Posted November 6, 2000

by Mark Davis

DECATUR, Ala. - The 32nd Annual Alabama Jubilee was held October 26-28 at the Racking Horse Celebration Arena. It was sponsored by the Walking Horse Association of Alabama and benefited Camp Smile-A-Mile in Birgmingham, which is a camp for children with cancer.

A record breaking 712 entries made the gate call in the 69 walking and racking classes, making for the largest show in the history of the Alabama Jubilee.

Thurman Walden of Manchester, Tenn., presided over the microphone while Paul Livingston, Church Hill, Tenn., Robin Edwards, Columbia, Tenn., and Tommy Loid, Bowling Green, Ky., marked the cards for the walking horse division.

The Walking Horse Stake class concluded Saturday evening’s performance. Six outstanding entries made the gate call, each with their own group of loyal fans. When the work was complete, Announcer Walden called the team of Stride’s Touch Of Pride, aka “S.T.O.P.,” and Dick Peebles to the winner’s circle. Reserve honors went to the team of The Revelation and David Landrum.

The Florence, Alabama-based team from Bud Dunn & Son Stables led the blue ribbon tally with a total of 10 wins. Horses presented by William A. “Toby” Scarbrough III accounted for four of the wins. Scarbrough captured the roses in the Amateur Specialty Stake with Simply Dangerous after topping the Four-Year-Old Amateur division earlier in the show. He also had wins with Motown Motion in the Open Amateur division and Pusher’s Blue Moon in the WHAA Amateur Specialty.

Mike and Karen Inman picked up two blues with their horses under Dunn’s direction. Steve Dunn took World Champion Red Alert to the winner’s circle in the Plantation Pleasure Specialty division. Karen Inman captured the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary win with Generator’s Cashin In.

Pusher’s Clementine and Debbie Flack made another outstanding performance to top the Amateur Specialty Mare division. Laura Brandon and Pusher Lady Delight made an excellent showing to ride to the winner’s circle in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Mare and Gelding division.

Steve Dunn made the remaining two victory passes with Inside Track in the Four-Year-Old Specialty division and with I’m A Ritz in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding event.

The Shelbyville, Tennessee-based team from Twin Willow Equine Center, under the direction of trainer Dick Peebles, captured five wins including the Walking Horse Championship. The Snowatch captured two of the four remaining wins riding to the Two-Year-Old Stallion, Div. A win with trainer Dick Peebles and the WHAA Two-Year-Old Amateur, Div. A title with Anthony Joseph. Peebles also made a winning pass with Two-Year-Old Mare, Armed Lady. Megan Peebles picked up the final win in the Youth 12-17 division with Wired No Doubt.

The crew from Parks Farm of Murfreesboro, Tenn., had a great show at Decatur, taking home three blues, including two stake wins. Newton Parks and Jubilee’s Image made an outstanding performance to top the Amateur Stake. On The Rise and Aaron Bertrand proved to be the team to beat in the Youth division by taking home the Youth 11 and Under preliminary and the Youth Stake.

David Landrum Stables of Franklin, Tenn., also captured three wins. The Revelation and David Landrum captured the Open Walking title. One of the newest additions to the David Landrum team, Sam McLaughlin, captured the two remaining wins with High Profile Generator in the Open Show Pleasure and Pushing Hard Cash in the Three-Year-Old Stallion division.

Seven barns, Buck Williams Stables, Chester Marbry Stables, Benny Johnson Stables, Ramsey Bullington Stables, Clark Farms, Bobo Farms and Silverstone Training Center carried home dual wins from the 2000 Alabama Jubilee.

Buck Williams Stables, Inc., of Lewisburg, Tenn., found blue ribbon success with two teams. Silver’s Magic Moments and Norma Bledsoe captured the WHAA Four-Year-Old Amateur title and Famous Favorite and Kelley Weaver bested the field in the Amateur Western Specialty class.

Chester Marbry Stables of Shelbyville, Tenn., had catch rider Jennifer Pendleton riding to the blue on two occasions; once with Motown Rumba in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions and again with Beam’s Reflection in the Country Pleasure.

Long-time Alabama horseman Jack Mitchell captured two blues for the Bobo Farms team. Mitchell and Magical Colors earned the WHAA Two-Year-Old Amateur division, while he and Formal Affair topped the Amateur Specialty Stallions.

Regal’s Lady Of Royalty did the winning for Benny Johnson Stables in the Open Lite Shod with Johnson and the Amateur Lite Shod with Penny Matthews.

The crew from Ramsey Bullington Stables made the trip down to capture dual blues in the Amateur division. Make My Day Jubilee and Jada Floyd were outstanding as usual as they topped the extra large Amateur Specialty 15.2 and Under division. Iris Schumann and Spirit’s Wicked Woman were just as impressive in their Amateur Specialty Mare win.

Silverstone Training Center, under the direction of trainer Ernest Upton and staff, took home two prestigious blues as well. Pushover The Top and Upton rode to the winner’s circle in the Aged Gelding division and Gen On The Rocks and George Ann Pratt made the winning ride in the Amateur Specialty Gelding event.

The almost hometown crew from Clark Farms also carried home two wins. Nathan Clark took Gen’s Face Value to the win in the Plantation Pleasure Amateur Specialty division then returned to capture the WHAA Three-Year-Old Amateur win with Paycheck By MG.

Single blue ribbon winners included Kodachrome and Rollie Beard; He Keeps On Giving and Mindy Brasher; PG-13 and Bruce MacDonald; Eb’s Knight Charger and Jack Morgan; Madonna Pusher and Mike McCormick; Push Me Bold and Joe Fleming; Bodacious Pusher and Greg Pate; Double Copper Coin and Wayne Dean; My Skywalker and Don Hancock; Sonny and Hannah McCurdy; Pride Of Vengeance and Valton Rummage; Pride’s Sundance Star and Kay Green; Touch Of Frost and John Keplinger; Ebony’s Bad Bubba and Miles Irby.