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A Rainbow Was Spotted in South Alabama



 

 

by Sarah Smith

            ANDALUSIA, Ala. – The Third annual South Alabama Charity Horse Show was held at the beautiful Covington Center Arena on March 9 and 10, 2007. Judges Rodney Dick and Scotty Brooks were in charge of tying the classes at the two-day horse show.
            Chad Williams Stables claimed the most blue ribbons at the show. Jazz Zone and Chad Williams won the Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Debbie Harney. Chad Williams returned to the winner’s circle aboard Six Man in the Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Stallion class and in the Park Performance class with Live N Learn. The Spud Warr family carried home two Andalusia blues. Katie Warr and Man Of The Town claimed the Juvenile 12-17 class and dad Spud rode The Lineman to the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class. Bob Lawrence and Gotti claimed the Amateur Specialty class.
            Jeff Givens Stables, Clark Farms, 5-Way Farms and Ray Baldwin Stables all claimed four South Alabama blue ribbons. Jeff Givens claimed three of his four blues aboard Magic Illusionist for Cheryl Reidy. Trigger Treat and Jeff Givens claimed the Model class for Jo Ann Dowell.
            The mother and son team of Aimee Barker and Trey Blackburn claimed dual blues aboard their family owned mount, Generated By Jose’. Barker won the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty on Friday night and Blackburn took over the reins to win the Juvenile 11 and Under class on Saturday night. Trey Blackburn and trainer Jamie Lawrence walked away with the blue in the Pro-Am class riding Silver Dollar Intimidator. Nathan Clark directed the two-year-old stallion The River King to top honors for owner Kelly Arrington. Libby Doub and Crime Spree claimed the fourth blue for the Clark Farms banner in the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary class.
            Jack Way and sons Thad and Alex claimed four blue ribbons for 5-Way Farms. Jack rode Showboat Silk to the blue in the Aged Mares and Geldings class and then returned to the winner’s circle aboard Steal Justice. Thad rode A Showdown to top honors in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions class. Alex and Move Over claimed the Youth 17 and Under Pony class.
            I’m A Jezebel claimed three of Ray Baldwin Stables blue ribbons with Jim Leek and Kim Baldwin riding. Governor Stride and Hannah Taylor won the country pleasure class after only two months of lessons.
            Rising Star Ranch and Tim Smith Stables won three blues each. Joel Weaver rode Gen’s Great Score to the blue in the Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Debbie Miller. Weaver directed Robert and Margaret Thomas’s Look Of Masquerading to the blue in the Riders’ Cup 15.2 and Under Stallion class and claimed the blue with Pollack’s Silver Spur Ranch’s Jose’ Up in the Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion class.
            Gold Poison and Tim Smith won the 15.2 and Over Mare and Gelding class for Greg and Connie Frazier. G.L. and Beverly McNeill’s Titanium Touch won the Open Show Pleasure class and Rainbow Of Colors repeated his 2005 win as the Riders’ Cup Walking Horse Stake Champion.
            Gypsy Dollar and Sudie Reed won two blues at the show. The first was in the Amateur 50 and Over Specialty and the second was in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Campbell Stables prepares the team for the show ring. Carrie Benedict carried two blues back to Kentucky. Benedict rode Silver On The Line to top honors in the Amateur Park Performance and then returned to the winner’s circle aboard Progressive Power in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions.
            Sunfire’s Pheonix claimed the Amateur Park Pleasure Specialty with Greg Thomason riding and the Open Park Pleasure with Jeff Hatcher aboard. Morna Conway owns the winning entry. They Call Me The Streaker and Laurie Westbrooks claimed blue ribbon honors in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Four Years and Under. Westbrooks also owns the champion. Shez A Touch Pushie and Bonnie Powell claimed the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Dr. Linda Jones rode The Mexican to the blue in the Alabama Members Only Specialty class.
            Rocky Top Rainbow and Taylor Chandler won the Youth Trail Pleasure Specialty class for owners Jean and Rob Brannon. Jimmy Grant rode The Watchmaker to the blue in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Debbie Lassiter led Bruce Pearl Jazz to the winner’s circle in the Halter Weanlings class for Roger Richards. Andrea Nelson and Maybe I’m Maybelline won the Halter Yearlings class for Joe Martin Stables.
            Roxy Reeves rode Powered By Cash to the blue award in the Amateur Show Pleasure class. General’s Main Lady and Rollie Beard won the 15.2 and Under Mare and Gelding class for Mitch Taylor. Bob Garber’s Jazz Princess and Steve Beam won the Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class.
            Complete results follow and can be viewed at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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