Friday Night

By K.C. Hensley

ASHEVILLE, NC - A good time had by all as the large classes continued to fill the ring. The first class of the night was the Open Western Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Specialty with its 17 horses making the gate call. Grandy Tuck Stables were back in the blues this time Angela Tuck aboard In THe Heat Of The Night. Reserve in this large class was awarded to Mark Klutz and Southmark for C.B. Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C.

Twelve talented entries made their way to ring to vie for the top honors in the Amateur Specialty Mares class. High Headed Woman and Cassie Napier were outstanding from start to finish to earn the unanimous blue in the class for the Tim Napier family of Union, Ky. Watch The Sunrise and Jason Davis took the red ribbon for Donna Davis of Nicholsville, Ky.

The Youth 11 and Under had such a response at the entry booth it had to be split into an A and B divisions. In the A division, with 12 enties, the current world championship team of Bold Stroke’s Attraction had the attention of the crowd and judges alike agreed they were first. Another world champion, Miss Dumas Ebony took the reserve ribbon with Lindsey Hess in the irons.

The B division was the host to 13 young riders. All Colors My Papa and Tyler Baucom rode to the top honors in the class for David Keatts of Gretna, Va. Reserve in the class went to Call Me Hytone and Rose Herchenroeder for Laurie Herchenroeder of Gaston, Ind.

The Cash Collector and Amanda Dickerson was back to earn another top ribbon in the Amateur Owned and Trained Plantation Specialty class. I’m Shania and Gordon Ezell were pleased with their reserve finish in the class.

The Amateur Specialty Geldings class was another large entry class that had to split. Sherrin Pittman of Roswell, Ga., and Watch Me Generate rode to the winner’s circle in the 14 entry class. A Command For Cash and Greg Moore rode to the red ribbon for Mitchell and Moore of Tullahoma and Murfreesboro,Tenn.

In the second half of the Amateur Specialty Geldings 13 entries again were listed. Exactly Like Papa and Billy Ball were welcomed into the winner’s circle as they earned the vote of all three judges. Reserve in the class was awarded to My Lucky Colors and Jamie Tucker for Gloria Wiley of MacClenny, Fla.

Fifteen three-year-old amateur mares and gelding made the gate call for the next class. Nicklebuster and Amanda Hankins made the winning ride for Mike Lynch of Edenton, N.C. The White Mask and Wes Hen���drick came in as a close reserve for Karen Bethel of Monticello, Ky.

Once again the judges turned their eyes to the pleasure division with the Amateur Trial Pleasure Specialty class. Southern Command and Tracie Fuller made the winning ride for the Fuller family of Kingsport, Tenn. Reserve in the class was A Fantastic Choice with Simone Klemenz of Knoxville, Tenn., in the irons.

Juveniles classes’ entries continued not to suffer as the Youth 12-17 Specialty class was split. In the A division the world championship team of Olympic Pusher and Lindsey Henry made the winning ride amongst the 11 other entries. Reserve in the class was awarded to Dark Spirit Special and Matthew McQuerry for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edwards of Lebanon, Tenn.

In the B division I’m An Evil Rebel and Madison Holloway received the nod from all three judges. Megan Mozeley and Swoosh snagged the reserve ribbon in the class for Steve Mozeley of Charlotte, N.C.

The well known team of Border Patrol and Clay Mills were also unanimous in their hunt for the blue in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallions class. Two Gun Silver Dollar and B. Baird Lacer rode the reserve honors in the class.

Big Dog Dumas was back to his old world championship tricks in the Ladies Amateur Specialty class with Sarah Hastings up while Jennifer Brown took the red ribbon.

Another team who had captured top honors the previous night was back for more. Gold Coin Cash this with Page Brown up wowed the crowed in the Amateur Park Performance class with their unanimous win. Reserve in the class was awarded to Jewel’s Scatman with Jennifer Clement in the irons.

Generator’s Big Chance and Alecia Cooper enjoyed a big win in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Mare and Gelding class. Edition’s Power Pusher and B.H. Hodge rode to the reserve tie in the class.

Nineteen Plantation Pleasure Amateur Lite Shod Specialty entries made the gate call to vie for the top spot. Wired 440 and Mike Conley made the winning ride for Larkin Turner of Clintwood, Va. In the Heat Of The Night and Angela Tuck returned to the ring earn another top ribbon.

More Of The Major and Kay Green kept the unanimous blues rolling for the Landrum team. This duo earned their title in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions class. Top Dollar and Sabrina Young rode to the red ribbon in the class.

The Plantation Pleasure Youth Specialty class might have been down on quantity but not quality. Sunfire’s Phoenix and Shelby Van Dyke earned the top honors in the class for Mike and Harriett Van Dyke of Providence Forge, Va. Generator’s Flashpoint and Keisha Ashe were pleased with their reserve finish in the class.

Wes Hendrick was back in the top ribbons as he claimed the top honors in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Canter class with Half Dollar. Reserve in the class went the very familiar team of Generator’s Old Gold and Hunter Rouse.

Becky May’s beaming smile told the tale as she rode out of the ring a winner once again with Olympic’s Energizer in the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty class. Current world champion The Raffle with Kurt Wilkerson up came in as a close reserve in the class.

Multi world grand champions Electrifying and Dona Griffin showed their talents in the Amateur Specialty Stallions class. Push In Command and Kenny Compton rode to a strong reserve finish in the class.

It was happy trails for The General In Black and Andy Carter in the Western Plantation Specialty class. My My and Danny Kistler were pleased with their red ribbon in the class as well.

The final class of the evening was the Amateur 15.2 and Over. This time Kenny Compton went from reserve to on top with Gen’s Triple Pride. I’m A Five Star General and Kim Butler came in as a close reserve in the class. Complete results may be viewed, searched and printed at