MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The annual Walking For The Children Horse Show was held October 19, 2002 at the MTSU Livestock Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The show was a huge success boasting 284 entries.

Judges for the 27 class event were Bill Barnett, Jr. and Jamie Bradshaw. Barnett and Bradshaw alternated the judging duties at the show. The proceeds of the show benefit the Children’s Christmas fund and the Children’s Indigent fund in the local community. The event is co-sponsored by Calvary Banking and Bob Parks Realty who want everyone to remember that, “It’s all for the children. This annual event provides us with the opportunity to give to those children who might get nothing else during the Christmas season. It is heartwarming to see their smiles. Next year, we hope that you’ll join us again!”

The show’s finale was the Walking Horse Championship class. Five good entries made the call, when all was said and done, Generator’s Show Boat and Brock Tillman made the victory pass. The pretty sorrel stallion is owned by Storey, Beard and Henderson. Taking home the reserve honor was Gen’s Major Motion and Blake Sims for the Mike Chiappari family.

In a talent laden class of seventeen Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings, John Allan Callaway and You Better Be Good made the blue ribbon performance for Rodger Willis. The second place award went to Casey Mutter aboard Mt Secret Recipe for Ernie Cook. Another seventeen-entry class was the Novice Amateur Specialty class. Claiming the top spot was Ultra Doc, and a very excited, Haley Miller for Susie Harmon. The reserve ribbon went to I’m Cruella De Vil under the direction of Suzy Harmon for Joel Johnson.

The country Pleasure class held thirteen entries. Topping the class was I’m Tellin’ Papa and Christie Scrivner for Owen and Scrivner. The red ribbon went to He’s A Sharp Shooter and owner/exhibitor Jennifer Bingham. The Youth 11 and Under class also had thirteen entries. The riders may have been small in size, but they were large in determination! Kasey Caldwell rode the blue aboard Push Over The Top for Nell Caldwell. Reserve honors went to Southern Governor and Trent Patton for the Frank McWhorter family.

Sixteen nice Two-Year-Old Amateur entries were next in the ring. He’s Majestic and Sue Ann Schott were victorious in the class for Jo Ann Dowell. Claiming the reserve spot was Monte Cristo and Dee Dee Sale for the Gilbert Miller Family. Out of the fourteen Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings that entered the ring next, Silver From The Ritz and Chad Way made their way to the winner’s circle for Linda Crowley. The reserve tie went to Two Star Commander and Dude Crowder for Crawford Colts.

With a picture perfect performance in the 15.2 and Under class, Bill Bobo carried out the blue for Sandra Hodgson. The red ribbon was awarded to Sky Pusher and Joe Martin for Ed Smith. No stranger to the winner’s circle, the talented duo, Bath Young and He Keeps On Giving were out in blue ribbon form in Murfreesboro! Bowtie Stables, James and Betty Corlew are the proud owners. Springs Starmaker and Joyce Marie Green took home the red ribbon in the class for Samantha and Corey Green.

Twelve entries made the gate call for the Show Pleasure Specialty class. June Hawkins was thrilled when she and her “Eddie” (Editorial Page) were called to receive the blue. Taking home the reserve tie in the class was Ritz Cracker and Haley Miller for Susie Harmon. The Ladies Amateur Mares and Geldings class also held twelve entries. Cash Luck Be A Lady and Carolyn Miller made the good ride to ride out with the blue for C and E Farms. Reserve honors went to Jaclyn Smith and This Is It for Carl E. Smith, Inc.

Ramsey Bullington was next to grace the winner’s circle. He rode High Tide At The Ritz to the, fifteen entry, Cliff Gillespie - Two-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings blue for David Thompson. The red ribbon went to AWOL and Joel Weaver for Rising Star Ranch. Twelve entries answered the call for the Youth 12-17 Specialty class. Pride’s Sharp Dressed Man and Gavin Kasser were victors in the class for Carol Ann Gavin. Reserve in the class went to Total Control and Erica Derickson for Ron Kidd.

In the Lite Shod Specialty class, it was Jose Quervo Gold and Doug Barnes adding another blue to their resume’ for Bob Lawrence and Carroll Hutto. The second place award went to Sailin’ Man and Jeff Givens for Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knight. Twelve horses answered the call for the Three-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings class. The Sportin’ Man and Justin Jenne’ claimed the blue for Ray Stone. The red ribbon went to Ritz N Rebel and Allan Callaway for Frank and Shirley Neal.

Carolyn Miller carried home her second blue of the show aboard Command At Sunrise, in the Amateur Specialty class, for C and E Farms. The reserve tie went to Beam’s Black Hawk and Tex Dillingham for Tex and Lois Dillingham. Always an exciting class is the Walking Pony Specialty. Final Keeper and Morgan LeGate added another victory to their list for the Gary LeGate family. Reserve honors went to Victory Commander and Maria Derickson for Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pickhardt.

Thirteen entries were next in the Three-Year-Old Amateur class. Dee Dee Sale made the good ride to claim the blue aboard The Phantom Menace for the Gilbert Miller family. The Santini and Jaclyn Tillman rode to the reserve tie in the class for Black Hawk Farm. Out of the fourteen entries in the Novice Horse Specialty class, Pushin’ Up The Mountain and Bill Callaway pushed their way to the blue for Wally and Jan Stuckey. The red ribbon went to Ritz In Dixie and Brock Tillman for Black Hawk Farm.

Rounding out her three-blue evening, with the last blue coming in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class, was Carolyn Miller aboard He’s Etched In Stone for C and E Farms. The red ribbon was awarded to Star Commander and Sheryl Crawford for Crawford Colts. Making the move toward the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old Specialty blue was Larry Derryberry and He’s Got Night Moves for Jeanie Haynie. Reserve honors went to Masquerading With Pride and Mark West for Rick Overcast.

Taking command of the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class was the team of Jaclyn Tillman and Look Who’s In Command for Carl E. Smith, Inc. Pride’s Pickle and Kathy Graves were second, in the class, for Abby Graves. John Allan Callway took home the Four-Year-Old Open title aboard Commanding Gold for Jimmy and Vivian Reddy. The reserve spot went to Excalibur’s Jazz and Buck Williams for Brad and June Posey.

Gen’s Sundancer and Jeff Givens walked away with the Park Pleasure Specialty blue for Shane and Sara Hastings. The reserve tie went to Captive Heart and Doug Barnes for Del and Bridgett Rush. Ronnie Spears made the good ride to claim the blue in the Aged Mares and Geldings class directing C Me Pushin’ for Poplar Creek Farm, LLC. Claiming the red ribbon was Ali Ali and Brock Tillman for David Pruett. In the Open Specialty class, Overdrawn and Brock Tillman rode to the winner’s circle for the ownership of Berzette and Scarbrough.