Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountains, the Pikeville Spring Horse Show drew a large crowd of over 800 people to share the excitement generated by the nearly 300 horses that participated. Packed bleachers left spectators sitting in truck beds and standing alongside the rail as nothing could deter their attention from the show ring action.

This year the task of judging the walking classes as well as racking and spotted classes was given to the honorable Bob Burris. Burris’s fair decisions made the show one that can be looked back on as a positive experience for all who participated.

The night was capped off by the always captivating stake class. This year the blue was awarded to the talented team of Pushin Everything And More and Dickie Scrivner. The partnership of Jacobs and Porterfield owns the Pikeville champion. Reserve honors were awarded to Pride’s Ultra Winder and Todd Claborn for Dean and Debbie Neely.

A promising group of young horses were displayed in the Two-Year-Old class. Pushing Generator was directed to the win in the class by veteran horseman Bill Bilbrey. Jim Gillentine is the proud owner. The second place award was given to Generator’s SUV and Deny Givens.

Hunter Hensley and Pride’s Drifter drifted into the winner’s circle in the Juvenile 11 & Under Specialty. Hal and Mary Anne Hensley are the owners of the horse. Masterpiece By JFK and Kari Cox were reserve in the class.

The Walking Amateur Specialty boasted a talented group of entries. Taking top honors in the class was the team of Donald Robinson and In The Spotlite. The Donald Robinson family owns the entry. Smoke Sweet Dreams and Brad Bottoms made the call for second place honors.

The striking Design By Silver earned the first place award in the Park Pleasure class. Heidi McWilliams used her riding talent to guide Design by Silver to victory for McWilliams Realty. The Lone Gunman and lauren Williams were given the second place tie for Pam Williams.

Kathy Owen and Delight’s Walkabout caught the judges eye in the Country Pleasure class and were awarded the blue. Double Springs Farm is the owner. Delight’s Satin and Andrea Fleetwood were given the second place award for the Larson family.

Next up was the 15.2 and Under Open. Carbon’s Final Notice was presented with the first place ribbon. Harold Yoana owns and showed the winning entry. Hard As Cash was awarded the reserve with Todd Claborn for the Bill Ball family.

The Ladies Amateur class was dominated by the team of Rina Daniel and Dreams Of Cash. Joe and Rina Daniel are the proud owners of the entry. Make’s Easy Money and Holly Waites were given the reserve title for Ned and Holly Waites.

Walking tall in the Juvenile 12-17 class was the exciting team of Lauren Williams and Get Real. Pam Williams owns the entry. Pride’s Smokin Memory and Danielle Collier made the reserve ride for McWilliams Realty.

Paul Watlington was bummin’ for a win in the Four-Year-Old open atop Bummin’ A Little Cash. The dynamic team made the winning ride for owner Derwood Stewart. He’s All Heart was just that as he and Cory Clay earned the reserve award for Marcus Mitchell.

Another entertaining class Saturday night was the Aged Mares and Geldings. Spun Inspiration and Alan Price were presented the blue ribbon for owner Walter Langden. The red ribbon was awarded to Jubilee’s Black Rose and Wesley richards for proud owner Donnie Richards.

The always enjoyable Walking Pony class follwed. The judge selected Ginger By Design and Bonnie Bowman for first place honors. The Terry Park family owns the entry. Cash The Hard Way and Joseph Guthrie received second place for the Thurman Guthrie family.

Taking the win in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class was the skilled team of Another Smooth Operator and Rhonda Stewart. Derwood Stewart is the owner. Black Rainbow and Beth Frost were reserve.

Alan Price made another blue ribbon ride in the Show Pleasure class. This time is was atop Ebony’s Dark Fireball for owner Chuck Young. ET’s Ressurection placed second with Beck Oakley in the irons for Paul Oakley.

As the show began to wind down the Three- Year-Old class kept it exciting to the very end. Buddy Love and Cory Clay gave a nice showing to receive first in the class for an elated Ed Ferer. The red ribbon was given to Extreme Danger and Paul Watlington for Donald Judge.