West Coast Trainers’ Show

by Maggi Painter

POMONA, Calif. – The West Coast Trainers’ Association held its annual show on April 24-26, 2009, at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, Calif. Jeff Green of Shelbyville, Tenn., judged the event.

Greg Bryant and He’s The Whole Shabang made their second trip to the winner’s circle in 2009. This talented chestnut stallion is only a four-year-old and has taken the West Coast stake classes by storm. He is owned by Roger and Rebecca Emerick and trained by Russ Thompson Stables.  

Pollack Silver Spur Ranch made the trip from San Jose and claimed the most blues with 24. Seven of those blues were won by Trail Pleasure World Grand Champion Push N For Pleasure. Russ Thompson Stables claimed 18 blues. Two of the RTS blues were won by World Grand Champion It’s Billy The Kid. Golden West Farms won 17 blues. Four of the blues won for Golden West were earned by World Grand Champion Double Java. Double Java also made his debut in the western lite-shod division.

It was a great weekend in Southern California for a horse show. Following the Saturday afternoon performance, Russ Thompson Stables and Roger and Rebecca Emerick sponsored a karaoke party and buffet dinner. Everyone had fun singing and eating until after dark.

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