Silver Dollar’s Donato And Bob Stannard On Top In Kentucky

by Renee Isaacs

HARRODSBURG, Ky. - The USDA attended the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Spring Jubilee Horse Show in Harrodsburg, Ky., two of the three days. A total of nine alleged violations were written by the two VMOs at the time they were present.  They consisted of one combination of a unilateral sore and a scar, four for scar rule, one bilateral sore, one combination of a bilateral sore and a scar and two unilateral sore.
However, a total of 216 walking horses made the gate call for the event. The weather was great and many spectators came out to enjoy the first large show in Kentucky for the year. 
This is the first year that the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary has sponsored the Spring Jubilee Charity Horse Show. Since that time these efforts have benefited Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a therapeutic riding program at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Show Co-Manager Sue Alexander stated, “I would personally like to thank everyone involved in making our show a success. It takes a lot to put on a horse show, especially one of this size and we couldn’t do it without all of the people who volunteer. We invite everyone back again next year and we appreciate each and every sponsor and each individual who participated.”
Although the Spring Jubilee has been held at the Mercer County Fairgrounds since the early 1990s this is the first time the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary has joined forces with the Mercer County Fair Board to expand this show to include American Saddlebreds, road horses and Hackney Ponies. The Auxiliary is excited about the joint endeavor and hope that everyone enjoys seeing a variety of horses at one event as much as they enjoy bringing it to the public.
The first class called to the ring on Thursday was  the Amateur Lite-Shod Plantation Specialty with four entries. Erica Sickles from Anasis Stables in Union, Ky., grabbed the blue on A Red Ball Jet. Hal Smith rode to the red ribbon on Showboats Breeze under the direction of Howard Roberts.
Mike Oney made a two for two ride to the blue in the Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class on Cash’s Pretty Please for Alvis and Tzareff of Clarkston, Mich. Billy Joe Hays made a good show for the reserve tie on Armed Irish Lady.
Next up was the KSOA Halter Yearlings. Larry Wood handled Chrome By Prescription NC and they walked their way to the blue ribbon from Midway, Ky. Crimson Rain and Denise Calhoun of Waco, Ky., were second.
Jeremy Archer directed Honey Gold’s Sweet Memory to the winner’s circle in the Two and Three-Year Old Plantation for Morna Conway of Shelbyville, Tenn. Glenda Kirkland rode to the reserve ribbon on White Bandit.
Buddy Walters made his debut aboard Risky Business By JFK to capture the blue for Bob Stannard of Lebanon, Ky. Myron Ellis of Harrodsburg, Ky., rode to the second place tie on Energizer Bunny.
The KSOA Open class was won by Tyler Oliver and The X Marks The Spot for Diane Dehler of Cincinnati, Ohio. Bob McQuerry collected the reserve ribbon on Collateral Damage for John and Joyce Gillespie of Wilmore, Ky.
The largest performance class of the three-day event was the Aged Mare and Gelding class. Doug Whittamore rode to blue ribbon honors atop Night Star’s Crazy Night for Harvey Whittamore of Berea, Ky. Kemp Martin claimed the reserve ribbon with Another Pushbutton for the Thomas Ware family of Cynthiana, Ky.
Ella Kline grabbed her first blue of the evening with Gen’s Hometown for CL Kline Farms of Robbins, Tenn. Larry Wood and Chrome By Prescription walked their way to the red ribbon.
Ten entries made the gate call for the Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Jennifer Hankins rode to the winner’s circle aboard Dollar’s Silver Collector for Ronnie Mann of Williamstown, Ky. Jessie Smith claimed the second place tie with Gen’s Lassie.
Jimmy Evans made his debut aboard Beyond The Glory to claim top honors in the Two-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class for Charles Stivers of Manchester, Ky. Evil’s First Delight and Rocky McCoy rode to the reserve tie for Larry and Phyllis Coy of Lebanon Junction, Ky.
Six entries entered the ring for the Open Specialty class. Jason Hughes came out on top to claim the blue with Olympic’s Energizer for Alvis Porter of Holden, W.Va. Jesse Smith rode to the red ribbon aboard Bet On Money for the Thomas Ware family of Cynthiana, Ky.
A large class of three-year-olds entered the ring for the Three-Year-Old Stallion and Gelding class. Keith Blackburn made an outstanding performance to end Thursday evening’s show on Diamond’s Out Of Touch and rode to blue ribbon honors for Fran and Gene Pace of Winchester, Ky. Allen McQuerry claimed the reserve ribbon aboard Shanghi Ritz for Laurie Herchenroader of Harrodsburg, Ky.
Friday evening performance’s started off with the stick horse class. Gracie Walters, Alana Norther, Presley Fletcher and Lynnsey and Makenzie Bush all had a great time and were all blue ribbon winners.
The KSOA Two-Year-Old class was won by Paladin Sport and Tyler Oliver for the Sebastian family of Lancaster, Ky. The reserve award went to John Tudor and Gymkhana for Mike Ellis of Harrodsburg, Ky.
Ten entries made the gate call for the Ky. Horse Council. Jack Fayne of Lancaster, Ky., claimed the top prize with The Top Cruiser. The second place tie went to Showboats Breeze and Hal Smith under the direction of Howard Roberts of Shelbyville, Tenn.
Frank Prather claimed top honors in the Four-Year-Old Amateur class aboard My Designer Genes. The reserve award went to Lisa Evans and Kentucky Push’s Pride.
Mandie Lancaster rode to the winner’s circle aboard Rain’s Night Storm in the Ladies Amateur class.
            Sixteen amateurs entered the ring for the Amateur Country Pleasure class. Glenda Kirkland claimed the blue aboard Mark’s Mr. Shaker and Gretta Potter rode to the reserve tie aboard Crossfired.
            Austin Herbst and Fame’s All Star claimed the blue ribbon title in the Amateur Plantation Pleasure Specialty.
            The Walking Pony Specialty 18 and Over was up next. Lisa Evans rode to the top honors aboard JFK’s Protégé for Greg Manley of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Wes Hendrick claimed the second place tie aboard He’s A Half Dollar for Kenny Hendrick of Bowling Green, Ky.
            Up next was the Juvenile Walking Specialty and the blue ribbon went to Haley Allen Dauer and Georgia Grey Sky. Genie’s Charming Lady and Rae Ellen Thompson collected the reserve ribbon for the David Thompson family.
            Jared Scott claimed the blue in the Amateur Park Performance class aboard Direct Effect for Judy Scott of Lawrenceburg, Ky. Sparkling Reflections and Joe Gill were second.
            Sabrina Young and Ultra Prime Mover won the Amateur Show Pleasure class with a great performance. Nicole Bell and Electric Power claimed the second place award for Bobby Jones of Richmond, Ky.
            Lisa Flannery and Miss Savannah rode to the winner’s circle and ended the Friday evening performances with a good ride in the Novice Amateur class. Bob Stannard of Lebanon, Ky., claimed the reserve tie aboard Jose’s Victoria.
            Saturday’s show started off with the USDA in attendance again, but horses continued to show. The first class was Lead Line with five entries. Tori Lynn Martin, Ashley Nicole Martin, Alana Northern, Libby Rennar, and Trevor Ellis were all blue ribbon winners and very proud of their performances.
            Susie Carter won the Amateur 15.2 and Under Specialty aboard Choice Cut’s Bandit for Carter and Parish of Indianapolis, Ind. Billy Ford and Diva’s Silver Dollar were second for Brett Dauer of Hendersonville, Tenn.
            Jennifer McElroy claimed the top prize in the KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Country Pleasure aboard Hallelujah In The Sky for Logan Hankins of Paris, Ky. Teresa Roberts rode to the reserve tie on Ozone’s Final Edition for Jarrett Bradley of Glasgow, Ky.
            Rose Herchenroader rode to the blue aboard Call Me Hytone in the 11 and Under division. Savannah McQuerry claimed the red ribbon with I’m Hammering Hannah.
            Alie Napier had a good ride aboard JFK’s Good Omen for Alvis Porter of Holden, W.Va. The reserve award was given to Jimmy Harney and A Night Out With Jazz.
            The Juvenile Walking Pony class was won by Mandy Napier and Gen All The Way. Austin Long claimed the red ribbon with Nighttime At The Ritz.
            Dalia Smith of Manchester, Ky., claimed the Amateur Owned and Trained blue aboard Seez Who. Troy Walling of Walton, Ky., and Dude’s Grey Tramp rode to the reserve tie.
            Polly Ware made her debut aboard Dollar Overdrawn to claim top honors in the Amateur Specialty division. Chuck Carman and Armed By Gen captured the second place tie for Chuck and Judy Carman of Lima, Ohio.
            Logan Hankins took home the blue ribbon prize out of a large class of eight in the Juvenile Country Pleasure class aboard Hallelujah In The Sky. Jarrett Bradley also had a good ride and captured the second place tie aboard Ozone’s Final Edition.
            Up next was the Three-Year-Old Amateur class. Dalia Smith took home the blue with He’s Remarkable for Jenny Slate of Glade Spring, Va.
            Dalia Smith won her third blue of the night in the Open Amateur (Canter) class with Mitch Miller for Alma Hacker of Manchester, Ky.
            David Clark of Stamping Ground, Ky., won the Open Plantation division aboard Almost Not. Allen McQuerry claimed top honors in the Four-Year-Old Open Specialty class atop High Dollar Silver for Cary and Kim King of Harrodsburg, Ky. Cash’s Golden Skyline and Tyler Oliver were second for the Sebastian family of Lancaster, Ky.
            Jared Scott rode to the winner’s circle in the Park Performance Specialty aboard Direct Effect. Push This Touch That and Mike Widner grabbed the red ribbon.
            The KWH Ladies Auxiliary Specialty Championship was next. Polly Ware entered the ring atop Kat Man Dude and made a great show to claim the blue. Cassie Napier also made a good show aboard High Headed Woman to capture the reserve award.
            Finally it was time for the Walking Stake class. Three entries entered the ring one at a time in no particular order to compete for the top prize. Buddy Walters made his debut aboard Silver Dollar’s Donato and rode to the winner’s circle for Rolling Acres Stables and Bob Stannard. Jason Hughes rode to the reserve award atop I’m Unarmed for Jerry Jones of  Dillion, S.C.     
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