by Jennifer Potts

Posted May 14, 2002

WINCHESTER, Tenn. - The eighth annual Winchester Rotary Club Horse Show was held on Friday, May 3, 2002 at the Southern Middle Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion in Winchester, Tenn. Proceeds from the show benefited different Franklin County projects. Show chairman Mike Rowland was pleased with the turnout of entries. Marking the judge’s cards was judge Chris Messick, Bell Buckle, Tenn. Entertaining on the ivories was Connie Dunlap. Gary Brewington kept the show rolling behind the microphone, while Sherry Oxford Clarneau captured the night on film.

The Walking Horse Championship title was captured by Live N Learn with Chad Williams in the irons for Sunnyside Farm. Making the motion for reserve was Generator’s Motion Man and Brock Tillman for Al Larnarden.

The night began with the TWo-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Making a fine show of the twelve entries to the blue was MG’s Fine China and J.B. Buchanan for the Jim Welch family. On The Cutting Edge and Sam McLaughlin cut in for reserve for Pendleton and Turner. The Country Pleasure class was up next. Jamming to the blue was Pearl Jam and CIndy Womack, owner/exhibitor. Cody Coyote and Wayne Hall, owner/exhibitor, were reserve. Bringing home the blue for Randy Savage was Bring Home The Gold and Miranda Savage in the Youth Council 11 and Under division. Reserve in the class was picked up by I’m Scarlett Walker and Jessica Popp, owner/exhibitor.

The fourth class of the night was the Yearling Colts and Fillies. Smoothly operating to the blue was Major Surgeon General and Chris Richards for Roger Richards. Pushing their way to reserve was Pushin’ The Line and Keith Reed for Berrylane Farm. Pearl Jam returned to the Winchester show ring with Monty Miller in the irons for Cindy Womack in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class. Skyward Bound and Craig Bevels were reserve for Gerald and Sherry Helton. Of the six entries in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class, JFK’s Celebration Surprise and Kevin Pickett certainly had a blue to celebrate for the Kevin Pickett family. Dangerous Medusa and Lynn Womack, owner/exhibitor, were reserve.

Fourteen teams answered the call for the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Making a classy performance for the blue was She’s Classy and Brock Tillman for Black Hawk Farms. Pusher’s Cleopatra with Jamie Bradshaw in the irons were reserve for Ferguson Farms. Causing quite a stir in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty was Silver Dollar Make Me Hollar and Abby Graves, owner/exhibitor. Ultra Copy’s Dark Shadow and Chuck Cheek came out of the competition for the reserve tie.

Fourteen entries entered the gate for the Show Pleasure Specialty class. Making the victory pass was History In The Making and Jeff Green for Sherry Johnson. Pushin’ Backatcha and Ronnie Campbell pushed their way to the red ribbon for Frances Bivins. The new duo, Pushover's Citation and Betty Corlew took command of the Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty for Bowtie Stables. Generator’s Red Image and Ginger Hartlien took the red for John Weaver. Ritz’s Diamond Joe and Jamie Bradshaw shined through the thirteen entry Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Ferguson Farm. PJ’s Pusher and Ramsey Bullington were reserve for Abby Graves.

Coming away armed with the Youth Council 12-17 blue was She’s Armed and Maria Derickson for Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Etheredge. Extra Princess and Catherine Simpson, owner/exhibitor, were reserve. Taking command of the Lite Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty division was Commanding Dakota and Wendell Kirkpatrick, owner/exhibitor. Giving their best for the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association blue was He Keeps On Giving and Beth Young for Bowtie Stables. Ace’s Zorro and Callie Stuckey scored reserve for Edd Stuckey. Ten entries vied for the Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Storm Bustin’ Loose and Jerry Beatty stormed into the winner’s circle for James Campbell. Genesis Dark Spirit and Ramsey Bullington were reserve for the Robert Keenan family.

Slicing through the Amateur Specialty Mares, Stallions, and Geldings competition was Pride’s Pickle and Abby Graves, owner/exhibitor. Taking the inside track on the reserve was Inside Track and Justin Harney for the Parks and Harney ownership. Making a breathtaking performance to the Open Park Pleasure division was She’s Breathtaking and Doug Barnes for Lawrence and Hutto. Mr. Mission Impossible and Larry Derryberry found themselves with reserve for Gail Smith. Marching to the 15.2 and Under Walking Horse title was Pusher’s American Patriot and Blake Sims for the Mike Chiappari family. Dr. Perfect and Bill Bobo perfected a reserve for Sandra Hodgson.

Mark Of The Ritz and Callie Stuckey made their mark on the Three-Year-Old Amateur class for Donald Judge. Dumas Dandy Dan and Nathan Clark were reserve for Stewart and Clark. Rain At Midnight and Joel Weaver rained on the competition’s parade as they took the Four-Year-Old Mares, Stallions, and Geldings for Kevin Parton. Highway Willie and Winky Groover were reserve for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rae. Nine entries answered the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty call. Simply Dangerous and Toby Scarbrough made the winning ride for S & S, LLC. Reserve in the class went to Pushover’s First Choice and Joe Christmas, owner/exhibitor.

Pushover’s Magic Lady and Bill Bilbrey had a magical ride to the Aged Mares and Geldings blue for Jean R. Brock. Reserve in the class went to Jubilee’s Bay Thunder and Ramsey Bullington for the Robert Keenan family. Scarbrough entered the ring again to claim the Open Amateur division aboard Motown Motion for Woods and Scarbrough.