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South Central Ruritan Club Hosts 177 Entries!

by Linda Fox

           CHUCKEY, Tenn. - Chuckey, Tenn., is nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains and is about 10 miles east of historical Greeneville, Tenn., in Greene County.

Greene County was founded in 1783 and is the second oldest county in the state. Frontiersman Davy Crockett was born there and a very young tailor’s apprentice named Andrew Johnson moved to the county in 1826. Self-educated, Johnson rose through every political office, from Greenville Alderman to the 17th President of the United States. In 1869, Johnson returned from the White House to live out the rest of his days and was buried in Greenville, Tenn.

            The South Central Ruritan Club held its sixth annual Walking-Racking Horse Show on Saturday night, April 28, 2007, at their show grounds in the scenic community of Chucky, Tenn.

            Judge Joe Campbell made the trip east to evaluate and mark the cards for the walking division of the show. Dale Hensley served as master of ceremonies and organist Jo Simmerly provided the music for the evening.

            Kingsport, Tenn., trainer Jackie Barron brought the festivities to a close as he and the fancy Major Genius exited the ring wearing the horseshoe of roses and holding the title of the Walking Horse Stake Champions for Jill Davis of Athens, Tenn. Dangerous Outlook and Hubert Henry made the red ribbon ride for Dennis Morgan of Jefferson City, Tenn.

            Danielle Ricker made her first show one to remember as she directed her new property, Heartattack’s Fast Beat, to the Juvenile 11 and Under title. Jackie Barron directs this good team. Wallerin’ N Dollars and Karson Clay made the good reserve ride.

            Terri Mosley made her presence felt as she claimed two of the coveted blue ribbons. Her first came when she and Tommy Bahama topped a field of eight in the Show Pleasure Specialty competition.  Later, Mosley and the exciting Walking Armed delivered a top performance to claim the Open Specialty division. Bill Ely of Mt. Airy, N.C., owns both of these contenders.

            Trainer Mike Carter and the L.L. Gwinn family also enjoyed two victory passes during the night. Their first title came when Terry Gwinn and Our American Sensation walked their way to the Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty winner’s circle. Next, it was Gwinn aboard My American Hero to pick up the blue in the ETWHA Specialty Members Only competition.

            I’m Just Jesse and Ruth Ann Tudor, who are no strangers to the winner’s circle, added another title to their resume by claiming the Trail Pleasure title over a large field of contenders. Husband Larry Tudor prepared this good team.

            The Three-Year-Old division saw Rick Ramsey direct Miss B’s Little General

to the blue ribbon over a field of five, for the Radors of Greeneville.

            Rusty Carlton and Let Go And Push rode hard to gather top honors in the Four-Year-Old Canter class.

            Callie Range and Spark Of Color topped six contenders to be named the Juvenile 12-17 Specialty Champions for Jerry Highsmith and Pam Range.

            Trainer Terry Givens directed the handsome Stormin’ Purple Haze to the

Two-Year-Old title for Mark Jarnigan of White Pine, Tenn.

            A Major Decision and Aleta Prior walked to the winner’s circle over a large field of contenders, to claim the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty for Aleta Prior and Jordan Rox.

            Vicki Hughes and Fantazmic Cash added another blue ribbon to their growing collection by claiming the ETWHA Auxiliary 18 Years and Over title for the Ferrell Hughes family of Burnsville, N.C.

            Donna Skelly and her Real Bad Pusher delivered a top performance and took home the title of Ladies Amateur Specialty Champion. Trainer Bill Reel prepared this good team.

            Hometown Jazz and Brenda Martin were named the Park Pleasure Specialty Champions for Bob Martin of Jacksboro, Tenn.

            Cash In The Money and Brandon Derrick delivered an exciting performance to get the judge’s nod over five top contenders for proud owner Harry Bacon of Blaine, Tenn.

            Don Broome directed his good contender Royal’s Royal Stock to the Men’s Amateur Specialty honors. Danny Hayes trains this exciting team.

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