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The Future of the Bluegrass-Ralph Dylan Young



by Renee Isaacs


Ralph Dylan Young was brought into the world on Oct. 31, 2000. He is now six years old and is very active for his age. Rodney and Sabrina Young are the proud parents of this young man of Mt. Sterling, Ky. He has one sister, MaKenzie Ray, who is two years old.

            Young attends kindergarten class at the Christian Traditional School in Mt. Sterling. He already has favorite subjects, which are Spanish and P.E. Young enjoys playing soccer, tee ball and basketball. He has been playing soccer for three years, tee ball for two and this is his first year for basketball.

            Young has won the Little Prince contest at the Montgomery County Fair three years in a row. He enjoys deer and turkey hunting with his dad, and taking care of the cows and crops. He also likes to drive the John Deere tractor on the farm with dad along side. Other hobbies include swimming in the summer and playing on his nanny’s porch with his sister.

            Young has already decided to go to college at the University of Kentucky where he would play basketball. He plans to be a Certified Public Accountant when he grows up. He was influenced to take this career on by Joe King, a CPA in Mt. Sterling because he dresses in suits and Young likes him a lot.

            Most of Young’s family shows and ride horses. He was only three months old when he sat on his first horse. By the time he could walk, he was showing in the stick horse and lead line classes. When he was three years old, he started riding such horses at the barn as Ultra Prime Mover, The Top Dollar, I’m Platinum and Motown’s Good Timing. He won his first lead line blue at Owingsville, Ky., in 2001 and showed his pony Enos for the first time in the county juvenile country pleasure at the 2006 Owingsville show.

            Young likes to work at the barn at Sweet Revenge Stables and to help their trainer, Mike Oney, change chains, give show baths and just help out. He now rides Enos on the farm and has moved up in the show ring to the performance division.

            Young has attended the National Celebration every year since he was born. His favorite thing to eat there is the doughnuts. His goal for this year is make it a successful and fun first year with hopes to show at the Celebration.

            In 2007, Young plans to show a horse that was given to him by his nanny, Linda Patton, Centenial’s Bright Eyes in the 11 and under division. She is his favorite horse and he is very excited about it. He will also be showing Prostock By JFK that is owned by his aunt, Lisa Evans, in the walking pony division.


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