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There Was Magic In the Air At Smith County



The South Carthage Civitan Club held their Smith County Horse Show at the Carthage fairgrounds on Friday night June 21, 2002. And, what a show it was with top trainers and contenders traveling from several states to perform for the nod of Hamilton, Alabama’s honorable John Fikes.

Following 20 classes filled with top contenders, class 21 was called and four outstanding performers answered the gate call for the Walking Horse Championship. After a super performance, Pushover’s Magic Lady and Bill Bilbrey were called to the blue much to the delight of proud owner Mrs. Jean Brock of Sparta, Tennessee. Reserve in this good class went to hard walking Command’s Wild Card and Todd Claborn for Abby Fox of Cookeville, Tennessee. Rounding out the top three were the talented Generator’s Superior Threat and Tommy Loid for L.E. Walton of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Walking Yearlings class kicked off the show. Taking top honors were Gen’s Superintendent and handler Ronald Morton. The red ribbon went to Oak Ala with owner Valton Rummage handling.

Ironman’s Mr. Mack and Jeff Givens took home the blue in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old division. Reserve went to JFK’s Blessed Heart with Tommy Loid in the irons.

Command’s Mandy and Nick Rippy commanded the audience’s attention as they strolled away with the Juvenile 11 and Under blue for proud mom and dad, Lynn and Andy Rippy. I Promise and Tyler Smith made a good show to claim reserve for Steve Smith.

Tall Cool One and Tim Thompson were in top form as they picked up the blue in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Placing second was the team of Touched By Sunrise and Webby Burch.

Sailin’ Man and Donald Knight were the judge’s choice in the Amateur Lite-Shod Plantation Specialty class. Claiming reserve were Double Pistol and Brett Thompson.

Sunday School and Frankie Raby walked their way to the top of the competition in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings. Heavenly Cash and Tim Thompson made the good ride for reserve.

High Walkin’ and Debbie Eichler carried home the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. Masquerading In Black and Woody Woodruff claimed reserve in this class.

Aristotle Onasis and trainer Buck Williams were the judge’s pick in the Two-Year-Old Stallion Division. Reserve went to George Walker Bush and Joel Weaver.

Allen All Around and Scott MacGregor claimed top honors in the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty class. Taking home the red ribbon were Fashions Ole Style and Noble Stout.

One of the most competitive classes of the evening was the Amateur Three-Year-Old Division. Rumble At The Ritz and Debbie Eichler rumbled their way to the top of the competition. Bella Rose and Julie Grider were second in this impressive class.

Blues Player and Joe Weaver took home the blue in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Reserve went to He’s Puttin On The Cash and Scott Beaty.

All Color’s Dazzle and Ann Darmody dazzled the audience on their way to the blue in the Park Pleasure Specialty Class. Heidi McWilliams and her newly acquired Designed By Silver claimed reserve honors.

Rain At Midnight and Joel Weaver rained on the competition to claim top honors in the Four-Year-Old Open Class. Reserve honors went to G Major and Buist Carr.

Mark Of JFK and Bess Harmon left their mark in the Ladies Walking Mares and Geldings class by walking away with the blue ribbon. Dreams Of Cash and Rena Daniel claimed the red ribbon.

Mission Impossible and Larry Derryberry completed their mission and earned the judge’s nod in the Park Pleasure Open Specialty. Paris Rain and Jeff Givens were second in this good class.

Dark Spirit’s Knight and Hunter Reed were victorious in the Juvenile 12-17 Mares and Geldings Specialty Class. Get Real and Lauren Williams made the good ride for reserve.

The Amateur Four-Year-Old Specialty Class saw Pride’s Generizer and April Burton make the winning ride. The number two spot went to Number One Commander and Fay Witcher II.

Cash’s Ebony Mr C and Kirk Seaton were right on the money taking home top honors in the Open Show Pleasure Specialty Class. Pride’s Commander Jake and Buist Carr commanded second place.

Pusher’s Solid Design and Bill Young pushed their way to the top of the competition in the Open Specialty Class. Major Affair and Jeff Givens took home reserve.

Charm Pusher and Mickey Toms made the winning ride in the Amateur Specialty division. In Spotlite and Donald Robinson rode to the red ribbon.

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