LAFAYETTE, Tenn. - The second annual Dr. C.C. Chitwood, Jr. Memorial Walking Horse Show was held Friday, June 14, 2002 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Lafayette, Tennessee. Anyone who has attended this event in the two short years of its existence knows that this show is definitely a class act, with hard working, dedicated people planning from one year to the next on how to make their show better each year. Every effort is made to make both exhibitors and spectators feel at home. This year’s edition was sponsored by the 2002-2003 Macon County High School Boy’s Basketball team.

The show is named for a beloved local physician and military man who loved his country, community, and loved Walking Horses and the sport of showing them. The general practitioner and surgeon practiced in Lafayette for over forty years and is credited with revolutionizing the field of health care in Macon County.

Of the 105 entries that passed through DQP and Government inspection, only one shoeing violation was cited and the show went on without a hitch.

Don Campbell, Guthrie, Kentucky, did a proficient job of ranking the contenders while Gary Brewington announced the classes. Wayne Nabors set the scene to music and Sherry Oxford shot photos from center ring.

Fresh off their Pikeville, Tennessee win, Dickie Scrivner brought the show to a close as he directed Pushin’ Everything And More to Stake laurels for proud new owners, Porterfield and Jacobs.

The night began with the Walking Weanlings. Label’s Red Molly and John Dorris walked their way to the blue. WTC and Michael Couey were reserve. Major Surgeon General and Josh Arnold operated to the blue in the Walking Yearlings division for Roger Richards. Main Line Jazz and Carla Hurley were reserve.

Jazz Operator and David Smith, owner/exhibitor, took the blue in the Two-Year-Old Walking Mares and Geldings class. I’m Mickey Mouse and Charlie Green made the reserve ride for Jim Newby. Too Hot and Debbie Lassiter claimed the Country Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty class for Lassister and Douglas. Delight’s Walk About and Jack McCormick were reserve for Double Springs Farm.

Mud’s Armed And Dangerous and D.A. McGovern slid into the top spot in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Walking Stallions for Aubry Smith. Flash The Score and Brandon Carter were reserve for John Carter. The KGB and J.B. Buchanan made the winning ride in the Two-Year-Old Stallion division for Wayne and Sandra Barnes. Man Of Danger and Joe Herald were reserve for Terry and Linda Vaught.

ET’s Resurrection and Beck Oakley pushed their way to the top of the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class for Paul Oakley. Flash The Money and Kenny Quinn rode to the red for David Smith. Rose’s Threat and Sara Womack claimed the Park Pleasure 17 and Under for the Forrester Joseph family. Pride’s Dark Fury and Lauren Robinson were reserve for Donald Robinson family.

Hey Baby and Brandon Taylor were victorious in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Harold Taylor. Nasdaq and Charlie Green were reserve for Mike and Connie May. Walking to the Macon County Riders Only Open blue was Billy Bob’s Domino and Jennifer Hudson for J.L. King. Rocky Billy’s Perfect and J.L. King, owner/exhibitor, were reserve.

She’s Tough Enough and Scott Beaty were sure tough enough to claim the Four-Year-Old Walking Horse Specialty title for James and Paul Oakley. Shake A Way and Joseph King were reserve for Mike Austin. Hallelujah! Pure Gold and Amy Babcock, owner/exhibitor, had the winning performance in the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure Open. Olympic Hercules and Bette Finch Coley were reserve for Coley and Kemp.

Gen’s Rowdy Rascal and Kenny Quinn raised some rukus in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Walking Horse Specialty. The team captured the blue for Smith and Quinn. Number One Commander and Fay Witcher II took the number two spot. With only one entry, the Three-Year-Old Walking Stallion class title went to Pushover’s Gen Pride and Charlie Green for Dr. John Grider and James and Kathy King.

Gone And Done It went and won the blue in the Ladies Amateur Specialty class with Fran Varnadore in the irons for Bud Varnadore. I’m Stagger Lee and Holly Waites were reserve for Dallas Allred for Ned and Holly Waites. Eb’s Nite Storm and Crystal King made the winning ride in the Youth Amateur Mares and Geldings 17 and Under class for Dave King. Pride’s Smoking Memory and Danielle Collier were reserve for McWilliams Realty.

Pusher’s Precious Colors and Julie Grider topped the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Tommy Grider. Pride’s Command and Buist Carr topped the Show Pleasure Specialty division for Simonton Farms. Pusher’s Smokey Haze CP and Derrick Campbell were reserve for Carl Paschall.

John Goddis and Dangerous Goods made the victory pass in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class for Danny Boyd. Generator’s Raindancer and Jeff Givens took the blue in the Open Park Pleasure Specialty for Mr. and Mrs. Ken Petty. Pride’s Dark Fury and Sandra Robinson were reserve for Donald Robinson. Irrational and Heidi McWilliams made the victory pass in the one entry Amateur Walking Horse Specialty class for McWilliams Realty.