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SHABANG…West Coast Season Starts Off On Indian Reservation



by Maggi Painter

FORT MOJAVE, Ariz. - The Tennessee Walking Horse Association of California held its annual Desert Classic Horse Show at the Mojave Crossing Events Center on the Mojave Indian Reservation in Fort Mojave, Ariz. Jerry Collier of Rogersville, Ala., judged the two-day event.

For many years the Desert Classic Horse Show has been held in Indio, Calif., but this year the association decided to move it to the Mojave Crossing Events Center where it held the Western States Celebration last fall. Everyone had so much fun in the fall the decision was made to make the move.

Pollack’s Silver Spur Ranch led the blue ribbon count with 23. Seven of those blues were won by World Grand Champion Push N For Pleasure and two were won by World Champion Tex R Us. Bouquet Creek earned 17 blue ribbons; World Champion Move It Or Loose It claimed one of the 17. Golden West was third with 16 blues; two of the 16 were won by World Grand Champion Double Java. Russ Thompson Stables rounded out the count with 14. He’s The Whole Shabang and Greg Bryant walked away with the Open Stake Championship. Four world grand champions claimed blues under the RTS banner. It’s Billy The Kid and Roger Emerick claimed the Amateur Specialty Stake Championship, Dragonfire and Jim Heiting won the Amateur Park Pleasure Western Specialty Stake Championship, He’s On Georgia Time and Jamey Thompson claimed the Park Pleasure Specialty Stake Championship and World Champion Hermano Gold won the Park Pleasure Western Specialty Stake Championship.

The Mojave Indians always make the walking horses feel right at home. Join in the fun on Oct. 16-18, 2009, for the Western States Celebration. Horses, gambling and water sports are the rave for the fall, so make plans to attend now.

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