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Fall Is Welcomed At The Harvest Festival



The Eighth Annual Harvest Festival Horse Show was held September 25, 2004 at the Bedford County Agricultural and Education Center in Shelbyville, Tenn. Carlton House of Chattanooga, Tenn., judged the 238 entries.

Blue Ribbon Tally -- Winning the most blue ribbons for the night was Finish Line Farm with four; Rising Star Ranch with three; Joe Martin Stables, Lead Me On Stables, Mickey McCormick Stables, Barnes Training Stables, and Puckett Stables, all with two; and Chris Hazelwood, Ronnie Campbell, Sammy Day and Son Stables, Buck Williams Stables, Groover Stables, Tim Smith Stables, Allan Callaway Stables, and Bobo Farms, all with one each.

The Walking Horse Championship Stake class was won by Pusher’s Force and John Puckett for Ashley Compton of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Reserve Champion was Push To Start with Tim Smith for Sarah Nichols of Shelbyville, Tenn.

The Country Pleasure, Open class was won by Pride’s Final Mark and Charlie Howard for Taylor Morgan. Second in the class went to Final’s Foxy Lady ridden by owner Linda Hackel Brown.

WHTA Youth Council Riders, Specialty class winner was Poncho Impact and Kaitlin Fields for Billy Fields of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. This was the first blue of four for the night for Finish Line Farm who won the blue ribbon tally. Reserve in the class was Bodacious Pusher and Sara Allen for Keith Allen of Alpharetta, Ga., and is trained by Groover Stables.

The Perfect Masquerade with owner Pat Hackney from Nashville, Tenn. won the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. The Perfect Masquerade is trained by Mickey McCormick Stables. Second in the class went to J-Lo Jazz and Ed Breedlove for Keith Breedlove of Buford, Ga., and trained by Charlie Green Stables.

WHTA Youth Council Country Pleasure, 17 and Under class was won by Sachmo with Logan Goosetree for Marcia Johnston and Lead Me On Farm. Second went to Miss Reba and owner Alyssa Fann.

The babies of the show ring were next. Winning the blue in the Weanling class was A Majority Winner with Lucinda Jamison at the lead for Chris Hazelwood of Columbia, Tenn. Second in the class was The Quantum Mark and Sue Todd for Doug and Sue Todd of Hazel Green, Ala.

Perfect In Black won the Park Pleasure, Specialty class with Susan Swaner up for Mr. and Mrs. Albert Swaner of Spring Hill, Tenn., and is trained by Ronnie Campbell. Second in the class was The Silver Bandit with Kim Leonard for Scott and Kim Leonard of Greendale, Wis., and trained by Rising Star Ranch.

The blue in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class was OH My Zone with Jason Day for Ron Kidd of Bethel, Ohio and Shelbyville, Tenn. The red ribbon was won by Jose’s Pinata and Ronnie Spears for Charles Clark of Charlotte, N.C.

The Yearling class was next and Mr. Peter Gun and Logan Goostree made an excellent show to win the blue for Nancy Hall of Lebanon, Tenn. No Fear At All and Carla Hurley received second place for Pat and Verna Clifford of Gallatin, Tenn. Both horses are trained by Lead Me On Stables.

Jazz All Night and Doug Barnes won the Park Pleasure, Two and Three-Year-Old Specialty class for Lawrence and Hutto of Thomasville, Ga. Reserve honors went to Sequences and Jeremy Archer for Glenn and Lou Nave of Woodbury, Tenn. Both entries are trained by Barnes Training Stables.

The Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class was won by The Skywatch’s Beam and Kelly Weaver for Jamie Etheredge and is trained by Ernest Upton of Joe Martin Stables. Second went to Motown’s Ty Me Blue and Robert Findley for Kenneth and Debbie Lowe of Carrollton, Ga. and is trained by Buck Williams Stables.

The WHTA Youth Council, Riders 11 and Under Specialty class was full of young talent. Pushover The Top and Robert Cortner won the class for the Jim Cortner family of Winchester, Tenn., and is trained by Ernest Upton. Second in the class went to Total Control and Austin Kidd for Ron Kidd of Bethel, Ohio of Shelbyville, Tenn., and is trained by Sammy Day and Son Stables.

Pushin’ For A Heartattack and Sue Ann Dowell won the Ladies Amateur Riders, on Mares or Geldings Specialty for Jo Ann Dowell of Canton, Ohio and is trained by Finish Line Farm. Reserve went to Five Star Rating and Vandy Starnes for Whitney and Payton Davis of Shelbyville, Tenn.

The Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod, Specialty class was won by Black Rain Drops and Robert Findley for Guy and Murlene Findley of Buford, Ga and is trained by Buck Williams Stables. Second in the class was Humungous Score and trainer Doug Barnes for Jerry Stephens of Manchester, Tenn.

The winner of the WHTA Youth Council Riders, 17 and Under on Ponies, Specialty class was Pushover And Lookout and owner Caitlin Salhany of Lobelville, Tenn., and is trained by Finish Line Farm. This is the first blue ribbon for this new team. Second was Final Keeper and owner Morgan Legate of Brentwood, Tenn., and is trained by Heidi Legate.

I’m Du and Winky Groover won the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings for Betty Smith of Brunswick, Tenn. Smith has raised this colt and is proud of his progress, giving 100% of the credit to trainer Winky Groover. Reserve in this class went to Magic’s Champion Lady and trainer Jerry Williams for Jimmy Reece of Pikeville, Tenn.

Lynn Hickok is a novice no longer after winning the Novice Amateur Riders Specialty class with Dazzling Dumas for Ridge Mont Farms of Blacksburg, Va. Second in the class went to Bold Vengeance and Heather Walling for Judy McDonald of Tullahoma, Tenn.

Always a favorite class is the Four-Year-Old Open class. This years winner was Rainbow Of Colors with trainer Tim Smith riding for G.L. and Beverly McNeill of Andalusia, Ala. Reserve in the class went to Absolutely Armed and John Allan Callaway for Terry, Pedigo, Moon, Moersch of Morristown, Murfreesboro, Lewisburg, Tenn., and Jackson, Ala., respectively.

The Amateur Riders, 50 and Over Specialty class was next and the blue ribbon winner was Gen’s Master Pusher and Larry Bright for Rising Star Ranch LLC of Shelbyville, Tenn. The red ribbon was won by Pride Of Bums and Frank Colombo for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colombo of Carbondale, Ill.

Back For Gen and Bill Callaway won the Two-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings class for Crawford Colts LLC of Carrollton, Ga. Second went to Jose’s Local Talent and Charlie Green for Jimmy Reece of Pikeville, Tenn.

The forth Finish Line Farm blue ribbon went to Hard Cash Again and Paula O’Nan for Bill and Paula O’Nan of Midway, Ky., winning the Amateur Riders on Four-Year-Olds Specialty class. Second in the class went to Jazz Time and Jessica Adcock for the Mickey Adcock family of McMinnville, Tenn.

The WHTA Auxiliary Specialty class was won by Spring’s Starmaker and Joyce Marie Green for Samantha and Corey Green of Shelbyville, Tenn. Reserve went to Pusher’s Pzazz and Sarah Nichols for G.L. and Beverly McNeill of Andalusia, Ala.

Another Pushbutton and Mickey McCormick won the Aged Mares and Geldings class for William B. and Sandra Johnson of Atlanta, Ga and Shelbyville, Tenn. Second went to Watch For Glory and Vicki Self for the Derrickson family of Wartrace, Tenn.

Payton Manning and Gail Walling brought home another blue for Judy McDonald of Tullahoma, Tenn., winning the Three-Year-Old Amateur class. This great entry is trained by Bill Bobo. Second in the class went to the outstanding team of Better Be Bold and Sue Dean for Billy and Sue Dean of Bell Buckle, Tenn., and is trained by Finish Line Farm.

Next to the ring were the Three-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings. Winning the blue was Jose Hot Pepper and John Puckett for Kathy Potter of Shelbyville, Tenn. Second in the class was Jorge’ and Buck Williams for Guy and Murlene Findley of Buford, Ga.

The Amateur Specialty class was won by Motown Motion and Debbie Eichler for Rising Star Ranch LLC of Shelbyville, Tenn. Second went to Black Cash Delight and Gail Walling for Judy McDonald of Tullahoma, Tenn.

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