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Peebles and General’s Show Stopper Did it Again



 

 

by Sarah Smith

 

            LEWISBURG, Tenn. – The Marshall County Horseman’s Association held their 31st Annual Walking Horse Show on Friday July 27, 2007. Judge Jamie Hankins marked the cards for the 31-class show that hosted 227 top entries.

            Knox Blackburn Stables led the blue ribbon tally claiming top honors in four classes. Bella Sera At The Ritz carried Knox Blackburn to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for The Anthony Joseph Family. Claiming reserve in the class was JFK’s Shining Moment and Charlie Green. Joselito and Knox Blackburn were victorious in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallions class for new owners, the Ben Cate Family. Earning the red award was Stuffed With Cash and Philip Trimble. Blackburn returned to the winners’ circle aboard UPS in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Open class for the Paul Bryan Family. Claiming the fourth blue under the Blackburn Stables banner was the team of Thom Meek and The Phantom Menace in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class.

            Webb Stables earned three blues in their hometown. Kathryn Ramsbottom and Jose’s Dulce earned the top award in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. Stepping Out Of Line and Brian Anderton rode to the red award. Sanman and Benjamin Bowen continued their winning season claiming the blue in the Youth 11 and Under class. Unforgettable Pusher and Jordan Dempsey earned the reserve honors in the class. Cindy Sullivan directed Empire Maker to the blue in the Amateur Canter class for Gradie Thorton. Linda Scrivner and Number One Commander claimed reserve.

            Ben and Dr. Lynda Brogdon carried two Lewisburg blues back to Florida. The first was in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class with I’m Stan The Man. Ben Brogdon made the wining ride in the class. Charlie Green and Ritz Rattle And Roll won the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallions class. Southern Comfort claimed two blues. Gen’s Rare Gin and Sandy Shumate made the victory pass in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. Sandra Johnson and Palm Beach Ritz claimed their third blue of the season in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class.

            Claiming blue ribbon honors from Chad Williams Stables were the teams of Man Of The Town and Katie Warr in the Youth 12-17 class and The Prime Suspect and Candra Carroll in the Amateur Ladies Specialty. Bill Johnson rode JFK’s Monopoly to the blue ribbon honors in the Amateur 50 and Over Specialty class. Mickey McCormick Stables prepares the team for the show ring. I’m Big Bad John and Marty Irby made the winning ride in the Park Pleasure Specialty. Southern Serenity Ranch puts this team in the ring.

            Master’s Gunsmoke and Jacob Baum impressed the judge to claim the Youth Ponies class. Also riding to the winners’ circle from Bobo Farms was Hard Mountain Cash and trainer Bill Bobo for Mariella Fugger in the Open Specialty class. Callaway Stables also produced two blue ribbon performances in Lewisburg. The first was in the Amateur Pony class with the team of Brenda Carlon and Prime Poison adding yet another blue to their resumé. Brenda Bramlett and Jazzed Up made the blue ribbon ride in the Amateur Specialty.

            Shake’s Little Midnight and Makena Dempsey with Charles Gleghorn at the lead earned the blue ribbon honors in the Lead Line class. I’m A Dandy Too and Bailey Gaidos carried home the reserve award in the class. Hal’s Major Shooter earned his third fine harness blue in 2007 with Rollie Beard driving, Demand’s Design and Mark West drove to the second place honors. Dickie Scrivner and Major Orders carried home the blue in the Open Lite-Shod class for Ron and Sue Fullerton. Senator’s Grand Finale and Diane Hasty were second.

            Oops She Did It Again and Philip Trimble continued their winning ways in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for owners Kim and Jody Jacobs. She’s A Lucky Lady and Charlie Green rode to the red award. Vigor’s Modest Charm and Brianna Dotson claimed the Youth Country Please blue ribbon for proud owner Jeanie Jackofsky. The Adult Country Please class saw High Tide Surfin and Stacey Richards in the winners’ circle. Cutter’s Jewel and Tom Gould earned their second blue of the season in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class.

            No strangers to the winners’ circle, was Ironwork’s Tin Man and Steve Jones for Ray Jones Trucking. Master Of Pride and Meg Young earned the second place honors in the very competitive class. JFK’s Top Aide and Jackie Byrom rode to the blue for Dick and Sally Reilly in the Open Park Performance class. All In and Mike Inman added another blue to their accomplishments in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. This team rides under the Bud Dunn and Son Stables banner. Megan Peebles and Copy’s Touchtone carried home the blue in the Trainer’s Wives and Family Members class.

            Closing out the evening of good competition and fun was the WHAT Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Stake. General’s Show Stopper and Dick Peebles were called from the lineup to claim top honors in the class.

 

Complete results follow and can be viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com

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