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Favorite's Stone Cold Reigns As Weakley County Champion



MARTIN, Tenn. - The 19th annual Racking and Walking Horse Classic was underway at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, 2003, at the West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The show is the second of two spring shows held each year in Martin, Tenn. The Weakley County Rescue Squad sponsored the event. The squad is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization which provides many forms of emergency and rescue services free of charge in Weakley County.

Ronal Young judged the fifteen walking classes. The first blue ribbon of the evening was awarded to Our Chance By JFK and Dan Waddell in the Two-Year-Old Open class for Lynn and Kay Barnes. Jackie Stotts rode Skywatch’s Summer Squall to the blue in the Ladies Specialty. Winning back to back blues for the weekend was Rebel’s Knight in the Amateur Specialty class with Johnny Caviness riding for Caviness and Stewart.

Jazz’s Master and Jimmy McConnell claimed the Three-Year-Old Open title for William B. and Sandra Johnson. Mark’s Sweet Dream and Kayla Berg turned in a winning performance in the Youth Walking class for Dr. and Mrs. David Berg. The conclusion of the Two-Year-Old Amateur class found Stacy Blackburn and Ms Della Street in possession of the blue ribbon for Gail McConnell.

Rebel’s Black Star and Joel Stewart scored two victories at Martin in the Amateur Open class on both Friday and Saturday nights. Wild Dollar and Kate Carter were crowned Amateur Show Pleasure champions for Judith Carter. Contaminated and Vickie Garland topped the Three-Year-Old Amateur class for Paul and Vickie Garland. A Black Market Pusher earned a Martin blue for the second consecutive year. This year’s honor came in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class for Ruby Stanfill.

Pusher’s Bustin’ Time and Billy Crockett added another Spotted Saddle Horse title to their resume of blue ribbon events for Wayne Crockett. Pusher’s Benny Girl and Shea Levitan were the starring attraction in the Amateur Park Pleasure class for Marc and Linda Levitan. Skywalker and David Hendricks led the Amateur Owned and Trained division. On the heels of their recent Hilly Springs title, Gem Sweep and Pam Schoenster were in the spotlight in the Country Pleasure class. In the evening’s final class, the Walking Horse Stake class, Jimmy McConnell brought Favorite’s Stone Cold to the Martin tricolor for the Gary Lunsford family bringing the successful show to a close.

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