by Janet G. Bullis
Posted April 24, 2002
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - the annual Spring Show of the North Carolina Walking Horse Association was held April 6th at the Lawrence-Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Despite freezing temperatures, entries were up from last year with 236 entries reported by show management. The judge for the thirty class show was Mike Conley. Madeline Griggs commanded the keyboard and Bryan Frye was the announcer. Buddy Stansey was the ringmaster.

Chad Baucom for Caroline Equine Investors topped the six entries in the Stake class with Pusher’s Clown. David Polk up for Carolyn Evans were reserve with Cash’s Miss Star. Ronald Mosley and Jubilee’s Bossman picked up the yellow ribbon for Mosley and Saunders.

Baucom Stables had ten wins for the night. Madison Holloway has graduated to the 12-17 division this year, and was a winner with Pushin’ The Limits. Pat Callicut has a new plantation horse who looks to be a sure winner as she won the North Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Plantation Pleasure class with Ultra Executive. Chad won the blue for owner Chuck Williamson with Jay R’s Replica in the Two-Year-Old Open. Chad came back to win the Four-Year-Old class with Cute As A Button for owner Wendell Smith. Tyler Baucom put a ride on I’m Pushin’ to win the Pony class for Dona Griffin. John Callicut and Eb’s Magic Motion continue their winning way from past years to win the Amateur 15.2 and Under class. Macho’s Bulldozer and Nora Frazier won the Three-Year-Old Amateur class. Tyler Baucom picked up another blue for his ride. he won the Youth Plantation Pleasure class for Pat Callicut with Jazz Show. Clay Mills and A Ritzy Rendezvous won the Four-Year-Old Amateur with no problem.

Ronald Mosley Stables had four blues to their credit. Gary Pope won two of them with Classy Image in the Plantation Pleasure Open Specialty and the Plantation Pleasure Four-Year-Old and Under classes. Ronald Mosley and Olympic Pusher wowed the spectators with their show in the Three-Year-Old Open. Bucky Holcomb is the lucky owner. Marshall Bullwinkle and Ronald were winners in the Open Specialty for owner Chuck Finney.

Kaleigh Messimer and Pusher’s Lucky Charm won the first of the three blues for David Polk Stables in the Youth 11 and Under class. Debra Coleman and her horse, The Snow Job was right at home in the cold weather to win the North Carolina Walking Horse Association Members Only class. DeeDee Polk won the blue for Barbara Mesimer in the North Carolina Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary with Jubilee’s Uprising.

Trainer, Philip Rowe had a win with Gordon Ezzell’s win in the Amateur Stake with Pusher Johnny Dangerously. Chad Adams up fro Jim Vernon won the Men’s Amateur Specialty with Red Mark’s In Time. Cole Baker and Whispering Pride beat out sixteen other entries to win the Show Pleasure Open for Boyce Hathcock. Debbie Simpson won the Ladies Amateur Specialty with Doin’ Time. Grandy Tuck won the Plantation Pleasure Championship for Chip Dale with JFK’s Jubilation Son. My My and Danny Kistler won the Western Plantation class for owner, Lora Fortenberry. Gordon Ezzell and I’m Shania won the Amateur Owned and Trained Plantation Pleasure class. Jack Davis won the Amateur Owned and Trained class with Master Mark’s Genius. Kendyl and Rebel’s Night Beam won the Country Pleasure class.

Jessica Holmes and her horse Judge’ Golden Generator showed he was the “golden boy” as they swept the Lite Shod division winning four blues. They won the Open class, the Youth class, and the Western class and finally the Lite Shod Championship.

For the complete show story, see the printed edition of Walking Horse Report dated April 24, 2002.