Skip to content

Larry Edwards "CASH'S" in on an "ALL STAR" Performance



By Lisa Cummings

CARROLLTON, Ga. - The Carrollton Walking and Racking Horse Show was held June 14, 2003, at the West Georgia VFW Fairgrounds and played host to more than 300 entries. The show was sponsored by the Central Band Boosters and supports the Central High School Band, 2004 participants in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Master of ceremonies Thurman Walden said that in all of his 30 years, of making the trek to Carrollton, he believed this to be the largest one yet. Nan Stephens, show secretary, also stated that she believed this to be the largest show ever held in Carrollton.  She would also like to thank everyone that contributed to this show for making it absolutely incredible despite the couple of hours of rain and would like to invite everyone back at the same time next year.

The honorable Richard Scrivner was on hand to judge the walking and racking entries. Sandy Hollinsworth served as the show manager. Robbie Federer filled the duties of ringmaster. Dale Stone provided the organ music for this evening and Sherry Oxford was the official photographer.

The Walking Horse Championship called nine of the most talented entries to the gate. Larry Edwards and Cash's All Star were called to the winner's circle to receive their blue ribbon for Herb Murrath of Stone Mountain, Ga. Taking home the reserve ribbon was Push To Start and Rob Claxton for John and Susan Harmon of Wartrace, Tenn. Prowler's Night Deposit and Bill Cantrell took third for Larry Wilcox of Johnson City, Tenn.

Laura Berringer and Cash In After Dark claimed two blue ribbons. The first came in the Western Lite-Shod Specialty and the next was in the Lite-Shod Specialty. Cash In After Dark is owned by Judy Berringer, Waverly Hall, Ga. The Park Pleasure Amateur Owned and Trained blue went to Messenger's Last Chance and Kathryn Crowe for Johnny and Susan Paul of Monroe, Ga.

She's Bustin With Pride, handled by Mandie McFay, claimed top honors in the Weanling class for Tommy Jowers of Leesburg, Ga. In the Yearling division, Martha Eubanks of Albany, Ga., and She's Pure Poison walked away with the blue. Libby McCurdy and Colortymes Indian claimed the blue ribbon in the Leadline class. Libby McCurdy is from Piedmont, Ala.

Malpractice and Johnathon Holsomback took home the blue in the Men's Amateur Specialty. Linda Holsomback of Fairmount, Ga., is the owner. Monty Howton, owner and exhibitor, and Symbol Of Gold claimed blue ribbon honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Bold Rambler and Jerri Alberti grabbed the blue ribbon in the Novice Specialty class. Jerri Alberti is the owner and lives in McDonough, Ga.

Rob Claxton directed Sunrise At Midnight to the winner's circle in the Mares, Geldings and Stallions Specialty. John and Susie Harmon of Wartrace, Tenn., are the proud owners.  Ritz's Promise Keeper and Sam McLaughin captured top honors in the Three-Year-Old Open class for Mr. and Mrs. Gene Davis of Louisville, Ga. Sandra Austin and Lone Star Judge won the blue ribbon in the Ladies Amateur Specialty class. Steve and Sandra Austin of Covington, Ga., own Lone Star Judge.

Lindy Rogers of Griffin, Ga., directed his mount Hand Painted Masterpiece to the winner's circle in the Spotted Horse Specialty. Direct Effect, owned by Robert Emfinger of Alabaster, Ala., and Hugh Taylor made the victory pass in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year Olds. GWHEA Ladies Auxiliary Champions were I'm A Hytone Sundrop and Rhonda Major riding for Dr. WS and Gloria Warr from Phenix City, Ala.

Findley Farms claimed three victories.  One Step Beyond and Robert Findley made the winning ride in the Show Pleasure Amateur Specialty. Henry Findley of Buford, Ga., owns one Step Beyond. Park Pleasure Amateur Specialty Champions were Generator's Destroyer and Henry Findley. The entry is owned by Ben Findley of Buford, Ga. Chris Kelley, Jr. directed Edge Of Time to victory in the Plantation Pleasure Open. Ben Findley also owns this entry.

The Horse House also received three blues.  WHTA Youth Council 12-17 Specialty winners were Tickle Me Pink and Sara Allen. Bodacious Pusher and Ashley Allen, Sara's sister, claimed reserve in the same class. Mo Shame On Me or "Moses" and Dr. Rebecca Teal took home the blue in the Western Park Pleasure Specialty. Dr. Teal returned to the ring in the Go As You Please Western Any Breed aboard Sundrop At Last and grabbed another blue. Dr. Teal and Sabra Smith are the owners of Sundrop At Last.

The ladies of Seahorse Stables claimed two blue ribbons. The first arrived when Vicki Smith and Pusher's All Laced Up rode into the winner's circle for the Lite-Shod Spotted Specialty. Then, in the Youth Council Plantation Pleasure class Choice Cut and Porshea Smith grabbed the blue. Seahorse Stables of Gainesville, Ga., own both entries.

Carl Edwards and Son Stables claimed the most blues for this event --eight to be exact. Gen's Burning Rage and Maisie McSwain took top honors in the Youth Council 11 and Under division for the Dan McSwain family of Atlanta, Ga.  15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty Champions were Sarah Moersch and Generator's Alladin.  Larry Edwards and The Image Of The Ritz claimed the blue in the Two-Year-Old Open class. Scarborough Farm of Pine Mountain, Ga., owns this entry.  The Two-Year-Old Amateur  blue ribbon belonged to That Santana Magic and Shanna Bridges. Cameron Brideges of Leesburg, Ga., is the proud owner.  

The Dan McSwain family claimed victory again as The American General and Dan McSwain made the victory pass in the 50 & Over Amateur Specialty. Special Ultra Copy and Bobby Mixon took home the blue ribbon in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class. Bobby and Linda Mixon of McIntyre, Ga., are the owners. Jane Meredith, owner and exhibitor, guided her mount to the winner's circle in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class. The eighth blue ribbon was claimed by Cash's All Star and Larry Edwards in the Walking Horse Stake.

Congratulations to the Central High Band Boosters Club for presenting an outstanding show. And congratulations and good luck to the Central High School Band on their trip and performance at the Rose Parade.  This concludes the highlights from this year's Carrollton Walking and Racking Horse Show. Complete results follow and may also be printed, searched or viewed by visiting our web site at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 3 1 31

    Read More
  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More
  • Birth Announcement – William Jackson Bauer

    Dr. & Mrs. Will  Bauer of Gainesville, Georgia welcomed their first child, William Jackson Bauer, on December 4, 2020. Jack weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth... Read More