By Linda Fox

CELINA, Tenn. - For 40 years the Celina Lions Club has had top notch horse shows. For approximately 35 of those years the show was held at the old high school, on a grass track and they still had super shows. Things have changed, however, and the show is now being held at the new Clay County Recreational Park with a wonderful, huge new track and the show has improved with leaps and bounds. The 2003 edition of the Celina Lions Club Show was held on Saturday evening, June 21. Mike Carpenter evaluated the approximately 127 contenders, Gary Brewington was at the microphone and Wayne Nabors provided the musical accompaniment. Randall Choate was the official farrier for the show.

From Sparta, Tenn., Mrs. Jean Brock’s big going mare Pushover’s Magic Lady and trainer Bill Bilbrey took their place in center ring as they claimed the Walking Stake title. Scott Beaty and On The Money made an exciting show to take reserve for Double Springs Farm and Chris Pickel and Gen’s Drop Of Sun made the good ride to the third position for Fred Randolph.

Bilbrey Stables also accounted for two more Celina wins. Pretty Britney Smith took Pride’s Man In Black to the Youth Council Juvenile 12-17 win and Jake Reeder rode to the Amateur Two-Year-Old title for 4-J Land & Cattle Co. and Horses To Go, LLC.

The Knox Blackburn Stables collected two wins. Blackburn directed the fancy Olympic’s Lucky Charm to the Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding blue. And, Abby Graves took the Open Amateur win with Pride’s Pickle. Both of these contenders are owned by the Jerry Graves family.

Ramsey Bullington Stables made their presence known as Bullington collected the Open Aged Mare & Gelding class with Adrenaline for Pollack"s Silver Spur Ranch. Next, Kathy Graves would visit the winner’s circle aboard the Bullington trained property Silver Dollar Make Me Holler to take the Amateur Specialty class by storm.

The Ladies Amateur Specialty class found Teresa Lloyd and her Totally Perfect accepting the blue.

Trainer Chris Pickel directed the talented Texas Cash Exchange to the Three-Year-Old Stallion honors for Judy Allison of Loudon, Tenn.

Trainer Scott Beaty’s pretty daughter Kaitlyn Beaty rode hard to win the Walking Pony class aboard the always good pony Lightswitch for Jacklyn Ball. Next, Beaty would win the Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding blue aboard A Splash Of Papa for Lewis & Tays.

Tonya Cummins directed the fancy A Jewel Thief’s Gold to the Amateur Three-Year-Old win.

Fashion’s Ole Style and Noble Stout topped a class 10 deep to be named the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Open Specialty winners for Pat Stout.

John Robbins and Gen’s Crimson Rebel made an outstanding show to win the Show Pleasure Specialty class topping a good field of eight entries.

M & M Stables trainer Marshall Tinch directed his good mare Amberina to the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding roses for proud owner Barbara Tetreault.

Larry Patton led You Don’t Mess With Texas right into the winner’s circle to take the Open Yearling title for owner Raymond Patton.

Jubilee’s Black Rose and Randy Young made the good ride to take the 15.2 and Under class.

The Youth 11 and Under class found Trent Patton and Southern Governor making the victory pass for the Frank McWhorter family.

Jack McCormick and Delight’s Walk About topped 20 talented contenders to take the Open Country Pleasure win for Double Springs Farm.

J.B. Buchanan and Mr. Busting Loose topped a good class of Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions to wear the blue for Wayne and Sandra Barnes.

Hayley Wisehart and her Mark Of A Bum collected the Park Pleasure Open Specialty for Bob York. This team was readied for competition by Randall Phillips.

The Clay County Pleasure class was won by Ricky Trobaugh aboard Black Jac. This concludes the highlights from the Celina Lions Club Horse Show. Complete results follow and may also be found by visiting our web site at