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Rowdy Rev Took A Stroll Through The Park



by Sarah Smith


            COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The second annual Walking In The Park Horse Show was held on Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Maury County Park. Despite rainy weather, the show hosted 247 entries and a large crowd stayed throughout the show to enjoy the good horses that the trainers and owners presented. Bryant Fly from Columbia, Tenn., was the judge for the event.

            Maybe I’m Maybelline and Chris Richards earned the first blue ribbon of the show in the Yearling Filly class for Roger Richards. Sweet Southern Jazz and Bradley Richards were the next team to be called to the winner’s circle to claim their blue in the Country Pleasure class.

            Chad Williams rode Live And Learn and Bayou Bay to blue ribbon honors for the Jack Mitchell family. Live And Learn won the Park Performance class and Bayou Bay claimed the WHTA Riders’ Cup 15.2 and Under class. Twisted Chief and Anita George also won top honors under the Williams Stables banner. The team claimed the Open Amateur Specialty.

            Sue Fullerton and Major Orders rode to the blue in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Specialty. Dickie Scrivner prepares this team for competition. Oops Dream Maker and Carla Hurley walked their way to the blue in the Yearling Colts class for Carbine and Associates of Florence, Ala. Jose’s Vengeance and Rae Shumate-Tysor made their debut show a winning one by capturing the blue in the Juvenile 11 and Under class. This pair rides under the Finish Line Farms banner. Susan Coleman also claimed a victory for Finish Line Farms. She rode Olympic’s Supergizer to the blue in the Amateur Park Performance class.

            Ritz On Stage and Stephen Daniel claimed the blue award in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for new owners Carroll and Virginia Counts. Carroll Counts also claimed a Walking In The Park blue. He directed Generator’s Free Falling to top honors in the Open Amateur Canter class.

            Gen’s I Love Lucy and trainer Jeff Green won the Park Pleasure Specialty class for proud owner Nancy Clements. Jose’s Habanero and Diana Bowers were victorious in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty. They ride under the Mickey McCormick Stables banner. Generator’s Top Dollar and Keith Johnson won the Amateur Show Pleasure class. They also ride from McCormick Stables.

            Rising Star Ranch had two blue ribbon winners at Walking In The Park. Champ’s First Round and Joel Weaver earned top honors in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. The second blue went to Irish Mardi Gras and new owner Margaret Thomas. The pair made an impressive show to earn the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class.

            Jacob Baum made two victory passes in the park. The first was aboard OMG in the new WHOA Youth Challenge class and the second was in the Youth Walking Pony class with veteran Master’s Gunsmoke.

            Generator’s High Voltage and Trevor Brewer won the blue in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Jennifer Brooks directed her mount, High Society Woman, to top honors in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class. Philip Trimble and Stuffed With Cash earned their second blue ribbon award by claiming the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallion class. Dr. Alan Bell and Santana’s Dynamite won the Amateur Four-Year-Old class. Wayne Dean Stables prepares the duo for the show ring.

            Charlie Green directed Jazz Cruiser to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion class. Green returned to the winner’s circle aboard Jose’s Sweet Pepper to win the WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old class. Downtown Pusher and Andy Adkins made the winning ride in the Juvenile 12-17 class for owners Randall and Sadie Baskin.

            Command & Control carried owner Sheryl Crawford to the winner’s circle in the Amateur 50 and Over Specialty class. The team of Silverado Spirit and Erin Graf claimed the Ladies Amateur Specialty class. Knox Blackburn and Push Too’s Cowboy were victorious in the Open Specialty class for Gene Ramsey.

            Complete results follow and can be viewed at

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