by Janet Bullis

WHITE PINE, Tenn. - The 2003 United Racking and Walking World Celebration was held September 24-27 at the Great Smokey Mountain Expo Center. There were 201 entries in the 28 walking horse classes. The arrival of government officials did hurt the total number of entries that were expected for the show. The three judges for the walking horse classes were Sam Hamilton, Carl Johnson and Dwayne Rector.

Three entries in the Walking Grand Championship vied for top money and prizes. They were spotlighted and announced individually into the ring. After a complete workout the three entries were lined up and grooms were called in to strip the horses. After a thorough inspection by the judges, the riders remounted and awaited the final decision. Coming out on top was Pusher’s Clown and Chad Baucom. Pusher’s Clown was recently crowned World Grand Champion in the youth division with Tyler Baucom aboard. Equine Enterprises and Tyler Baucom own Pusher’s Clown. Reserve in the class was Curtis Ray Collins and Jubilee’s Cobra for owner Noah Tesone. The yellow banner went to Jerry Highsmith and Silver’s Wild Diamond for owner Cindy Hughes.

Wednesday Night

Spookie-Spook and K.C. Barron were winners in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class for Richard Lindsey.

Winky Groover won the Show Pleasure Open class with Delight’s Man Of Pride for owner Melissa Wilson.

Cash Can Do showed what he could do by wining the Three-Year-Old Amateur class with Brandi Todd in the irons for Luther and Jim Fuller.

Pusher’s Risky Business went about his business by winning the Youth 11 & Under class with Hayse Harrison up for Gale Griffen.

The Final Score scored number one to win the ETWHA Members Only class with owner-rider Cindy Hughes. Tim Wheelon trained the duo.

J.R. Venable and Cash’s Firecracker lit up the class to win the Men’s Amateur competition. Brent Coburn prepared this team for action.

The last walking horse class of the night was the Open Walking class. Steve Woody made a sensational show to win with Sensational Premier for the Melton Oran family.

Thursday Night

Ellla Kline and The Medicine Woman had the right prescription for the win in the Open Yearling class for C.L. Kline Farms.

Miss Black Cash and Brent Coburn picked up the first place cash and blue ribbon for Charles and Teresa Dempsey in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class.

Skyline and owner-rider Jack Morgan made a beeline for the winner’s circle in the Plantation Pleasure class. Tim Wheelon trained the entry.

Crystal Letterman and Final’s Pusher had the right push to win the Juvenile 17 & Under class for the Ferrell Hughes family. Larry Wheelon was the trainer.

Wayne Conley and Buford Pusher won the Mares and Geldings class for owner Vanessa Isom.

Winky Groover and Undeniably Dumas were the best in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Hollywood Acres.

Donald Todd had fun winning the Amateur Four-Year-Old class with The Games We Play for the Luther Fuller family. Trainer Winky Groover had the team of Stretch Armstrong and Lisa Anderson ready to win the Amateur Show Pleasure class for Greg Cass.

Friday Night

Terry Givens and Master Pusher were the masters of the Three-Year-Old Stallion class to carry out the blue for Mike and Ann Piet.

Ultra Executive and Rusty Carlton performed their best to win the Plantation Pleasure Juvenile 17 & Under class for owner Gail Conley.

Big Papa Cool and Clay Mills added to their many blue ribbons in the NCWHA Members Only class for Baucom Stables.

Jennifer Brown struck gold with her horse Pride’s Gold Millenium to win the Ladies Amateur class for Paul Livingston Stables.

Bob Bilbo and his horse Postmarked First walked their way to the first place ribbon in the Trail Pleasure class.

Undeniably Dumas made his way to the winner’s circle for a second time in the show to win the Juvenile Stake with Wayne Jones at the reins. Winky Groover trained the entry. Groover was in the saddle for the next win in the Show Pleasure Stake with Delight’s Man Of Pride for Melissa Wilson making it two blues in this division for this talented horse.

Saturday Night

In the first walking class I’m Game and Jason Hughes were ready for the win in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class for Baucom Stables. Clay Mills is the owner.

Tyler Buchanan made his family happy with his win with Call Me Lucky Cash in the Novice Amateur class.

Apollo and Joe Gibson won the Lite-Shod class for owner George Allen.

Jubilee’s Rising Star and Clay Mills continued to shine as they won the Amateur Owned and Trained class.

Sensation Premier won his second blue for the show in the ETWHLA Members class with owner Latitha Oran in the irons for Steve Woody Stables.

The Cold Hard Truth and Paul Livingston made it clear to the judges that they were the winners in the Four-Year-Old class for owner Charles McSpadden.

Buford Pusher had a repeat win for the show. This time it was under the direction of Mike Conley in the Amateur Stake for Vanessa Isom.

This concludes the highlight from the White Pine show. Complete results follow and may also be found by visiting our web site at