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ETWHA Honors 2008 Champions

GATLINSBURG, Tenn. – The annual East Tennessee Walking Horse Association (ETWHA) Awards Banquet was held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the beautiful River Terrace Convention Center with record attendance. Those present enjoyed an excellent meal, wonderful awards and a dance that lasted into the early hours of the morning.

Mike Holbrook, 2008 ETWHA president, began the evening by introducing the officers and welcoming everyone. Mark Ricker announced the presentations that recognized several individuals and presented many high point awards and special honors. Beautiful horse statues and horse head awards were given for firsts and reserves.

Following a dinner, an auction for the ETWHA calendar was held for the fourth year in a row. The months and four special positions were auctioned off with lively bidding. This proved to be very successful for the organization.

Dancing and visiting continued throughout the rest of the evening and early morning.

ETWHA High Point Results

Horse  Owner

1. Sweep’s Final Score - Dwight Brooks Family
2. (tie) Dangerous Southern Charm - Gary & Shea Sproles
2. (tie) Truth’s Miss Gray - Paul & Julia Livingston

Two-Year-Old Stallion
1. Dangerous Southern Charm - Gary & Shea Sproles
2. Intoxicated - Brock Wampler

Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding
1. Truth’s Miss Gray -  Paul & Julia Livingston
2. She’s Hard Wired - Paul & Julia Livingston

Two-Year-Old Amateur
1. Truth’s Miss Gray - Paul & Julia Livingston
2. Dangerous Southern Charm - Gary & Shea Sproles

1. Lined To Center - Shirley Wetzel
2. (tie) Showboat After Dark - Les & Sharon Hawkins
2. (tie) Big Bad Storm - Dr. Norm & Judy Walton

Three-Year-Old Stallion
1. Maxima - Zachary Bunch Family
2. Hitman On Parole - Terry Dotson Family

Three-Year-Old Mare & Gelding
1. Big Bad Storm - Dr. Norm & Judy Walton
2. Major League’s Sugar Babe - Gene & Kathy Witt

Three-Year-Old Amateur
1. Final’s Masquerade - Farrell Hughes Family
2. Black Hawk’s Lethal Weapon - Don & Sharon Broome

Four-Year-Old Open Specialty or Canter
1. (tie) Drop By The Ritz - Alecia Cooper
1. (tie) Beneficial Addiction - Less & Sharon Hawkins
2. Cash In The Money - Harry Bacon

Four-Year-Old Amateur
1. A Cash Promise - Jeff & Diane Walker
2. Indecision - Tony Bull

Amateur 50 & Over Specialty 
1. Self Made Man - Hugh Griffin
2. Edition’s Power Pusher - Dr. Norm & Judy Walton

Adult Amateur Walking Pony Specialty
1. Dumas In Command - Summer Brooks
2. Sweepstake’s Midnight Lady - Brady Horton

Amateur Walking
1. M.O.A.B. - Della Compton
2. Pusher’s Black Hawk - Della Compton

Amateur Specialty
1. Sweeping Up The Cash - Rodney Koger & Larry Wheelon
2. Liar Liar - Gary & Shea Sproles

Ladies Amateur Specialty (18 & Over)
1. You’re The Man - Ralph & Shari Winburn
2. He’s Like Nothing Else - Mark & Vickie Ricker

Men’s Amateur Specialty (18 & Over)
1. Bad Man Jose - Gerald Buckland
2. Jose All The Way - Brock Wampler

Amateur Owned & Trainer (Canter & Specialty)
1. Sammy Seymore - Larry & Ruth Tudor
2. Push In Command - Della Compton

Open Specialty
1. Stargate - Mike Daffron
2. Stone Cold Dollar - Bryan & Lori Mayton

15.2 & Under Open (Canter & Specialty)
1. Prowler’s Nite Deposit - Lucas Tipton
2. Cold Hard Truth - Charles McSpadden

15.2 & Under Amateur Specialty
1. Liar Liar - Gary & Shea Sproles
2. Flashing Neon - Lisa McKay

ETWHA Ladies Amateur Specialty
1. Fantazmic Cash - Farrell Hughes Family
2. Peyton Manning - Karmen Miller

ETWHA Members Only Specialty
1. Fantazmic Cash - Farrell Hughes Family
2. Popcorn Pusher - Becky Bull

Youth 17 & Under Specialty
1. Sweepstake’s Pzazz - Dwight Brooks Family
2. Heart Attack’s Fastbeat - Danielle Ricker

Youth 12-17 Specialty
1. Sweepstake’s Pzazz - Summer Brooks
2. Mr. Will Penny - Hunter Hensley

Youth 11 & Under Specialty
1. Speck In The Sky - Ty Hodges
2. Prowler In Blue - Christian Bacon

17 & Under Walking Pony Specialty
1. (tie) I’m Major Payne - Keisha Ashe
1. (tie) Dumas In Command - Summer Brooks
2. Binary - Hunter Hensley

Youth Trail Pleasure (17 & Under
1. Southern Command - Rachael Miller
2. I’m Just Jesse - Larry & Ruth Tudor

Youth Lite-Shod (17 & Under)
1. Zapata - Sherry Fullerton & Tracie Barron
2. Chief’s Lori Darling - Kathy Casteel

1. I’m Dr. Jose - What A Blessing Farm
2. Name That Tune - C.L. Kline Farms

1. Pardoned By The Governor - What A Blessing Farm
2. Extra Royal Cash - Paul & Julia Livingston

Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty
1. Power Of The Dark - Scotty & Freida Widener
2. My General Patton - Summer Brooks

Show Pleasure Open Specialty
1. My General Patton - Summer Brooks
2. Fonzie - Sherry Rouse

Trail Pleasure Walking (Canter & Specialty)
1. Southern Command - Tracie Barron
2. I’m Just Jesse - Larry & Ruth Tudor

Plantation Lite-Shod Amateur Specialty
1. Zapata - Sherry Fuller & Tracie Barron
2. (tie) Baker’s Southern Comfort - Richard Whisnant
2. (tie) Blondie Sky - Doug & Jean Brown

Plantation Lite-Shod Open (Canter & Specialty)
1. Zapata - Sherry Fuller & Tracie Barron
2. Southfork Jazz - Beulah Essary

Plantation Pleasure Amateur Specialty
1. Blinded By The Sky - Robert Kirkpatrick
2. Papa Joe’s Little Girl - Julia Livingston

Plantation Pleasure Open (Canter & Specialty)
1. Marching Order - Ron Jones
2. Ice Man’s Sweet Thing - Rick & Lisa McCourry

Park Performance Amateur
1. Marky Sparky Too - Carl & Sandra Clark 
2. The Street Pusher -  Bill Dietz

Park Performance Open
1. Evil Cash  - Dr. Ed & Delores Chandler
2. (tie) JFK’s Rare Form - George Strausbaugh
2. (tie) The Street Pusher - Bill Deitz
2. (tie) Armed On Sunday - Bryan & Lori Mayton

Walking Horse Open
1. M.O.A.B. -  Della Compton
2. Sweeping Up The Cash - Rodney Koger & Larry Wheelon

ETWHA Special Awards 2008:
Best One-Night Show – South Central Ruritan, Chuckey, TN
Best Multi-Night Show – ET Trainers Show
Sportsmanship – Judy Walton
Distinguished Service Award – Chris Proffitt
Overall 11 & Under Juvenile of the Year – Ty Hodges
Overall 12-17 Juvenile of the Year – Summer Brooks
Amateur of the Year – Vickie Hughes
Pleasure Horse of the Year – Southern Command
Performance Horse of the Year – Fantazmic Cash
Trainer of the Year – Wayne Conley


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