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Gee Whiz, Sumter Was A Great Show!



 

 

editorial by Stephanie Rose

coverage by Zanne Morris and Emma Lee Cannon

 

            SUMTER, S.C. - The Sumter County Walking Horse Championships were held on April 28, 2007, for the first time at Dillon Park in Sumter, S.C. The judge was Derek Bonner from Mooresboro, N.C. Members consists of Emma Lee Cannon, JoAnne and Kevin Overstreet, Hank Tindal, Stan and Brittany Tindal and Melvin Wallace. The show chairman was also Melvin Wallace of Sumter, S.C. The proceeds from the show benefited the Sumter County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. There were 158 entries in the 32 classes. Dr. Dale Cannon donated an English Setter/English Pointer mix puppy to be auctioned off for the cause.

            The first class on the agenda was the Model Plantation class. Norman and Laura Mauney were the class winners for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C. This was only their first blue of the night. Burning Up Time and Patricia Hiatt were second for Donna Ball of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

            Pride’s High IQ and Loren Calvin made the victory pass in the Youth 11 and Under class for Jeff and Loren Calvin of Woodruff, S.C. Generator’s Ebay and Katie Hayes were reserve for Brandon Hayes of Pickens, S.C.

            Push Me Hard and Sam McLaughlin were in the winner’s circle for the first time of the season in the Open Park Performance class for Kelly Newman. Power Of Success and Vicki Penick were second from Walterboro, S.C.

            Explosive and Brook Ellen Cannon made their first show of the year together and won the Trail Pleasure Specialty class for the Cannon family of Sumter, S.C. The Solar Edition and Tricia Williams were second for Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C.

            Mama’s Frivolous Dollar and Thomas McCormick won the Open Two-Year-Old division for H.M. King of Anderson, S.C. This was their first show. Spirit Lined Cash and Sam Martin were reserve for Jones and McLaughlin.

            After the Sumter show, He’s Pushin’ Time and Kathy Jamison have racked up six blues already this year! Their first one of the show was in the Lite-Shod English Specialty class for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Norman and Laura Mauney were second for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C.

            On the heels of a reserve at the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Show, Pusher’s Color N Book and Marianne Sharpe won the Amateur 15.2 and Under class for Heyward and Marianne Sharpe of Columbia, S.C. Pusher’s Premeditated and Amanda Morris were reserve for the Morris family of Sumter, S.C.

            Coin’s Sunset Generator and Stan Tindal won the PCWHA Members Only Specialty for Harold Stubbs. This was the first of four blues for Harold Stubbs horses. Future Olympic Star and Robert Kellett were reserve for Dr. and Mrs. Jim Gore of Easley, S.C.

            Slam’s Wild Nite and Brittany Tindal won their second blue of the year in the SCWHA Ladies Auxiliary Members Only Specialty class for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn. Loreal and Brook Ellen Cannon were second for the Cannon family of Sumter, S.C.

            Skywatch’s Shining Star and Marsha Hewitt starred in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class for Johnny and Marsha Hewitt of Bishopville, S.C. She’s Black And Blue and Terry Strickland were second for Hemphill and Strickland.

             Toni Strickland won four blues at Sumter! I’m John Henry and Strickland won their first blue in the Park Pleasure English Open Specialty class for Over The Hill Farm of Edgefield, S.C. The Lone Gunman and Deidre Clements were second for Clements of Grovetown, Ga.

            Push Along Jazz and Emma Lee Cannon captured the blue in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class on their first time out for Cannon and McLaughlin of Sumter and Effingham, S.C. The Carolina Girl and Jordan Hall were reserve for Billie DeArmond of Greer, S.C.

            Pushover’s Cashin’ In and Stan Tindal won their first blue of the year in the Open Specialty class for Timmons and Belsole of Rembert and Sumter, S.C. Promised Pusher and David Boyce were second for Kelleigh Lowder.

            After a reserve at the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary, the team of Low On Cash and Toni Strickland carried home the blue to Charles Dempsey of Arnoldsville, Ga., in the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class. A Generator’s Bum and Mike Atkinson were second for Buddy Atkinson of Timmonsville, S.C.

            Norman and Laura Mauney received their second blue in the Pickens County Members Only Lite-Shod Specialty class for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C. I’m MGM Grand and Tricia Williams were reserve for the Williams family of Marietta, S.C.

            Watch The Rage and  Toni Strickland went to the victory circle for the second time this year after a win at Chunns Cove. This time it was in Sumter County’s Youth Pony class for John Martin of Anderson, S.C. The Heart Specialist and Robbie McIntosh were second for McIntosh of Marion, S.C.

            Gold Mama and Cliff Rivers won the S.C. Members Only Amateur Specialty class for Cliff and Norma Rivers of Chesterfield, S.C. Grammy and Cindy Keisling were reserve for Keisling of Sumter, S.C.

            He’s Pushin’ Time and Kathy Jamison made their way to the winner’s circle once again in the Amateur Owned and Trained Lite-Shod class for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Norman and Laura Mauney were second for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C.

            Powers Mr. Sundust and  Toni Strickland won the Amateur Ladies Specialty class for Charles Dempsey of Arnoldsville, Ga. This is the team’s second blue of the season. Santana’s Renaissance Man and Sara Sheffield were reserve for Sheffield of Bennetsville, S.C.

            My Hard Earned Cash and R.M. Kellett made their debut for the season and won the Youth 12-17 Specialty class for Larry Black of Easley, S.C.  Beam’s Rapid Express and Kenneth Young were second for Bunton and Young of Florence, S.C.

            Urban Cowboy and Kerry DeArmond made a victory pass for the first time this year in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Specialty class for Kerry and Billie DeArmond of Greer, S.C. Rebel’s Dream Maker and Jenny McLaughlin were reserve for Randy and Judy Lovett.

            Express Doll with Kim and Kevin Overstreet went to victory lane in the Pro-Am Specialty class for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn. Fixin’ To Storm and Sara Sheffield and Sam Martin wore out the red ribbon for Sheffield of Bennettsville, S.C.

            Winning their first blue of the season sure was sweet for The Doc’s Medicine Man and Jerry Jester in the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class for Jester of Yadkinville, N.C. Times Two and Robbie McIntosh were second for McIntosh of Marion, S.C.

            Order In The Court and Larry Brown made their first show appearance and won the Open Three-Year-Old class for Paul Simmons of Orangeburg, S.C. Cold Zone and Sam McLaughlin were second for Bill Bailey of Florence, S.C.

            Emma Lee Cannon made a great catch ride on Heartbeat Of Motown in the Amateur Pony class and made the victory pass for Gus King of Arab, Ala. Beam’s Hard Cash and Jackie Fisher were reserve for Mike Atkinson of Florence, S.C.

            He’s Pushin’ Time and Kathy Jamison dressed in their western attire this time and won the blue in the Lite-Shod Western Open Specialty class for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. I’m MGM Grand and Tricia Williams were reserve for the Williams family of Marietta, S.C.

            Just Walk This Way and Kevin Overstreet received their second blue of the year in the Amateur Gentleman Specialty class for JoAnne and Kevin Overstreet of Sumter, S.C. Pushover’s Dark Man and Dr. David Brown came in second for Brown of Sumter, S.C.

            It’s Money Maker and Stan Tindal won another blue this season in the Four-Year-Old Open class for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn.

            Sir Mark’s Impact and Malaya Jester made it to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Championship for Jester of Yadkinville, N.C. Pride’s Lady Di and Beverly McLeod were second for Sadie and Ed McLeod of Newberry, S.C.

            The Walking Horse Championship was the finale for the evening. Four entries made their way to the ring. Major Gee Whiz and Robert Kellett were the winners for Paul Simmons of Orangeburg, S.C. This was their second victory this season. This team won five blues last season. Neon Magic and Stan Tindal were reserve for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn. This concludes the Sumter County Championships Horse Show. The Sumter County Walking Horse Association would like to thank all of their participants and wishes that they will be back next year for the show in 2008. Complete results follow or logon to www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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