by Janet Bullis

JAVA, Va. - The Chatham Horse Show was held on June 6 at the Riceville-Java ball field in Java, Va. The evening show began at 4:30 with 46 multi-breed classes. Show Manger Lynn Williams reported there were over 400 entries for the complete show that also had 31 pleasure classes. John Comley traveled from Kodak, Tenn., to serve as the judge for the walking, racking and pleasure classes. Bob Branam took on the duties of capturing all the action on film.

The proceeds from the show went to Tracy Keller, a local DMV that is fighting colon cancer. Keller and her family were at the show and were called to center ring for a raffle drawing and to express their sincere thanks.

The show ended as normal with the Open Walking Horse Stake. Four entries competed for the first place honors. Gen’s Orange Lady and Ronald Mosley captured another win as they have also won the stake at the last show in Dallas, N.C. Threat’s Gold Dancer, with Don Lominac in the irons, won the reserve honors. Earlier in the evening, owner Les Auman earned the Men’s Amateur title aboard Threat’s Gold Dancer. Carrying out the yellow ribbon was the team of Dangerous Bank Draft and Curtis Ray Collins for owner J.W. Hank.

Results for the can be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.