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Another Great Night at the Fun Show

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Another great night of blue skies welcomed visitors to the second session of the 39th Annual Spring Fun Show.  A good crowd was on hand to watch the sixteen classes make the gate call onto the Celebration Arena track.

Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows stated “The trainers did another wonderful job of presenting compliant horses for inspection to the SHOW DQP’s and USDA Officials.  One hundred four (104) horses were presented for inspection with only three of those entries receiving tickets from the SHOW DQPs and one additional ticket written by the USDA VMOs.”  Meadows continued, “That is over 96% of those horse presented being in compliance with the Horse Protection Act.  We want to thank the trainers for a great job.”

As the crowd was settling into their seats seven young riders answered the gate call in the Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 12 – 17 Years on Walking Mares or Geldings.    Receiving the first blue ribbon of the evening was Shes Push In Command JA and Lindsay Hess.  The reserve honors in the class went to Summer Brooks on Sweepstakes Pzazz.

The team of I’m A Evil Rebel and Yvonna Matthis stole the second blue ribbon of the night in the Owner-Amateur Show Pleasure Walking Horses class.  The reserve honors in the talented class went to Free to Score and Joel Stewart.  The third tie in the class went to Hawks True Love and Patti Pollack from Saratoga, CA. and Shelbyville.

I’m P. Diddy and Sherri Pollack from Saratoga, CA unanimously won the blue in the Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Stallions, Over 15.2 for the second year in a row.  Reserve in the top class of horses and riders went to the Jazzed Up and Brenda Bramlett.  The third place honor was awarded to C Me Push and Sister Milligan of Panama City Beach, FL.

Topping the Owner-Amateur Park Performance division was The Concealed Weapon and Patti Pollack for the fourth year in a row.  The reserve award went to San Juan and Eric Lackey.  The third award was given to Uncle Huston and Landon Head.

Following the Amateur Park Pleasure Division was the Owner-Amateur Youth Country Pleasure.  Receiving the blue ribbon in this class was A Red Ruby and Mackenzie Morgan.  The reserve ribbon went to Vigors Dixie Chick and Allison Thorson.  .

Some of the industry's top Three-Year-Old Walking Mares or Geldings answered the gate call for class number-22.   Riding out of this class and into the blue ribbon circle was Jazzy Sally and Jimmy McConnell.  Reserve honors were awarded to Limestone Lucy and Knox Blackburn.   The third tie in this talented group of young horses was The Chorus Line and Brandon Stout.

The amateurs returned to the ring for the Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Mares, Over 15.2.   Taking the top honors in this talented group of mares was Pushovers Jazzy Lady and Bruce Vaughn.  The red ribbon and reserve honors went to Dark Escape and Brent Jones.   The third place tie went to Showboats Showgirl and Nancy Clements.

A large class of Owner-Amateur English Trail Pleasure took the ring next.  Riding into the winner's circle was Hitch and Jennifer Bingham. The reserve honors and ribbon went to Push N For Pleasure and Patti Pollack.   The third tie in the class went to Shes Outta Line and Liz Gassaway of Shelbyville.

Jimmy McConnell and Santini made the blue ribbon ride in the Walking Stallions, 15.2 and Under, Five Years and Over, (Canter) division.  

In the last pleasure class of the evening, the Western Park Pleasure class had four entries. Making the ride down victory lane in this class was Strega and Anne Frank.   Second in the good class went to Sky Full of Gold and Patti Pollack.

Receiving the blue ribbon tonight in the Owner-Amateur Riders on Three-Year-Old Walking Stallions was I’m Redeemed and Kenny Compton.  The reserve award was claimed by Boure with Carol Lackey in the irons. 

Class 28 saw the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions enter the ring.  Riding into the winner's circle in this class of young horses was the competitive team of Major Sky Command and Brent Grider out of the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.  The reserve honors went to Joses Knight and Joe Fleming of Shelbyville.  The third place award was given to The Batters Up and Tim Gray.

General Kennedy and Edgar Abernathy grabbed the victory in the Walking Mares or Geldings, 15.2 and Under, Five Years and Over (Canter) class.   The second place award went to Pushin For Parole and Brad Beard.

Class number 30 was the Owner-Amateur Riders 50 Years and Over on Walking Horses.  Receiving the blue ribbon was the crowd favorite, I’m Packin a Pistol and Charlene Gibson.   The reserve honor and the red ribbon went to I’m Stan The Man and Ben Brogdon. The third tie in the class went to Ebs Night Charger and Sally Fleck.

The final class of the night was The Owner Amateur Riders on Two-Year-Old Mares or Geldings. Riding out of the line up and into the winners' circle was Poisons Splash of Gin and Lisa Baum from Shelbyville, TN.  The reserve honors went to Music City Jazz and Laura Brandon of Franklin, TN.

Following the conclusion of the evenings classes the crowd retired to Champions Arena to hear the sounds of the band Entice from Nashville, TN.  The entertainment was provided by Lee and Mike McGartland and Mike Davis and Shamrock Farms.

The 39th Annual Spring Fun Show will come to a close on Saturday night with a 16-class schedule.   Classes in the halter, pleasure, and performance divisions are on the docket.  Tickets are available at The Celebration ticket office.  Live streaming video is available on The Celebration® website.


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