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Gen’s Thundermaker and Blackburn Make A Booming Performance In Dickson

By Christy Rogers Brown

DICKSON, Tenn. - The Dickson County Saddle and Bridle Club show grounds were host to a quality filled event on July 24, 2003. More than 230 entries made their way to the peaceful little hollow in Dickson, Tenn., to compete for an array of beautiful silver trays, crystal bowls and even a stuffed pony. Spencer Benedict placed the classes, while spectators enjoyed class after class of exciting performances.

Gen’s Thundermaker was guided to Grand Championship honors by Knox Blackburn. Their performance was a fitting finale to the Dickson show. The Paul Bryan family owns the entry. The reserve honors in the class went to Attitude with Link Webb in the irons for Dr. Jim Baum.

The Weanling class opened the event and was the initial indication of how the show would go. Five well presented weanlings entered the ring to vie for a very sought after blue ribbon. Sonny’s Time Around and Shirley Ensey walked away with the blue ribbon and trophy. Edge’s Third Time's A Charm was lead to the reserve ribbon win by Chris Hazelwood. The Jacoby Farm trains the entry.

The Lead Line class brought spectators to their feet as seven decked out entries competed for the coveted floppy stuffed pony. It was one of the crowd favorites, Scrappy and Evan Blackburn walked out the winners in the class. The reserve winners in the class were Ace and Tyler Bailey.

The Yearling Fillies class brought nine entries to the ring. Keeping Promises and Brian Wright added another blue to their list of of wins. The George Wright family backs the winning entry. Labels Red Molly and Robert Nelms were the reserve champions in the big class. Chris and Tammi Proctor own the entry.

The Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class gate call was met by nine entries. Dick Peebles and Taboo were announced as the winners in the class. Mark and Debbie Williams support the entry. The reserve honors went to Poison’s D-Con and Buck Williams. Jeanie Haynie is the reserve champion's owner.

Sixteen entries made their way to the arena for the Country Pleasure class. Perk’s Star Attraction and Don Hancock left the arena with the blue ribbon in hand. Travis Croft primed the entry. My Finders Keepers and Jenna Hamilton claimed the reserve honors in the class for Southern Serenity Ranch and owner Marilyn Freedman.

True Spirit Of RPM and Robert Nelms walked away with the blue ribbon from the Yearling Colts class. Ronnie and Angela Rushing own the entry. Liberty’s Pride and Bobby Richards were the reserve champions. Dr. Roger Richards owns the entry.

The Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions title was awarded to I’m PT 109 and Guy Findley. Buck Williams trains the winner of the big class. Guy and Marlene Findley own the entry that topped nine other talented competitors. Falcon’s Hitman and Bart Gilmer were the reserve champions for Falcon Ridge Farm and owner Erica Myers.

Judge Benedict marked Just Chill and Debbie Williams as the winners in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class. This made victory number two for the owners and trainer Dick Peebles. General’s Glory Girl and Courtney Harper found the reserve ribbon in the class for Woosley and Sons Stables.

Jazz master and Anthony Clinock were named champions of the Flat-Shod Racking class. Hyatt Hollow Stables primed the entry for competition. The Excellent Chaise and John Annis were the reserve champions in the class. Betty Idle backs the entry.

In a very ostentatious Juvenile 11 and Under class Flashy Cash and Rachel Hyneman never missed a step and walked away with the blue ribbon. Another Stroker and Samantha Bell were called out as the reserve champions in the class.

Falcon’s Backdraft and Ray Gilmer rode out with the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class blue ribbon. Falcon Ridge Stables primed the entry for owners Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox. Dangerous Pipedream carried Brock Tillman to the reserve for owner Greg Budgers.

New Millennium Generator and Craig Swaggerty walked their way to the winner’s circle in the Lite-Shod Plantation class. Ten entries vied for a top spot in the class. The reserve ribbon went to Ring The Man and Don Hancock.

The Ladies Amateur Specialty class was one of the most watched classes of the evening. Claiming the blue ribbon in the class were Beverly Sherman and Generator’s Flirtin. Whitter Stables prepared the exciting team for owner Floyd Sherman. The reserve honors in the class went to Come To Papa and Lillian Gaines. Falcon Ridge Farms prepared the entry for Mr. and Mrs. LH Gaines.

It was two weeks in a row for the winners of the Juvenile 12-17 class. Jeren Guthrie and Ali Ali made another outstanding performance. The winning steed is prepared by Black Hawk Farm and is owned by David Pruette. Reserve honors in the class went to Heart Failure and Harris Lake Smith. James Abernathy primed the entry for the Verner Smith family.

Doc’s Texas Jack and Tony Kimmons topped the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. Whitter Stables readied the winners in the eight-entry class. The entry is owned by Dr. J.L. Landress. Jazz Pushover was the reserve winner with Beth Carol Thomas in the irons for Brooks Stables and the Butch Thomas family.

The Three-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class blue ribbon went to AWOL and Debbie Eichler. Rising Star Ranch owns and trains the entry. Miss Lipstick and Joel Johnson captured the reserve ribbon in the class for trainer Mickey McCormick and owner Suzy Johnson.

Insomnia and Keith Johnson made it a back to back win for the Johnson family entries and captured the Show Pleasure title by topping 11 other entries. Mickey McCormick again trained the winning entry. Gen’s Super Stroker and Link Webb were the reserve champions for James and Peggy Vernon.

The Four-Year-Old and Over Mares and Geldings class blue ribbon was awarded to Ray Gilmer and Kat Man Dude. Falcon Ridge Farm primed the entry for Mr. and Mrs. LH Gaines. Swoosh and Link Webb were the reserve champions in the class for owner Steve Mozeley.

Generator’s Cashin In and Karen Inman topped the 15.2 Amateur class. Bud Dunn and Sons Stables prepared the entry for Mike and Karen Inman. The reserve champion honors in the class went to Pusher’s Redemption. Robert Findley piloted the entry that is trained by Casey Mutter. Jeanie Haynie owns the entry.

Eleven entries made their way to the arena for the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure class. Duck’s Jewel and Willie Cook, Jr. were the big winners. Joe Fizer owns the winning entry. Mr. Rody and Larry Derryberry rode to the reserve honors for owner Paul Bryant.

Making their way to the winner’s circle in the Three-Year-Old Stallions Classic were Ozone Layer and Steve Aymett. The duo topped eight other teams to win the blue for Tabor and Bates. Reserve honors in the class were awarded to Push Tee’s Cowboy and Knox Blackburn for owner Gene Ramsey.

The Amateur Owned and Trained class blue ribbon was awarded to Jim Wheeler and Midnight Duck. The reserve honors in the class went to Rebel’s Regal Dream and Chris Coffey.

The 10-entry Four-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class blue ribbon was handed to Watch The Rage and Debbie Eichler. She made the good ride for Rising Star Ranch. The reserve honors in the competitive class went to Splotched and Jaclyn Tillman. David Landrum Stables trained the entry that is backed by Black Hawk Farm.

The Two-Year-Old Stallion Classic MASCUP blue ribbon victor was Texas Lonestar and Knox Blackburn for the Michael Patterson family. General Quarters and Tim Wheelon made the reserve championship ride for owner Pat Sandler.

Five entries vied for the Walking Pony Championship ribbon. Skywalk and Seth Stanfill rode out victoriously. Stanfill Stables primed the entry of Billy Stanfill. Sky Warning and Rachel Hyneman were the reserve champions in the class. Whitter Stables prepared the team for Hy-Steppin Farm.

Gold’s Red Skipper and Don Hancock were the winners in the Park Pleasure Open class. Grand Safari and David Ashmore were tied as the reserve champions in the class for Southern Serenity Ranch.

Touch Pushes On and Joel Woosley topped the Four-Year-Old Stallions class. Woosley and Son Stables prepared the winner for Mr. and Mrs. James Smith. The reserve ribbon went to Boom and Monty Miller for Doug and Pat Simpkins.

Speed Racking was an entertaining class near the end of the show. Senator’s Lucky Choice and Randy Hester made the speediest ride to the winner’s circle. Ebb’s Generator and Lamont Collier were the reserve champions in the class.

There were several very talented entries in the Amateur Specialty class. Beverly Sherman guided Papa’s Smokin Pusher and carried out her second blue of the evening. Keith Baker and Major Splash made the reserve champion ride in the class for David Landrum Stables and the Baker family.

The Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallions Specialty class championship ribbon was awarded to JFK Again and Jeanie Gullett. The pair painted a pretty picture for trainer Mickey McCormick and husband/owner Ronnie Gullett. Secret Sky and Kelly Moore wore out the reserve ribbon in the class.

London Rain and Steve Aymett were the champions in the 15.2 and Under Open class. Aymett rode for owners Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark. Brother Splash and Joe Cotten rode out with the reserve ribbon in hand. Dr. and Mrs. R. Rigual own the entry.

A beautiful setting, lovely trophies and talented horses set the stage for what the rest of the show season will bring. These are the highlights from the Dickson County Saddle and Bridle Club Show. Complete results may be found by visiting the results section of our web site.

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