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Moneytree Classic...Taken to the Outer Limits

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - The 18th Annual Moneytree Classic took place on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Maury County Park in Columbia, Tennessee. Link Webb, Lewisburg, Tenn., and Mickey McCormick, Shelbyville, Tenn., had the judging duties. Announcer Mark Farrar called the entries to and from the gate. Brian Perry entertained the crowd on the ivories. Jack Greene spent the night behind the camera.

The show came to a close with the Walking Championship class. Outer Limits and Knox Blackburn made the winning ride of the six entry Stake class for the Kenneth Rich family. Formal Affair and Bill Bobo made it a red ribbon affair as they tied reserve for Sunnyside Farm.

The Thursday night show began with the Walking Seat Equitation 11 and Under Specialty class. Of the five entries vying for the blue, Lindsay Landrum, owner/rider, and The Olympic Touch made a flawless performance. Paige Bennett and Pride’s Spec were reserve for Bennett Stables. Seven entries answered the call for the Yearling Fillies class. A Touch Of Jazz and Carlyle Johnson put the blue ribbon touch on for Fred and Vicki Benjamin. Miss Main In Brooklyn and Robert Nelms walked to reserve for Paul and Louise Nelms.

The Walking Seat Equitation 12-17 Specialty Medal Class held a blue ribbon for Rachel Jernigan, owner/rider, and Reggie. Leah Nobles, owner/rider, and Instant Cash were reserve of the seven entries.

Topping the ten entry Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty division was Craig Swaggerty and Sun’s Top Gold for Enchanted Gait Stables. Extra Sonata and Grant Holt, owner/rider, were reserve.

Sky Jam and Brenda Bramlett soared above eight other teams to take the Two-Year-Old Amateur blue for Beavers and Bramlett. Ritz’s Luke The Drifter and owner/rider, Paul Bryan, were reserve.

Flashy Cash and Lindsey Wall beat out six opposing teams to score the Youth 11 and Under blue for the Mike Wall family. Gen’s Fantasia and Maria Holland were reserve for the Derwood Stewart family.

The Yearling Colt division held five good entries. All American Ritz and Marty Warren walked to the blue for Steve Smith. Reve’s Scorpion and Roger Richards were reserve for Harlinsdale Farm. Discover Gold and Alice Klein were the blue ribbon winners in the Adult Equitation Specialty class. Pride’s Spec and Kacey Conley were reserve for Bennett Stables.

Making the victory pass in the Park Pleasure Amateur Specialty division was She’s Breathtaking and Bob Lawrence for the Lawrence and Hutto ownership. Skyline and Mary Williams soared to reserve for Jack Morgan.

Seventeen entries answered the call for the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings division. Jackie O’s My Sister and Buck Williams made the winning ride for the Ray Beech family. Madame Mega Cash and Justin Jenne’ were reserve for Herb Murrath.

I’m Bond, James Bond. The competition was shaken and stirred as I’m Bond, James Bond and Erika Mann shot into the winner’s circle for Mann Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. Olympic Power and Stephanie Gordon, owner/rider, made the reserve ride.

Craig Swaggerty returned to the Columbia ring aboard A Classic Jazz to claim the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure blue for Ray and Yonko. Jubilee’s Jesse James and Robert Nelms were reserve for Linda Mason.

Nine young stallions journeyed through the gait to try their luck for the Two-Year-Old Stallion title. Pose For Hard Cash and Rodney Dick posed for the winning picture for Doyle Wayne and Anita George. After Tax Dollars and Dude Crowder were reserve for Curtice McCloy.

The Lottery and Marvin North cashed in on the 15.2 and Under winnings for Dr. and Mrs. Rafael Rigual. Look Who’s In Command and Justin Jenne’ were reserve for Carl E. Smith, Inc.

The Amateur Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty held eight teams. Jose Quervo Gold and Bob Lawrence celebrated in victory lane for Lawrence and Hutto. Sundrop Country and Mary Woodall made the ride to the red for Dr. and Mrs. Harry Woodall.

He’s Cash’s Masterpiece and Jennifer Pendleton were crowned Show Pleasure Amateur Specialty champions for Wilhelm and Riddle. Plum Dandy and Caroline Bennett, owner/rider, were reserve. Main Power and Kay Green powered over the eight other competitive teams for the Three-Year-Old Amateur title for Jim and Kay Green. I’ve Got The Blues and Gail Walling got the red for Judy McDonald.

Emblem’s Silhouette and Bradley East left their mark as the Youth 12-17 Specialty champions for Rick Griffith. Delight’s Man Of Pride and Brittney Wilson were reserve for Melissa Wilson. Fourteen duos vied for the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings blue. Of the tough class, Fascinating Miss and Buddy Dick made the winning ride for Red Eagle Farms. Olympic Sunrise and Knox Blackburn were reserve for Paul Bryan.

In Command Again and Sheryl Crawford took command of the Ladies Mares and Geldings Specialty blue for Crawford Colts. Pushover’s Citation and Betty Corlew were reserve for James and Betty Corlew.

Generator’s Power Pusher and Jeff Givens claimed the Western Park Pleasure Specialty blue for Dick and Sally Reilly. Gen’s Bounty Hunter and Bob Lawrence were second for Lawrence and Hutto. Keith Blackburn and Sharp Cutlery were victors of the thirteen-entry Three-Year-Old Stallion class for Moore Brothers and McDonald.

I’m Platinum and Sabrina Young were chosen as the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty champions for Rodney and Sabrina Young. Gen’s Thundermaker and Paul Bryan, owner/rider, made the reserve ride.

The Aged Mares and Geldings Specialty class held twelve rivals. Barracuda and Jimmy McConnell found themselves on top for Mary Medina. Collector’s Mindy and Mike McCormick collected reserve for Amy Ann McCormick.

Recently acquired Push Me Bold made Donald Stephens a happy new owner. The stallion carried Stephens to the Amateur Specialty title for Donald and Gladys Stephens. Mr. Gen Cash And Carry and Rhonda Stewart made the reserve ride for Derwood Stewart.

I’m A Five Star General and Jimmy McConnell were promoted as the Four-Year-Old champions for Mr. and Mrs. Odell McConnell. I’m Splashed and Joe Cotten were reserve for Hillview Promotions and Lindsay Landrum.

Capone and Mitzi Hooper shot out a blue ribbon performance for the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty for Mike and Mitzi Hooper. Centennial Pusher and Sabrina Young rode to the red ribbon for Sweet Revenge Stables.

Dr. Perfect and Sandra Hodgson, owner/rider, made the winning ride in the Open Amateur division. Wham! and Jeff Givens beat out the other nine competitors for the Park Pleasure Specialty Championship blue for Bill and Sandra Johnson. The Beaming Skywatch and Doug Barnes were reserve for Stuart and Pam Gibbs.

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