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South Central Kentucky Awards Banquet Was A Success

by Linda Scrivner

LUCAS, Ky. – The South Central Walking Horse Association (SCKWHA) held its 31st annual awards banquet at the Barren River Lodge in Lucas, Ky. There were 200 in attendance to recognize the exhibitors who had shown their horse consistently throughout the year. Following dinner, a live auction was held with the proceeds going toward the scholarship fund. Many interesting items were up for grabs, including several stud fees. The association recognized the five recipients for the 2008 scholarships.
Duane Rector, Ky-HIO DQP coordinator, spoke about the new USDA and DQP inspection procedures and placed emphasis on showing only compliant horses. Exhibitors, trainers, owners and spectators came from all over Kentucky, Tennessee and even Missouri and Illinois to join the fun at the banquet, awards and dance that followed.

Thirty divisions were recognized as well as several sportsmanship awards, which were voted on by the membership. Carolyn Neely, David and Betty Bailey and L.G. Franklin Jr. were inducted into the Hall of Fame. The evening ended with a dance contest and a 50/50 drawing.
The association would like to thank all of the supporters of the banquet and all who donated items. They hope to see everyone back in 2009.


1st – Perc’s Last Prize – Barney Shuffett – Billy Howard
2nd – Gen’s Major Sundrop – Kaitlin Bennett – Kaitlin Bennett
3rd – Grandy’s Streaming Eagle – Karla Thompson – Karla Thompson

1st – Sunfire’s Badcat – Bob Roach – Bob Roach
2nd – GiGi’s Milk Money – Claire Hankins – Jennifer Hankins
3rd – I’m Mr. Locomotion – Bobby Jacobs – Bobby Jacobs

Youth Country Pleasure
1st – She’s Fired Up – Claire Hankins – Jennifer Hankins
2nd – Hallelujah In The Sky – Logan Hankins – Jennifer Hankins
3rd – White On White’s JFK – Kaden Mahoney – John Jackson

Country Pleasure
1st- Masterbilt – Walter Stillwell – Randy Stillwell
2nd – The Red Regulator – Knight and Hancock – Charlie Brown
3rd – Occupational Hazard – Ruth Lane – Ruth Lane

Plantation Pleasure
1st – Jose’s Tequila Sunrise – Chris Janes and Bradley Hayes – Chris Janes
2nd – Reflector’s ET – B-Sha Sebastian – Ryan Griffin
3rd – My Color Is Fine – Cody Whithers – Charles Shirley

Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod
1st – I’ve Got The Advantage – Charley Shirley – Charles Shirley
2nd – Flashin Cash – The Holmes Family – John Jackson
3rd – Magic Illusionist – Cheryl Reidy – Jeff Givens

Park Performance
1st – I’m Money Hungry – Cody Withers – Charles Tooley
2nd – Arm’s Memorial – Ken Stirn – Donna Byard
3rd – Wickeds Whass Up – Jarrett Bradley – John Jackson

Open Show Pleasure
1st – Confederate – Courtney Grider – Grider Stables
2nd – Gen’s Rowdy Rascal – Randy and Kenny Quinn – Grider Stables
3rd – Fatal Heart Attack – Traughber and Woosley – Woosley and Son Stables
3rd – What A Beautiful Sky – Buist Carr – C & S Stables

Amateur Show Pleasure
1st – Pushin’ Up The Dollar – Sam and Faye Bogle – Highland Stables
2nd – Prime Time Night – Carrie Benedict – Spencer Benedict Stables
3rd – A Hard Night At The Ritz – Davy Bryant – Andy Simpson Stables

Youth 11 & Under
1st – The White Mask – Karen Bethel – Loid Stables
2nd – ET’s Star Trek – Justin Isaacs – Renee Isaacs
3rd – Smooth Skies – Shelby Sims – Terry Sims Stables

Juvenile 17 & Under
1st – Touch By Generator – Randy Quinn Family – Grider Stables
2nd – Marquette’s Wicked Walker – Terry Martin – Terry Martin
3rd – Kiss Me I’m Irish – Frank Prather – Brooks Stables

Two-Year-Old Open
1st – Empowered In Pride – Jimmy and Judy Richards – Brooks Stables
2nd – C Howitt Fields – RC Gabehart – J&H Stables
3rd – Chiseled In Firestone – Kenneth Beckham Family – David Smith Stables

Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding
1st – Night Motion – Frank Prather – Brooks Stables
2nd – The Sky Commandress – Tommy Grider Family – Grider Stables
3rd- Gen’s Doll – Howard and Briann Eastridge – David Smith Stables

Two-Year-Old Amateur
1st – Chiseled in Firestone – Kenneth Beckham Family – David Smith Stables
2nd – Black Duramax – Howard and Briann Eastridge – David Smith Stables
3rd – Blue Chip In The Sky – Beth Thomas – Brooks Stables

Three-Year-Old Open
1st – Wicked River Walker – Frank Prather– Joe Herald
2nd – JR’s Cash Carrier – Suel Houchens and Charlie Harbison – Woosley & Son Stables
3rd – Copy’s First Color – Debbie Myatt – Brooks Stables

Three-Year-Old Mare & Gelding
1st – PocketBook – Tommy Grider Family – Grider Stables
2nd – My Name Jose – Graves and Hudson – Spencer Benedict Stables
2nd – Yogi Bear – Mallorie Lawrence – Brooks Stables
3rd – Jedi – Jim and Sally Brown – Brooks Stables

Three-Year-Old Amateur
1st – Messy Marvin – Tom and Polly Ware – Martin Stables
2nd – Dollar’s Big And Rich – Kenny Hendrick Family – Brooks Stables
3rd – PocketBook – Tommy Grider Family – Grider Stables

Four-Year-Old Open
1st – Black Magic Cash – Jay Wright Family – Highland Stables
2nd – Cash’s Precious Choice – Donald Hendrick – Woosley and Son Stables
3rd – A Major Uprising – Rae and Smith – David Smith Stables

Four-Year-Old Amateur
1st – Showboat’s Design – Ronnie and Betty Brooks – Brooks Stables
2nd – He’s A ShowBoat – Carroll and Virginia Counts – Highland Stables
3rd – Colored by Evil – Tracy Mosley – Highland Stables

Ladies Specialty Walking
1st – Buster’s Rambler – Dennis and Bridgett Link – Loid Stables
2nd – Sir Cat – Charles Mosley Family – Highland Stables
3rd – Dollar Overdrawn – Tom and Polly Ware – Martin Stables

Open Amateur Walking Canter
1st – Extra’s Jeb Stewart – Jim Woodburn – Jim Woodburn
2nd – Watch Me Closely – LaMar Depoyster – Greg Haley
3rd – Generator’s Freefalling – Carroll and Virginia Counts – Highland Stables

Amateur Specialty
1st – Busting With Design – Ronnie Grider – Grider Stables
2nd – Triple Art – Randy Poland – Loid Stables
3rd – Sweet Honey in the Rock – Howard and Briann Eastridge – Highland Stables

Open Specialty
1st – JR’s Cash Flow – Herald and Landrum – Joe Herald Stables
2nd – A Black Market Pusher – Sam and Faye Bogle – Highland Stables
3rd – JFK’s Pushy Star – Karen Bethel – Loid Stables

Walking Stake
1st – Indigo Blue – Caroline Barnett – Woosley and Son Stables
2nd – My Designer Genes – Frank Prather – Brooks Stables
3rd – Pegasus’ Magna Man – Tracy Mosley – Highland Stables

SCKWHA Sportsmanship Awards

Juvenile Sportsmanship – Lana Copas

Amateur Sportsmanship – Harold Covington

Professional Sportsmanship – David Smith

Groom of the Year – Roberto

Supporter – Patricia Beckham

Cheerleader – Robin Smith

Horse Show of the Year – KEEPS Incentive Show

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