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Night Watch and Kevin Lutrell Capture Upper Cumberland Stake Class Victory



COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Sunny skies and beautiful rolling hills welcomed high quality walking horses, talented exhibitors, and excited spectators to the 30th annual Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Show on Saturday April 5th, 2003. The show was sponsored by the Cookeville Evening Lions Club and was assisted by the Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association. The honorable Dick Peebles judged the event. Wayne Nabors entertained the crowd with his organ and Gary Brewington took over the microphone to announce the show.

The highlight of the evening was the Stake class. Spectators were perched on the edges of their seats as Night Watch and Kevin Lutrell captured the victory in the class. Owner Shirley Judd was thrilled with the evening performance. A talented field of horses made up the Championship class that found John Allan Callaway and Pushin Up The Mountain reserve champions for Edd Stuckey. Kevin Lutrell Stables collected a second blue ribbon in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Walking class when Jason Myatt rode Wallace In The Sky to the winners circle for Ted Goolsby. In a class of thirteen entries, I’m A Voodoo Daddy claimed the reserve honors for Thomas and Gayle Brandon, with Gayle in the irons.

Horses under the care of Scott Beaty Stables collected an impressive four blue ribbons and numerous reserve wins. He’s Puttin On The Cash owned by Fred Alred took home the championship honors in the Four-Year-Old Open Walking class with Scott in the irons. Copy’s Colors owned by Jerry Myatt took the red ribbon with Kevin Lutrell in the irons. Another blue for Beaty Stables went to Sunfire’s Steel Spirit and Amanda Chaffin in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class for the Allen Chaffin family. Big Score’s My Papa and Joyce Marie Green tied for second in the class. The Fox family produced two good rides with the help of Beaty Stables. Scott rode Midnight Dollar to the victory in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class for the Quentin Fox family. Joel Weaver took the reins of Editions Power Pusher and took home the reserve win in the big class for owner Louise George. The Fox family’s second victory came in the Open Amateur Walking class with Abby Fox in the irons aboard Command’s Wild Card. This talented team won the class to take home a challenge trophy. Jake Jacobs rode Pushin Everything And More to the reserve honors for Porterfield and Jacobs.

John Allan Callaway walked away with two blue ribbons for Callaway Stables. Encore's Mystery owned by Jimmy and Vivian Reddy topped the competition in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding Open Walking class. Maggie May Of Grassland was the reserve champion in the class with Jeff Green in the saddle. Double Overtime owned by Sharon Thomas was the big winner in the Three-Year-Old Open Walking class with John Allan in the irons. Dude Crowder rode Ole Ole to the reserve honors in the class for owner Sheryl Crawford.

Jeff Givens teamed up with Darwin and Linda James to produce two blue ribbon winners. Knight’s Vanity Fair posed perfectly in the model class to win the champion honors. Fashions Ole Style and Noble Stout were the reserve winners in the class. Givens rode A Style File to the second blue ribbon win in the Western Lite-Shod Class for Darwin and Linda James. Ghost Dancer finished second in the class for owner Kathy Owen and rider Russ Keyer.

Rising Star Farm and Joel Weaver also picked up two blue ribbon wins at the show. The Show Pleasure Specialty class champion ribbon went to Weaver aboard Dangerous Intent owned by Lynn Hickok and Barbara Corbett. Kevin Lutrell finished second in the class with Poisonous owned by Tommy Chaffin. Joel Weaver prepared Special Alert, another blue ribbon winner, and Catherine Simpson took top honors in the Walking Pony Specialty class. Finishing reserve was A Streak Of Flash and Brittany Smith for S and B Farm and trainer Bill Bilbry.

The second class of the evening found Ronnie Spears and Market Watch owned by Glen and Virgie Crutchfield taking a victory lap for the Aged Mare and Gelding Open Specialty class. Taking the reserve honors in the class was Pusher’s Diamond Past and Blake Sims for Dr. and Mrs. Michael Coleman.

The Hoyte Eakes entry Perfect Dollar lead by Nathan Mills took the blue ribbon victory in the Yearling class. Liberty Pride and Bobby Richards found the reserve ribbon for Richards and Collins.

Regan Thompson defended her title as the Champion of the Youth Walking Specialty Riders 11 and Under class aboard Popcorn Pusher owned by The John Thompson Family and trained by Tim Wheelon. Busted And Broke and Jessica Popp won the reserve honors in the class. They were prepared by Groover Stables.

Lynn Womack rode Masquerading With Pride to a blue ribbon victory for owners Rick and Brenda Overcast and trainer Mark West. Finding the reserve ribbon in the class was Generator’s Mr. Twister and Harvey Rodriguez for Hansel and Paula Andrews.

Kathryn Ramsbottom rode Extra Ordinary to defend last year’s title and reigned victorious in the Youth Walking Specialty class for owners Bob and Linda Ramsbottom and Webb Stables. Finishing in the reserve spot was Beaming Around and Zachary Bunch for trainer Stacy Gunter and Dennis and Sunny Bunch.

Shirley Ensey rode Pusher’s ET to the winner’s circle in the Two and Three-Year-Old Plantation Lite-Shod class. Russ Keyser directed Marquita By Design to the reserve win in the class. Keith Johnson rode My Papa’s In Motion for owner Ernie Cook and Hidden Hills Farm to win the Two-Year-Old Amateur Walking class. Taking the red ribbon home in the class was Dazzling Jewel and Tex Dillingham for owners John Hay and Larry Moore. The horse is trained by Tony Palomino. Pat Stout defended her title in the Adult Country Pleasure class, which was one of the biggest classes of the evening. She and her horse Fashionability took home the blue ribbon honors. Pat bred and raised this talent and previously showed her sire and dam. Finishing second in the class was Friday Night Mercedes and Connie Waldo.

Shelby Cox guided Persuasions By Lad to the victory in the Youth Park Pleasure Specialty Riders 17 and Under for owner K.C. Hensley and trainer Denny Givens. Reserve honors in the class went to Avenger’s Moonlight with Jennifer Brinkley in the irons for trainer Mark West.

Sheryl Crawford and Star Command were clearly the favorites of the crowd and the judge in the Amateur Specialty class. Dude Crowder was the trainer. Coming in second was I’m Stagger Lee and Holly Waits. Scott Beaty Stables prepared the team.

Sharon Yarbrough rode Spectacular Legend to a victory pass in the Plantation Lite-Shod Specialty Open class for Marshall and Mary Tinch.

Fashions Ole Style found the reserve ribbon with Noble Stout in the saddle.

Alyson Sims-Abbot rode Pushin 11-29 to the victory in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. Brother Blake Sims trained the talented stallion that is owned by Mike Sims. The reserve winner in the class was Irrationality and Beck Oakley owned by Paul Oakley and trained by Scott Beaty Stables.

The Youth Country Pleasure class found Alex Bumpus and Primetime Cotton at the top of the judge’s card for owner Kathy Owen and Russ Keyser, trainer. Finishing second in the big class was Sparkling Generator and Shelby Cox for owners Sherry Givens and K.C. Hensley and trainer Denny Givens.

Wayne Hall and his family were very pleased with the performance by Metro Grand in the Amateur Park Pleasure class. The sorrel stand-out was prepared by Chris Messick of Full Moon Farms and ridden by Wayne. All Color’s Dazzle and Ann Darody found themselves in the reserve spot. Jeff Givens prepared the horse and rider.

Michael Paterson was in a whirl of excitement after his win on Sleeper’s Tycoon in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty Walking class. Tim Thompson Stables prepared the entry. The red ribbon in the class went to Extra Expense and Alecia Cooper. They were prepared by Groover Stables.

Undeniably, Dumas and Winky Groover topped a big class of three-year -old mares and geldings to take home a blue ribbon for Hollywood Acres. The reserve honors in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class went to A Command For Cash and John Puckett in the saddle for Mitchell and Moore.

Ada2d (Attitude) and Dr. Jim Baum rode to victory in the Fifty and Over Amateur Specialty class. The winning duo was prepared by Webb Stables. Linda Scrivner and Pusher’s Rodeo Queen finished in an honorable second place. They were prepared by Sonny Scrivner of Tan View Farms.

Gayle Brandon and Gen’s Four Star General out rode their competition in the Ladies Amateur Walking Specialty Mare and Gelding class. They are shown out of Puckett Stables. Finding the second place finish in the class was I’m In Command and Sheryl Crawford.

Five thousand spectators and nearly three hundred entries made up an exciting night of showing at the wonderful Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Complete results follow and may be printed, searched, and viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com

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