The King Of The Jungle Was Supreme At Pulaski


by Linda Scrivner


            PULASKI, Tenn. – Last weekend’s series of shows, which included Dickson and Lewisburg, ended once again with the prestigious Red Carpet Show of the South which featured excellent quality horses as well as lots of fun. Spectators and exhibitors drove through downpours as they approached the show grounds that received so much rain water stood everywhere. Other than a few sprinkles throughout the night the entries and spectators were blessed with nice weather. The all weather track was wet on the inside but footing was firm and safe. A huge number of spectators were thrilled with the 189 entries that competed at the 67th annual show, held July 28. Entries were down from the 247 that competed in 2006, compared to 312 in 2005 and 348 in 2004.

             Judge Larry Derryberry evaluated the 28 classes on the schedule. The Young Motors WHTA Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Grand Championship class had five top entries. The teams rode hard and the crowd was extremely vocal for their favorite. Derryberry selected King Of The Jungle and Charlie Green from the field of excellent horses to wear the red roses from the ring following a second running walk the second way of the ring. The Nestor Stewart family owns King Of The Jungle. Making an impressive reserve tie was Private Charter with Knox Blackburn in the irons for Bud Moore. This team also won the Murfreesboro Exchange Club Stake class in Murfreesboro, Tenn., earlier this season. Bill Bobo directed Busting With Terror to the third position for Jim and Judy Leek.

            Triple C Stables, Allan Callaway Stables, Derickson Training Facility, David Landrum Stables and Nelms Training Center led the blue ribbon tally with two blues each. With great horses from so many different stables, the following took home one blue a piece, Steve Aymett Stables, Jimmy Norris of Pollack’s Silver Spur Ranch, Latham Stables, Philip Trimble Stables, Roger Richards, Clark Farms, John Floyd Stables, Jeff Green of Shamrock Farm, Russ Thompson Stables, Rollie Beard Stables, Mike McCormick Stables, Steve Dunn Stables, Swingin’ Gate Stables, Scott Wilhite, Mickey McCormick Stables, Link Webb Stables and Charlie Green Stables.

            Kelly Weaver claimed the first blue for Triple C Stables with Senator’s Silver by winning the Adult Ponies class. This year Senator’s Silver has also won the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty Grand Championship with Kelly Sherman up at the Mississippi Charity Show. Kathryn Ramsbottom directed Cesar Ritz to the reserve.

            Billy Young won the second of Triple C Stables’s blues in the Waterfall Farms Three-Year-Old Stallions class with Mission Possible. This team is undefeated so far this season and has wins from the Spring Fun Show and the Woodbury Lions Club Show. Bill Bobo directed Power Force to the reserve.

            Allan Callaway’s first blue of the evening was in the Amateur Stallion Specialty class. The amateurs rode hard and spectators got behind their favorites. Linda Garrard rode Gold Picture to earn the victory pass. Reserve went to the team of A Sensational Dumas and Lucky Collins under the guidance of Derickson Training Facility.

            A very excited Suzanne Littell and Moore and Littell’s Sky Jam claimed Callaway’s second blue in the Amateur Canter class. Chuck Cheek directed Ultra Copy’s Dark Shadow to the reserve finish.

            Derickson Training Facility’s first blue came in the James Corlew Chevrolet WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class. Herbert Derickson directed That’s My Luck to the top of this exciting class. Lebron James and Joel Weaver made a fine show to claim reserve. Derickson’s second blue came in the mare and gelding class with Jazz Time and Derickson. Reserve was awarded to The Prodigal and Steve Aymett. 

            Jose Solitaire and Janice Fostek won the first blue for Landrum Stables in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. This team began their season with a blue at the National Trainers’ Show in the same class. Jose Caliente and Kathryn Ramsbottom took the reserve position.

            The world grand championship team of He’s Extraordinary and Patti Pollack won the very competitive 10-entry Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions class for the second Landrum blue. This undefeated team previously claimed blues at the National Trainers’ Show, the Gulf Coast Charity and the Spring Fun Show. Rock And Rave and Sherri Ward made an excellent show to earn the reserve ribbon.

            One Bodacious Stone and Robert Nelms made their weanling debut at the Woodbury Lions Club Show recently. Their second venture into the show ring came out with the same results. They claimed the Weanling class to win the first of Nelms Training Facility blues. Especially Yours, led by Christen Lovvorn, claimed reserve under the direction of Brett Boyd Stables.

            Current World Champion NRA claimed Nelms Training Facility’s second blue. They were victorious in the Yearling Colt class. Beverly Lamp led Swing Batter Batter Swing to claim reserve.

            Two-time World Champion Royal Sparkling Gen won his 11th blue of the season at Pulaski. Tyler Diamond Pollack claimed a blue at Pulaski in the Country Pleasure with this head shaking sensation. Jimmy Pollack proudly prepared them for the show ring. The judge selected Miss Jazzy and Jeanette Taylor for reserve.

            Charity Latham and Mexican Fire made the victory pass in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class under the Latham Stables banner. Brett Jones directed Champ’s First Round to reserve under Rising Star Ranch’s guidance.

            Philip Trimble and Under Lined With Cash earned their third consecutive blue when they won the James Corlew Chevrolet WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Charlie Green directed I’m Pushin For Cash to the reserve.

            Amanda Winters claimed Pat Head Summitt’s 11th blue of the season in the Yearling Filly class for Roger Richards. Robert Nelms led K.D. Lang to reserve.

            The popular team of Generated By Jose and Trey Blackburn won the Youth 11 and Under class as well as their 11th blue of the season under the Clark Farm banner. This team is enjoying an undefeated season and this was a repeat win from Pulaski in 2006. Kelsi York and Ace’s Zorro claimed the reserve position.

            The next class of the evening was the Waterfall Farms WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings. Prime’s Silver Lady and John Floyd earned the victory pass in this class. Herbert Derickson directed Stiletto to the reserve position.

            Jeff Green earned the victory pass in the Show Pleasure Specialty class with Front Page Blues. David Latham took second with King Jose.

            In the Park Pleasure Specialty class, the team of Jamey Thompson and Hermano Gold walked to the winner’s circle under Russ Thompson Stables’s banner. This was Hermano Gold’s sixth blue of the season. Patti Pollack claimed second with her striking palomino Sky Full Of Gold.

            Editorial Page and June Hawkins captured the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class after an excellent performance. Rollie Beard Stables prepared this team for their victory, their sixth of the season. Ashley Tuttle earned second with Lakota Colors under the guidance of Jeff Green.

            Columbia Spring Jubilee Champion MG’s Screamin Machine and Shirley Federer won the Fine Harness class from Mike McCormick Stables. Bethesda Champions Good Time Freddie and Justin Harris exited the ring with the red streamer.

            Bill Bobo and Jose’s All Pro claimed the Four-Year-Old Stallion class, making it his fourth consecutive victory. They also won the Pulaski Three-Year-Old Stallions class last season. John Allan Callaway and Cy Young claimed the reserve position.

            The Youth 12-17 Specialty classes always get very competitive when the Celebration draws near. Andy Adkins directed Down Town Pusher to another blue in this 13-entry class. Steve Dunn Stables prepared this team for their stunning performance at Pulaski. Reserve was awarded to another exciting team, Dr. Dangerous and Jacob Baum. The crowd was on its feet yelling and cheering throughout this class. It read like a who’s who book.

            Following their Liberty Lions Club win, Lots Of Luck and Sherry Ward’s fans cheered for them in the Hickory House Invitational Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions class when they made the victory pass from Swingin’ Gate Stables. Reserve was awarded to Ritz Rattle & Roll and Lynda Brogdon.

            In the 10-entry Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions class, the team of Byrd Dantzler and Megan Freeman walked to the winner’s circle. Scott Wilhite trains Byrd Dantzler. A Major Talent and Patti Pollack claimed the red ribbon for Rising Star Ranch.

            World Grand Champion A High Dollar Charge and Beverly Sherman won the 13-entry Amateur Mare and Gelding Specialty class. This is the team’s fifth season victory under the guidance of Steve Aymett. Ritzey Zone and Carolyn Joseph claimed reserve from Knox Blackburn Stables.

            Following their Liberty Lions Club win, The Goal Line and Tricia Timmons topped the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Mickey McCormick prepared this team. Hawk’s True Love and Patti Pollack were selected for second under the guidance of Rising Star Ranch.

            The 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class brought spectators to the edge of their seats and the cheers were heard loud and clear. Kurt Wilkerson rode World Champion The Raffle to the victory pass under the guidance of Link Webb Stables. Crackerjack Edge and Carolyn Joseph finished reserve from Knox Blackburn Stables.

            This concludes coverage of the 67th annual Red Carpet Show of the South. Complete results follow and may be reviewed, searched and printed on