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Germantown Charity Carries on Tradition





Miranda Harbor, Linda Sisk, David Mast and Chelsea Chandler proudly displayed the spoils of victory following Harbor and Chandler’s win with Jazz Line in the Media Class at the Germantown Charity.


The 68th Annual Germantown Charity Horse Show is full of tradition and hometown heritage. The show kicked off on Tuesday, June 7, but on Thursday night the crowd enjoyed a special treat that has been enjoyed over the past few years. 

The local media went from reporting the news to becoming the news with the shows Local Media class. This year’s class was set up as an Amateur/Amateur class with four teams of riders. The class is open to all breeds, but this year walking and racking horses were the mounts for the class. The riders in the class have little to no horse experience, let alone show ring experience.

Show manager, Mark Farrar stated, “Walking Horses are the perfect fit for this class. It is good promotion for the breed and we are very appreciative to Jason Bachert, Jessica Hlebak and Jason Morris for providing horses for our local media.”

The media that came out to support the show represented TV, radio, newspaper and digital media. 

Jazz Line brought home the blue with Chelsea Chandler and Miranda Harbor sharing the reins. Jazz Line is trained by The Main Gate Farm under the direction Jessica Hlebak of Shelbyville, Tenn. Jazz Line is owned by Darrin and Linda Sisk of Walterboro, S.C., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Chandler is Local 24’s Good Day Memphis Traffic Anchor and Harbor is the Public Affairs Director for FOX13.

Jessica Hlebak, “We were excited to promote the breed at a venue like this. We are also proud of Jazz Line, she’s only a three-year-old.”

Reserve in the class was awarded to My Dixie Chick with Cindy DeBardelaben and Karley Horton. My Dixie Chick is a multi-time World Champion and World Grand Champion Racking Horse in the Western Pleasure division and is owned by Jim and Jason Morris of Perryville, Mo. DeBardelaben is the midday host of 94-1 The Wolf Memphis’ New Country while Horton is the Digital Marketing Director for the Delta Fair & Music Festival.

Rounding out the top three was High Tide Surfin’, Kiran Riar and Nugget. High Tide Surfin’ is a multi-titled champion with a world championship and three reserve world championships in his resume. Riar is the DJ for Q107-5 and Sunny 1210 and Nugget is the host of the Q107-5 Morning Show.

Last but not least was Mr. JFK with Jim Jaggers and Delane Long in the irons. Mr. JFK is also owned by Darrin and Linda Sisk and prepared by Jessica Hlebak. Jaggers is a Memphis legend! Meteorologist at WREG News Channel 3 – he puts the “JIM” in GO-JIM-GO for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital 11 years and still going! Long is the Marketing Specialist for Cumulus Broadcasting, 98.1 THE MAX, WRBO103.5, 98.9THE VIBE & KIX 106.

Farrar also said, “We are grateful for all the support that the class received and look forward to promoting the breed more in the years to come.”

 

 

 

 

 

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