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Pusher's Veiled Threat Wins Alabama Jubilee



The 37th Annual Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show was held Oct. 28-30 at the Racking Horse Celebration arena. The judges for the 60 classes were Brock Tillman, Dan Waddell, and Ronal Young. With an outstanding attendance, the weekend was full of great thrills. The proceeds benefited Camp Smile-A-Mile.

Thursday evening started off with the Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class, with 18 horses making the first gate call of the night. Emerging from the lineup with the first unanimous tie of the evening was the pair of Jose’ Grande and Gail Walling for Judy McDonald of Tullahoma, Tenn. Jose’ Grande is trained by Bill Bobo Stables in Shelbyville, Tenn. The red ribbon went to Sure Shot’s Cannon Shot and Tommy Hale for Dwayne Allsop of Maron, Miss.

The 15.2 and Under Open class was next in line bringing 12 entries to the ring. Riding the victory lap were Pusher’s Pzazz and Tim Smith for G.L. and Beverly McNeill of Andalusia, Ala. Receiving the second-place honors was Watchtower and Link Webb for the Robby Biggs Family of Cottontown, Tenn.

The second unanimous vote came in the Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Open Specialty class. Magic Illusionist and Jeff Givens received the blue ribbon for Cheryl Reidy of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Reserve went to Coin’s Flip Side and Suzanne Keplinger for Triple K Stables of Warren, Ala.

The Delivery Man and Robin Smith did just that, and delivered the third unanimous tie of the evening in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mare and Gelding class with 13 entries. The Delivery Man is owned by Connie Johns and Robin Smith of Bowling Green, Ky., and is trained by Todd Smith Stables, also in Bowling Green, Ky. It’s Taboo and Robin MacDonald accepted the red ribbon for Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn.

In the WHAA Three-year-Old Open class 11 entries made the gate call. Jose Rojo and Nathan Clark emerged victorious for Clark Farms of Arab, Ala. The second place honor went to Flip A Busted Coin and Larry Latham of Joppa, Ala.

Next to enter the ring was the Amateur Open class with Ultra Copy’s Dark Shadow and Chuck Cheek walking away with the top honor for Paulette Cheek of Houston, Texas, and also another unanimous vote. Ultra Copy’s Dark Shadow is trained by Sam Perkins of Florence, Ala. Live N Learn and Marty Mitchell took home the reserve ribbon for the Consolidated Farms of Shelbyville, Tenn.

Jazz All Night and Doug Barnes continued the unanimous streak with a win in the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class. Jazz All Night is owned by Lawrence and Hutto of Thomasville, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Reserve in the 10-entry class went to Let Me Be Your Hero and Bruce Hawkins for Dan and Donna DeMedio of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Color’s Cash Lady and Bill Callaway received their favorite color, blue, in the WHAA Two-Year-Old Open class, which held 14 entries. Color’s Cash Lady is owned by Bill Cane of Dothan, Ala. Stroke of Skywatch and Larry Latham made the good ride to take home the second place award to Dr. Wes Samford of Birmingham, Ala.

The next class was the Show Pleasure Specialty class. With 25 entries registered, the class was split into two groups. Another unanimous tie went to the ever-winning pair of Pushin Backatacha and Ronnie Campbell. Pushin Backatacha is owned by Francis Bivins of Lewisburg, Tenn. Music In The Sky and Charlie Green accepted the red ribbon for John Eldridge of Chattanooga, Tenn. The second unanimous vote in the Show Pleasure Specialty class went to Four-Year-Old World Grand Champion Secretive and Buck Williams for the Keith Baker Family of Columbia, Tenn. The Secret and Bill Callaway were a close second to finish off this large class. The Secret is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Terry of Merristown, Tenn. With 11 entries making the gate call, Copy’s Touchtone and Robin MacDonald made it to victory lane in the Amateur Aged Gelding Specialty class. Copy’s Touchtone is owned by Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn., and is trained by Sam Perkins of Florence, Ala. Walking to the second-place award was Kat Man Dude and Polly Ware for Tom and Polly Ware of Cynthiana, Ky.

The Park Pleasure Specialty class was captured by She’s A Kennedy and Bart Glimer for Sue Stillwell of Independance, Iowa. Mashed Generator and Jackie Byrom took the red ribbon for Mr. and Mrs. Joel Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.

With12 entries in the ring, Main Majorette and Carolyn Thomas received a unanimous tie in the Amateur Aged Mares Specialty class. Main Majorette is owned by Twin Willow Equine Center and Carolyn Thomas of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Springfield, Mo. She is trained by Jeff Willis also of Shelbyville, Tenn. Receiving the second-place honor in this great class was the pair of Figgy Puddin and Suzanne Littell for Moore and Littell of Catherine, Ala.

Next to grace the ring was the WHAA Amateur Four-Year-Old class with10 entries. Walking away with the blue ribbon was My Silver Bullet and Barclay Woodward for Ronnie and Jennifer Woodward of Hartselle, Ala. My Silver Bullet is trained by Nathan Clark of Arab, Ala. Reserve in the class was Wired and Walkin’ with Jeff Bryant up for The Jeff Bryant Family of Henagar, Ala.

The pair of You’re In Command and Bruce MacDonald brought home a blue ribbon in the Men’s Amateur Specialty class to accompany his wife Robin’s previous win of the night. You’re In Command is owned by Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn., and is trained by Sam Perkins of Florence, Ala. Walking away with the red ribbon were Formal Affair and Jay Mitchell for Consolidated Farms of Shelbyville, Tenn.

The first MASCUP class held this weekend was the MASCUP Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class with eight entries. The world champion team of I’m Causin Commotion and John Allan Callaway were crowned the winners. I’m Causin Commotion is owned by Jim and Debbie Meyers of Flat Creek, Tenn. Reserve in the class went to Ritzy Zone and Knox Blackburn for the Anthony Joseph family of Columbiana, Ala.

The next MASCUP class of the evening came with 16 great entries, and yet again a unanimous tie. This tie went to the revved up duo of A High Dollar Charge and Winky Groover in the MASCUP Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. A High Dollar Charge is owned by the Mark Taylor family of Shelbyville, Tenn. Coming in a strong reserve was Wink Groover and Hondo Texas for Wink and Nancy Groover of Longview, Texas. Talk about making this a family event.

Eleven of Alabama’s finest ladies turned out for the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Open Specialty class. Generator’s Cashin’ In and Karen Inman cashed their way all the way to the victory pass for Mike and Karen Inman of Hoover, Ala. Generator’s Cashin’ In is trained by Sam Perkins of Florence, Ala. Second in the class was received by The Summitt and owner/rider Carolyn Rutner of Northport, Ala. The Summitt is trained by Five Way Farm of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Boomer In Command and Andy Adkins commanded their way to the blue ribbon in Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion Specialty class against 10 other great competitors. Boomer In Command is owned by John Sharp of Ethridge, Tenn., and is trained by Steve Dunn of Florence, Ala. Coming in second was the pair of Highway Robbery and Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn.

The Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion and Gelding class wowed the crowd with their 18 outstanding entries. Riding her way to the victory pass for the second time that night was Gail Walling, this time riding Peyton Manning for Judy McDonald of Tullahoma, Tenn., and is trained by Bill Bobo Stables of Shelbyville, Tenn. Receiving the red ribbon was Master Of Jazz and owner Lee Wall of Jackson, Miss.

The Aged Stallion class was the last to go on Thursday night. Taking the final victory lap was the pair of Pushover Cash Flow and Allan Callaway for Greystone Group LLC of Charlottesville, Va. Reserve in this talented class went to OMG and Larry Latham for Larry and Roger Latham of Hulaco, Ala.

Beginning the Friday night festivities with a unanimous tie was the Amateur Ladies Open Specialty class with the pair of Millenium Masquerade and Dee Dee Sale walking to a blue-ribbon victory. Millenium Masquerade is owned by the Gilbert and Miller Families of Richard, Ky., and is trained by Knox Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn. The red ribbon in this class went to Armanhi Gold and Meredith Cato for Jody and Kim Jacobs of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Pusher's Redemption and Buck Williams brought home the victory in the Aged Walking Specialty class for Equi-Tech Labs of Shelbyville, Tenn. Coming in a strong second was the duo of He Keeps On Giving and Rob Brainard for James Corlew of Adams, Tenn.

Up next was the WHAA Three-Year-Old Amateur class. Eleven entries made the gate call, with Halter Ego and Mike Inman coming up victorious. Halter Ego is owned by Mike and Karen Inman of Hoover, Ala., and is trained by Dunn Stables of Florence, Ala. Reserve in the class went to Wet Back and Jack Littrell of Florence, Ala.

The youth got another chance in ring with the Youth 17 and Under Park Pleasure Specialty class. Riding their way to a unanimous victory pass was World Champion Skyline and Lacey Campbell for Nat Campbell of Loudon, Tenn. Skyline is trained by Tim Wheelon of Manchester, Tenn. Second place was awarded to Generator's Flack Point and Barrett Jones for the Ray Jones family of Greenville, Ky.

The strong team of Dr. In Command and Jamie "Red" Etheredge made the winning ride in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Mare and Gelding class. Dr. In Command is owned by Jamie "Red" and Donna Etheredge of Collinsville, Ala., and is trained by Tim Smith of Shelbyville, Tenn. Reserve in the class went to Lone Commander and Alicia Avent for Lucy Blackmon of Rayle, Ga.

It was no magic or illusion that the pair of Magic Illusionist and Meghan Reidy took the top honors in the Amateur Lite-Shod Plantation Pleasure Specialty class. Magic Illusionist is owned by Cheryl Reidy of Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. and is trained by Jeff Givens of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Walking to the reserve award was Rinz The Man and owner Rachel Burch of College Grove, Tenn.

Seven entries made the call in the Youth 11 and Under Specialty class. Once again claiming the blue ribbon and the unanimous decision of the judges was the dynamic duo of Sanman and Benjamin Bowen for proud grandfather Larry Russell of Pontotoc, Miss. Sanman is trained by Link Webb of Lewisburg, Tenn. Reserve in this class was the team of He's The Man In Command and Ashley Shelton for Billy and Ashley Shelton of Glasgow, Ky.

The ladies had it in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding Specialty class with Debbie Myers leading I'm Causin' Commotion to another great victory. I'm Causin' Commotion is owned by Jim and Debbie Myers of Flat Creek, Tenn., and is trained by Allan Callaway Stables of Shelbyville, Tenn. Coming in a strong second was another ladies team of Miss Carolina Sky and MaryBeth Blessing for What A Blessing Farm of Bristol, Tenn. Miss Carolina Sky is trained by Knox Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn.

Another unanimous decision was called out in the WHAA Amateur Riders 50 Years and Over class to the pair of Major League and Carolyn Rutner of Northport, Ala. Major League is trained by Five-Way Farm of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Reserve in the class went to You're In Command and Bruce MacDonald for Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn.

Solar Generated and Maria Derickson make an outstanding performance in the Amateur Aged Walking Stallion Specialty class. Solar Generated is owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Brundige of Sugar Grove, Ill., and Shelbyville, Tenn., and is trained by Derickson Breeding and Training Facility of Wartrace, Tenn.

The Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class was won by Pride's Pickle and Kathy Graves. Pride's Pickle is owned by Abby Graves of Knoxville, Tenn. and is trained by Dick Peebles of Shelbyville, Tenn. Capone and Ginger Young robbed the competition of the red ribbon for Billy Young of Boaz, Ala.

In the WHAA Four-Year-Old Mare, Stallion and Gelding class, Tim Smith lead Rainbow Of Colors to his favorite color of all -blue! Rainbow Of Colors is owned by G.L. and Beverly McNeill of Andalusia, Ala.

The Youth Riders 17 and under Specialty class was in line next. Thirteen entries made the gate call with Gen's Thundermaker and Aaron Bertrand walking away with the top award for the Bob Parks family of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Gen's Thundermaker is trained by Knox Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn. Second place went to Generator's Dry Gin and Bo Beam for Dan Naynes of Albertville, Ala.

Without Command and Jay Mitchell commanded the field in the Adult Pony Specialty class. Without Command is owned by Kim Bailey of Lynchburg, Tenn., and is trained by James Beetle Bailey also of Lynchburg, Tenn. Reserve in the class went to Silver Dollar Make Me Holler and Kathy Graves for the Jerry Graves family of Moss, Tenn.

The next MASCUP class of the evening came with the MASCUP Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. The Delivery Man and Todd Smith delivered a blue ribbon to owners Connie Johns and Robin Smith of Franklin, Tenn., and Bowling Green, Ky. I Could Command and Knox Blackburn received the red ribbon for Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Luna of Franklin, Tenn.

Next to go were the 12 entries in the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty class. Editorial Page and owner June Hawkins received the top honors. Editorial Page is trained by Beard Stables of Lewisburg, Tenn. Second place went to I'm Armed and Lethal and Lee Wall for Dr. and Mrs. Rosser Wall of Raymond, Miss.

Kat Man Dude and Ray Gilmer walked away with the victory in the Aged Mare and Gelding class. Kat Man Dude is owned by Tom and Polly Ware of Cynthiana, Ky. Almost Indecent and Buck Williams took home the red ribbon for Jamie Waddell of Verbena, Ala. Gone and Done It and owner Becky Woodruff did just that in the Novice Amateur Riders Specialty class. Gone and Done It is trained by Charlie Green of Shelbyville, Tenn. Design's Lady Di and Hugh Johnson were awarded the red ribbon for Hugh and Ann Johnson of Gadsden, Ala.

Coming in first and second in the TWHBEA Youth Medallion class were the Derickson sisters Maria and Erica. All Time Genius and Maria Derickson cantered their way to the top honor for Derickson and Harkins of Wartrace, Tenn., and Barter, Tenn. Erica Derickson rode Watch For Glory to the reserve honor for Erica and Maria Derickson of Wartrace, Tenn. Both horses are trained by Derickson Breeding and Training Facility of Wartrace, Tenn.

The MASCUP Two-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class wrapped up the Friday night session with Pride's Pushers Star and David Latham walking to the winner's circle with a unanimous win. Pride's Pushers Star is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Todd. Reserve in the class went to Papa's Armed and Rob Brainard for Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn.

Saturday night was kicked off with the ever-popular Stick Horse class, with a unanimous tie of every entry. Next to enter the gate was the Halter Weanling Open class with Carbon Collection and Anita Dickerson for Cheryl Lammons of Woodbine, Ga. Second place went to Aerial Assault and Robert Nelms for Lisa Teel and Mitzi Butler of Andalusia, Ala.

Six entries made the gate call in the crowd favorite Lead Line class. Walking out of the ring in his final lead line class with the judges unanimous tie was the pair of Ace and Tyler Bailey, with Kim Bailey on the lead. Ace is owned by Kyle and Tyler Bailey of Lynchburg, Tenn. Just Jacob "JJ" and Jordan Moore received second for Jordan and Preston Moore of Cullman, Ala.

RG and owner/rider Kristi Kirkpatrick were awarded the blue ribbon in the Country Pleasure Open Specialty class. Reserve went to Splashed and Casee Crocker for Casee Crocker and Joan Kemp of Dora, Ala.

Once again Copy's Touchtone and Robin MacDonald walked to the victory circle with a unanimous decision. Copy's Touchtone is owned by Bruce and Robin MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., and Shelbyville, Tenn. Moments Of Jazz and Carolyn Rutner of Northport, Ala., took home the red ribbon.

Major League and Carolyn Rutner were no strangers to the winner's circle this weekend, and once again received the blue ribbon in the Amateur Specialty 50 Years and Over class. Major League is trained by Five-Way Farms of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Excalibur's Jazz and Ann Mohon received second for Mohon Manor Farms and Joan Kemp of Covington, Tenn., and Dora, Ala.

Eight yearlings walked their way into the ring for the Halter Yearling Open class. The duo of Blue's Lady Pusher and Valton Rummage received the honor of walking the victory lap. Blue's Lady Pusher is owned by Mary Ella Polch. Reserve went to Pusher's Immortal Image and Robert Nelm for Molly Bullington of Bentonville, Ariz.

The ever popular Pro/Am class was no different this year. To the crowd's excitement, Fancee Spence and Winky Groover both rode A High Dollar Charge to the unanimous blue ribbon honor. A High Dollar Charge is owned by the Mark Taylor family of Shelbyville, Tenn. Boomer In Command received the reserve award with both Andy Adkins and Steve Dunn up. Boomer In Command is owned by John Sharp of Etheridge, Tenn.

The Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class was the next to grace the show ring with five entries. American Dollar and Jaclyn Harney claimed the top honor from the judges with a unanimous tie. American Dollar is owned by Breedlove and Harney of Buford, Ga., and Murfreesboro, Tenn. Reserve went to Queen's Magic Lady and Dwayne Robinson of Belfast, Tenn.

In the Walking Ponies Specialty Riders 17 and Under class, 11 entries made their way into the ring. Move Over and Meg Young pushed the competition out of the way to capture the blue ribbon. Move Over is trained by Five-Way Farms of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Second place went to Halter Ego and Benjamin Gray for Mike and Karen Inman of Hoover, Ala.

Pushin The Gen and Ray Gilmer pushed the judges to another unanimous tie in the MASCUP Three-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class. Pushin The Gen is owned by Mrs. Dudley Moore of Byhalia, Miss. Generated By Jose and Brant Thompson accepted the red ribbon for Dr. N.E. Barker of Arab, Ala.

Jazzing it up all the way to the winner's circle again was Jazz All Night, this time with Bob Lawrence up in the Amateur English Park Pleasure Specialty class. Jazz All Night is owned by Lawrence and Hutto of Thomasville, Ga., and is trained by Doug Barnes of Wartrace, Tenn.

Thirteen entries made the gate call in the WHAA Two-Year-Old Amateur class. Santana Roseanna and Erica Derickson emerged from the lineup to capture the blue for Doss Farms of Cullaman, Ala. Santana Roseanna is trained by Derickson Breeding and Training Facility of Wartrace, Tenn. He's The Bottom Line and Mike Inman received the reserve award for Mike and Karen Inman of Hoover, Ala.

The Western Park Pleasure Specialty Open class was up next with Generator Power Pusher and Doug Barnes pushing their way to the victory circle. Generator Power Pusher is owned by Dick and Sally Reilly of Lewisburg, Tenn. Gen's Magic Marker and Jeff Givens walked to the second place award for Cindy Sullivan of Shelbyville, Tenn.

All 11 entries made the call in the Limited Performance class. Best Man's Con Man and Chance Derryberry kept the family tradition of winning walking horse classes, with Chance winning his first ever. Best Man's Con Man is trained by Justin Derryberry of Pulaski, Tenn. Ready To Command and Wendell Kirkpatrick won the reserve ribbon for Crawford Colts.

The Youth Riders 17 and Under class brought the crowd many top competitors. Coming out on top with a unanimous decision and their first floral horseshoe was the duo of World Champion Prism Sky and Mary Beth Blessing for What A Blessing Farm of Bristol, Tenn. Prism Sky is trained by Knox Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn. Coming in a strong reserve was Downtown Pusher and Andy Adkins for Randall and Sadie Baskin and Andy Adkins of Franklin, Tenn., and Ethridge, Tenn.

Gen's Thundermaker and Newton Parks thundered to the top of the Amateur Walking Stake for the Bob Parks family of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and received the second floral horseshoe. Gen's Thundermaker is trained by Knox Blackburn of Franklin, Tenn. OMG and Roger Latham of Hulaco, Ala., took home the red ribbon.

Topping off a great weekend, Karen Inman won the third floral horseshoe with Generator's Cashin In, in the Amateur Specialty Stake. Generator's Cashin In is owned by Mike and Karen Inman of Hoover, Ala., and is trained by Dunn Stables of Florence, Ala. Second place went to the pair of Highway Robbery and owner Betty Corlew of Adams, Tenn.

The Groom's class always gets the crowd going, and did once again this time. Claiming the victory was Handshaker's High Tribute and Gator Fitzgerald of Charlie Green Stables for Patty and John Shannon of Sylacauga, Ala. New Orleans Jazz and Andy Winhon of Beard Stables accepted the red ribbon for Thomas Beard of Lewisburg, Tenn.

Finally, after three full nights and 60 classes, it was time for the MASCUP Walking Horse Stake. Five fine entries made their way around the ring to the crowd's delight. Walking out of the lineup victorious to accept the high honor was the pair of Pusher's Veiled Threat and Joe Martin. The Lloyd Smith family of Lake Charles, La., proudly own Pusher's Veiled Threat. Reserve in this great championship went to Wired and Walkin with Steve Beam for the Jeff Bryant family of Herager, Ala. Third place was awarded to Swoosh and Link Webb for Steve Mozeley of Charlotte, N.C.

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