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HOHENWALD, Tenn. - The 27th Annual J.M. Adcox Memorial Walking Horse Show was held on Friday, June 28. The show harvested approximately 140 entries. Marking the cards for the 26 class event was Danny Rylee, Gainesville, Georgia. Jamie Bradshaw, Union Grove, Alabama, was the Apprentice judge. Brian Perry entertained on the organ and Tommy Williams served as announcer. Gary Leverette captured all the action on film.

The show came to a close as the big, gray mare belonging to the Keith Baker family made the victory pass with Rodney Dick in the irons. It was none other than Shout, Columbia Spring Jubilee’s Stake Champion, who added another blue to her resume’. Out of the four entry class, Gen’s Mr. Cash and Mickey McCormick were reserve for Stewarts Farm. Czar’s High Tide and Knox Blackburn rode to the yellow ribbon for B.J. Harris.

The night began with the Yearling Filly division. Of the five entries, Mary Tyler Moore and Marty Warren walked their way to victory lane for Steve Smith. Blue’s Black Pearl and Valton Rummage were reserve for Ronnie Rummage. Eleven entries made the call for the Country Pleasure division. Double Pistol and Brett Thompson made the winning ride for Joe and Emily Siciensky.

In the Two-Year-Old Amateur class, Sherry Oxford rode Commando’s All Wound Up to the blue for Carl Johnson. High Walkin’ and Debbie Eichler were reserve for Frank and Debbie Eichler.

A very sad moment took place in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class as Silver Dollar Sunrise, owned and ridden by Bernie Duncan, suffered an apparent heart attack. Luckily Duncan was not seriously injured in the fall.

Walking away with the blue in the Yearling Colt competition were Bobby Richards and the Ty Irby owned entry, Benny Johnson.

Major Missunderstood and Knox Blackburn were victorious in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Susann Brantley. Tinsley Command and Joel Weaver rode to the red for the John Hastings family. Eight three-year-old teams vied for the Three-Year-Old Amateur title. Generator’s eBay and Ron Lawrence made a stellar performance to the blue for Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lawrence. In Cahoots and Karen Marriott were reserve for Sean Schafer.

Only one entry answered the call in the Juvenile 11 and Under class. Mark’s Big Deal and Shawna Floyd, owner/exhibitor, were the victors. Pusher’s Return and Keith Johnson made the winning ride in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty Open class for John Manning. Heatwave’s Little Texas and Deborah Due claimed the reserve spot for J.P. Due. Juke Daddy and Knox Blackburn rocked n’ rolled into the Two-Year-Old Stallion winner’s circle, out of fourteen talented entries, for Autumn Crest Farms. Mighty Brew and Link Webb were a strong second for Crowley Farms.

Haze’s Fashionette and Jerry Collier designed their way into the Show Pleasure Open Specialty blue for Mr. and Mrs. Hulon Newton. He Walks On Water and Larry Latham were reserve for Jim Keenan. Make My Mark Black and Candy Green made their mark blue for the Amateur Lady Riders on Mares and Geldings Specialty blue for Bea Whitehead. Southpaw and Chantel Wakefield Heintz were reserve for Carol Wakefield.

Armed & Waiting, owned by Randall and Gloria Dixon, topped the Three-Year-Old Stallion class with Rodney Dick in the irons. Julio’ Julio’ and Link Webb were reserve for Donnie and Charlotte Taylor. Superman Saves The World and Debbie Eichler netted the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty Mares and Geldings blue for Frank and Debbie Eichler. Rebel’s Gold Spirit and Clifton Brown were reserve for Robert L. Stewart.

Seven entries journeyed through the gate to compete for the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings title. Sweepstakes Call Girl and Blake Sims heard their’s was the winning number for Allyson Sims. Woman Of The Times and Wayne Dean were the reserve team of the moment for Morrisa Mattye Anderson. Touchy and Mary Jane Dickey walked their way to the top of the Youth 12-17 Specialty division for the Jay Dickey family. Generator’s Polished’ Brass and Chantelle Brumell were reserve for Larry Rea.

Perfect Cut Rose and Susan Swaner made an impressive performance to claim the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty blue for Al and Susan Swaner. I’m Hot Stuff and Tex Dillingham, owner/exhibitor, were hot enough for the reserve. Perfect Game and Roger Latham were on top of their game for the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallions Specialty for Roger and Sylvia Latham. My Favorite Touch and Andy Adkins were reserve for John Sharp.

Seven teams vied for the Park Pleasure Specialty Open blue. Incognito and Allyson Sims, owner/exhibitor, were in top form to claim the blue. Fast N Flashy and Danny Latham were reserve for David Latham. Bojangle’s Diamond Sadie and Bobby Richards made the winning ride in the Two and Three-Year-Old Plantation Lite Shod class for Jeff Reynolds. Affirmative and Ron Lawrence secured the Amateur Specialty Open blue for Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lawrence. Generator’s No Question and Mitchell McCormick made the reserve ride for Rae Nelson.

Commanding the Aged Mares and Geldings Specialty blue was Stormy Command and Jerry Collier for Ray and Betty Warren. Spirit After Dark and Wayne Dean were reserve for Jerry Bell. Olympic Reflection and Wayne Tharp stepped into the winner’s circle for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Tharp in the Open 15.2 and Under Specialty class. Redman Uprising and Knox Blackburn were reserve for Baley and Hayes. Buddy Dick rode the Judith Burgess owned Cheatin’ Danger to the Four-Year-Old Open title. Command’s Silverado and Larry Massey were reserve for Cothran and Griner.

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