by Ashlea Wheelon

WHITE PINE, Tenn. - On Oct. 16-18, 2008, the East Tennessee Fall Classic held its 25th annual horse show. Held at the Expo Center, this three-day horse show had over 600 entries. Sam Sorrel, Jeff Willis and Randy Young judged the three-day event. Different activities took place thought the weekend such as an exhibitors’ party on Friday night with a DJ, the ever-popular dog show and a trainers’ benefit lunch on Saturday.

Many world champion and world grand champion were shown throughout the weekend but come Saturday night, the crowd was entertained by two talented riders. World Grand Champion Moonstruck Dollar and Alex Blackburn exhibited the talents that landed them world grand championship honors. Owned and trained by the Knox Blackburn family at the time of the world title, this team was recently purchased by Brenda Little and is now under the direction of Paul Livingston Stables. Brandon Ailshie and Generator’s Top Dollar also displayed their talents and lost their novice status after claiming the Novice Youth Show Pleasure division. This ride was also dedicated to the memory of the late Kenny Ailshie, Brandon’s grandfather, as he passed during the 2008 Celebration.

Multiple blue were won by Knox Blackburn Stables, Derek Booner Stables, Baucom Stables, Hal Newman Stables, Summerhill Farms, Jeff Hatcher Stables, Steve Hankins Stables, Steve Woody Stables and Brent Coburn Stables.

Complete results may be viewed by clicking here.