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Kentucky Walking Horse Association Holds Annual Banquet & Convention . . .
Over 400 in attenda



by Linda Scrivner
LEXINGTON, KY. - A crowd of over 400 on Friday night opened the Annual Kentucky Walking Horse Association High Point Awards banquet and convention. In addition to the festivities, numerous meetings were packed into the fun filled weekend of January 18-19 at the Marriott Resort at Griffin Gate.

Following the Friday night buffet and awards presentations of ribbons, silver and crystal, meetings were held on Saturday. The fun concluded at the gambling tables of the casino, a 50/50 reverse drawing and dancing Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Special awards were presented in various categories. Dalia Smith won the Juvenile Sportsmanship award while Terry Logan Lunsford was presented with the Amateur Sportsmanship title. Bob McQuerry was awarded the Professional Sportsperson of The Year. Owner of the Year once again went to Stonewall Investments, William P. Jackson and Patricia Holt as it did last year. Trainer of the Year by Points was awarded to McQuerry Stables and Trainer of the Year by Votes went to Kevin Bailey.

The Juvenile Horse of the Year was Jessica Berry’s Keeper of the Stars; while Michelle Lamb claimed the Amateur Horse of the Year with Double Tough. The Plantation Horse of the Year went to Boomerang’s Threat and Glenda Kirkland. Walton Johnson and It’s A Major Matter captured the Show Pleasure Horse of the Year award. Van Bert Farms and The Ultra Walk proudly accepted the Halter Horse of the Year, and Cathy French’s Making Money won the Open Horse of the Year.

The first special award presented Friday evening was made by Brandi Todd to a person that “ ...takes time to notice the little things. ... When I lost my horse, he stated pain lessens when you do something for some one else.” This award was made to John Alexander who is starting his 51st year as a horse show photographer.

Three presentations were made to the Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped Program. Wayne Altom, treasurer presented a $2500 check, followed by a presentation by the KWHA Auxiliary President Candy Pugh of $1000. Sue Alexander, Spring Jubilee Horse Show Manager, made an additional $1000 contribution to their building fund. Mark Palmer accepted the contributions and said that they would never forget those people that had supported the organization all along and those that were the first to believe in the vision, thanking them for all they had done.

This year’s President’s award was given to an individual that had contributed much to the success of the organization, including assigning DQP’s with no compensation. President Denzil Allen presented this award to Eddie Ray Davis.

The Don and Louise Cooper award was presented by Mark Palmer of the Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped Program. This award is presented to someone each year who contributes and participates in the KWHA in a non-riding capacity. This year’s award went to a man who selflessly gave to the organization, whose interest started when he bought a pony for his son; the man in the background, Kemp Martin’s father, Buck Martin.

In a tradition that started last year, three persons were inducted into the KWHA Hall of Fame, which honors members who had contributed to the success of the KWHA. The new honorees were: Edward “Jumbo” Boyd, R.J. Doyle and John Walker McKinney. Donnie May accepted the award for John Walker McKinney, one the the first people to be involved with Walking Horses in Kentucky and who started Donnie May.

Janet May accepted the award for R.J. Doyle, who changed from gaited to Walking Horses, ran a training facility, invented the first smooth boots, who was “a great horse horse trainer and a prince of a fellow.” Minnie Boyd, the widow of Jumbo Boyd, accepted his award. Boyd was a fixture in stake classes with Delight’s Eight Ball and many others. He loved telephones, had a special interest in children. Eightball, now 32-years-old, is still at home at Boyd’s Stable. Next on the agenda was the Kentucky Stallions Owners’ Association (KSOA) High Point Awards. Eb’s Black Charger was awarded the KSOA Stallion of the Year, owned by Triple T. Investments and reserve was awarded to Mind Games, owned by Todd & Ecklar.

Following the Board of Directors Meeting, the KSOA Meeting, The Ladies Auxiliary Meeting and the Juvenile Auxiliary Meeting held Saturday morning, elections were held in the General Membership meeting. Elected new president of the KWHA was Earl Rogers; Denzil Allen, Vice-President; John Alexander, Second Vice-President; and Wayne Altom, Treasurer.

The KWHA Ladies Auxiliary officers for this year are President, Candy Pugh; First Vice-President Patti Reynolds; Second Vice-President Marie Broaddus; Treasurer JoAnn Zeller; and Secretary Melanie Mader.

Topics discussed were the site for the Kentucky Celebration in September. It was voted to return to Harrodsburg, Ky. as it was last year.

Results follow:

KENTUCKY WALKING HORSE ASSOCIATION
2001 FINAL POINT STANDINGS
January 18, 2002
Lexington, Ky.

LEAD LINE
1. Jordan Mann
2. Kali Broaddus
3. (tie) Paul Hamilton
Callie Conyers

TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY & GELDING
1. DIVA IN COMMAND, Napier Family
2. POWERS SHOW GIRL, Danny Erwin
3. PUSHER’S FAMOUS JOY, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnstone

TWO-YEAR-OLD STALLION & GELDING
1. HE’S ARMED & PUSHY, Stonewall Investments
2. BLACK MEMPHIS, Bruce Huffman
3. THE PERFECT PUSHER, Ronnie Corey

TWO-YEAR-OLD AMATEUR
1. BLAZING REFLECTION, Ellis Farms
2. CHAMPION ALL OVER, J.T. Broaddus
3. JUST CALL ME HIGH TIME, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brummett

TWO-YEAR-OLD OPEN
1. THE PERFECT PUSHER, Ronnie Corey
2. BUSTIN LOOSE IN MOTOWN, Tawana Nichols
3. JUST SHOOT ME, Curtis Pittman

THREE-YEAR-OLD MARE & GELDINGS
1. GEN’S CRANK EM UP, Stonewall Investments
2. COIN’S ALOTTA CASH, Applegate & McCoy
3. MY HEAVENLY COLORS, Peggy Caldwell

THREE-YEAR-OLD STALLION & GELDING
1. CASH’S DUKE, Bruner & Johnson
2. CLUTCH’S POWER PLAY, Bruce Huffman
3. (tie) ARMED WITH GEN, Stonewall Investments
PUSHIN FOR PAYMENT, Bud McCoy Family

THREE-YEAR-OLD AMATEUR
1. COMMAND OVERRULED, Linton Griffith Family
2. MAXXED OUT, Elizabeth Whitton
3. FOOLISH GAMES, Mandie Tudor

THREE-YEAR-OLD OPEN
1. JOHNNY ORLANDO, Linda Patton
2. JAILBREAK, Dale Smith
3. MAJOR INTRIGUE, Danny Purvis

FOUR-YEAR-OLD AMATEUR
1. FLASHY’S COLLECTOR PRIDE, Martin Stables
2. BURNT CASH, Hancock & McIntyre
3. JULIUS KESSLER, Griffith & James

FOUR-YEAR-OLD OPEN
1. SIR CASH, Alonzo Napier Family
2. IRISH AMERICAN, Ron & Doris Smith
3. BEN DOVER, Rector & Hendricks

AMATEUR NO CANTER
1. GOLDWELL’S DELIGHT, Cathy French
2. FAME’S PUSHY WOMAN, Don & Alberta Tanner
3. PUSHER’S SPORT, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Habig

NOVICE AMATEUR
1. AN AMERICAN TRADITION, Stacy Rogers
2. SHE’S DANGEROUS JENIE, Dr. Marion Pennington
3. MOUNTAIN DELIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. John Gillispie

AMATEUR OWNED & TRAINED
1. JUST A MOUNTAIN MAN, Ronnie Pennington
2. CLUTCH’S MIRACLE, Jim Slater
3. PRIDE’S MIDNIGHT DELIGHT, Olds Farms

LADIES AMATEUR
1. DOUBLE TOUGH, Michelle Lamb
2. CALL ME HYTONE, Larry Jordan Family
3. ROMPIN PUSHER, Nelson & Tina Thompson

AMATEUR 15.2 & UNDER
1. WARWICK, Joe & JoAnn Dietz
2. PUSHER’S REFLECTOR, Gill & Rogers
3. MOTOWN GOOD TIMING, Lisa Patton

AMATEUR OPEN
1. ROYALTY’S PAINKILLER, Terry Logan Lunsford
2. RAVE, Joe & JoAnn Dietz
3. GOLDSTAR JUBILEE, Bruce & Linda Vaughn

JUVENILE 11 & UNDER
1. KEEPER OF THE STARS, Jessica Berry
2. PRIDE’S MIDNIGHT STORM, Fryman & Clemons
3. VAL’S PRETTY WOMAN, Sam Hamilton Family

JUVENILE 12-17
1. MARK OF GENIUS, Scott Farms
2. LIGHTFOOT ON PARADE, Renee Smith
3. IT HAD TO BE YOU, Linda Alich

JUVENILE 17 & UNDER
1. NOON’S TIME TO GLO, Willis Coffey Family
2. PRIDE’S ULTIMATE, Jessica Smoot
3. (tie) BUM’S NIGHTMARE, Jeff Hatter Family
GET OVER IT, Tim Napier Family

TWO-YEAR-OLD PLANTATION PLEASURE
1. MGET, Kristie Cunnngham
2. WHITE ON WHITE ‘S JFK, Terry & Anne Sams
3. CUT’S DIAMOND CUT, Gene Carswell

THREE-YEAR-OLD PLANTATION PLEASURE
1. SUNDROP STRAIGHT UP, John Mucci
2. A GREATER GENERATOR, Leo & Mary Martin
3. PRIDE’S TIME CLOCK, Chris Burton

FOUR-YEAR-OLD PLANTATION PLEASURE
1. A CHARMING PUSHER, Penny Smith
2. CASH’S PRO DESIGN, Roger & Mary Shoupes
3. A GREATER GENERATOR, Leo & Mary Martin

PLANTATION PLEASURE NO CANTER
1. JUDGE ME IF YOU DARE, Jessica Ray
2. FAME & MONEY, Roach, Runyan & Johnson
3. DUDE’S HAMMER, Harney & Morris

PLANTATION PLEASURE AMATEUR NO CANTER
1. JUDGE ME IF YOU DARE, Jessica Ray
2. PATTERN’S GEN, Barnett & Smithson
3. JFK’S PUSHY WOMAN, Carl & Carrie Johnson

PLANTATION PLEASURE LITE SHOD NO CANTER
1. BOOMERANG’S THREAT, Glenda Kirkland
2. HAZE’S ATTITUDE, Larry Wood
3. SON OF DUDE, George Quinley

PLANTATION PLEASURE LITE SHOD CANTER
1. (tie) BOOMERANG’S THREAT, Glenda Kirkland
SON OF DUDE, George Quinley
2.DELIGHT’S WALKABOUT, Denzil Allen
3. SHADOW’S INGENIOUS, Ray Cable

PLANTATION PLEASURE LADIES
1. GENERATOR’S BLACK SHADOW, Leo & Mary Martin
2. JFK’S PUSHY WOMAN, Carl & Carrie Johnson

PLANTATION PLEASURE 11 & UNDER
1. PATTERN’S GEN, Barnett & Smithson
2. EBONY’S SHINING PRIDE, Mary Brannen

PLANTATION PLEASURE 12-17
1. SHADOW’S DOUBLE TIME, Ed Vorderbreuggen
2. MILL’S DELIGHT, Nicole Smithson

PLANTATION PLEASURE 17 & UNDER
1. PATTERN’S GEN, Barnett & Smithson
2. PRIDE’S MARK ME FIRST, Dwayne Newby
3. PRIDE’S ALL RIGHT, Roger & Mary Shoupes

PLANTATION PLEASURE OPEN
1. BOOMERANG’S MR. THREAT, Glenda Kirkland
2. FLASHIN CASH, Dave & Sheila Alvis
3. A RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA, Helen Slater

PLANTATION PLEASURE WESTERN
1. BOOMERANG’S THREAT, Glenda Kirkland

COUNTRY PLEASURE
1. MARK’S MR. SHAKER, Glenda Kirkland
2. PRIDE OF SHADOW TIME, Larry & Phyllis Stigers
3. GENERATOR’S BLACK GLORY, Nancy Williams

SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE
1. KING KONG’S JUNGLE QUEEN, Carol Boyd
2. PRIDE’S MR. DILLON, Betty Turner
3. SHE’S A TEQUILLA SUNRISE, Debbie Viers

SHOW PLEASURE OPEN
1. IT’S A MAJOR MATTER, Walton Johnson
2. COBRA’S CODE OF HONOR, Ann Hamon
3. ROCK’S BLACK AS NIGHT, Nelson & Tina Thompson

SHOW PLEASURE AMATEUR NO CANTER
1. HE’S A BLUE CHIP, Ray Burton
2. COBRAS CODE OF HONOR, Ann Hamon
3. PUSHER’S CHALK ONE UP, Ralph & Connie ?Bobblitt

KWHA LADIES AUXILIARY
1. MARIE BROADDUS
2. DANA PITCOCK
3. SABRINA PATTON YOUNG

KWHA LADIES AUXILIARY PLANTATION PLEASURE
1. MELANIE MADER
2. JO ANNE ZELLER
3. KRIS HOCKENSMITH

WALKING SEAT EQUITATION
1. EMMA JONES
2. LUKE CARSWELL

WALKING PONY
1. CHARGED BY BOURBON, Stephanie Oaks
2. A GOLD SELECTION, Mary Brannen
3. PURPLE MASTERPIECE, Kim Woods

WALKING YEAR
1. THE ULTRA WALK, Van Bert Farms
2. TOUCH OF DARKNESS, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Abrams
3. PUSHER’S WHITE RUSSIAN, Larry & Susan Wood

WALKING WEANLING
1. KODACHROME’S ANNIE OAKLEY, Larry & Susan Wood
2. SUNBEAM’S IVORY HEAT, Van Bert Farms
3. FAMOUS THREAT, Pitcock & Yeager

15.2 & UNDER OPEN
1. GEN’S RED OCTOBER, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnstone
2. PUSHER’S CRYSTAL, Stonewall Investments
3. RED MARK’S PUSHER, John R. (Bob) Bayes

OPEN SPECIALTY
1. MAKING MONEY, Cathy French
2. SUN’S CHOICE PRIDE, Stonewall Investments
3. PAPA’S SUNDAY, Lewis Kenney Family

AGED MARE & GELDING
1. THIRD GENERATION, Lou Ford
2. PUSHER’S EBONY ACE, Peggy Caldwell
3. WICKED’S RAMBLIN ROSE, Jim Curry

AGED STALLION & GELDING
1. MAKING MONEY, Cathy French
2. MARK’S REMARKABLE, Walt Bruner Stables
3. BEAM’S UNFORGETTABLE, Jim & Barbara Finch

WALKING HORSE OPEN & CHAMPIONSHIP
1. CASH’S MISTER SHADOW, Stonewall Investments
2. GENERATOR’S T-BIRD, Lewis Kenney Family
3. EL-C’S HIT MAN, Billy Joe Hays

KSOA YEARLING
1. (tie) THE PRIDE OF SURPRISE, David Thacker
LAURA LEA’S LITTLE LADY, Barney Shuffett
2. CANTANKEROUS, Brewer & Creech
3. CHARGER’S EASTER TRIBUTE, Roger Elam

KSOA TWO-YEAR-OLD
1. SUSPICIOUS MINDS, Brandi Todd
2. SANTA EVITA, Susi DeButskoy
3. TERMINATOR’S MAGIC DELIGHT, High Bush Farms

KSOA THREE-YEAR-OLD
1. PUSHER’S FINAL MARK, Bill Hunt
2. PUSHER’S TRADEMARK, Tom Weddle Family
3. PUSHIN FOR PAYMENT, Bud McCoy Family

BLUE RIBBON SHOW OF THE YEAR
ONE-NIGHT
1. KWHA JUVENILE AUXILIARY HORSE SHOW
2. LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR WALKING HORSE SHOW
3. GARRARD COUNTY HORSE SHOW

MULTI NIGHT
1. OWINGSVILLE LIONS CLUB HORSE SHOW
2. KWRHTA DERBY CLASSIC
3. KWHA LADIES AUX. SPRING JUBILEE

ONE NIGHT SHOW OF THE YEAR
1. FRANKLIN CO. FAIR HORSE SHOW
2. BOWLING GREEN CHARITY HORSE SHOW
3. BRODHEAD LIONS CLUB HORSE SHOW

MULTI NIGHT SHOW OF THE YEAR
1. NORTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW
2. RUSSELL COUNTY FAIR HORSE SHOW
3. CENTRAL INDIANA CHARITY HORSE SHOW

HORSE OF THE YEAR

JUVENILE - KEEPER OF THE STARS, Jessica Berry
AMATEUR - DOUBLE TOUGH, Michelle Lamb
PLANTATION - BOOMERANG’S THREAT, Glenda Kirkland
SHOW PLEASURE - IT’S A MAJOR MATTER, Walton Johnson
HALTER - THE ULTRA WALK, Van Bert Farms
OPEN - MAKING MONEY, Cathy French

SPORTSMANSHIP

JUVENILE - DALIA SMITH
AMATEUR - TERRY LOGAN LUNSFORD
PROFESSION - BOB MCQUERRY

OWNER OF THE YEAR - STONEWALL INVESTMENTS, William P. Jackson & Patricia Holt

TRAINER OF THE YEAR (POINTS) - MCQUERRY STABLES
TRAINER OF THE YEAR (VOTES) - KEVIN BAILEY

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