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Oney and “Johnny” Claim Walking Championship at Olive Hill

by Renee Isaacs

OLIVE HILL, Ky. – The Carter County Shrine Club held its annual benefit horse show in Olive Hill, Ky. The two-day show was very successful with a large number of entries and spectators. The event hosted 55 walking and racking classes with Newton Parks judging the walking horses and Ross Campbell judging the racking horses.

Sweet Revenge Stables claimed six blues, leading the blue ribbon tally. Hardly Able Stables was close behind, claiming five blues. Doug Stephens captured three blues, and many other stables and trainers had two blues.

Johnny Orlando and Mike Oney won the Walking Championship class. This team also rode to championship honors in 2008 and were the reserve champions in 2007 at this show. Linda Patton of Mt. Sterling is the proud owner of Johnny Orlando and Sweet Revenge Stables.

The 15.2 & Under Open class was full of nice horses, including Gossip, a two-time world champion and a world grand champion; I’m NRA, a world champion and a reserve world grand champion; and Special Alert, a world champion. Three world champions in one class along with other talented competitors made it tough to call, but Gossip and Whitey Whitehead were at the top of the card. I’m NRA and Keith Blackburn claimed the reserve tie.

Complete results may be viewed by clicking here.

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