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Label’s Lucky Charm Crowned First Lady Of The Kentucky Celebration



 

 

by Renee Isaacs and Stephanie Rose

 

            LIBERTY, Ky. - A new place and a new feel for the 42nd annual Kentucky Celebration left exhibitors and spectators feeling excited. It was held for the first time at the new facility, the Central Kentucky Agriculture and Expo Center in Liberty, Ky., Sept. 19-22, 2007. The four nights of fun had great hospitality and excellent concession stand choices and a breakfast dinner each night following the show. Caryl Rose of Shelbyville, Tenn., Mike Civils of Petersburg, Tenn., and Bill Carmichael of Mt. Sterling, Ky., marked the cards for the 86 classes. The United States Department of Agriculture was there on the final nights of competition, Friday and Saturday, but the show still went on to have a large number of entries, 734.

            In a fiercely competitive Championship Stake, a mare conquered the competition for the first time in over 10 years. It was Label’s Lucky Charm and Donald Stamper who wore out the roses for Denise Calhoun of Waco, Ky. This was her third stake championship win for the year. Following championship wins at Morehead, Cynthiana, Owingsville and the UPRHBTA World Celebration, Johnny Orlando and Mike Oney wore the red ribbon for Linda Patton of Mt. Sterling, Ky. I’m Packin’ A Pistol and Jeff Hatcher came all the way from Middle Tennessee to take home the yellow streamer for Charlene Gibson of Sykesville, Md. Silver Dollar’s Donato and Howard Mayberry rounded out the top four for the Bob Stannard family of Lebanon, Ky.

           

Wednesday Evening

 

            The KSOA Yearling was the first class of the show. Mystic Mind’s Lady and Duane Carney took home the trophy for Bill and Jeanette Wesley of Florence, Ky. This was the sixth blue for this team. The General’s Game and Jamie Lee Wykoff were second for Laurie Herchenroeder of Harrodsburg, Ky.

            Kentucky Push’s Pride and Lisa Evans pushed through a heated class of Amateur Adult Ponies for Evans of Mt. Sterling, Ky. He’s Half A Dollar and Wes Hendrick were second for the Kenny Hendrick family of Bowling Green, Ky.

            World Champion Ike Turner and Chris Hazelwood earned top honors in the Weanling division. His wife, Amy, was reserve with Lucky Sevens and both horses are owned by Jacoby Farm.

            Gi Gi’s Milk Money and Jennifer Hankins took home their fifth blue of the year in the Walking Weanling B division unanimously for Hankins of Paris, Ky. Love Games and Ella Kline were reserve for CL Kline Farms of Robbins, Tenn.

            After wins at the Spring Jubilee Charity, Derby Classic and Owingsville, Paladin Sport and Tyler Oliver earned top honors again in the KSOA Two-Year-Old class for B Sha Sebastian. Not Enough Cash and Kevin Bailey were reserve for Jim Curry.

            With wins at the National Trainers’ Show and Owingsville, Extra Expense received another with Brandon Stout in the Open Show Pleasure Canter class for BH Hodge of Knoxville, Tenn. Hulk’s Stargate and Scott Beaty were reserve for Patty Rogers of Sweetwater, Tenn.

            He’s A Blue Chip and Chris Burton started off their winning weekend by winning the Amateur Owned and Trained  Specialty class with a unanimous tie from the judges for Burton Masonry of Faubush, Ky. Mister Blockbuster and JoAnne Zeller were reserve for Bishop, Winstead and Zeller.

            Coming off a blue ribbon at the UPRHBTA, Moonlit and Luke Carswell made the victory pass again unanimously in the Yearling class for Rogers Farm. Cash Card and Ella Kline were second for CL Kline Farm of Robbins, Tenn.

            Here Comes Amos Moses and Donnie May won the B division of the Yearling class for Young and May. This is this team’s third blue. Country Black and Don Campbell were second for Kim Campbell of Guthrie, Ky.

            The Night Pusher won his sixth blue ribbon of the year with Spencer Benedict with a unanimous tie in the Open Four-Year-Old division for George and Carol Smith of Wiggins, Miss. High Dollar Silver and Allen McQuerry were reserve for Gary and Kim King of Harrodsburg, Ky.

            With wins at Madison County and Franklin County, the team of Fudpucker and Travis Wiley pulled out another win in the Aged Mare and Gelding division for Robert and Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla. Another Pushbutton and Kemp Martin were second for Thomas Ware of Cynthiana, Ky.

            Following a win at Garrard County, The Armed Walker and Kevin Bailey won the KSOA Three-Year-Old class for Bob Porter. I’m The Wicked Lady and Brandon Stout were second for Williamson and Hoskins of Liberty, Ky.

            Mystery Woman and Courtney Grider started off their winning week by taking top honors unanimously in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Specialty class for the Tommy Grider family of Columbia, Ky. Senor Gen’s Firecracker and Lacey Archer were second for Lewis and Archer of Gratis, Ohio.

            I’m Armed To The Maxx and Kevin Bailey won their first blue of the year in the last class of Wednesday night, the Aged Stallion and Gelding division for Greenview Farms. Bright Red and Tommy Loid were reserve for Gordon and Lamar DePoyster.

 

Thursday Evening

 

            The General In Black and Teresa Creech won their seventh blue ribbon in the Plantation Pleasure Ladies Specialty class with a unanimous tie for Creech of Huntington, W.Va. T Bird’s Eldorado and Lacey Archer were reserve in the top class for Morna Conway of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Kim Campbell made an excellent catch ride to claim top honors in the Amateur Specialty Novice class unanimously aboard A Backdraft for Denise Parrett of Union, Ky. Reckless Youth and Kim Back were second for Back.

            My Color Is Fine and Alexis Tooley won a unanimous tie of the judges in the Youth Plantation Pleasure Specialty class for Andy Withers Farm of Columbia, Ky. Generator’s Bright Star and Jared Bradley were second for John Jackson of Frankfort, Ky.

            Showboat’s Heartstopper won her first blue of the weekend with a unanimous tie in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class with Lisa Evans for Evans of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Level Playing Field and Don Campbell were second for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnston of Carrolton, Ohio.

            After a win at Casey County, Prime’s Jump Jiven carried Carrie and Spencer Benedict to the blue in the Pro-Am Specialty class for Benedict of Glascow, Ky.  Cash’s Golden Skyline with Lindsay and Tyler Oliver was second for Phyllis Butner.

            Pasha and Dalia Smith carried home the trophy in the Youth 12-17 Canter class for Smith of Manchester, Ky.

            Following their win at Owen County, Red Satin Doll and Kris Hockensmith finished in first place in the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Plantation Pleasure class for Hockensmith of Frankfort, Ky. Love Lies & Alibis and Jamie Tucker were second for Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla.

            Reserve World Champion Laneview’s Master and Laura Beth Comley won the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class unanimously for Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla. She’s A Remarkable Diva and Brandi Raizor were second for Jacob and Brandi Raizor.

            Master Miracle and Jason Myatt mastered the Amateur Specialty Stallions and Geldings class and came out with the blue for Debbie Myatt of Alvaton, Ky. Wasted Wages and Edna Alexander were second for Paige Smith.

            After a reserve with trainer Scott Beaty in the Open Show Pleasure division, Kaitlyn Beaty came back and won the blue with unanimous ties in the Youth Show Pleasure Specialty class for Patty Rogers of Sweetwater, Tenn. Confederate and Ryan Blackburn were second for Courtney Grider of Columbia, Ky.

            With wins at the KWHA Youth Auxiliary, Owen County and Madison County, the team of Wicked's Whassup and Kris Hockensmith made the victory pass again in the Amateur Park Performance division for John Jackson of Frankfort, Ky. The Broken Sky and Carrie Benedict was second for Austin Benedict of Glascow, Ky.

            Socks On A Rooster and Laura Beth Comley won their fourth blue of the year in the Ladies Amateur Canter class for Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla. Juan In A Million and Melanie Mader were reserve for Stonewall Investments.

            Following a blue at Madison County, Master General earned another blue in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Specialty class for Bear’s Service Company of Richmond, Ky. Generatin' The Blues and Alexis Tooley were reserve for the Andy Withers family of Columbia, Ky.

            With wins at Clark County, Carter County Shrine, Lincoln County Fair and Casey County, the team of Santana In Black and Kim Butler made another victory pass in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding division for Kermit Tyree of Elkview, W.Va. Catcher In The Act and Luanne Sigman wore the red ribbon for Bob and Luanne Sigman of Canal Winchester, Ohio.

            Coming off a win at Owen County, Final Four and Jared Scott won the first of two blues during the week in the Amateur Owned and Trained Canter division with a unanimous tie for Scott and Bowman. Extra’s Jeb Stuart and Jim Woodburn were second for Woodburn of Sacramento, Ky.

            Kat Man Dude and Polly Ware won their eighth blue of the season in the Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty class for Tom Ware of Cynthiana, Ky. Be Cool and Tanner Watkins were second for Watkins of Lexington, Ky.

            He’s Hysterical and Charles Tooley won their first blue together in the Park Performance Three and Under division for the Andy Withers Farm of Columbia, Ky. Mr. Jack Benny and Jeremy Lamb were second for Gary Gorley.

            Capone and Spencer Benedict closed out the Thursday evening performance with a win in the 15.2 and Under Open class for Farmers Livestock Market. Cut A Rug and Scott Beaty were second for the Fred Allred family of Jamestown, Tenn.

 

Friday Evening

 

            Flashin' Cash and Dave Alvis began the night with a blue in the Plantation Pleasure Gentlemen Specialty class for the Holmes family. This was their fourth blue of the year and their first of two blues for the weekend.

            The new team of Combat Commander and Sabrina Young made their debut performance a blue ribbon ride for Young of Mt. Sterling, Ky. H’s First Class and Courtney Luttrell were reserve for Griffith and Luttrell of Paris, Ky.

            After winning top honors at the Spring Jubilee Charity and Boyle County, Dollar’s Silver Collector and Jennifer Hankins went to the winner’s circle again in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding division for Ronnie Mann of Williamstown, Ky. He’s A Showboat and Jimmy Evans were second for Carroll and Virginia Counts of Republic, Miss.

            My Color Is Fine picked up another blue at the Kentucky Celebration and this time it was in the Plantation Pleasure Two-Year-Old Specialty class with a unanimous tie for Andy Withers Farm of Columbia, Ky. Jose’s Tequila Sunrise and Bradley Hays were second for the Hayes family.

            Kennedy’s Espirit and Chris Burton made a unanimous ride for the blue ribbon in the Amateur Owned and Trained Four-Years and Under division for Burton of Faubush, Ky. Seez Who and Kenny Smith were second for Cleo Smith of Manchester, Ky.

            Elaine Brown made an excellent ride and won the Equitation 17 and Under division. She is from Alvaton, Ky., and has won 15 blues in academy competition this year.

            The reserve world championship team of Busting With Design and Ronnie Grider claimed another title in the Amateur 50 and Over Specialty class for Grider of Columbia, Ky. Platinum 33 and Luanne Sigmon were second for Luanne Sigmon of Canal Winchester, Ohio.

            Generator’s Black Shadow and Claire Hankins made the winning ride in the Plantation Pleasure Youth 11 and Under class.

            The new team of Olympic Energizer and Alie Napier carried home the blue their first time out together in the Amateur 15.2 and Under class for Napier of Shelbyville, Tenn. Pro Stock By JFK and Richard Evans were second for Lisa Evans of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

            Coined By Dollar and Jimmy Evans went to the winners’ circle in the Open Show Pleasure Specialty class for the Carr Brothers of Bethpage, Tenn. Zorba and Billy Ford were second for Ford of Carmel, Ind.

            Bustin’s Bad Boy won his fifth blue of the year in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion and Gelding division unanimously with Dennis Walker of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Lots Of Luck and Sherri Ward were second for Joe Dietz of New Castle, Ind.

            Collateral Damage and Allen McQuerry won the Four-Year-Old Open class for Mr. and Mrs. John Gillispie.

            John FK’s Diamond Delight and Dalia Smith carried on with their undefeated season and  took home top honors in the Youth 17 and Under Specialty class for Smith of Manchester, Ky. Pushin' Miss Genny and Mandie Napier were second for Napier of Union, Ky.

            Wicked’s Dream Catcher and Mike Anasis went to the winner’s circle in the Plantation Pleasure Four-Year-Old Open Specialty class unanimously for Penny Smith. Clutch Full Of Trouble and Tyler VanGosen were second for Paul and Lisa Massie of Upton, Ky.

            Two Gun Silver Dollar and Evan Alexander took home their fifth blue this season in the KWHA Members Only Specialty class with a unanimous tie for May and Lacer. Who Am I and Karen Rector were second for Duane Rector of Smiths Grove, Ky.

            Dirty Little Games and Brandi Mills made an excellent ride to claim the blue in the Amateur Canter division for Mills of Richmond, Ky.

            Following a win at the Derby Classic, Martha’s Wicked Spirit and Joe Herald came out with the blue again in the Open Specialty class for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Massie of Upton, Ky. I’m The Intimidator and Terry Sims were second for Mark and Mona Vice of Carlisle, Ky.

           

Saturday Afternoon

 

            The world championship team of Hallelujah In The Sky and Logan Hankins took home the blue in the Youth Country Pleasure 11 and Under division for Hankins of Paris, Ky. Chance For Sun and Michala Stillwell were second for Walter Stillwell of Eastview, Ky.

            After wins at the Estill County Fair, Ohio Valley Summer Festival and Madison County, Way High Will and Mike Fayne took home the blue unanimously in the Country Pleasure Three and Under class for Fayne and Manchester. American Pzazz and Lindsay Oliver were second for Oliver of Lancaster, Ky.

            A Officer And A Gentlemen and Charlie Roach made the winning ride in the Kentucky Horse Council Trail Pleasure class unanimously for Roach and Scott. Genius Boy Nighthawk and Glenda Kirkland were second for Kirkland of Berea, Ky.

            Lil Man’s Magic won his fifth blue of the season in the Country Pleasure Over 50 class unanimously for Chuck Spinelli of Kansasville, Wis. Occupational Hazard and Ruth Lane was second for Ruth and Gary Lane of Brodhead, Ky.

            My Lucky Dollar won his first blue of the day with Tammy Alexander in the Ladies Country Pleasure class for Wright and May. Bay On The Loose and Amy Spinelli Gourlay was second for Gourlay of Union Grove, Wis.

            Carbon’s Pride All Over and Kaitlyn Smith won their first blue together this year in the Trail Pleasure Youth Specialty class for Jeff Scott of Lawrenceburg, Ky. JFK’s Jazzin' Generator and Ashley Shelton were second for Gretta Potter of Winchester, Ky.

            After a reserve in the Ladies Country Pleasure, Bay On The Loose and Amy Spinelli Gourlay came back and won the Country Pleasure Open class for Gourlay of Union Grove, Wis. Generating The Stars and Greta Potter were second for Potter of Winchester, Ky.

            Following a reserve at the Manchester Charity show, Sport’s Pushy Gal and Rustin Wood won the blue in the Country Pleasure Youth for B Sha Sebastian. Gigi’s Ashley and Logan Hankins were reserve for Jennifer Hankins of Paris, Ky.

            My Lucky Dollar came back to claim another blue for the day but this time it was with Evan Alexander in the Gentleman’s Country Pleasure Specialty for Wright and May. Lil Man’s Magic and Chuck Spinelli were reserve for Spinelli of Kansasville, Wis.

            After a reserve in the Kentucky Horse Council Trail Pleasure, the team of Genius Boy’s Nighthawk and Glenda Kirkland came back and received a blue in the Trail Pleasure Open Specialty class for Kirkland of Berea, Ky. JFK’s Jazzin’ Generator and Greta Potter were second for Potter of Winchester, Ky.

            Following the afternoon session, Raeanne Ratliff of Lancaster, Ky., and daughter of Donald and Deborah Ratliffe, was voted Miss Kentucky Celebration. Ratliffe is a sophomore at Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a GPA of 3.5. Her family has been showing horses for 30 years.

 

Saturday Evening

 

            Fable’s Master Plan and Brandi Blackburn picked up their fourth blue of the year in the Youth 11 and Under Section A for Blackburn of Louisa, Ky. The White Mask and Lana Copas were second for Karen Bethel of Monticello, Ky.

            Smooth Skyes and Shelby Sims took home their fifth blue of the year in the Youth 11 and Under B division for Sims of Nicholasville, Ky. Centenial’s Bright Eyes and Dylan Young were second for Young of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

            She’s Black Cash and Kevin Bailey won a unanimous tie from the judges in the KSOA Open Specialty class for Bob Porter. I’m The Wicked Lady and Brandon Stout were second for Williamson and Hoskins of Liberty, Ky.

            Capone won his second blue at the Kentucky Celebration in the Amateur Ladies Specialty class with Carrie Benedict for the Farmers’ Livestock Market. Sweepaway and Stacey Fletcher were second for Presley Fletcher of Lancaster, Ky.

            After wins at Madison County and Casey County, Little Touch Of Evil and Eric Howard walked away with the unanimous tie in the Three-Year-Old Plantation Pleasure class for Jack Cunningham of Huntington, W.Va. Ebony’s Big Ticket and Leslie Perry were second for Gene Carswell of Morehead, Ky.

            Showboat’s Heartstopper won her second blue of the weekend unanimously in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding with Mike Oney in the irons for Lisa Evans of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Pocketbook and Brent Grider were second for Marsha Grider of Columbia, Ky.

            Hallelujah In The Sky and Logan Hankins came back and won another Kentucky Celebration blue in the Youth Country Pleasure Specialty Championship for Hankins of Paris, Ky. My Lucky Dollar and Shelby Wright received reserve honors for Wright and May.

            A unanimous tie for Cujo’s Mojo and Jamie Tucker was earned in the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Specialty class for Isabella Wiley of Danville, Ky. This was this team’s third blue of the year. She’s On Parole and Alie Napier were second for Napier of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            Wasabi and Carroll Doyle won their sixth blue of the season in the Two-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings class with a unanimous tie for Jim and Barbara Finch of Maysville, Ky. My Name Jose and Justin Taylor were second for Mike and Tina Graves.

            Mystery Woman and Courtney Grider came back and carried out the roses in the Plantation Pleasure Specialty Championship for the Tommy Grider family of Columbia, Ky. Love Lies & Alibis and Jamie Tucker were reserve for Isabella Wiley of Danville, Ky.

            Coming off a win at the Al Miller Memorial Horse Show, This Spirit’s In Command carried home another blue in the Amateur Show Pleasure class with Kaitlyn Beaty for Patty Rogers of Sweetwater, Tenn. Maker’s Retrial and Candy Pugh were second for Pugh of Salvisa, Ky.

            Gen All The Way and Mandie Napier won their fifth blue of the year in the Youth Pony Specialty class with a unanimous tie for Napier of Union, Ky. In My Pocket and Dalia Smith were reserve for Annabelle Smith of Manchester, Ky.         

            Rock N Rave and Sherri Ward claimed top honors in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class for Joe Dietz of New Castle, Ind. Encore Blue and David Bullock were second for Dr. and Mrs. David Bullock of Mount Vernon, Ky.

            Final Four and Jared Scott earned the Amateur Championship Canter class with a unanimous tie for Scott and Bowman. Rain’s Night Storm and Mandi Lancaster were reserve.

            Way High Will and Mike Fayne came back to take the title of Country Pleasure Grand Championship for Fayne and Manchester. My Lucky Dollar and Evan Alexander were second for Wright and May.

            The Lead Man and Kendall Hollen went to the winner’s circle in the Park Performance Open Championship for Catherine Hollen of Manchester, Ky. Merging Into One and Charles Tooley wore the red ribbon for the Andy Withers Family of Columbia, Ky.

            Diamond’s Out Of Touch and Keith Blackburn picked up their sixth blue of the year in the Three-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding division for Gen and Fran Pace of Winchester, Ky. Score’s Olympic Deacon and Jason Hughes were reserve for Mike and Janice Conyers of Georgetown, Ky.

            Flashin’ Cash earned another Kentucky Celebration blue in the Plantation Pleasure Championship Canter class for the Holmes family. Boomerang’s Threat and Glenda Kirkland were second for Kirkland of Berea, Ky.

            He’s A Blue Chip and Chris Burton came back after their Amateur Owned and Trained win and carried out the roses in the Amateur Specialty Championship for Burton Masonry of Faubush, Ky. Kat Man Dude and Polly Ware carried home the red streamer for Tom and Polly Ware of Cynthiana, Ky.

            The final class of the evening was the Championship Stake, which was already highlighted at the beginning of the story. This concludes the 42nd annual Kentucky Celebration Horse Show. Read on for complete results and judge’s cards or log onto www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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