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KEEPS Program Rewards Participants With Special Show



 

 

by Courtney Grider

 

          BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It was a wonderful afternoon for the Kentucky Walking Horse Breeders’ Incentive (KEEPS) Horse Show. With 109 total entries it proved that the KEEPS program has many supporters. The judges were drawn from a hat before the show with each class having a different judge.

         In a huge class of Open Weanlings it was Cover Charge's Covergirl and Leanne Renner for Chad Renner of Stanford, Ky. Receiving the reserve honors was Mike Anasis and A Razza Mataz.

         The Two-Year-Old Amateur division was won by Charles Johnston of Carrollton, Ohio and Level Playing Field. San Juanita and Joe Dan Reed rode to the red ribbon.

         The third class of the afternoon was the Trail Pleasure English Four and Under. Leslie Perry and Best In Blue wore the blue ribbon out of the ring. Second place was awarded to Gen's Walking With Pride and Melanie Mador for Stonewall Investments of Cynthiana, Ky.

         Doing time in the winner's circle were Steve Swinford and Celebrity Doing Time for Marcy Gibson of Walton, Ky. Reserve in the Three-Year-Old and Under Open class went to Mo Ritz and Jessie Smith for Joe Dan Reed of McKinny, Ky.

         The Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Four and Under was won by Owl's Night Vision and Kemp Martin for Buford Martin of Owenton, Ky.

         Joe Herald and Wicked River Walker, the entry of Frank Prather Jr. of Rocky Hill, were victorious in the Two-Year-Old Open Mare and Gelding class. Second was Wanted, the entry of Carrie Benedict from Glasgow, Ky., ridden by Justin Taylor.

         The Open Yearlings class winners were Moonlit and Luke Carswell for Rogers Farm of Owingsville, Ky. Here Comes Amos Moses and Donnie May, the entry of Young and May of Gallatin, Tenn., and Richmond, Ky., were reserve.

         With a sassy performance in the Park Performance Four and Under class it was Wes Hendrick with Dollar's Sassy Lady to the blue ribbon honors. Second place was awarded to Designed By Evil and JT Olds for Olds Farm.

         Melanie Mador and Champ's One & Only were crowned the winners in the Trail Pleasure Four and Under. A Cloud Of Magic and David Mase for Chad Renner of Stanford were second.

         In a very colorful showing it were Showboat's Design and Ronnie Brooks who claimed the blue for Betty Brooks of Bowling Green, Ky. Grey Persuasion and Cindy Hamon of Carlisle, Ky., were reserve.

         Wicked's Dream Catcher and Mike Anasis won the Plantation Pleasure Four and Under. Second award went to Ebony's Big Ticket and Leslie Perry for Gene Carswell of Morehead, Ky.

         The Show Pleasure class was won by Confederate and Courtney Grider of Columbia, Ky. Reserve honor went to Flooded With Cash and Cory Hendrick for Herald and Prather of Oakland and Rocky Hill, Ky.

         The Four and Under Amateur class was won by Frank Prather and My Designer Genes. In second was also an entry of Frank Prather of Rocky Hill, Kiss Me I'm Irish and DeDe Waldrop.

         Jessie Smith and Beyond The Glory won the Two-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class for Charles Stivers of Manchester. Diamond Eagle and Steve Swinford were reserve.

         In a good class of Country Pleasure Four and Under horses Sport's Pushy Gal pushed her way to the top of the class for the blue. Angela Pelton directed William Henry to the red ribbon.

         The final class of the day was the Open Specialty Four and Under. In a great class of horses it was Rapid Refund with Scotty Brooks for owner Jennifer Brooks of Bowling Green who was crowned the winner. Reserve honors went to JR's Cash Flow and Joe Herald for Landrum and Herald of Glasgow and Oakland, Ky.

Complete results follow and can be viewed, searched and printed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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