by Janet G. Bullis

CLEMSON, S.C. - The South Carolina Walking Horse Association held their championship show on September 18-19 at the T. Ed Garrrison Livestock Arena. The proceeds from the show benefited the Ronald McDonald House, a facility that serves as a home-away-from-home for critically ill children and their families when they receive special care in nearby hospitals. Last year Ronald McDonald Houses across the country were able to treat over 100,00 children.

Show manager Melvin Wallace reported that there were a total of 487 entries in the 62-class show. The judges this year were Bob Burris, Dick Myers and Rick Sullivan. The show was affiliated with the National Horse Show Commission and awarded $6,500 in MASCUP earnings.

The Friday night show started out with the Tot Lead In class. Coming out with the blue ribbon was the father and son team of David Polk and Jeremy Polk on Blondie.

Young Daniel Jordan made his grandparents Ronnie and Mary Arflin happy when he won the blue ribbon in the Weanling Open class with Paper Doll for Ed Cooper and Jerry Brown.

Tyler Baucom carried out the blue in the Juvenile 11 & Under class riding Down On Main Street for owner Rick Bartholomew.

Kathy Jamison won the PCWHA Members Only Flat-Shod class on her horse Grandy Garcia.

The first of many blue ribbons for the Rae Martin Stables came in the Two-Year-Old Stallions Amateur class. Suzie Allen was up for Harry and Barbara Sullins to win the blue with Pushin Jose. Jessica Holmes and Gen’s Golden Generator also started their winning streak in the flat-shod division by winning the Amateur Owned and Trained class.

Trainer Mike Carter had the team of Ultra’s Sensation and Sam Kite ready to capture the blue in the Men’s Amateur Specialty.

Tricia Timmons and Skywatch’s Dark N Stormy found a familiar place in the winner’s circle in the Three-Year-old Mares and Gelding class for Rae Martin Stables.

Grandy Tuck won the first Park Pleasure class of the night with JFK’s Jubilation Sun for Pamela Larrowe.

Ronda Hull was aboard Sure Threat’s Masterpiece to win the 15.2 & Under Amateur Specialty with a rousing performance for Alexander and Mosley. The Amateur Open winnings went to Steve Branam and I’m Man In Command. Travis Adams is the trainer.

Jessica Holmes and Gen’s Golden Generator won the Western Lite- Shod class.

Vapor and Sam Kite topped a class of 12 entries in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class for Mike Carter Stables.

The SCWHA members Only class winner was Push Me If You Dare with Bobby Kellett in the irons for Jennifer Brinkley.

Tyler Baucom carried out his second blue for the night on his pony Mr. Rolex in the Country Pleasure class.

Classic Rebel made an excellent show to win the Juvenile 12-17 class with Blake Hull in the irons from Ronald Mosley Stables.

Jackie Fisher and He’s Pushin Time were winners in the Park Pleasure Western class.

Taboo and Robin McDonald showed they had no misgivings about winning; they won the Two-Year-Old Mares & Gelding class for Dick Peebles Stables.

Jubilee’s Rising Star was the star attraction as he carried owner Clay Mills to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Owned and Trained class.

Dry Dock Stables had a winning team in the Show Pleasure Open class with Dynamic Ritz and Debbie Wells.

Cut Above All truly lived up to his name with his performance in the Ladies Amateur Specialty class with owner Deborah Perry at the reins; they won the blue ribbon.

The Novice Horse Open Specialty was won by Gene Davis and River Dance. Vicki Self is the trainer.

The Three-Year-Old Stallions class was won by Becky May and Olympic’s Supersizer for Baucom Stables.

Thunder Grey began his assault on the Lite-Shod Western class with a winning performance with owner Angela Tuck up.

Suzie Allen made the blue ribbon performance on Jonathon in the Ladies Mares & Geldings class for Tommy and Sherrie Shealy from Rae Martin Stables.

Robin McDonald made another blue ribbon performance in the Amateur Rider 50 & Over class with her horse JFK’s Pusher for Dick Peebles Stables.

Trainer Larry Brown from Rae Martin Stables had the team of Eb’s Corporal Barrett and Brittney Barrett ready to win the Amateur Show Pleasure class.

Dick Peebles rode for Silver Spur Ranch and won the Aged Stallions and Gelding class with Down Under.

JFK’s Jubilation carried out the second blue for the night in the Flat- Shod class with owner Pamela Larrowe in the saddle for Grandy Tuck Stables.

The show on Saturday night got off to an early start. Tommy Halmontater received the first blue of the night with Miss Honey Fitz in the Yearling class for owner Sam Kite.

Dick Peebles and Mistress were the blue ribbon winners in the Aged Mares & Geldings class for owners Bruce and Robin MacDonald.

Suzie Allen won the PCWHA Members Only Specialty on Pushover’s Star Of Glory for owner Wheeler Buff and Rae Martin Stables.

Jessica Holmes won her third blue for the show with Gen’s Golden Generator in the Lite-Shod English class.

In a big class of 18 entries Big Papa Cool out did everyone to win the NCWHA Members Only class with owner Clay Mills in the irons for Baucom Stables.

Sam Martin got his turn on Skywatch’s Dark N Stormy to win the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings MASCUP class for Tricia Timmons.

A happy Gavin Gasser was a winner in the Pony class with Walk Man. Travis Adams is the trainer.

UC I’m Ultra Gold and Bill Cantrell were the winning team for Cantrell and Warr in the 15.2 & Under Open class.

He’s Pushin Time kept on collecting those blues. This time the win came with Jackie Fisher in the Park Pleasure English class.

Rae Martin Stables also continued to pile up those blue ribbons as Sam Martin won the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings MASCUP class with Santana’s Hurricane for Gordon and Tricia Timmons.

Tim Wheelon and Skyline won the Park Pleasure Open class for owners Jack and Betty Morgan.

DeeDee Polk and Cash At Sunrise won the SCWHLA class for owner Paulette Adkins.

Angela Tuck had a sure winner with her horse Thunder Grey in the Lite-Shod English class.

Everyone always has a good time in the Pro/Am class. This year’s winners were Steve Mozeley and Link Webb with Spec In the Sky for W-B Properties.

Trainer Alvin Strickland had the team of Larry Sharpe and Design’s Silverstone ready for action as they won the Pony Amateur class.

Highway Robbery and Link Webb stole the show to win the Three-Year-Old Stallions MASCUP class for W-B Properties.

Number One Commander took the number one ribbon with Steve Woody in the Open Specialty class for Fay Witcher.

A smiling Anne Callicut won the NCWHLA class with her horse My Bright Star.

Rae Martin and Santana’s Renaissance Man were the winners in the Four-Year-Old Open class for Amy Mahoney.

Brook Ellen Cannon and Dollar’s Copy won the Park Pleasure Juvenile class for Stan Tindal Stables.

Sam Martin came in on anther winning colt Pride’s Heartbeat to win the Two-Year-Old Stallion MASCUP class for Sullins & Timmons.

A class that always gets a lot of crowd support is the Juvenile Championship. Coming out on top was Pushing The Limits and Madison Holloway for Baucom Stables.

The Lite-Shod Championship went to Delightfully Annie and Donna Coleman.

Dynamic Ritz and Debbie Wells had a repeat win in the Show Pleasure Championship.

John F. K’s Pusher and Robin MacDonald won the Amateur Specialty Championship for their second blue of the show under the direction of Dick Peebles Stables.

Jason Hughes made a happy woman out of owner Lynn Culbreth as he won the Park Pleasure Championship with her horse Adonis’s Lady Carbon.

Tommy and Sherrie Shealey won the blue in the Amateur Championship with their horse Jonathon with Andrew Allen from Rae Martin Stables in the irons.

Thunder Grey kept rolling to win the Lite-Shod Championship with owner-rider Angela Tuck.

Rickey Derrick on Exclusive Gold won the groom’s class for Christian Lessard.

The C.A. Faulk Memorial Walking Horse Championship had five excellent entries. Each one was announced individually into the ring as the crowd picked their favorite. The win went to The Snow Watch and Dick Peebles for the Anthony Joseph family. The Snow Watch carried out the roses and blue ribbon in a spectacular victory lap. MG Above The Rest and Shawn Abee were the reserve champions for Tom and Sissy Weese followed by Julio Julio in third with Link Webb in the irons for Donnie and Charlotte Taylor.

This concludes the highlights from the South Carolina Championship. Complete results follow and may also be found by visiting our web site at