by Renee Isaacs


RICHMOND, Ky. - Entries were over the top at the Madison County Horse Show in Richmond, Ky. Show management hosted 303 entries in the fourth year of holding this show at the new facility. Many spectators were thrilled with such a large turnout for the one night event.

            The evening started off great with opening ceremonies. Kendall Hollen carried the flag aboard Cut’s Perfect Generator while Danny Reynolds gave the invocation.

            The first class was Lead Line with five entries. Since the judge couldn’t make up his mind, all participants were given a blue ribbon.

            The Amateur Country Pleasure was a large class of 14. Todd Woolridge claimed blue ribbon honors aboard Black Walking Star for Amy Miller and Todd Woolridge of Frankfort, Ky. Pushover’s Miss Cash and Kris Hockensmith rode to the red ribbon for Suzanne Tzareff of Clarkston, Mich.

            Up next was the Ladies Amateur Specialty class. Luanne Sigman of Canal Winchester, Ohio rode to the winner’s circle aboard Platinum 33.  Denise Calhoun of Waco, Ky., claimed the reserve title with Label’s Lucky Charm.

            Cassie Judd and Master General won the Juvenile Plantation Pleasure class for Robert Renfro of Richmond, Ky. The second place award went to Taylor Hunt and ET’s Big Hunt.

            JoAnn Zeller and Mister Blockbuster won the Amateur Owned and Trained division for Bishop, Winstead and Zeller. Charles Brock and Jose’s Double X collected the reserve tie.

            Glenda Kirkland won her first of several blues for the evening in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Specialty division aboard Dancer’s Pushin Alannis. Ashley Cook claimed the reserve award with Wham for Jim Gillentine of Muncie, Ind.

            Kenny Smith rode to top honors in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class atop Sky Bandit for Beth Roberts of Manchester, Ky. Jesse Smith claimed the red ribbon for Buford Martin of Owenton, Ky., aboard Gen’s Lassie.

            Eight entries made the gate call for the Open Specialty class. Jessie Smith and Bet On Money collected the top prize for the Thomas Ware family of Cynthiana, Ky. Jimmy Evans claimed the red ribbon with Evil Dot Com for Martha Lenardon of Sonora, Ky.

            Carroll Doyle captured the blue in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class with It’s Showtime for Danny Erwin of Olive Hill, Ky. John Tudor rode to the reserve tie on Anger Management for Mike Ellis of Harrodsburg, Ky.

            Five young riders made the gate call for the 11 and Under division. Emma Thompson and Extra Ordinary were called to the winner’s circle to collect the blue. Justin Isaacs made his debut with Silver’s Scamper and captured the reserve win under the direction of Terry Sims Stables at Greystone Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.

            Evan Alexander claimed the Open Amateur division with Two Gun Silver Dollar for Lacer and May of Simpsonville and Richmond, Ky. Tanner Watkins and Be Cool claimed the reserve ribbon.

            Lisa Evans and Showboat’s Heartstopper made their debut to claim the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. Jamie Tucker and Jose’s Ebony Delight claimed the second place tie.

            Jamie Tucker and Shock Em’ All are two for two this year in the Park Performance class as they claimed the blue from this show as well. The reserve ribbon went to Too Wicked To Push and Mike Delong.

            Up next was the Western Plantation Pleasure Specialty class, which was won by The General In Black and Teresa Creech of Hurricane, W.Va. A Red Ball Jet and Mike Anasis rode to the red ribbon.

            David Bullock of Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Encore Blue won the Four-Year-Old Amateur class winners under the direction of Donald Stamper Stables of Richmond, Ky. A Shot Of Mark and Apryl McQuerry were second.

            The largest class of the night was the Novice Amateur with 17 entries. Judge Howard Roberts called for a workout in this large class. Glynn Young captured the blue ribbon title aboard Mr. Fitzgerald. The reserve ribbon in this good class went to Bobbie Wilson and Ritz Karlton.

            After intermission the Stick Horse class began with 16 entries. Emily Wilburn, Gracie Walters, Alexis Young, Presley Fletcher, Ashton and Glyndon Howard, Lane Back, Kelby Hunt, Travis Wallen, Alana Northern, Michael Nash Oney, Landon Hunt, Mackenzie and Lynnsey Bush, Bailey Daniels and Elizabeth Tyra rode their horses well and collected blue ribbons and gold dollars.

            Tyler Oliver rode to top honors in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class aboard Reflector’s E.T. for Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sebastian of Lancaster, Ky. Carroll Doyle and Poncho’s Image were second.

            Polly Ware captured several blues under the direction of Kemp Martin Stables of Owenton, Ky. One of those blues came in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class aboard Tarheel Cash. Susie Carter claimed the reserve tie in this division with Choice Cut’s Bandit.

            Mike Anasis and A Red Ball Jet won the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty title. The reserve ribbon went to Dancer’s Pushin Allanis and Glenda Kirkland of Berea, Ky.

            Another large class of 17 entered the ring for the Amateur Show Pleasure competition. Polly Ware and Third Generation took home the blue ribbon for the Thomas Ware family of Cynthiana, Ky. Jamie Tucker and Heart And Soul Pushover claimed the reserve win.

            Half way through the show, the 15.2 and Under Specialty class was called to the ring. Rocky McCoy rode to the blue aboard Don’t Touch My Hat for Bo Grugin of Parksville, Ky. Jesse Smith collected the red ribbon with Back Draft of Kemp Martin Stables for Denise Parrett of Union, Ky.

            Next up, the Kentucky Horse Council Trail Pleasure class entered the ring. Glenda Kirkland captured the blue with Genius Boy’s Nite Hawk. Jack Fayne and Pusher’s Star Cruiser claimed the second place tie.

            Doug Stephens rode to top honors in the Three and Under Park Performance with Seldom Seen for the Lunsford family of Grayson, Ky.  Buddy Walters and Masquerading’s Lionheart captured the reserve tie for Bob Stannard of Lebanon, Ky.

            Travis Wiley made a great show to claim blue ribbon honors with Fudpucker in the Aged Mare and Gelding class. Doug Whittamore rode to the reserve award aboard Night Star’s Crazy Night.

            The KWHA Ladies Auxiliary division was won by Shana Hughes and Bound And Determined for Alvis Porter of Holden, W.Va. A Secret Agent and Polly Ware rode to reserve honors for the Thomas Ware family of Cynthiana, Ky.

            Allen McQuerry and High Dollar Silver are two for two in the Four-Year-Old Open division after claiming the blue. Stone Cold Dangerous and Bill Carmichael rode to the red ribbon for Carmichael and Stephens of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

            Allison Becknell was the proud winner of the Juvenile 17 and Under class with My Lucky Colors. He’s The Man In Command and Ashley Shelton were the reserve winners.

            Nick Combs made a good show aboard Jamaican Me Happy to grab the blue ribbon in the Two and Three-Year-Old Plantation Pleasure class. Shae Roaden and 50 Cent claimed the second place award.

            Kaetlyn Smith rode to the center to receive the first place ribbon in the Juvenile Country Pleasure class aboard Black Walking Star for Amy Miller and Todd Woolridge of Frankfort, Ky. Chase Logan and Pushover’s Miss Cash claimed the reserve award for Suzanne Tzareff of Clarkston, Mich.

            Paige Smith won her first blue on Pusher’s Hot Item in the Walking Pony 17 and Under division. The second place tie went to Mike Widener and Georgia Grey Sky for Brett Dauer of Hendersonville, Ind.

            Chad Bush rode to top honors in the Amateur Park Performance class aboard HL Blackwell. The Gamblers Gold and James Hunt picked up the red ribbon.

            The last class before the championship classes was the Three-Year-Old Amateur with seven entries. Melissa Stephens rode to top honors aboard Jose’ Brooks for Stephens and Bayes of Grayson, Ky. Dalia Smith was the reserve winner on Cash Promise for Calvin Hacker of Manchester, Ky.

            Austin Gillentine was called to the blue in the Plantation Pleasure Specialty Championship. The reserve champions were Mike Anasis and Generated Godiva.

            Dan Reynolds called seven championship horses to the ring. Jason Hughes claimed the championship title with Poisonamania for Kristi Smith of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Mike Oney and Johnny Orlando captured the reserve title for Linda Patton of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

            The Madison County Fair board will be having two more shows this year and ask that everyone join them for their next show on Aug. 11, 2007. Complete results follow this story and may be viewed at