Skip to content

Huffman Wins Stake with Stroker in Salem

by Jennifer Maack-Condren

SALEM, Mo. - The fourth annual Rick Inman Memorial Gaited Horse Show was held on Aug. 1 in Salem, Mo. Twenty-seven classes played host to 66 entries of Tennessee Walking Horses and Missouri Fox Trotters, which was significantly up from 2008’s numbers. At last year’s show, USDA officials were present and show management felt the affects of it were still evident in the horse count for this year’s show.   David Roberts, Salem, Mo., was responsible for the penciling of the cards for all classes. 

Each year this show is put on by members of Rick Inman’s family as a tribute to his love and enjoyment of the Tennessee Walking Horse and showing. Brian Inman is especially involved in this endeavor. Jim Huffman directed Stroker’s Allen to the winner’s circle in the Open Stake class for Jim and Donna Huffman. The Park Pleasure Stake class was awarded to Jim Laughlin aboard Encore’s Shakin’ Lady for the 4-J Land and Cattle Co. Reserve in the class went to Jesse Laughlin and JFK’s Fancy Lady Leslie, also riding for 4-J. 

This club had some extensive damage to its show grounds from a recent storm and the members’ time and effort was definitely noticeable to those in attendance. Hopefully, this low turnout will not discourage these dedicated members from continuing to put on this one-night show as it has been making great strides in quantity and quality of horses show in this part of the state.

Complete results can be found by clicking here.


More Stories

  • **Updated Horse Show Schedule

    The Walking Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse shows... Read More
  • Spring Fun Show class schedule update

    On the original class schedule for the Spring Fun Show, class 74 was accidentally duplicated and was the same as class 24. After removing the duplication, there will now be 74 classes instead of 75... Read More
  • Latest Issue 6 1 20

    Read More
  • Columbia Spring Jubilee reminders

    As you are preparing for the Columbia Spring Jubilee, please remember the following... Read More
  • Obituary – Donna Black

    Donna R. Thompson Black, age 72, of Waco, Kentucky passed away on May 26th, 2020 at U.K. Healthcare. She was born in Yosemite, Kentucky on September 1, 1947, a daughter of the late Norman and Flonnie Spears Thompson... Read More
  • Obituary – Sara Ailshie

    Sara Ann Johnson Ailshie, 71 of the Debusk Community was called home to her heavenly home Friday, May 29, 2020 at home after an extended illness. Sara grew up with a passion an love for horses and married her forever and only love Kenny Ailshie that would fulfill her dreams of riding and showing horses... Read More
  • Owner and Exhibitor: Robert Deutsch

    The Walking Horse Report salutes our owners and exhibitors. We wish you the best of luck this season! Read More
  • WHOA/ThorSport Spring Fling update

    A quick reminder that the deadline for the WHOA/ThorSport Spring Fling Horse Show entries is today Thursday, May 28th at 5:00 pm. All entries must pre-enter. No Exceptions... Read More
  • ThorSport to enforce Tenda Sheen/Tenda Giddy-Up gate call

    A three-minute gate call will be in effect at all ThorSport Farm Spring Fling shows this weekend, May 30 and 31. The “Tenda Sheen and Tenda Giddy-Up Gate Call” will be enforced to ensure timely transitions for each class... Read More
  • Money Tree Classic announces judges

    The Money Tree Classic is scheduled for July 3 on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The show is put on by the Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary and is known for its hot competition and hospitality on the historic 4th of July weekend.  Read More