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It Poured Rain In Clemson



 

 

by Stephanie Rose

            CLEMSON, S.C. - The 17th annual Spring 2007 South Carolina Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary Show was held in Clemson, S.C., on April 13 and 14, 2007. The event was held at the state of the art facility, the T. Ed Garrison Arena, a part of Clemson University. The judges for the two-day show were Eddie Ray Davis, Steve Woody and Nick Saunders. There were 63 classes with 208 entries on Friday and 199 on Saturday to kick off a great season for the Carolina circuit.
            The funds for the horse show benefited the American Cancer Society. The Auxiliary presented a check to them for $10,000 for last year’s show. The South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary has raised $110, 000 for the society in the last 13 years. That is something they are very proud of and every year this show is dedicated to “Riding For The Cure”. The South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary received the American Cancer Society’s Service and Dedication Award in 2005 and 2006.

Friday Evening
            The show Friday had beautiful weather with a crisp spring coolness as the night went on. The Tot’s Lead Line was first on the agenda. Each participant received ribbons and a medallion. Weanling Under Halter was next with two entries and Richard Barnes was the owner of both. He was only the handler of one though, and her name was Cash’s Dream Girl. Reserve were Lady Flicka and Nicole Faulk. Both ties were unanimous.
            Brock Tillman came all the way from Shelbyville, Tenn., to win his first of several blues. This one was aboard The Jazzhouse for owner Brice and Lisa Stasney of Lincolnton, N.C., in the Open Specialty class. On The Level and Chad Baucom were second for Steve Mozeley of Charlotte, N.C.
            He’s Pushin Time and Kathy Jamison won at the Ladies Auxiliary once again this year as they did last year in the Amateur Owned and Trained Lite-Shod for Fisher and Jamison. Chargers Turbo and Kayleigh Mesimer were second for Mesimer of Concord, N.C.
            Clay Mills shared the reins of Extra Ebony with his mother, Judy, in the Amateur Ladies Specialty class and won unanimously for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C. Santana’s Renaissance Man and Sarah Sheffield of Bennetsville, S.C., were second.
            Mr. Houston and Jennifer Brinkley won unanimously in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Jackson and Brinkley. Road To Glory and Deborah Perry were reserve for Perry of Gaffney, S.C.
            London Rain and Megan Mozeley are no strangers to the winners’ circle, this time winning the North Carolina Walking Horse Association Specialty with a first place tie from all three judges for Phyllis Mozeley of Charlotte, N.C. Gen’s Dark Silver and Keith Champion wore the red ribbon for Champion of Forest City, N.C.
            Little Dumas and CB Daughtridge won their first blue for the weekend in the Lite-Shod English Open Specialty for CB and Linda Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C. Miss Silver Satin and Brandon Helms were reserve for the Helms Family Farm of Locust, N.C.
            Olympic Star and Robert Kellett won unanimously in their first show of the season in the Pickens County Members Only Specialty class for Dr. and Mrs. Jim Gore of Easley, S.C. Border Patrol and Clay Mills received second place for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C.
            Pusher’s Premeditated and Stan Tindal made a victory lap in the Aged Mares class for the Morris family of Sumter, S.C.
            A large class of N.C. Ladies Auxiliary Members entered the ring. The ever-popular team of Cobra Commander and Debbie Wells commanded the blue for Wells of Florence, S.C. I’m Game and Yvonna Mathis were second for Mathis and Weihl of Kings Mtn., N.C.
            Beautiful Mind and Chad Adams made a beautiful show and won the Novice Specialty class for Adams of Goldsboro, N.C. Heartbeat Of Motown and Ashlee Mathews made their debut show and received second for King and Martin of Arab, Ala., and Leesville, S.C.
            John Callicut made an outstanding catch ride on Don’t Look Back for the very excited Judy Barringer of Hickory, N.C. Power Of Success and Vicki Penick were reserve for Penick.
            Angela Tuck got many blue ribbons over the course of the show. The first was on Juan Maracial in the Plantation English for Tuck of Reidsville, N.C. Allen’s Stormy Nite and Chris Jackson were second for Judy Brinkley of Fuguay Varina, N.C.
            Tarheel’s Angelique and Derek Bonner had just won at the NCWHA Spring Show and then they return with a win in Clemson in the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Bob and Mary Rollins of Franklin, N.C. Following their Trainers’ Show reserve, Heartbeat Counselor received her first red ribbon of the weekend with Sam Martin for the Cannon family of Sumter, S.C.
            CB Daughtridge was at again in the Four and Under Lite-Shod Specialty with Big Time Grand for Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C. Nationwide Edge and Chris Jackson were second for Judy Brinkley of Fuguay Varina, N.C.
            Bold Stroke’s Attraction and Hailey Puckett made the long trip from Wartrace, Tenn., and won the first of two blues for them this season at the Auxiliary show for Puckett. JFK Again and Jordan Dean took home the red ribbon for Proctor and Mona Dean of Wendell, N.C.
            The WHOA Youth Challenge Canter class was an added class for the night. Generator Dry Gin and Toni Strickland won for Over The Hill Farm of Edgefield, S.C.
            The smallest duo around, Electrifying and Samantha Gaddy won the Youth Pony class for the Sim Gaddy family of Kernersville, N.C. Ozone’s Delight and Jordan Hall were second for Hall.
            Color’s Clown and Lori Abbott won the Plantation English Specialty unanimously for Abbott of Henderson, N.C. Twentyfour Kt. Cash and Rufus Dale were reserve for Dale of Canton, N.C.
            Major Gee Whiz and Robert Kellett made their first show for the year and won the 15.2 and Under Open for Paul Simmons of Orangeburg, S.C. Generator’s Double Coin and Allen Abee received second for Kevin Parton of Arlington, Va.
            Beam’s Rapid Express and Kenneth Young won the big Youth 12-17 Specialty class for Bunton and Young. Pusher’s Color N Book and Ashlee Mathews were second for Suzie Sharpe of Columbia, S.C.
            After a reserve last year at the Auxiliary show, Pride’s Lady Di and Beverly McLeod came back and won the Amateur Canter class for Ed McLeod of Newberry, S.C. Doc Ty and Clay Mills were second for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C.
            Pusher’s Hot Cargo and Morgan Collins won the Youth Plantation Specialty class two years in a row for Jimmy Collins of Burlington, N.C. Generator’s Flash Point and Keisha Ashe were second for Ashe of Waynesville, N.C.
            Parole Granted and Alvin Strickland made their first show ever and won the Three-Year-Old Stallion class for Charles Hemphill of Eastman, Ga. Champion In Command and Stan Tindal were second for Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Tisdale of Manning, S.C.
            Wonderful Cash and JoAnne Overstreet won their second blue of the season after a win at the South Carolina State Show in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Overstreet and Stubbs of Sumter, S.C., and Hendersonville, Tenn. Recently purchased, The Carolina Girl and Jordan Hall were reserve for Billie DeArmond of Greer, S.C.
            Gen’s Master Pusher and Dr. Jim Gore unanimously won the Amateur Men’s Specialty class for Doty Looper. This was the first of two blues they won during the weekend. Cash’s Delight Of Pride and Bob Rollins showed for the first time this season and were second for Bob and Mary Rollins of Franklin, N.C.
            He’s Pushin Time and Kathy Jamison won their second blue in the Lite-Shod English class for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Santana’s Silver Streak and Bubba Tuck were reserve for the Jimmy Collins family of Burlington, N.C.
            Ritz On The Corner was the Three-Year-Old Stallion winner at the Auxiliary show in 2006 and now the Four-Year-Old Specialty Champion in 2007 with Sam Martin up for Brown and Cully of Sumter, S.C. Breaking News and Allen Abee were second for A Walking Miracle LLC of Catawba, N.C.
            Cool Texas Cash and Buddy Stasney made a trip to the winner’s circle for the first time this year in the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class for Brice and Lisa Stasney of Lincolnton, N.C. Low On Cash and Toni Strickland were reserve for Charles Dempsey.
            Movie Extra has been a winner at this show two years in a row. This time it was with Angela Tuck. They unanimously won the S.C. Ladies Auxiliary Plantation Pleasure Specialty for Ginger Williams. Mr. Crayola and Christen Chapmen were second for Chapmen.
            JFK’s Veto Power and Allen Abee won the Stallion and Gelding class for the MALM Group of Shelbyville, Tenn. Royal By Choice and Robert Kellett were second for Colie Stancil of Pickens, S.C.
            The last class of the evening was won by Double Overtime and Wade Huntley with unanimous ties in the Amateur 50 and Over Specialty class for Huntley of Rutherfordton, N.C. This is the second year in a row this team has won this class. Peyton’s Pusher and Tom Kincaid were second for Tom and Teresa Kincaid of Kannapolis, N.C.
            After the show on Friday the barns in each section bring different entrees: finger foods, desserts and so on. It is a time for everyone to visit with each other and enjoy the great food.

Saturday Evening
The first class of the night was the Stick Horse class. All the children had a great time in the ring and received ribbons. World Champion Weanling Miss Annika and Holly Puckett made their debut this year in the Yearling class and won unanimously for Bradford and Mesimer of Concord, N.C. Papa’s Maiden Lady and Mary Arflin were reserve for Ronnie Arflin of Honea Path, S.C.
            Neon Magic and Kevin Overstreet won the S.C.W.H.A. Members Only Specialty class for the Harold Stubbs family of Hendersonville, Tenn. Neon Magic is just coming off his Open Walking Championship win at the South Carolina State Show. PJ’s Pushin Charm and Dickie King wore the red ribbon for Dickie and Patty King.
            In Vogue won two South Carolina blues. The first was in the Model Plantation class with Brandon Helms for Rebecca Chittendon. Ambassador For RFK and Whitney Varney were second for the Penick family of Walterboro, S.C.
            The brand new team of Cee Jay’s Handshaker and Tammy Farmer won the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Farmer of Honea Path, S.C. Dr. McSteamy and Jacquelyn Brantley were second for Jack Heffington of Shelbyville, Tenn.
            Pusher’s Hot Cargo and Angela Tuck won the N.C. Ladies Auxiliary Plantation Specialty for the Jimmy Collins family of Burlington, N.C.
            Jazz Bo and Sam Martin made their debut performance in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Dr. David Brown of Sumter, S.C. Their win was unanimous. The Powers Out and Chris Jackson were second for Patricia Horne.
            Total Zone and Tyler Baucom stole the show in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Lavon Tyson of Wadesboro, N.C. The team was tied unanimously. Heartbeat Counselor and Emma Lee Cannon were second for Dr. Dale Cannon of Sumter, S.C.
            One Armed Bandit and Kevin Helms won their second blue of the year in the Open Plantation Western Specialty class for Rebecca Chittendon. Twenty-Four Kt. Cash and Rufus Dale were reserve for Dale of Canton, N.C.
            After winning at the NCWHA Spring Show, the team of I’m Crankin Frank and Jimmy Nichols won the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class for Nichols of Mt. Airy, N.C. Confederate Heartbeat and Debbie Wells were second for Dry Dock Stables of Florence, S.C.
            In Vogue and Kevin Helms won again in the Lite-Shod Western Open Specialty class for Rebecca Chittendon. He’s Pushin Time and Jacque Fisher were reserve for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C.
            I’m Game and Yvonna Mathis played for the blue in the S.C. Ladies Auxiliary Members Only Specialty class for Matthis and Weihl of Kings Mtn., N.C. Their ties were unanimous. Power’s Mr. Sundust and Terry Strickland were second for Charles Dempsey.
            After placing high at the Trainers’ Show, the team of Watch This Heartbeat and Sam Martin made their debut on the Carolina circuit a blue one in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Suzie Sharpe. They won unanimously. Cold Bold Cash and Brock Tillman were reserve for Beverly Burgess of Bell Buckle, Tenn.
            Southmark and CB Daughtridge won the Lite-Shod Western Open class for Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C. Santana’s Silver Streak and Bubba Tuck were second for the Jimmy Collins family of Burlington, N.C.
            The Pro-Am class was one of the larger classes of the show. Chad Baucom and Clay Mills had luck on their side to get the blue for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C. They shared the winning ride on Royal Luck. Fixin To Storm with Sam Martin and Sara Sheffield carried home the red ribbon for Tony and Sara Sheffield of Bennettsville, S.C.
            Clay Mills won two back-to-back unanimously classes by capturing the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class aboard Border Patrol for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C. The Doc’s Medicine Man and Jerry Jester were reserve for Jester of Yadkinville, N.C.
            Night Of The Heat Stroke and Angela Tuck won the Trail Pleasure Specialty class for Tuck for Reidsville, N.C. Fancy This & Fancy That was reserve for the second year in the Trail Pleasure Specialty. This time it was with Taylor Digh for Judy Barringer of Hickory, N.C.
            Olympic Encore and Paul Robbins won the Adult Amateur Pony class unanimously for Robbins of Rutherfordton, N.C. Papa Joe Dimaggio and Chad Adams were second for Adams of Goldsboro, N.C.
            The 2006 Amateur Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion Muddy Buddy and Alicia Perry made their debut of the year and won unanimously in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallion class for the David Perry family of Gaffney, S.C. He’s Like Nothing Else and John Callicutt were second for Adams and Callicutt.
            A Golden Merger and Mike Klutz won the blue in the Park Performance Open Specialty class unanimously for Dennis Abbott of Henderson, N.C. Watch For Success and Brock Tillman were second for Martin and Stasney.
            Jesse James At The Ritz and Alicia Perry made their first show of the year and came out with a blue ribbon ride in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion class for the David Perry family of Gaffney, S.C. Summer Spider JFK and Danny Rylee were second for Rylee of Gillsville, Ga.
            Cool Texas Cash also won the Open Show Pleasure Specialty class with Brock Tillman for Brice and Lisa Stasney of Lincolnton, N.C. The new team of I’m An Evil Rebel and Yvonna Matthis were reserve for Matthis and Weihl of Kings Mtn., N.C.
            Little Dumas closed out his Auxiliary blues with a win in the Lite-Shod Specialty Championship with owner CB Daughtridge. Miss Silver Satin and Brandon Helms were second for the Helms Family Farm Locust, N.C.
            Bold Stroke’s Attraction and Hailey Puckett won the roses in the Youth Specialty Championship for Puckett of Wartrace, Tenn. JFK Again and Jordan Dean were reserve in the championship for Proctor and Mona Dean of Wendell, N.C.
            Kathy Jamison smiled with the roses in the Lite-Shod Championship aboard He’s Pushin Time for Fisher and Jamison of Florence, S.C. Southmark and CB Daughtridge received the red ribbon for CB and Linda Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C.
            Gen’s Master Pusher and Dr. Jim Gore rode out with the roses in the Amateur Specialty Championship for Doty Looper of Easley, S.C. Greyline and Clay Mills were second for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C.
            Color’s Clown and Lori Abbott won the Plantation Championship for Abbott of Henderson, N.C. Movie Extra and Bubba Tuck were second for Ginger Williams of Eden, N.C.
            Extra Ebony and Clay Mills won the Amateur Canter Championship unanimously for Lee Mills of Mt. Airy, N.C. Pride’s Lady Di and Beverly McLeod were a unanimous second for Ed McLeod of Newberry, S.C.
            Not only was the weather forecast rain outside the ring, there was rain in the ring. London Rain received his second blue in the Walking Horse Championship with Chad Baucom for Phyllis Mozeley. All three judges agreed on London Rain as the champion. Jazz’s Master and Brock Tillman took home the red ribbon to Tennessee for Brice and Lisa Stasney of Lincolnton, N.C. Pusher’s Power House and Derek Bonner were third for Irving Williams of Shelby, N.C. Jazz Cash and Allen Abee rounded out the top four for Steve and Lisa Howard of Denver, N.C.
            This concludes the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary horse show. The South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone back next year during the second weekend in April as always. For complete results log onto www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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