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Olympic Pusher and Ronald Mosley Start Out A Winning Season

By Janet Bullis

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The North Carolina Walking Horse Association Spring Show was held April 3 in at the Lawrence Joel Fairgrounds. The judge for the 31-class show was Sam Hamilton. The all Walking Horse show had 211 entries.

Show manger, Janet Bullis wishes to thank the Lions Club and all the other people of the association that helped with the show, especially the ones that helped to fight the wind to get all the entries written up on the class sheets.

The Walking Horse Stake was worth the wait as four worthy contenders entered the ring. Wearing the roses and the blue ribbon in the victory pass was Olympic Pusher with Ronald Mosley in the irons for owners Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Alexander. The Grim Reaper and Jason Hughes were reserve winners for Overcash and Kincaid.

The first class of the night, the Plantation Open Lite-Shod, had 11 entries. Jazz On Time and Grandy Tuck were winners for owner Burl Dale. The Ladies Amateur Specialty was won by The Haint Of A Pusher and Peggy Cunningham.

Baucom Stables had a winner with Sky Command and Yvonne Matthis in the Plantation Pleasure Open Specialty. Another winner from Baucom Stables was Jason Hughes up on Pusher’s Extra Score for John Weihl and Yvonne Matthis in the Three-Year-Old Open class.

Grandy Tuck Jr. picked up the second blue for the night on Jazz On Time in the Plantation Lite-Shod Youth Specialty class. Marie Wright came from Virginia to win the Youth 11 & Under class with Senator’s Delight Of Pride for Mary Ellen Wright.

Always a consistent winner, I’m Shania won the Plantation Pleasure Amateur Owned & Trained class with owner Gordon Ezzell. Shirley Boger and her horse The Man In Command took command of the North Carolina Members Only Specialty class to carry out the blue ribbon for Ronald Mosley Stables. The General In Black scored a victory in the Plantation Pleasure Four & Under class with trainer Andy Carter for owner Johnny Abee. Taylor Daniel and Ebony’s Black Crystal won the Country Pleasure class. Kaleigh Mesimer made an excellent ride on Pusher’s Lucky Charm for grandpa Larry Mesimer to win the Youth 12-17 class. David Polk Stables prepared this winning duo for the show. It was good to see Kaleigh back in the ring.

Yvonne Matthis won her second blue of the night on Sky Command in the NCWHLA Members Only Plantation Specialty class.

Doug and Margaret Ann Newton have a new horse with a great name of Don’t Touch My Hat. He and Chad Baucom were the winners of the Two-Year-Open class.

John Callicutt had a good time showing Just Feels Kinda Crazy to win the Performance Pleasure class for mom Pat Callicutt. Rick Abee Stables had a winner in the NCWHLA Members Specialty with Amy Abee riding Touch’s Satin Bay for owner Paul Cranford.

Cheryle Barnes had Dan Bayco and Cotton Eyed Joe ready for the ring to win the Western Plantation Pleasure Open class. Chad Baucom made the winner’s circle again with Gold Mama in the Four-Year-Old Open class for Lynn Culbreth.

The Show Pleasure Open Specialty was won by Ken Willis and Gen’s Might Mark for Stagney Wycoff.

The Walking Pony class is always a delight to watch. Samantha Gaddy and her new horse Sure Threat’s Masterpiece made an outstanding show to the delight of the crowd. Baucom Stables are the trainers.

Shane Auman-MacLeod and Heart Of A Woman, from Lominac Stables, won the Western Plantation Lite-Shod Specialty. Another winner from Virginia was Debbie Simpson riding Extra Marker in the Amateur 15.2 & Under Specialty class.

Clay Mills showed his new contender Extra Ebony in the Amateur Owned & Trained class for the winning ride. Baucom Stables had owner Buddy Stasney ready to show his new contender Jazz House in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class and to collect the blue ribbon. The Men’s Amateur Specialty was won by another Virginian, Billy Frost and his horse Mo Bucks. Codi Marie Wright also came down from Virginia to win the Plantation Pleasure Youth Specialty with Great Goodness Generator.

Trainer Ronald Mosley made a heck of a show to win the Open Walking Specialty with Centennial Pusher for owner Bucky Holcomb.

Jazz On Time won his third blue for the night in the Lite-Shod Championship with Angela Tuck aboard.

Joseph Bartholomew and Olympic Supergizer won the Four-Year-Old Amateur blue under the direction of Baucom Stables.

I’m Cash On Delivery and Kelly Peeler delivered the goods to win the Amateur Stake for dad Joe Manis and trainer David Polk Stables.

The Plantation Pleasure Championship was won by Ronald Mosley and Pusher’s Grand Motion for owner Gail Butler.

This concludes the highlights from the North Carolina Spring Show. Complete results follow and may also be researched on our web site

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