awarded to Elegant Time and Gail Walling. They earned the thrilling victory pass ride in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Judy McDonald proudly backs the entry.

Buck Williams made a clean sweep of the honors in the two-year-old division. He directed Valerina to the blue in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. This top filly is owned by Dr. William Gaw. Williams returned aboard Blue Fire to earn the Two-Year-Old Stallions crown. Jim and Judy McCaslin are the proud owners and breeders of the outstanding colt.

Carla Hurley and You’re Busted walked into the winner’s circle following the first class of the evening, Yearling Fillies. The lovely filly is owned by Verna Clifford. In the Yearling Stallion class, Dr. Roger Richards led Black Diamond Ritz to the blue ribbon award. Bobby and Freda Jones are the delighted owners.

In the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion class, Pam Ingraham made a flawless catch-ride to earn blue ribbon honors with Don’t Bust My Bubble. Floyd Sherman owns the young black stallion and Backward S Ranch is responsible for his preparation. In the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings division, Sherry Oxford and Commando’s All Wound Up made an exciting performance to capture blue ribbon acclaim. The sorrel gelding is under the expert direction of owner and trainer Carl Johnson.

Pearl Jam and Cindy Womack were a familiar sight in the winner’s circle following the Country Pleasure class. The consistent winner is prepared by Womack Stables. Connie Waldo was delighted with her winning performance aboard Lucky’s Dynamo. They rode away with top honors in the Two and Three-Year-Old Amateur Plantation Pleasure class.

Gossip and Candy Whitehead Green were victorious in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class. The reigning International Grand Championship’s Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion Champion is proudly owned by Carol Whitehead and prepared by Whitey Whitehead.

The Show Pleasure Specialty class hosted another popular and familiar winner. Extra Ordinary and Kathryn Ramsbottom followed up their recent Columbia Spring Jubilee victory with a win in Hohenwald. The talented star is the entry of Bob and Linda Ramsbottom. He is prepared for show ring competition by Webb Stables.

The Three-Year-Old Stallion class is traditionally one of the highlights at most shows and Hohenwald was no exception. Howard Adkinson and The Main Ingredients were the victorious team after a highly competitive class. Adkinson Farm is the owner of the young stallion.

All American Dream and Mickey McCormick were the outstanding winners in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Delighted owners Michael and Becky Coleman were proud of their flashy roan filly. Stephen Huey and My Overtime collected blue ribbon honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained class.

Sheryl Taylor and Sundust With Attitude made a strong performance to claim top honors in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion class. Josh Taylor expertly prepares the exciting entry of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sapp. Myst and Samantha Bell earned their second consecutive blue ribbon in the Park Pleasure Open Specialty class. The gray performer is trained by Wayne Dean and is owned by Jerry Bell.

There is nothing better than a hometown blue ribbon and that is exactly what Jill Selby celebrated Friday evening. Selby directed Gold Medalist into victory lane following an exciting competition in the Open Amateur Specialty class. The entry is owned by Wayne and Madelyn Tharp and trained by Wayne Tharp.

Prime’s Hi Tribute was the Aged Mares and Geldings Specialty class winner. The champion mare was ridden by trainer William Harris and is owned by Art and Frances Barnes.

In the Spotted Saddle Horse division, CK’s First Lady earned two blue ribbons. Along with rider Kendra Gilmore, the mare claimed the Juvenile 17 and Under class. The second blue ribbon was earned under the direction of Gary Gilmore in the Amateur Riders Two-Gait class. Hidden Ridge Farm prepares the entry.

This highlights the J. M. Adcock Memorial Horse Show. Complete results follow and can be seen, searched and printed from our web site