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Gen’s Major Motion Retires Challenge Trophy at Dunlap



DUNLAP, Tenn. - With scenic mountains for a backdrop, the hard work of the Dunlap Lions Club paid off with a very successful horse show. One hundred and sixty-four horses made the gate call. Ronal Young of Shelbyville judged the 26 classes. Wayne Reynolds served dual roles as co-chairman of the show and announcer. Joe Simberly provided the organ music and Sherry Oxford Clarneau was the official photographer.

In an exciting stake class, Blake Sims and Gen’s Major Motion retired the Hans F. Hege Memorial Challenge Trophy for the Mike Chiappari family of Santa Rosa, California. Gen’s Major Motion was the Amateur and Amateur Stake Champion at the National Trainers’ Show earlier this year. The Sunnyside Farms entry of Chad Williams and Live And Learn were reserve in this competitive class of stake horses.

Judge Young determined that all of the fine entries in the Lead Line class were winners and all received blue ribbons. Joe Campbell lead the yearling winner to the blue ribbon for Eddie Cook. Good Enough and Randall Phillips were reserve for Tom Willis.

ET’s Spirited Mouse was anything but timid when Shelby Cox rode to the winner’s circle to accept the blue ribbon in the Walking Horse 11 and Under class for Denny Givens. Nick Price made the good ride for second aboard Copy’s Raging Rachel for Danny Murray.

The Mike Chiappari family took their first blue of the evening when Blake Sims rode Eight Coin's to victory in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings division. A Shining Star and Brant Thompson were the red ribbon winners for Wildwood Farm.

The Trail Pleasure Specialty saw Laura Legg, owner/rider, make the victory pass aboard Prime Time Ricky. What A Evil Lady carried Polly Angel to reserve for Richard and Brenda Wright.

In an exciting class of Walking Ponies 17 and Under, Streak of Flash streaked down victory lane with Brittany Smith in the irons for S & B Farms. The Leo Skelton owned entry, Bodacious Cash, was the judge’s second choice. Lindsey Cate made the good ride.

Jerry Beaty and Legacy of Ritz wore the blue ribbon on their bridle in the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions for Patterson and Chadic. Ozone’s Delight and Eddie Tuck were reserve for Susie Harmon.

Coming off earlier wins at Manchester and the Smokey Mountain Classic, Collector’s Mister Twister carried Lindsey Cate to another blue ribbon win in the Juvenile 17 and Under Specialty class for Nancy Cate. Janie Stokes and Big Al were the red ribbon recipients. Janie Stokes owns the entry.

The Pro-Am Specialty class - always an exciting and fun class - was no disappointment for the big crowd of spectators at Dunlap. Loretta Cate and Tim Wheelon were the judge’s choice. They alternated rides aboard Northern Lights. Lesley Cate is the owner. Ebbs Special was the reserve winner for the Bill Ball family.

John Allan Callaway and Unthinkable made the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class an exciting one, particularly for Dr. Steve and Carrell Mullins, who took the blue ribbon and trophy back to Shelbyville. Carrell Mullins is the proud owner of Unthinkable. Hot on the trail of Unthinkable was the good entry of Derwood Stewart, Fantasy at the Ritz, ridden by Paul Watlington.

A Storm Bustin Loose and Jerry Beaty busted loose to become the Three-Year-Old Stallions Champions. They were previous winners at the Winchester Rotary Club Horse Show. James Campbell is the proud owner of the entry. John Allen Callaway rode the fine entry of Charles and Florence Terry, Armorall, to reserve.

Quarterback’s Rising Star scored a touchdown in the Ladies Amateur division with Linda Hall riding for LSA, Inc. Exactly Like Poppa and Angela House carried the red streamer out of the ring for the Bill Ball family.

Push The Red Mark and Carlton House pushed all the right buttons for Judge Young to declare them the winners in the Aged Mares, Stallions, and Geldings class for the Bill Ball family. The Bill Garland owned entry of Pushover’s Showboat and Alan Price were reserve.

The Show Pleasure Specialty Champions from the National Trainers’ Show teamed up to win the Amateur Show Pleasure class at Dunlap. Susie Harmon and Sabatier made the victory pass. ET’s Resurrection and Beck Oakley were reserve for Paul Oakley.

Susie Harmon found herself in the winner’s circle again in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class aboard Ozone’s Mr. M. D. Generator’s Gold Nugget and Freda Bullard were reserve for Motes and Anderson.

The Four-Year-Old class saw Paul Watlington make the victory pass aboard Bummin A Little Cash for Derwood Stewart. In her third trip to the winner’s circle, Susie Harmon guided The Low Rider to the blue in the Three-Year-Old Amateur division. The reserve tie went to Bronwyn Julian and General Stock. General Stock is the property of Ross Tarver.

As the full moon beamed down, Howlin At The Moon and Ronnie Tabor captured the attention of Judge Young and carried away the blue ribbon in the Park Pleasure class. They were winners earlier in the show season at Gallatin and Christiana. Skyline and Mary Williams were the second place winners for Jack Morgan.

Bustin' Out and Jim Hartzog busted out earlier in the year to capture the blue at Summertown and they again made the good ride to capture the blue at Dunlap in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class. Pushover's Mr. Mystic and Mike Stone accepted the red ribbon.

Market Street and Michael Walden were the winners in a competitive class of Amateur Specialty riders. Reserve in the good class went to Billy Ball and Lightswitch for the Billy Ball family.

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