SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The 3rd Annual Liberty Lions Club Horse Show was held on Friday, June 21 at the Ag Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The 30 class event turned out 184 quality entries. The Friday night success had Judy Martin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, with judging duties; Connie Dunlap entertained the crowd with her organ talents and Jack Greene captured the night on film.

USDA VMO Dr. Scott Price was on hand in the inspection area. Only two violations were reported of the 184 entries.

When the dust settled and the crowd rose to their feet, the two entry stake class entered the ring. Walking to the Liberty Lions Club Stake title was Push To Start and Ramsey Bullington. The team has also claimed the Championship titles at the Columbia Spring Jubilee, Manchester Lions Club Show, the World Cup Spring Premier, and the Gallatin Lions Club Horse Show. Bill and Sandra Johnson own the black stallion. Reserve in the class was taken away by Bill Bobo and Dr. Perfect for Sandra Hodgson. Dr. Perfect also claimed the Moneytree Classic’s Open Amateur title with Hodgson in the irons.

It’s always a joy to see the little ones of today who grow up to be our exhibitors of tomorrow. The first class of the evening was the Lead Line Pony division. I’m A Dandy Too and MacKenzie Gaidos, led by Debbie Gaidos, made the winning ride for Don Brown. Ace and Tyler Bailey, led by Kim Bailey, were reserve for Kyle and Tyler Bailey.

Eleven entries answered the call for the Country Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty. Pearl Jam and Cindy Womack, on a blue ribbon streak, claimed the title. Womack owns the entry. Lady Dumas In Command and Dr. Judy Moore were reserve for Moore-Foust Farm. Four weanling teams vied for the top honor in the Open Weanling class. Winning Arms and Robert Nelms had the winning number for Catherine Simpson. Label’s Red Molly and John Dorris, owner/exhibitor, took the red.

Go Boy’s Dark Spirit cast a spell in the Open Park Pleasure Specialty division with a blue ribbon performance with Jeff Green in the irons for Lavender, Huckaby, and Wilhelm. Reserve in the class went to Just 4 U and Ashlea Wheelon for Linda Ball. Eight entries contested for the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings title. Grave Danger and John Allan Callaway came away armed with the blue for Charles and Florence Terry. JFK’s Ice Lady and Buddy Dick slid into reserve for Dan and Janice Rowsick.

Grand Again and Robert Nelms topped the seven entry Yearling Filly division for Lindy Holt. Dollars For Eve and Chris Hazelwood made the walk to reserve for Bob and Curtice McCloy. Little Stratton Weaver made her presence known in the Juvenile 11 and Under Mares and Geldings division aboard I’m A Majorette, collecting the blue for Davis Haygood. Reserve in the class was taken away by Casey Caldwell and I’m General Lee for Liz Gassaway.

Etched At The Ritz and Carol Canerday, owner/exhibitor, topped the eleven entry Three-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings division. Sanman and Pam Russell made the reserve ride for Larry Russell. Commanding Dakota and Wendell Kirkpatrick made a blue ribbon commanding performance for the Open Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty class for Walk Far Farms. Friday Night Mercedes and Connie Waldo pulled in for reserve. Waldo owns the entry.

Robert Nelms returned to the winner’s circle in the Yearling Colt class with Mr. Jose Again for Buddy Bain. Santana’s Choice and Nathan Mills were the reserve choice for Hoyte Eakes. She’s High Falutin’ and Sue Ann Schott were the victors in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Avery Smith. Miss Glitzy Ritz and Maria Derickson shined through the competition for reserve for Dr. and Mrs. John Brundidge.

Wishful Thinking and Dr. Judy Moore lived up to their blue ribbon dreams as they claimed the Two and Three-Year-Old Plantation Pleasure Amateur Lite Shod blue for Moore-Foust Farm. Friday Night Mercedes and Connie Waldo returned to the ring for their second reserve of the night. Fascinating Miss and Buddy Dick were crowned Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings champions for Randall and Gloria Dixon. Major Promises and Knox Blackburn rode to the red for Autumn Crest Farm.

The Park Pleasure Amateur Specialty harvested two entries. Mac’s Rave On and Kelly Dunn took the top spot for Brent Dunn. Choice Cut and Jennifer Pendleton were reserve for Chester Marbry. Bay Bayou and Bill Bobo claimed the Two-Year-Old Stallion blue for Sandra Hodgson. Thief’s Delightful Man and Dick Peebles were reserve for Troy Richards.

Eleven duos vied for the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion title. Operated By Ritz and Steve Hawkersmith made a smooth ride to the blue for Hawkersmith and Johnson. Generator’s Collect Call and Slayden Fleming were reserve for Dr. Robert Canon and Slayden Fleming. Gen’s Attaboy and Miles Irby claimed the Walking Ponies Riders 17 and Under Specialty blue for George and Carol Smith. Olympic Power and Stephanie Gordon were reserve for the Arthur Gordon family.

Nine entries tried for the Three-Year-Old Stallion crown. Renaissance Busting Loose and Knox Blackburn topped the class for Renaissance Farm. A Big Time Pusher and Dick Peebles walked to reserve for Bill and Sandra Johnson. Solid Gold Decision and Judy Young were the blue ribbon decision in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty division for Young and Bridges. Newly acquired Ample Cash and Dr. Ray Caughman, Jr. were reserve for C & C Stables.

In Command Again and Sheryl Crawford, Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty champions from the Moneytree Classic and the Liberty Charity Horse Show, added yet another Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty title to their resume’ from the Liberty Lions Club show. Crawford Colts, LLC owns the entry. Generator’s Premier Doll and Callie Stuckey were reserve for Edd Stuckey.

Eleven must have been the lucky number of the night. Eleven youth teams vied for the Juvenile Riders 12-17 on Mares and Geldings blue. Pride’s Sharp Dressed Man and the sharp, young Gavin Kasser made the victory pass for Charles and Carol Ann Gavin. She’s Armed and Maria Derickson walked away armed with reserve for Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Etheredge. Next up was the Two-Year-Old Stallion division. Of the nine entry class, Keep’s Memories and Beth Carol Thomas topped the class for the Butch Thomas family. Another Day Another Dollar and Tamara Kasser were reserve for Charles and Carol Ann Gavin.

The Show Pleasure Walking Horses Specialty class held no entries. Twelve entries answered the call for the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty title. Claiming the blue in the division was Prism Sky and Ellen Sale for McJunkin Farm. Cash’s Blackjack and Beverly Burgess cashed in on reserve for Harless and Wood. Of the five entries in the Amateur Aged Mares, Stallions, and Geldings Canter class, Ebony’s Smoking Sun and Dr. Linda Garrard, owner/exhibitor, made the winning ride. Backfield In Motion and Holly Liddell were reserve for Steve Liddell.

Busting With Terror and Knox Blackburn busted through the Four-Year-Old Open Canter division for Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hammond. Cheatin’ Danger and Buddy Dick were reserve for Judith Burgess. Primed Time and Laura Brandon were primed for the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class. Do It To It and Charlie Underwood were reserve.

Rankin County and Steve Aymett brought home the Aged Mares and Geldings Specialty for Floyd Sherman. Gen’s Spider Woman and Bill Bobo were reserve for Dorothy Davenport. JFK All Over and Bill Johnson, hot off a win at the Columbia Spring Jubilee, topped the Amateur Aged Mares, Stallions, and Geldings Specialty for Bill and Sandra Johnson. Swoosh and Steve Mozeley claimed the reserve title.