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MSU Fall Classic Lands 352 Entries



 

 

by Renee Isaacs

 

MOREHEAD, Ky. - The Morehead State University Equestrian Club welcomed all exhibitors, sponsors and spectators to the 2007 Fall Classic Horse Show on Oct. 12 and 13. Making the gate call for the two-night event were 352 entries that were judged by Joe Cotten of Franklin, Tenn., who originally hails from Kentucky.

John Jackson and Flashin Cash kicked off the show on Friday night in the Open Plantation Pleasure class for the Holmes family of Detroit, Mich. Sweet Revenge Stables claimed one of several blues in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class with Showboat’s Heartstopper and Mike Oney up to claim the top award for Lisa Evans.

Denise Calhoun of Waco, Ky., captured the Ladies Amateur title with Label’s Lucky Charm under the direction of Donald Stamper of Richmond, Ky. The Four-Year Old Open division was claimed by Doug Stephens and Pusher’s Ebony for Phillip Willis of Las Vegas, Nev.

Six entries made the gate call for the Two-Year-Old Stallion class. Tyler Oliver and Paladin rode to the blue ribbon honors for Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sebastian of Lancaster, Ky. Leslie Perry of Salt Lick, Ky., and Best In Blue won the KY Horse Council Open Trail Pleasure class.

Earl Brewer and CG’s Pride claimed the top prize in the 15.2 and Under class for Nancy Perraut of Ewing, Ky. Up next, Sweet Revenge claimed their second blue for the evening in the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary class with Sabrina Young and The Top Dollar riding to the winner’s circle.

The Novice class was called to the ring with 11 entries. Mr. Fitzgerald and Glynn Young captured the top award under the direction of Donnie May of Richmond, Ky. Next to make the gate call was the Three-Year-Old Open contenders. Bob McQuerry and Shanghi Ritz were called first to accept the highest honor for this division for Laurie Herchenroeder of Harrodsburg, Ky.

It was time for the grooms to shine for their hard work and dedication. Seven entries made the gate call for the Grooms’ class. Jack Thompson rode to the winner’s circle aboard Kentucky Push’s Pride for Lisa Evans of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Saturday evening was successful as well with the weather being a little warmer than the night before and more spectators to cheer on their favorite team.

Sabrina Young captured another blue for the Sweet Revenge crew in the large Show Pleasure class with Ultra Prime Mover. Lisa Evans rode to blue ribbon honors aboard Kentucky Push’s Pride in the Four-Year-Old Amateur to claim their second blue for the evening.

Up next, the Open Amateur Walking teams entered the ring with 18 contenders. Rebecca Thompson captured the winning title with Picture Of Power for Robbie Rowe of Lexington, Ky. Eleven talented colts competed for the Two-Year-Old Amateur award. The new team of Sabrina Young and Combat Commander claimed the top award for the class.

The exciting 11 and Under class was complete with 15 entries. Devon Wells rode Mistress to the winner’s circle to claim the blue for the Greg Wells family of Wallingford, Ky., under the direction of Seventh Heaven Farm of Morehead, Ky. Terry Logan Lunsford captured top honors in the Open Amateur Canter division aboard It Happened At The Ritz, who is now trained by McCoy Stables at Greystone Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.

Up next was the Stick Horse class, which is always exciting for many. Erich, Kaley, Makenzie, Gracie, Jenna, Elena and Amy were proud contenders and were awarded with a blue ribbon. One of the largest classes during the show was the Amateur Country Pleasure class and was complete with 20 entries. Diane Wilson of Winchester, Ky., and Strike Three claimed the blue ribbon and trophy.

Allison Becknell was the proud recipient of the Juvenile Walking 17 and Under award aboard My Lucky Colors for Delaney Reynolds of Brooksville, Ky. Another large class of horses entered the ring to compete for the Three-Year-Old Amateur title. Dennis Walker and Bustin’s Bad Boy walked away with the blue under the direction of Mike Oney and Sweet Revenge Stables.

Rebecca Thompson of Richmond, Ky., and Mountain Jazz won the large Park Performance division. Another good class for the crowd was the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Lonestar JR and Daniel Carmichael of Mt. Sterling, Ky., claimed the top award.

The final class for the event had finally arrived. The Walking Stake class was called to the ring with the fans on their feet. Mike Oney and Johnny Orlando rode to the winner’s circle to claim the high honor for Linda Patton of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Keith Becknell and Olympic’s Black Star captured the reserve honors for Doug and Tana Quire of Pleasureville, Ky.

The Equestrian club students and the show management would like to thank their many sponsors, gold and silver, and everyone who supported the show. Everyone is asked to come back in the spring of 2008 to attend the Spring Horse Show.

            Results follow and may be viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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