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Major Gee Whiz & Kellett Claim Third Championship Title of the Year!



 

 

Coverage by Zanne Morris

Editorial by Stephanie Rose

 

            EASLEY, S.C. - The Southeastern Walking Horse Classic Horse Show was held on July 21, 2007, at 5 p.m. in Easley, S.C. Don Milligan of Shelbyville, Tenn., was the judge for the 35 classes of the evening. This show is a season ender for most barns in South Carolina since other Carolina shows start up in the fall or many barns make their way to Middle Tennessee for the World Championships in August.

            The first class on the agenda was the Youth 11 and Under division. A happy Loren Calvin made the victory pass aboard Pride’s High IQ for Jeff and Loren Calvin of Woodruff, S.C. Charm’s Up In Arms and Barbara Plaster claimed the blue ribbon honors in the Park Performance class for Dickie and Patty King of Anderson, S.C.

            Royal By Choice and Robert Kellett were the choice for the title of Aged Stallions and Geldings class for Colie Stancil of Pickens, S.C. Mr. Houston picked up his fourth blue of the season in the Open Two-Year-Old class with Chris Jackson for Jackson and Brinkley. Foalsom Prison Blues and Sam Martin were reserve for Paul Simmons of Orangeburg, S.C.

            Norman and Laura Mauney went to the winner’s circle in the Lite-Shod English Open Specialty class for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C. This was Norman’s fourth blue of the season.  Eb’s Buckaroo Babe and Tammy Farmer were reserve for Farmer of Honea Path, S.C.

            The General Takes Command won his first trophy in the Amateur 15.2 class with Rita Kakassy for Walking K Farm of Gastonia, N.C. Pusher’s Color N Book and Marianne Sharpe were second for Suzie Sharpe of Columbia, S.C.

            After winning at the Sumter County Championships and in Lexington County, My Hard Earned Cash and R.M. Kellett earned another blue in the Youth 12-17 Specialty class for Larry Black of Easley, S.C. Slam’s Wild Nite and Emily Stubbs were second for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn.

            P.J.’s Pushing Charm and Dickie King won the S.C.W.H.A. Members Only Specialty class for Dickie and Patty King of Anderson, S.C. They also won this division at the Lexington County, S.C., show. Grammy and Ashlee Mathews were second for Mathews of Shelbyville, Tenn.

            He’s Rockin’ At The Ritz and Thomas McCormick won their first blue their first time out in the Open Three-Year-Old class for Dr. Ben Phillips of Midlothian, Va. Sassy Touch Of Pride and Randy Lollis were second for Lou Goecker of Easley, S.C.

            Grandy Garcia and Jacque Fisher won the Plantation Western Specialty class for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. The Carolina Girl won her second blue in the Amateur Two-Year-Old division with Jordan Hall for owner Billie DeArmond of Greer, S.C. Push Along Jazz and Emma Lee Cannon were second for Cannon and McLaughlin of Sumter and Florence, S.C.

            He’s Pushin’ Time won the first blue of the night in the Lite-Shod English Specialty class with Jacque Fisher for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. I’m MGM Grand and Tricia Williams were second for the Williams family of Marietta, S.C.

            The new team of Havana Havana and Emma Lee Cannon won the Adult Pony class for the Cannon family of Sumter, S.C. Gen’s Palmetto Gal and Allison Reaves were second for Reaves of Alcolu, S.C.

            Jazzy Sky and Sam Martin topped the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding division for Johnny and Marsha Hewitt of Bishopville, S.C. Mama’s Frivolous Dollar and Thomas McCormick were second for H.M. King of Anderson, S.C.    

            I’m MGM Grand and Tricia Williams won their second blue of the year in the Pickens County Members Only Lite-Shod Specialty class for the Williams family of Marietta, S.C. Norman and Laura Mauney were second for Roger and Laura Mauney of Gastonia, N.C.

            KPT MG and Robbie McIntosh won the Amateur Three-Year-Old class for Buddy Stasney of Lincolnton, N.C. Gen’s Armed With Charm and Dickie King were second for Dickie King of Anderson, S.C.

            After winning the Open Specialty title at the Sumter County Championships, Pushover’s Cashin’ In and Kelsey Bellencourt received the title of Youth Pony Champions for Mr. and Mrs. Timmons of Sumter, S.C. Ozone’s Delight and Jordan Hall were reserve for Billie DeArmond of Greer, S.C.

            A JFK Masterpiece and Barbara Plaster won their first blue of the year in the SCWHA Ladies Auxiliary Members Only Specialty class. Santana’s Bedazzled and Brittany Tindal were second for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn.

            Ashlee Mathews made a great catch ride on Ritz On The Corner to earn his fourth blue of the year in the Amateur Four-Year-Old class for Brown and Cully of Sumter, S.C. Fire Alarm and Marc Spigner were second for Spigner.

            Collectively Wired and Yvonne Prince picked up their first blue of the season in the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class. Wicked Sister and Larry Heiden were second for Heiden of Florence, S.C.

             Future Olympic Star and Robert Kellett received top honors in the Pickens County Members Only Specialty class. This was their third victory for Kip Looper of Easley, S.C. Coin’s Sunset Generator and Stan Tindal were second for Harold Stubbs of Hendersonville, Tenn.

            With wins at the South Carolina State, dual blues at the Chunn’s Cove Horse Show and a reserve at the NCWHLA Walking for the Children, the team of Saskatoon and Chris Jackson won another Open Specialty blue for Billy Wellons of Spring Lake, N.C. Sundrop’s Delightful Bum and Thomas McCormick were reserve for Mr. and Mrs. George Martin.

            Grandy Garcia won his second blue of the evening and fourth blue of the season with Mike Atkinson in the Plantation English Specialty for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Jazzclown and Christen Chapman were second for Chapman.

            After a blue at the South Carolina State and the Sumter County Championships, It’s Money Maker and Stan Tindal walked away with the victory again in the Four-Year-Old Open division. Pride Dollar Boy and Thomas McCormick were second for Charlie Bell of Fountain Inn, S.C.

            After a reserve at the Lexington County show, Pride’s Easy Touch and Melissa Burnette came back to win the blue in the Amateur Ladies Specialty class for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burnette of Greer, S.C. Santana’s Renaissance Man and Sara Sheffield were second for Sheffield of Bennettsville, S.C.

            With dual wins at the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Show, a win at Lexington County and the Foothills Jubilee Horse Show, the team of Gen’s Master Pusher and Dr. Jim Gore continued their blue ribbon streak by winning the Amateur Men’s Specialty division for Doty Looper of Easley, S.C. Just Walk This Way and Kevin Overstreet were reserve for Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Overstreet of Sumter, S.C.

            He’s Pushin’ Time earned his 11th blue of the season with a win in the Amateur Owned and Trained with Kathy Jamison aboard for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Shoeless Joe Jackson and Tricia Williams were second for Roger and Tricia Williams of Marietta, S.C.

            The General Takes Command took home his second victory in the Amateur Canter class with Tom Kakassy for Walking K Farm of Gastonia, N.C. Pride’s Lady Di and Beverly McLeod were second for Ed McLeod of Newberry, S.C.

            The finale of the evening was the Open Walking Championship. Four top entries made the gate call. Major Gee Whiz and Robert Kellett took home the title. This is the third championship that has landed this duo into the winner’s circle. Matador and Sam Martin were reserve for Dr. David Brown of Sumter, S.C. Neon Magic and Stan Tindal were third for the Harold Stubbs family of Hendersonville, Tenn. Royal By Choice and Thomas McCormick rounded out the top four for Colie Stancil of Pickens, S.C.

            This concludes the Southeastern Classic Horse Show. Complete results follow or log on to www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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