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I’m Packin' A Pistol And Jeff Hatcher Did It Again; Liberty Lions Club Champions



 

 

by Maggi Painter

 

            SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The Liberty Lions Club held their horse show on Friday, June 15, 2007, at the Bedford County Agricultural Center in Shelbyville. Jeff Green of Shelbyville, Tenn., did the honors of judging this year’s event. Entering the ring on the warm summer evening were 240 entries.

            The Lead-Line class started off the evening’s classes. Kenny Chesney and Delaney Reynolds claimed the top honors in a class of seven entries. Shake’s Little Midnight and Makena Dempsey claimed the reserve. Next in the ring was the Weanling Halter class competition. She’s Really Pushy Really and Chris Richards claimed the top honors in this great class of weanlings. Jazzalicious and Robert Nelms finished reserve.

            Claiming his 11th blue of the season in the Country Pleasure division was the team of Sweet Southern Jazz and Bradley Richards. Richards directed Sweet Southern Jazz to the blue in the Youth Country Pleasure class. Finishing reserve were Rolling Commander and BJ Richards. The Open Park Pleasure Specialty class had five top entries enter the ring. Extra Motion and Kevin Marker rode to the top honors in this good class. Sunfire’s Pheonix and Jeff Hatcher finished reserve.

            Rae Martin directed Watch This Heartbeat to the blue in the James Corlew Chevrolet WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Finishing reserve were Sweet Hawk and Bill Callaway.  Fifteen entries entered the gate in the Adult Country Pleasure class. Miss Jazzy and Jeanette Taylor rode to the winner’s circle. Judy Moore directed Pitcher Of Gold to the reserve honors.

            The Yearling Filly class competition entered the ring next. KD Lang and Robert Nelms walked to the winner’s circle. Lightening Shot Of Gen and Bobby Richards finished reserve. Jordan Dempsey directed Unforgettable Pusher to the blue in the Youth 11 and Under class competition. Flashy’s Jus Jukin and Will Cole finished reserve.

            Tom Gould did an excellent job directing Cutter’s Jewel to the blue in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding competition. Riding to the red ribbon was Forbidden and Renee Carlton. Major Orders and Dickie Scrivner walked to the blue in the Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Specialty class. Allen All Around and Scott McGregor finished reserve.

            The WHOA Youth Challenge class saw three entries enter the ring. Pushover’s Dreamaker and Jacob Kelley walked to the winner’s circle. Pride’s Flashy Girl and Audrey Grant finished reserve. Six entries entered the ring in the Yearling Colt class. Famous Phil and Robert Nelms top the tough class to claim the blue. Gangster’s Boy Dillanger and Bobby Richards made the reserve walk.

            Rodney Dick directed Olympic’s Supergizer to the blue in the Open Park Performance class competition. Bruce Hankins and Knight’s Gambler rounded out the number two spot. One Last Command and Rhiannon Barker captured the top honors in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Dollars Of Gold and Lucky Collins claimed the reserve honors.

            Next to enter the ring was the Amateur Lite-Shod Two and Three-Year-Old class. Williwalkin and Sharon Higginbotham walked their way to the winner’s circle. This is the fourth blue of the season for this talented mare. Willie Is Armed and Dr. Donnie Headrick claimed the reserve honors. Josh Walls directed He’s A Powerhouse to the blue in the Waterfall Farms WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Reserve in this top class were Sheza Hottie and Tim Smith.

            Gene Means directed his world champion stallion Jazz All Night to the blue in the
Amateur Park Pleasure competition. The Lady Has Connections and Heidi McWilliams finished reserve. Lebron James and Joel Weaver claimed the blue in the James Corlew Chevrolet WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion competition. Jose’s Real Deal and Sam Martin finished reserve.

            Lots Of Luck and Sherri Dietz Ward captured top honors in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Flash Me The Cash and Robin MacDonald finished reserve. Dylan Sain directed JFK’s Pusher to the blue in the Youth Ponies class. Raise A Ruckus and Caitlin Koszuta claimed the reserve.

            Nine entries entered the ring in the Waterfall Farms WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion competition. War Commander and Winky Groover claimed the top honors. My Reckless Endangerment and Knox Blackburn were reserve. Sensational Premier and Latithia Oran made a sensational performance to claim top honors in the Amateur 15.2 and Under competition. Jazz’s Rhythm And Blues and Seth Joseph finished reserve.

            Suzy Johnson and Mr. Kamikaze topped the big class of Amateur Ladies Mares and Geldings to take home the blue. Dumas and Renee Carlton were reserve. Next to enter the ring was the Youth 12-17 competition. Main Majorette and Caleb Kilburn walked to the winner’s circle in this top class. Prism Sky and Mary Beth Blessing finished reserve.

            A Major Tsunami and Amber Lewis claimed the blue in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion class. I Bee Stone and Debbie Marby finished reserve. Thirteen top entries entered the ring in the Open Show Pleasure Specialty competition. Titanium Touch and Tim Smith claimed the blue in this top class. Absolutely Flawless and John Allan Callaway were reserve.

            Tricia Timmons directed The Goal Line to the blue in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Specialty class. Wire Transfer and Joanne Davis finished reserve. Fame Seeker and Renee Carlton claimed top honors in the Amateur Canter competition. Ultra Copy’s Dark Shadow and Chuck Cheek were reserve.

            The Night Pusher and Dick Peebles walked to the winner’s circle in the Hartland Farm WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Open competition. He’s A Weekend Warrior and Sam Martin finished reserve. Brittney Wilson made her return to the winner’s circle after a two-year absence from the ring. Wilson directed her Delight’s Man Of Pride to the blue in the Amateur Show Pleasure competition. Beamin’ Dollar and Gene Means were reserve.

            Thirteen entries entered the gate call in the Aged Mares and Geldings competition. She’s Toxic! and Herbert Derickson walked to the winner’s circle in this top class. He’s Wild Eyed And Wicked and Knox Blackburn were reserve. Lucky Collins directed Sensational Dumas to the blue in the Amateur Specialty competition. On The Line and Suzanne Littell finished reserve.

            Topping the evening was the Young Motors WHTA Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Championship. I’m Packin' A Pistol and Jeff Hatcher made the trip to the winner’s circle. This is the sixth blue of the season for this championship contender. Finishing in the reserve spot were General’s Show Stopper and Dick Peebles.

            This completes the coverage of the Liberty Lions Club Horse Show. Complete results can be viewed, searched and printed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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