DOBSON, NC - The 4th Annual NC Foothills Classic Horse Show was held at Fisher River Park in Dobson, North Carolina on June 22. The Fisher River Park facilities have continued to improve each year of the show. The park is an exceptionally beautiful spot for a horse show. This show was established four years ago as a means to help support the Surry County Children’s Center. This year the thirty class show had 196 entries. Larry Wheelon, Maryville, Tenn., was the judge. Scot Frye was the announcer with Madelyn Griggs at the keyboard. Fred O’Neal was the ringmaster with Jessica Wilson giving out the blue ribbon awards.

The show ended with am impressive Stake class. There were seven entries competing for the blue ribbon prize and floral horseshoe. Coming out on top was the team of Ronald Mosely and Classic Rebel for Mosley and Holcomb. Curtis Ray Collins traveled down from Virginia to take reserve honors with Pushover And Lookout Again for owner’s the Glade Land and Cattle Company.

Ronald Mosely Stables also had two other wins for the show. Emily Barnett and Ebony Threat’s Ace claimed another Youth 12-17 victory. Ronald rode for the blue in the Four-Year-Old Open on Renegade’s Rebel for Billy Frost.

Baucom Stables earned six blues at the show. Chad Baucom in the irons for Lavon Tyson won the Two-Year-Old Open on Special Starburst. Kayla Baucom and her horse, Doc’s Fine Fashion made a fine show to win the Youth 11 and Under class. The Grim Reaper and Chad Baucom continued to mow down the competition as they won the Three-Year-Old Open for Dona Griffin. Eb’s Magic Motion is a winner either way. Ann Callicut made a magical show to win the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class. Clay Mills and Big Papa Cool beat out the eleven other entries to win the Amateur Specialty class. Tyler Baucom won his blue for the show with Jazz Show for Pat Callicut in the Plantation Pleasure Youth class.

Gordon Ezzell made three trips to the winner’s circle. He won the Four-Year-Old Amateur with Desert Sunrise. I’m Shania and Gordon were double winners in the Plantation Pleasure Specialty and the Plantation Pleasure Specialty Stake classes.

David Polk and Ice Shadow put the freeze on the other competitors to win the Show Pleasure class for owner, Jean Duling. DeeDee Polk won the Open Specialty for Larry Mesimer on Pusher’s Lucky Charm. Bonner Stables also had two wins. Austin Bonner up for Wofford Bush won the Pony class with Ultra’s Gusto. A real winner anytime they are in the ring is the team of Keith Champion and The Real Deal as they won the North Carolina Walking Horse Association Members Only class.

Grandy Tuck, Jr. won the Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Youth Specialty with An Olympic Dream. Mom, Angela Tuck rode this dream of a horse back into the ring to the Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty class blue.

Don Helms continues to rack up those blues as he and Strokin’ Stroller won the Amateur Open class. Robyn Kellett ably represented Kellett Stables as she won the Three-Year-Old Amateur with Pushing For Recall. Paul Cranford had a secret to share as his horse, Mighty Man’s Secret and Amy Abee won the North Carolina Walking Horse Ladies Auxiliary Members Only Class.

Derek Monahan had the right touch to win the Two-Year-Old Amateur with his horse, Cash’s Touch. Ricky Frazier and Unlock The Magic made the blue ribbon ride in the Amateur Owned and Trainer class. Danny Kistler won the Western Plantation Pleasure Specialty with My My for Lora Fortenberry. Devyn Lambert and Free For All had the pleasure to win the Trail Pleasure class.