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I'm Unarmed and Newman Backed the Competition into the Corner



By Christy Rogers Brown

CORNERSVILLE, Tenn. - A marvelous crowd was in attendance for the 57th annual Cornersville Lions Club Show. Spectators not only enjoyed a horse show that was graced with the presence of many talented horses, but they also enjoyed country ham sandwiches and homemade deserts. The honorable Leigh Bennett judged the event, while Connie Dunlap kept the horses in time with her lovely music. Announcer Bobby Sands kept everything rolling from behind the microphone.

Hal Newman and I’m Unarmed captured the Grand Champion honors in a field of gifted horse. Newman and Jones own the entry that bested a class of six horses. The reserve tie in the class went to Jazz Kong and Charlie Green. Green’s entry is owned by Gus King.

Chris Richards led The Mason to the win in the Weanling class to get the show off to a good start. Ronnie Logsdon owns the winning entry. Annie Cash and Robert Nelms carried out the reserve ribbon in the class for the Washburn family. Seven entries vied for the win in the class.

Richards returned in the Yearling Stallions class with Double Buckel. The pair was in top form and carried out the blue for Bill and Ronnie Stanfill. Robert Nelms led Copy’s Turbo to the reserve honors in the class for owners J.T. and Martha Nelms.

Robert Nelms entry was victorious in the Yearling Fillies class. Label’s Red Molly wore out the blue ribbon in the class for owners Chris and Tammy Proctor. Reserve honors in the class went to Jose’s Special Lady and Carla Hurley. Gene Carbine backs the entry.

B. J. Richards made a good catch ride on Friday Night Mercedes for Connie Waldo and topped the very large Country Pleasure Lite-Shod 17 and Under class. Major Alibi and Margaret Trudrung carried out the reserve ribbon in the 13-entry class.

Sweeping and Jerry Collier cleaned out the competition in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Brian and Tammy Anderton own the entry that bested the 11-entry class. Knox Blackburn guided Precious Little Dumas to the reserve win in the class for the Mike Harington family.

Alan Taunton’s entry Go Mr. Saturday Night Sam carried Russ Keyser to the winner’s circle after the Open Lite-Shod Plantation class. Bojangles Diamond Sadie and Bethany Martouri carried out the red ribbon in the class.

Casee Crocker and Armed held up the competition in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. The Armed Group own the entry that is trained by Campbell Stables. Jose’s Vengeance and Johnny Smith earned the reserve placing in the class. Twin Willow Equine Center primed the entry.

Blue Fire 2001 and Buck Williams walked their way to blue ribbon honors in the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions class. Jim and Judie McCaslin own the entry. Bold Vengeance and Ronal Young walked their way to the reserve honors in the class.

The Show Pleasure Open Specialty class was one by Who’s Keeping Score and Regina Daniel. Jerry Collier prepared the entry. Reserve honors in the class went to Beam’s High Tide and Brandon Stout. Randy and Lisa Cash back the entry.

Buck Williams Stables made a second win of the evening in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Guy and Marlene Findley. Silver Sassy Sally and Dick Peebles were the reserve champions in the class for owners Carol and George Smith.

Just after the sun went down, Hez Got Night Moves carried Kyle Insell to the winner’s circle in the Park Pleasure Open class. Equi-Tech Labs backs the winning entry. Mr. Mission Impossible and Larry Derryberry finished a close second in the class for Gail Smith.

The 11-entry Country Pleasure blue ribbon went to Major Alibi and Michele Mercier for trainer Russell Keyser and owners Fred and Delores Gibbany. The reserve tie in the class was awarded to It’s Your Choice and Patty O’Bryan. O’Bryan rode for owners Louis and Jeanie Salvago.

Jeren Guthrie made the good ride in the Juvenile Walking Pony class aboard Hard Cash To Bear. Guthrie was riding for Twin Willow Equine Center. He returned in the WHAT Youth Council 12-17 class and piloted Ali Ali to the win for Black Hawk Farm and David Pruett.

Designed In April and Meagan Villherd carried out the reserve ribbon in the Juvenile Walking Ponies class. Ken Taylor Stables prepares the entry for owner Bill Murill. Dr. Dangerous and Jacob Baum walked away with the reserve win in the WHAT Youth Council class. Bill Bobo prepared the entry.

Hard Collateral and Chris Zahnd made an outstanding performance in the Four-Year-Old Stallions Canter class. Swinging Gate Stables trains the talented bay stallion for Mr. and Mrs. Larry Roy.

Southpaw and Chantel Wakefield made an entertaining ride in the Amateur Ladies on Mares and Geldings class. The duo walked out with the blue award in the class for trainer Wayne Dean. The Onion and Meg Chiappari claimed the reserve win in the talent filled class. Blake Sims Stables primed the entry for the Mike Chiappari family.

Double Buckle was led to the winner’s circle after the Yearling Stallions class had been tied by Chris Richards. Bobby Richards trains the entry for Dill and Ronnie Stanfill. Copy’s Turbo and Robert Nelms finished second in the class. J.T. and Martha Nelms own the entry.

Absolutely Armed and Bill Bobo made a fantastic ride in the Three-Year-Old Stallions class. The Armed Group backs the entry. Major Limits carried Steve Aymett to the reserve honors in the class. Doris Haygood owns the gifted entry.

Taylor Willis guided Boomer’s Ultimate Reality to the winner’s circle in the Youth 11 and Under class. Twin Willow Equine Center prepared the winning team. Hard Cash Adorable and Kip Prasser earned the reserve ribbon in the class. Buck Williams trained the entry for Gary Shacklett.

Bess Harmon and current Reserve Two-Year-Old Amateur World Champion Tinsley’s Command made the winning ride in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class. Harmon was riding for daughter and son-in-law Jon and Emily Hastings. The Skymax and Kristie Kirkpatrick carried out the reserve ribbon in the good class.

Cut The Smoke carried Brenda Carlon to the win in the Amateur 50 and Over class. Dr. Harv Carlon owns the entry that is trained by the Derickson Training Facility. Double Copper Coin and Marjorie Watson found the reserve honors in the class for trainer Wayne Dean.

Mickey Groom piloted The Skywish to the win in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Walking Stallions class. Campbell Stables trains the entry for the Doss family. This was the second blue ribbon of the evening for Campbell Stables.

Thief’s Delightful Man and Dick Peebles topped the 15.2 and Under Open Specialty class. The Anthony Joseph family owns the entry. O.M.G. and Charlie Green were the reserve champions in the class. Jane Gates owns the talented entry.

Pusher’s Smokin Joe and Callie Stuckey made the second of three winning rides for Hal Newman Stables in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class. Elegant Time and Gail Walling rode to the reserve win in the class for the Derickson Training Facility and Judy McDonald.

Chris Messick rode the current World Champion Yearling Filly to the win in the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure class. This was their debut ride under saddle. Phil Cohen owns the entry. The reserve award in the class went to Mississippi Poison and Nevada Turner. This entry is owned and trained by Campbell Stables.

Without Command and Kim Bailey bested the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallions Specialty class. James "Beetle" Bailey trains the entry. Reserve honors in the class went to Ritz After Midnight and Joyce Meadows. Dick Peebles Stables prepared the entry.

Candy Green made a happy birthday blue ribbon ride on Gossip in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class. Charlie Green prepared the entry for Carol Whitehead. Newton Parks and Gray Skies were the reserve winners in the class. Parks Farm trains the entry for the Bob Parks family.

Charles and Nellie Brantley’s entry Gen’s Genevieve topped the Five-Year-Old and Over Mare Canter class. Mike Gilley guided the entry to the winner’s circle for the Derickson Training Facility. Dick Peebles and General George S Patton were the reserve champions in the class for Carol and George Smith.

The WHT Wives and Children class winners were You’re The Man and Freda Dean. Dean made the good ride in the class for Wayne Dean and Sharon Sanders. Beam's Grand Tour and Beth Young made the reserve win in the class for Mike Turner Stables and owner Jerry Haskins.

Elvis Pusher and Toby Scarbrough made the winning ride in the Amateur Open Specialty class. Blackhawk Farm prepared the entry. Jimmy Smith and A Self Made Man were the reserve champions in the talent filled class. The entry is trained by Bill Bobo.

The crowd, spectators and judges enjoyed the quality of horses, homemade foods, the small town hospitality and the cool temperatures that made for the pleasant 57th walking horse showcase at Cornersville.

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