MT. PLEASANT, Tennessee - The Thirty-Fourth Annual Mt. Pleasant Lions Club Horse Show was held on July 19. With a record number of entries, judge Donnie May stayed busy marking the cards for the twenty-five class event. Organist Connie Dunlap entertained the crowd on the organ and Tommy Williams kept the show rolling as announcer.

Kicking off this year’s event was the Open Weanling Colt class. Keith Reed walked to the winner’s circle with Pride Of Texas Cash for James and Judy Thomas. Taking home reserve in the class was The Alamo and Robert Nelms for Black Hawk Farm. Robby Black rode Poison Ivy to the blue in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Dr. and Mrs. John Brundige. Carrying out the red ribbon was Brock Tillman aboard Madam Mega Cool for Herb Murrath.

In the Open Park Pleasure Specialty, it was Jimmy Norris and WC Pusher's Benny Boy claiming the blue for Pollack's Silver Spur Ranch. Taking home the red ribbon in the class was Instant Love and Doug Barnes for Dr. Jim and Lisa Baum. Yearling Fillies entered the gate next. Walking their way to the blue were My Lady Dollar with Robert Nelms at the lead for Chris Proctor. Reserve honors went to Blue's Fashion Girl and Ronald Morton. Morton owns the entry.

A Pusher's Benny Boy offspring took the blue with Miles Irby handling the entry in the Amateur Yearling Competition for Sue Irby. Joy's Royal Master and Bob Nelms were reserve in the class for Paul and Louise Nelms.

The Two-Year-Old Stallion class held 15 good entries. When the card was marked, Kurt Kovalick made the ride to the winner's circle for Eva McClure aboard Billy The Kid. Making the good ride for the reserve spot was Brock Tillman riding General MacArthur for Black Hawk Farm. Fresh off their Woodbury win Joel Johnson made another fine performance with WC I'm Cruella De Vil in the Juvenile 17 and Under to claim the blue. Johnson owns the champion. Pushing their way to the reserve place were Pushover's First Choice and Mac Benham for Joe Christmas, Jr.

Nine good entries hit the ring next in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Charlie Green made the victory pass in the class aboard Ritz's Major Promise for Angela and Caitlin Salhony. Carrying out the red ribbon was Pusher's Hot Cargo and Joe Martin for Arlene Neiman.

Claiming back-to-back Mt. Pleasant blues was Benny Johnson in the Yearling Stallion class. This time around Bobby Richards took the blue with the Sue Irby owned entry. Reserve honors went to Score's Blue Beam and Chris Richards for Roger Richards. Next to make the gate call were the Juvenile 11 and Under Mares and Geldings Specialty class. On her debut performance, Amy Ann McCormick made the good performance to take home the blue aboard her mare Collector's Mindy. Treeah Majors and Eb's Final Notice claimed the reserve spot for Treeah Walker.

Commando's All Wound Up and Sherry Oxford took command of the Two-Year-Old Amateur competition aboard the Carl Johnson owned entry. Claiming reserve in the class were Push's Watch Me Go and Meridith Cato for Kenneth and Cathleen Whittley. With a recent victory at the Bedford County FFA Horse Show, Jeff Willis and Portrait Of Art made another picture perfect performance to claim the blue in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class for Jim Redd and Associates. Reserve honors went to Jake Is Dangerous and Blake Sims for Jean O'Brien and Reggie Pimentel.

Amateur Ladies Specialty was next on the list. With eight entries making the gate call, in the final decision of judge May, Callie Stuckey and Timeless Rebel were the winning duo for Barbara Kerkeles. Claiming the reserve in the class was Pusher's Diamond Dust and Becky Coleman for Dr. and Mrs. Michael Coleman.

Punching his way to the top, after knocking out the competition recently at Minor Hill, in the Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings Specialty were Brock Tillman and Ali Ali for David Pruett. Jeff Green pushed his way to the red ribbon in the class aboard Pushover The Top for Darrall McCulloch. Ten good entries made the call for the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty. Joel Johnson made the nice ride to the winner's circle on Command With Class for proud owner Sherry King. The red ribbon went to My Glory Power and Suzanne Smith for Suzanne and Jacob Smith.

Justin Jenne' and Centennial Pusher wore the blue out of the 15.2 and Under Open Specialty class for Sweet Revenge Stables. Reserve honors went to Pusher's Pzazz and Tex Smith for Mr. and Mrs. G.L. McNeill. Sundrop Country and Mary Woodall made the victory pass in the Amateur Lite-Shod Specialty class. Dr. Harry and Mary Woodall own the champion. Taking the red ribbon was Majestic Colors and Emily Lewis for Ted Lewis.

"There's no business like show business" Charlie Green rode Pusher's Showbiz to the winner's circle in the Four-Year-Old Stallion Specialty class for Herb Murrath. The reserve award went to John Orlando and Justin Jenne' for Sweet Revenge Stables.

Another class with ten good entries answered the gate call next for the Amateur Three-Year-Old class. Ginger Evans was thrilled with her win in the class aboard Clouds Of Joy. J.D. and Ginger Evans own the entry. Claiming the second place award was In Cahoots with Susan Coleman directing for Sean Schaffer. In the Country Pleasure Specialty class eleven entries made the gate call. Jennifer Bingham, owner/exhibitor, rode He's A Sharp Shooter to the blue. Red Bay's Star claimed the reserve spot in the class with owner/exhibitor Laurin Roberson aboard.

Jerome Cole rode the Thomas Holton owned entry, Jimmy Jack to the winner's circle in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Reserve honors went to Network and Lisa Baum. Baum owns the entry. The popular Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty class held eleven entries. Star Commander and Sheryl Crawford were the judge's choice to make the victory pass in the good class. Crawford Colts, LLC owns the entry. Lisa Baum came in this class to take home another reserve ribbon aboard Scandal. Baum owns the entry.

Coming off of a recent Bethesda blue, Kurt Kovalick and Storm Threat Too were back in the winner's circle once again in the Show Pleasure Open Specialty class for Pat Rigual. The reserve ribbon went to Major Affair and Jeff Givens for the Denny Hastings family. Jimmy Smith didn't have any funny business on his mind as he rode Coin's Clown to the Amateur Specialty blue. The champion is owned by the Jimmy Smith family. Fudpucker and Becky Coleman were the second place team. Dr. and Mrs. Michael Coleman own the entry.

Putting a blue ribbon touch on the competition in the Novice Amateur Specialty was Titanium Touch and Hal Smith for the Smith and Alexander partnership. Fame's Pushy Woman and Mandy Hatton made a good ride for the red ribbon in the class for Don and Alberta Tanner. With a recent win at Carrollton, Georgia, Push Too's Ranger was once again in the winner's circle. This time Jeff Brown made the good ride in the Grooms Specialty class to take home the blue for Doyle Wayne and Anita George.

In the final class of the evening Casey Mutter rode out with tricolored ribbon in the Walking Horse Championship aboard Gen's Mr. Cash N Carry for Derwood Stewart.