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South Alabama Was Big Time Jazz Country!



by Linda Scrivner


            ANDALUSIA, Ala. - The fourth annual South Alabama Charity Horse Show was held at the beautiful Covington Center Arena on March 14-15, 2008. Judge Wendell Kirkpatrick was in charge of tying the 61 classes at the two-day horse show.

            This year’s show was a record-breaker with 366 entries and Show Manager Benny Jo Sasser thanked all for their support and attendance.

            Tim Smith Stables claimed the most blue ribbons at the show. Smith won seven blues including the Riders’ Cup Championship with Jazz Country. Chris Zahnd of Swingin’ Gate Stables claimed five blues while Clark Farms and Peebles Stables claimed four South Alabama blue ribbons. Cantrell Stables, Jeff Givens Stables, Philip Trimble Stables and Link Webb Stables each returned home with three blues. Dual blues were won by Jamie Bradshaw of Wolf Creek Stables, Casee Crocker and Shelly Herman.

            The nine WHTA Riders’ Cup classes were full of competitive horses. Complete results follow and may be seen at



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