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The Final Keeper Of The Oldest One Night Show

By Linda Scrivner

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. - This small town is the Home of the First One-Night Horse Show, the 68th Eagleville Lions Club Show. “We had the best horse show that we have had in years with great weather and great participation. Thanks to all that showed and helped out. The Lions of Eagleville appreciate it greatly,” Don Davis, show chairman, stated.

The Eagleville Lions Club Show has been held since 1935 and is known for its homemade ice cream. Held on Saturday, June 21, 2003, the show boasted 136 entries compared to 98 entries last year. Judge John Fikes marked the cards for the 26 classes. Apprentice judge Bob Cherry also tied the classes in preparation to receive his own judge’s license. Connie Dunlap provided the music. Jennifer Pack sang the national anthem in addition to performing her duties as the official show photographer. Bobby Sands was the announcer and kept the mood lively.

Justin LeGate and Final Keeper captured the title of stake champion at the Eagleville Lions Club Horse Show in a class of seven for proud owner Gary LeGate. The reserve stake class tie went to Pusher’s Excell and Ronnie Spears for Mo Nesbit while Bill Bobo claimed the yellow ribbon with Pusher’s Phantom for Steve Creekbaum.

The blue ribbon tally was tied with four blues going to both Landrum Stables and Rising Star Ranch. Dual blues were won by Nathan Mills, Dr. Judy Moore, Tim Wheelon Stables and Buck Williams Stables.

Landrum’s first blue was in the 10-entry Two-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class. Joe Cotten directed Dollar’s Direct Deposit down victory land for the Harold Daniels family.

The Keith Baker family won three Eagleville blues. Immortal Generator and Keith Baker made their way to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Specialty under Landrum’s banner. Brooke Baker walked her way to the winner’s circle with Major Splash in the Ladies Mares and Geldings Specialty division a few classes later.

One of the most talked about classes of the show was the 15.2 and Under class. Joe Cotten and I’m Splashed were chosen as the winners for Hillview Promotions and Lindsey Landrum.

The first of Rising Star Ranch’s four blues was won by Dangerous Intent one of Ridgemont Farms’ horses as well. Ridgemont had a great weekend with blues from the previous night at Liberty also. Joel Weaver was in the irons to claim the 13-entry Show Pleasure Specialty title on this flashy colored horse.

The blue ribbon in the Open Specialty class went to Joel Weaver on I’m In Like Flynn, a Steve Cheatam entry. Stephanie Rose and Unwired Spark made the good ride for the blue in the Three-Year-Old Amateur for Rose and Williamson.

Rising Star Ranch’s fourth blue and the third blue for Keith Baker at the Eagleville Show came in the Three-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding division with Joel Weaver directing Secretive down victory lane.

Nathan Mills won dual blues at Eagleville for Hoyte Eakes. He claimed two halter divisions with the same winning entries just as he did at Centerville, Tenn., last Saturday night. Rock Of Ages and Mills claimed the Weanling title. In the very next class Mills led Encore’s Magic Lady to another win in the Yearling Fillies division.

Dr. Judy Moore has another good one in Pitcher Of Gold. They repeated their win in the Country Pleasure class from the evening before at Liberty. At Eagleville, they topped an outstanding class of 13 entries. Later in the evening she won the Lite-Shod Plantation aboard Gen’s Knight Threat. This was a repeat of the same win in 2002 at the Eagleville show.

the ladies of Tim Wheelon Stables won dual blues at Eagleville. First Christen Altman and I’m Miss Congeniality won the Youth 12-17 Specialty title for Billy Altman. In the Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary class, Ashlea Wheelon directed Collector’s Mr. Twister to the blue for Nancy Cate.

Judge Fikes marked Poison’s D-Con and Buck Williams first in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings for Equi-Tech Labs. Williams also claimed the victory in the Three-Year-Old Mare class with Hard Cash & Adorable for Gary Shackett.

Chris Richards and Liberty’s Pride were the Yearling Studs winner for Don Collins. Repeating their victory in the Lead Line Pony class from the previous night was I’m A Dandy, Too and MacKenzie and Debbie Gaidos. This fine entry owned by Don Brown also claimed the same title in 2002.

Jeff Givens has a very fine two-year-old plantation horse that debuted this weekend. A Mystery Man won at Carthage on Friday night in his debut performance and then won the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure Specialty at Eagleville for owners Joe and Rina Daniel.

Nick Rippy came in the Youth 11 and Under class on Comand’s Mandy and walked out with the blue ribbon for Buist Carr Stables. The Two-Year-Old Amateur class was another good one that brought everyone to the ringside to cheer for their favorite entry. Fikes selected Jennifer Vining to make the victory pass aboard Future Olympic Star for Cage and McLaughlin.

Repeating her victory from Friday night at the Liberty Lions Club Show, Carol Canerday won another Four-Year-Old Amateur title with her Etched At The Ritz, making trainer Jerry Woodlee very happy.

A tiny young lady with a big smile, Samantha Bell rode Jerry Bell’s Myst to a victory pass in the Park Pleasure Specialty division under the guidance of Wayne Dean. The Four-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class saw Jerry Beaty and James Campbell’s Storm’s Bustin Loose make the familiar ride to the winner’s circle.

Grey Sky earned the blue ribbon in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class. Newton Parks rode the Bob Parks family entry to the first place tie.

This highlights the 68th Eagleville Lions Club Horse Show. Complete results follow and may be searched, viewed or printed from our website at

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