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Myers and Allen Walk Out of the Novice Division on Thursday Morning



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The second morning session of the 76th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration began sharply at 9 A.M. The judging panel consisting of Rollie Beard, Jennifer Bingham, David Landrum, Paul Robbins and David Sisk took their place center ring to welcome the first class of the morning. Ritz Entourage and Beverly Lamp claimed the World Championship in the Model Pleasure Walking Stallions class for Keith and Lorraine Rosbury. This win marked the tenth win of the season for Ritz Entourage. An American Boy and Bill Bobo earned the reserve honor for Rushing Creek Walkers. Third place went to Braddock and Justus Carter for Dr. Linda Jones.



Taking to the track next was the Owner-Amateur Riders on Three-Year-Old Western Trail Pleasure Walking Horses. Nine entries competed for the ultimate honor of World Champion. Making the victory pass was the team of Habanero and Jordan Howell for the Holland and Howell ownership. Allison Thorson and My Black Cadillac picked up the reserve win. Rounding out the top three was Daddy’s Cash and Donnie Headrick.

Following their National Futurity victory, I’m Johnny Dollar and Jeff Laughlin returned to the winner’s circle in the Park Pleasure Walking Horses, Two and Three-Years-Old Riders’ Cup class. I’m Johnny Dollar is owned by Vickie Penick. Stone Cold Bandit and Howard Hamilton rode to the red award for Kim Leonard. Moonlighting At Midnight and Patrick Thomas were third for Debbie Eichler.



The Texas Lexus and Jamey Thompson walked to the blue ribbon award in the Model Pleasure Walking Geldings class for Rebecca Emerick. This team also won this same class in 2012. Reserve went to the Rushing Creek Walkers’ entry of Don’t Tread On Me with Evan Morgan at the lead. Front Gate and Winky Groover won the yellow award.



Allison Thorson and Australian Gold rode to a unanimous World Championship in the Owner-Amateur Riders on Trail Pleasure Walking Horses, Optional Tack, Canter class. Eighteen-year-old Mr. Reach and Trista Brown picked up the reserve honor while Belinda Mendenhall and Wicked Endeavor claimed third for Gordon and Lamar DePoyster and Belinda Mendenhall.



The Owner-Amateur Riders on Lite-Shod Walking Horses were up next with nine entries making the call to the ring. Claiming his seventh blue of the season and the title of World Champion was Simple Lee Dangerous and Kara Graham. Kara Graham and Skylar McLeod own the entry. Reserve went to La Patrona and Kasey Kesselring for Lester and Kesselring. Double Shot Of Cash and Tamara Hader took home the third award.

Owner-Amateur Riders on Classic Park Pleasure Walking Horses were next on the schedule. Carlan Cotten and Lil Wayne emerged from the Line Up as World Champions in the class for Jeff Gillespie. This win marks number seven for Lil Wayne in 2014. Reserve went to Miss Cheyenne and Gordon Ezell for Gordon and Angelyn Ezell. Third was Grandy Garcia and Kathy Jamison.

Next up was the Owner-Amateur Riders on Lite-Shod Walking Horses, Four Years and Under. Making the unanimous victory ride was the team of Roscoe Jenkins and Susan Coleman. This is the second unanimous World Championship for Roscoe Jenkins thus far. Reserve honors went to Just Borrowed Cash and Jim Roberts. Candy Crush and Dr. Jack Kwok rode to the third award.

Ten entries answered the call for the Owner-Amateur Novice Riders on Novice Park Pleasure Walking Horses class. Riding out of the novice division was Kyndra Myers aboard Ritz’s Red Solo Cup who is owned by Harald Roberts. Reserve went to Famous At The Ritz and Jimmy Tillett. Third was Gotham’s Dark Knight and Cindy Heiting for Brassy and Heiting.

The final gate call of the morning was for the Owner-Amateur Novice Riders on Novice Country Pleasure Walking Horses, Optional Tack. Riding from the novice division in unanimous fashion was Eye On The Title and Rachel Allen for the Greg Allen Family. Parole Patrol and Laurale Lowery claimed the reserve honors for she and Laurie Toone. Rounding out the top three was Oops Pardon Me Please and Diane Vallandingham.

The competition was hot in Calsonic Arena on Thursday morning. Several horses and riders picked up their second World Championship while others walked their way out of the novice division. The ten-class schedule was in the books shortly before 11:30 a.m.

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