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Papa Joe Dimaggio and Webb Score Amateur Championship Title

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The third edition of the Walking To Make A Difference Horse Show, an All Amateur show, was held Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the Ag Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee at 6:00p.m. Formerly a fall show, the Walking To Make A Difference made the switch to the spring lineup of horse shows. Benita Caldwell, show chairman, was thrilled with the quality and quantity of horses. Ronal Young had judging tasks. Bryan Perry entertained on the organ while Thurman Walden kept the show rolling from behind the microphone. Sherry Clarneau captured the night on film. Joel Johnson and I’m Cruella De Vil carried in the red, white, and blue.

HItting a home run in the Amateur Stake was Papa Joe Dimaggio with owner/rider Rhea Ellen Webb. Reserve in the class went to Ebony’s Smokin’ Sun and Linda Garard, owner/exhibitor. The show began with the Yearling, Amateur Handlers class. Olympic Titan and Stacey Richards tightened up the competition for Rhonda Martocci. Talking Up A Storm and Jake Washburn made the reserve walk of fame for Kayrin Warren.

The Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion division was up next. Down On Main Street and Becky May made the winning ride to blue ribbon acclaim for Doug and Margaret Newton. Coming away armed with reserve was Dangerously Grand and Harolene Willis for Dot and Kline Wheless. Wesley Williams and Generator’s Nikon made the winning ride in the Youth RIders 14 and Under Country Pleasure Specialty class for Wayne Hall. Billy The Bandit and Luke Washburn made the reserve ride for Roger Mauney.

Class 5A was an added class for the show. The Open Equitation class harvested five entries. Megan Allen topped the Equitation division with Sara Womack making the reserve ride. The Dona Griffin owned, I’m Pushin’, and little Tyler Baucom pushed their way to top honors in the Youth 11 and Under Mares and Geldings class. Generator’s No U and Trevor Collier made the reserve ride for Collier and Hale.

Gen’s Sails Ale and Carroll Mullins were victors in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings division. Stephen and Carroll Mullins own the entry. Sue Ann Schott and Pushin’ For A Heart Attack pushed their way to reserve for JoAnn Dowell. Being dealt the winning hand in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallion class was Cash’s Blackjack and Beverly Wood riding for the Harless and Wood ownership. Making a magical performance for reserve was Pusher’s Magic Walker and Dona Griffin for Chuck and Terry Williamson.

Causing double vision for a blue ribbon in the Amateur Lite Shod Two and Three-Year-Olds was Jose Quervo Gold and Bob Lawrence for the Lawrence and Hutto ownership. Command’s Golden Rule and Erica Hartlein made the reserve ride for Joni Jenne. You Better Be Good. That’s right, You Better Be Good and Harolene Willis made the victory pass in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings class for Roger and Harolene Willis. Undeniable Dumas and Sue James were undeniably reserve for Hollywood Acres.

Dumas Dandy Dan and Nathan Clark rode out with the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion blue for Stewart and Clark. Grim Reaper and Dona Griffin made the ride to the red. Griffin owns the entry. Sheila Groover and Pushin’ Everything And More gave their all for the Trainers Family Class Specialty blue for Jacobs and Porterfield. Spontaneous Choice and Kathy Hollin were the reserve choice for Mary Mack Hall. Tyler Baucom returned to the show ring to claim the Youth 17 and Under Ponies Specialty blue aboard Busted And Broke for Warren and Baucom. The Grand Hotshot were reserve for Ying and Hartlein.

Making a shocking performance for the Amateur Lite Shod Four and Older Specialty blue was Pride’s After Shock and Brenda Dowden, owner/exhibitor. Gen’s Knight Threat and Judy Moore made the reserve ride. Moore owns the entry. The Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty division was up next. Elegance Pride and Kathy Owen rode to the Show Pleasure blue for Double Springs Farm. It was no secret that The Secret Senator and Nathan Clark were reserve for Clark Farms. Justin Darnell was in the irons in the first way of ring for the Juvenile Pro/Am Specialty class. Riding the second way was Wendell Kirkpatrick. The team topped the Juvenile Pro/Am Specialty class aboard Emblem’s Silhouette for Rick Griffith.

Show ring veteran, Jean Baum, made yet another victory pass on “Big Mama”, or My Fair Play Lady. The duo made the victory pass in the Amateur Novice Rider Specialty class. Big Papa Cool and Clay Mills were reserve. Mills owns the entry. Walking their way to the COuntry Pleasure blue was Delight’s Walk About and Kathy Owen for Double Springs Farm. Mark’s Sonny D and Wayne Hall, owner/rider, were reserve.

Jazzing up the 15.2 and Under Amateur competition was Late Night Jazz and Lisa Baum for the Jim Baum family. Music In The Sky and Ed Breedlove were reserve for Barry Breedlove. I’m Cruella De Vil and Joel Johnson topped the competitors in the Youth 12-17 Specialty Mares and Geldings division. Johnson owns the entry. Final’s Escapade and Mac Christmas made the reserve for Joe Christmas. Sweetie Sky and James Vernon felt the sweetness of success as they rode to the Amateur Four-Year-Old Amateur Mares and Geldings Specialty division. She’s Tough Enough and Fay Witcher were reserve for Jack Upchurch.

Well if you weren’t at the show on Wednesday, you missed quite a showing of asses. Literally. Riders of the Walking Horse Trainers on Mules included Rodney Dick, Kenny Lawrence, Link Webb, Lee Upton, Jeff Givens, Winky Groover, Mickey McCormick, and Larry Derryberry. But, making the victory pass wearing a smile, some bib overalls, and an ill-placed tie was Rodney Dick aboard Tin Cup for Brian Boossier. Boot Scootin’ Boogie and Kenny Lawrence were reserve for Bill Moore.

Who had the blue ribbon ADA2D in the Amateur Specialty class? ADA2D and Jim Baum rounded out the Baum’s winning night as they rode for the blue. Bound And Determined and Ed Breedlove were reserve for Barry Breedlove. The Amateur Park Pleasure Specialty class was up next. Beaming to the blue was The Beaming Skywatch and Stuart Gibbs for Stuart and Pam Gibbs. All Night and Nathan Clark were reserve for Clark Farms. The Pro/Am Adult Specialty found the Remington team shooting to the blue. Bob Lawrence and Jeff Byrom rode Remington to the title for Hutto and Lawrence. Magical Colors had magical passes with both owner Judy Shapiro and trainer Chris Bobo for the reserve.

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