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The King Took Over His Crown At Warren County!



by Stephanie Rose


            MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. - The 44th annual Warren County Horseman’s Association Walking Horse Show was quite a success with 231 entries. It was the third show on the Middle Tennessee agenda for the annual Fourth of July weekend of competitive horse shows. While looking like it would rain for the first few hours of the show, it held out to make it a perfect evening. It was on Friday, July 6 and started promptly at 6 p.m. The judge was Smokey Carswell of Morehead, Ky., for the 30 classes of the evening.

            The show began with the Walking Weanling class. So Be It and Karen McGee were the proud winners of their first outing for McGee and Washburn of Fayetteville, Tenn. Chi Town Hustler and Chris Richards were reserve for Ron and Debbie Raup of Thomasboro, Ill.

            The Youth 11 and Under class was the next to be called to the ring. Kayla Pitts directed her white mount Casper’s Snow White to the winner’s circle. This was Casper’s sixth blue of the season with the Pitts family. She’s Armed With Poison and Thomas Derickson were reserve for Jill Derickson of Wartrace, Tenn.

            Snow Dollar and Dale Watts were the winners of the Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding class for Tom Cole. Pioneer Stables directed two blues with white horses in back-to-back classes! Jose’s Ritzy Doll and John Allan Callaway were reserve for C & C Stables of Lawrenceville, Ga.

            Extra Agent and Terre Huebner won their first of three blues of the weekend in the biggest class of the night, Country Pleasure, for Wally and Terry Huebner of Helenville, Wis. Cowboy On Parole and Jim Leek were reserve for Waldo and Leek of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Cedar Creek, Texas.

            Coming off a victory at the Liberty Lions Club Horse Show, KD Lang and Robert Nelms won another blue in the Yearling Filly class for Bader and Keyser. Silver Dollar’s Crystal and Chris Richards were second for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brantley of Wartrace, Tenn.

            Absolutely Flawless and John Allan Callaway won their second class of Open Show Pleasure competition this year for C & C Stables of Lawrenceville, Ga. Bold Scream and Jeff Givens were reserve for Stembridge and Veniot.

            Jazz All Night collected his third blue of the year in the Park Pleasure Specialty division with Jackie Byrom for Gene and Sandra Means of Shelbyville, Tenn. Encore’s Shakin Lady and Jimmy Laughlin were second for 4-J Land and Cattle Co. of Waynesville, Mo.

            Main Majorette and Caleb Kilburn added another blue to their resumé in the Youth 12-17 class for Salt Lick Farms of Salt Lick, Ky. They are undefeated in Youth competition this season. Cash My Lady and Maria Holland were reserve for Stewarts Farm and Nursery of McMinnville, Tenn.

            Gangster’s Boy Dillinger picked up his fourth blue of the year in the Yearling Colt class with Chris Richards for Don and Jill Caperoon of Hohenwald, Tenn. The Classic Look and Carla Hurley were reserve for Harlinsdale Farm of Franklin, Tenn.

            Drop The Hammer and Judy Leek won the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty class for Waldo and Leek of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Cedar Creek, Texas. This was Drop The Hammer’s fourth blue of the undefeated season. Magic Illusionist and Jeff Givens were reserve for Cheryl Reidy of Ranch Santa Fe, Calif.

            Opus One and Billy Young won their first blue together in the Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Floyd Sherman of Dallas, Texas. Cash Lined and Herbert Derickson were reserve for Allan and Lorie Ridley.

            Above The Line and Brad Spivey went above and beyond the line to win the Amateur Four-Year-Old class for Jake Spivey of Morristown, Tenn. Sweep’s Sir William and Don Robinson were reserve for Cookeville, Tenn.

            Samurai Sky and Jackie Byrom won their first blue together in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class for Julie Cole of Shelbyville, Tenn. Irish American’s Armed DS and Shawna Floyd were second for Powell, Moore and Redman.

            It’s Taboo and Robin MacDonald won their fourth blue of the season in the Amateur Ladies Specialty class for Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga. Pedal To The Medal and Debbie Eichler were reserve for Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Masked Threat and Charlie Green’s second blue of the year came in the Riders’ Cup Open 15.2 division for owner Nestor Stewart of McMinnville, Tenn. Look Of Masquerading and Joel Weaver were reserve for Margaret and Robert Thomas of Philadelphia, Miss.

            After a win at the Columbia Spring Jubilee with owner Sally Reiley, JFK’s Top Aide came back in the Open Park Performance division with Jackie Byrom for Dick and Sally Reiley of Lewisburg, Tenn. Stock’s Night Star and Mike Civils were reserve for Barbara Massingale of Athens, Tenn.

            Champ’s First Round collected his fifth blue of the year with Brett Jones in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class for Brett and Lisa Jones of Tylertown, Miss. I’m A Strange Brew and Robin MacDonald were second for Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga.

            After wins at the Fairview Lions Club and the Gulf Coast Charity, Jazz Eclipse and Justin Harney took home the blue once again in the Amateur Owned and Trained class for the John Harney family of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Your Wish Is My Command and LaRue McWaters were reserve for McWaters of Ashford, Ala.

            Raise A Ruckus and Caitlin Koszuta won their first blue of the year together in the Youth Pony division for Catherine Koszuta of Ocala, Fla. The Skywish and Tyler Adcock were second for the Mickey Adcock family of McMinnville, Tenn.

            I’m Risky Business with Allan Callaway and Alicia Avent claimed his first blue ribbon in the Pro-Am Specialty class for Sharon Thomas of Columbus, N.C. Stone Age with Joel Weaver and Debbie Eichler were reserve for Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Worth A Buck and Todd Claborn won the Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Mare & Gelding class and picked up their third blue ribbon for Beverly Sherman of Dallas, Texas. Jose’s Sweet Pepper and Charlie Green were second for Ashley Adcock of Lilitz, Pa.

            A competitive class of amateur 15.2 riders joined the ring for a chance of the blue. I’m Spiderman and Ed Breedlove took the top honors for Keith Breedlove of Buford, Ga. Highway Robbery and Betty Corlew were reserve for James and Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn.

            STS won his second blue of the year with Dick Peebles in the Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion class for James and Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn. War Commander and Winky Groover were second for Crawford Colts of Carrollton, Ga.

            After wins at the Smoky Mountain Classic and Celina, Command’s Wild Card and Abby Fox captured another blue in the Amateur Canter division for the Quentin Fox family of Cookeville, Tenn. Midnight At The Ritz and Debbie Eichler were second for the Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Jazz Time and Herbert Derickson jazzed on in to the winner’s circle to claim the blue in the Aged Mare and Gelding class for the Mickey Adcock family of McMinnville, Tenn. First Watch and Allan Callaway were reserve for George Ann Pratt of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Shelbyville, Tenn.

            I’m Billy Gray and Sue Ann Dowell made their first time out a blue ribbon ride in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class for Jo Ann Dowell of Powell, Ohio. Over Rated and Ashley Tuttle were reserve for Wadsworth Farms of Hermando, Miss.

            The Night Pusher and Dick Peebles won their fifth victory in the Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Stallion class for George and Carol Smith of Wiggins, Miss. Sanatone and Scott Beaty were reserve for Darrell Frazier of Jamestown, Tenn.

            Ms. Jose Walks racked up her fourth blue of the season in the Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding division with Charlie Green for Tommy and Sister Milligan of Panama City Beach, Fla. She’s So Lucky and Herbert Derickson were second for B & D Investors.

            Generator’s Champion and Brett Jones claimed the Amateur Specialty class for Brett and Lisa Jones of Tylertown, Miss. This is Generator’s Champion’s fifth blue ribbon this year.  Suspicious Mind and Brad Spivey were reserve for Jody Spivey of Morristown, Tenn.

            The finale of the evening was the Young Motors Riders’ Cup Open Championship Stake. King Of The Jungle and Charlie Green took home the honors to the very proud hometown owners, the Nestor Stewart family of McMinnville, Tenn. He’s A Rebel and Dick Myers were second for Joyce Myers of Shelbyville, Tenn. Dirty Little Games and Brandye Mills were third for Brandi Mills of Richmond, Ky. Can You See Me Now and Scott Beaty rounded out the top four for Allred and Frazier.

            This concludes the 44th annual Warren County Horseman’s Association Horse Show. Complete results can be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.

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