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A Small Town with a Great Big Show -- UC I'm Ultra Gold Claims Victory in Phenix

By Lisa Cummings

PHENIX CITY, Ala. - Saturday, June 28th the Exchange Club of Phenix City, Ala., hosted the 14th annual Twin Cities Classic Horse Show at the Austin Sumbry Park. Show chairman JW Brannen stated this was the one of the largest shows ever held here. This year's show included many, many spectators and 213 walking and racking entries. Chris Messick of Bell Buckle, Tenn., was on hand to judge the walking entries and James Morrison of Fayette, Ala., judged the racking classes.

Thurman Walden performed the duties of master of ceremonies and kept everything running smoothly as he called each class to the ring. Harris Blackwood played the beautiful organ music for the entries to display their talents, and Lisa Cummings was the official photographer for the evening.

The Stake Championship called six talented teams to the gate. UC I'm Ultra Gold and Larry Harrell, with Bill Cantrell Stables, rode into the winner's circle for Cantrell and Warr of Phenix City, Ala. Taking a powerful reserve ribbon was A Powerhouse and Carl Bledsoe, riding for Jimmy Myers of Cummings, Ga. Pusher's Feel Of Thunder and Hugh Taylor grabbed the third place ribbon for Bobby and Saundra Ellison of Pelham, Ala.

The Exchange Club would like to thank everyone that came out to participate in or to watch the show for making this one of the most outstanding events of the season.

Complete results follow and may also be found by visiting our web site at

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