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Onassis and Harris Claim Oak Grove



by Maggi Painter


            WINCHESTER, Tenn. – The 12th annual Oak Grove School Horse show was held November 10, 2007, at the Southern Middle Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion. Carl Bledsoe of Marble Hill, Ga., did the honors of judging this year’s event that hosted 283 entries.

            Aristotle Onassis and Justin Harris walked out with the floral horseshoe in the Walking Horse Stake class championship. Jeanne Harrison of Augusta, Ga., owns this beautiful roan stallion.

            Starting off the show was the Fine Harness division. Current World Champion Good Time Freddie and Justin Harris claimed the blue. Freddie is also owned by Jeanne Harrison.  Eighteen entries entered the ring in the Country Pleasure class. But only one could leave with the blue ribbon, Gold Edition’s Red Crystal and Loretta North were the proud winners.

            I’m Generating The Gold and Bobby Richards claimed the Weanling Halter class blue. Richard and Gayle Greer’s entry of I’m Dangerous With Cash walked out with the blue in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Justin Harris directed this talented filly to this blue.

            World Champions Latithia Oran and Sensational Premier added another blue to their resume claming the Amateur 15.2 and Under class. Heavenly Texas Cash and Keith Reed made another walk to victory lane in the Yearling Halter class competition.

            Nine entries answered the gate call in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class competition. Cutter’s Jewel and Justin Harris made the great showing to claim the blue.  Mary Mack Hall directed her World Champion Jose’s Evening Sun to the blue in the 13-entry Amateur Four-Year-Old class.

            Magic Illusionist added another impressive win to her lengthy resume. Jeff Givens directed this mare to the Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Specialty class blue. Five top Two-Year-Old Stallions entered the ring with Justin Harris and Lined Walkin’ made the victory lap for the blue.

            Dollar’s Electroglide and Sydney Shortridge claimed top honors in the Youth 11 and Under class competition. Next to enter the ring was the Youth Pony class. Little N Bad and Jessica Bailey made an outstanding performance to claim the blue.

            Sarah Keenan’s A Touch Of Hope claimed top honors in the Open Show Pleasure class with trainer Stephen Daniel in the irons. Rhonda Sutherland directed Delight’s Red Hot Jazz to the Ladies Amateur Mare and Geldings class title.       

            A Diamond Star and Nick Hensley topped the nine entries in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class to capture the blue. Jacob Kelly made the flawless show to claim the blue in the WHOA Youth Challenge class aboard Pushover’s Dreamaker.

            Civitas and Mike Kakassy topped the large class of Amateur Show Pleasure competitors to walk out with blue. Thirteen entries answered the gate call in the Plantation Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class. Sweet Southern Jazz and B.J. Richards claimed top honors.

            Eighteen top Amateur Three-Year-Olds entered the ring next. Jack Pirkle made the trip from Georgia to claim the blue aboard Santander.  Ritz’s American Idol and Donna Kay Gowen claimed top honors in the Open Amateur class competition.

            Jorge’ and Kevin Gower captured the blue in the Open 15.2 and Under class. Jacob Baum made his final victory lap as a youth to claim the Youth 12-17 class blue aboard Dr. Dangerous.

            Commanding Dakota and Kathy Owen captured the Plantation Pleasure Lite-
Shod Amateur Specialty class blue. Sweet Southern Jazz added another blue for the evening. This time Bradley Richards directed this mare to the Plantation Pleasure Youth 17 and Under class blue.

            Rob Brainard directed Possibly Perfect to the blue in the Open Specialty class. Bruce Hankins and Ultra Spotted Delight captured the Park Pleasure Open Specialty class blue. Michelle Mercier directed Mademoiselle Pusher to the blue in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class. Seven entries entered the ring in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Symbol Of Ritz and Roger Latham made the trek from Alabama to claim the blue.

            I’m On Edge and Jerry Beaty won the Open Aged Mares and Geldings class. Doug Barnes directed JFK’s Top Aide to the blue in the Park Performance class. Jose’s Sweet Pepper and Sam McLaughlin made the long trip from Lititz, Pa., to claim the blue in the Four-Year-Old class.

The new team of Lauren Williams and Doc Ty claimed another blue in the Amateur Specialty class competition. The popular Grooms class came in the ring with seven entries. Willie’s Wonder Woman and Randy Marbry top the class to claim the blue under the direction of Mark Lambert.

            This concludes our coverage of the 12th annual Oak Grove School horse show. Complete results can be searched, viewed and printed at

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