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Gold Poison and Tim Smith Claim Ocoee Classic


Coverage by Sarah Smith and Maggi Painter

Editorial by Maggi Painter


            CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The fifth annual Ocoee Classic Horse Show was held at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in Cleveland, Tenn., on Friday, July 6 and 7, 2007. Mike Carter did the honors of judging this event.

            Tim Smith made the drive from Shelbyville to claim the Walking Stake victory aboard Gold Poison for Greg and Connie Frazier. UC I’m Ultra Gold and Bill Cantrell claimed the reserve honors for Dee Cantrell.

            Starting out the two-day event was the Yearling Halter class. An Impressive Score and Vickie Hughes claimed top honors. Dynamite Sky and Herschel Blessing were reserve. The Youth 12-17 Specialty class entered the ring next with six entries. Dumas In Command and Summer Brooks walked out with the blue. Miss Jo Jo and Haley Lane finished reserve.

            The East Tennessee Walking Horse Association Ladies Auxiliary class entered the ring next. Fantazmic Cash and Vickie Hughes claimed the ride to the winner’s circle. Ritzy and Julia Livingston finished reserve. Nine entries answered the gate call in the Amateur English Trail Pleasure competition. I’m Just Jesse and Ruth Tudor walked to the winner’s circle in the good class. Southern Command and Tracie Barron were reserve.

            She’s One Hot Tamale and Maggi Painter made the trip from Shelbyville to claim the blue in the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class. Who’s Keeping Score and Brad Bottoms were reserve. Haley Lane directed I’m Uncle Kracker to the Youth Pony class blue. Razz Matazz Jazz and Jessica Miller claimed the red ribbon.

            She’s Sweet And Sassy and Tim Smith claimed the Four-Year-Old class blue. GL and Beverly McNeill own this talented mare. Dangerous Command and Gabe Garren claimed top honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained competition. Sammy Seymore and Ruth Tudor finished reserve.

            Next to enter the ring was the Amateur Ladies Specialty class. Sweeping Up The Cash and Ashley Duncan claim the ride to the winner’s circle in this good class. A Sure Pushover and Nancy Langdon were reserve. Dumas Is My Papa and Chris Helton claimed the blue in the Men’s Amateur Specialty competition. Gold Poison and Greg Frazier claimed the red ribbon.

            Vendictive and Bill Cantrell walked to the winner’s circle in the Three-Year-Old competition. Jump Jive N Jazz and Chris Pickel finished reserve. Zappata and Tracie Barron captured the blue in the Lite-Shod Specialty class. Yuma Outlaw and Sheri Combs finished reserve.

            Paul Livingston and Irresistible Cash walked to victory circle in the 15.2 and Under competition. Gen’s Drop Of Sun and Chris Pickel walked out with the red ribbon. Tim Smith made another winning ride aboard Jose’s Hot Pepper in the Open Specialty class. Black Memphis and Chris Pickel were reserve.

            Starting out Saturday night’s competition was the Lead-Line class. Judge Carter had a hard time deciding who should win the blue, so he decided everyone deserved to win. All four competitors left as winners.

            Tracie Barron directed Southern Command to top honors in the Amateur Western Trail Pleasure class. I’m Just Jesse with owner/rider Ruth Tudor finished reserve. Next to enter the gate was the WHOA Youth Challenge competition. The Skyy and Haley Lane claimed the ride to the victory circle.

            Hometown Jazz and Terry Givens claimed the blue in the Park Pleasure competition. Armed Gold Kodak and David Davis finished reserve. Bill Reel directed Bail Bondsman to the Two-Year-Old class blue. Out Of Gen and John Swafford finished reserve.

            JFK’s Rare Form and David Davis claimed the blue in the Show Pleasure Open Specialty class. Titanium Touch and Tim Smith were reserve. Vendictive made another trip to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Three-Year-Old competition. This time owner Rick Wilson was aboard. Dangerous Drops Of Gold and Rodney Koger were reserve.

            Claiming another blue was Southern Command, this time in the Youth Trail Pleasure Specialty class with Rachael Miller. Aaron Tarver directed 14 KT Extra to the red ribbon. Rick Wilson directed Pegasus On The Money to top honors in the Park Performance competition. Pusher’s Cat Can Do and Angie Couch finished reserve.

            Next to enter the ring was the Amateur Four-Year-Old competition. Laced With Cash and Karmen Miller left the ring with the blue. Donna Skelly directed Twice’s Perfection to the reserve tie. Boone Smith directed Blondie Sky to the blue in the Youth Lite-Shod class. Sky Babe and Aaron Tarver finished reserve.

            The East Tennessee Walking Horse Association Member Only class entered the ring next. Mozart and Mary Swecker walked out with the blue ribbon. Sweepover and Rodney Koger were reserve. The Adult Pony class entered the ring next. Hi-Fi Mama and Chase Tipton claimed the walk to the winner’s circle. Olympic Iceman and Janessa Nipper were reserve.

            Seven entries entered the ring in the Youth 11 and Under competition. Heartattack’s Fastbeat and Danielle Ricker made the good ride to claim the blue. Delightful Theif and Wheeler Owens finished reserve. The Amateur Specialty Stake class entered the ring with seven entries. Sweeping In Style and Rodney Koger claimed top honors in this good class. Marti Reel directed Armed Man to the reserve.

            This concludes the coverage of the fifth annual Ocoee Classic Horse Show. Complete results can be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.

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