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Star Shines Brightly At The Money Tree Classic



 

 

by Maggi Painter

 

            SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The 23rd annual Money Tree Classic was held on July 5, 2007, at the Bedford County Agriculture Center in Shelbyville, Tenn. Ronal Young did the honors of judging this year’s event. The show was a great success with 279 horses entering the ring.

            Following his recent Germantown win, Star claimed another Grand Championship Stake title. Jackie McConnell directed this black stallion to the title for Opal Moody. Reserve in this fine class was the team of Hydrostatic and Link Webb for Jim Richmond.

            Starting the show off was the Walking Seat Equitation 11 and Under class. Kaitlyn Rippy and her equine partner Command’s Mandy walked to the winner’s circle for the floral horseshoe and tricolor ribbon. Kailin Kesselring finished reserve. Next to enter the ring was the Yearling Filly class. Walking to the blue were Maybe I’m Maybelline and Chris Richards. Amanda Winters and Pat Head Summit walked out with the red ribbon.

            Amy Neisus and equine partner Himself claimed top honors in the Walking Seat Equitation 12-17 competition. Paige Bennett finished reserve. The Plantation Lite-Shod Specialty entered the ring with nine entries. A Red Ball Jet and Lisa Weiler claimed top honors for the floral horseshoe. Nita’s Double Pride and Patrick Thomas finished reserve.

Nine top amateur two-year-olds entered the ring next. Newly acquired Getting’ Out On Parole and Gail Walling made their debut a winning one. Clay Mills and New York Yankee were reserve. Current World Grand Champion Youth 11 and Under team of Sanman and Benjamin Bowen claimed their third blue of the season. Meghan Davis and Pusher’s Smokey Haze claimed reserve honors in this top class.

            Entering the ring next was the Amateur Park Performance class. Beef In Dixie and Lisa Wilson made the good ride to claim the floral horseshoe and tricolor ribbon. Olympic’s Supergizer and Susan Coleman finished reserve. The Yearling Colt class entered the ring next. Nine Mile High and Chris Richards claimed the top honors. I’m NRA and Robert Nelms were reserve.

            Coll’s Lady H and McKenzie Brown claimed the ride to the winner’s circle in the Adult Equitation class. The Park Pleasure Amateur Specialty class entered the ring next. The Lady Has Connections and Heidi McWilliams walked to the winner’s circle in this top class. The Silver Ghost and Debbie Cable finished reserve.

            Twelve top entries entered the ring in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class. Walking out with the blue was Under Lined With Cash and Phillip Trimble. She’s Big N Rich and Dick Peebles finished reserve. The world champion team of Silver Design and Barclay Woodward claimed top honors in the Youth Pony 17 and Under class. The Onion and Kasie Caldwell were reserve.

            Nine entries entered the ring in the Two and Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure class competition. Yao Ming and Nicole Kakassy made the winning ride. Finishing reserve was the team of Paroled and Gene Means. The WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallions class entered the ring with 10 top entries. Like A Rolling Stone and Joel Weaver walked out with the floral horseshoe and tricolor ribbon. That’s My Luck and Herbert Derickson finished reserve.

            Rachel Burch and I’ll Be Good claimed the blue in the WHOA Youth Challenge class competition. The Family Jewels and Kacie Frankino were reserve. The Concealed Weapon and Joe Cotten rode to the winner’s circle in the Open Park Performance class. Pzazz Marks and Tim Smith were reserve.

            The Pro-Am Specialty class entered the ring next. Two Gun Silver Dollar and Evan Alexander and Donnie May made the trip from Kentucky worth the while when they claimed the blue in this good class of competitors. Radical Jazz and Steve Hawkersmith and Ronnie Spears claimed reserve.  Ironwork’s Tin Man and Steve Jones walked out with the blue in the Open Show Pleasure Specialty class. Gen’s Spirit Of Magic and Ray Baldwin finished reserve.

            Absolute Proof and Meg Young claimed the blue in the large class of Amateur Three-Year-Olds. Ritz Rattle And Roll and Lynda Brogdon claim the red ribbon. Next to enter the ring was the WHTA Riders’ Cup 15.2 & Under class. Brigand and Bill Bobo claimed the top honors for George Brown. Watch For Glory and Herbert Derickson were reserve.

            Barclay Woodward made his second trip to the winner’s circle. This time Woodward directed My Silver Bullet to the blue in the Youth 12-17 class. Jordan and Austin Jones finished reserve. One Bad Witch and John Allan Callaway walked out with the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mare and Gelding competition. Dark Escape and Dale Watts finished reserve.

            Beverly Sherman and A High Dollar Charge charged their way to the winner’s circle in the Amateur Ladies Mare and Gelding Specialty class. Market Watch and Cindy Sullivan were reserve. Eighteen top entries entered the ring in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallion competition. World Grand Champion The Coach and Joe Cotten walked to the winner’s circle for Holland and King. First Parole and Chad Baucom walked out with the red ribbon.

            Next to enter the ring was the Amateur Four-Year-Old class. The Indy 500 and Sue Ann Dowell walked to the winner’s circle. Enrique Enrique and Bob Lawrence claimed the red ribbon. I’m P. Diddy and Joel Weaver rode out with the floral horseshoe in the Open Specialty class. Diamond Buster and Grant Holt were reserve.

            Sheryl Crawford directed her big chestnut stallion Command And Control to the blue in the Amateur Specialty class. Impressive Motion and Emily Bohannon made the trip from Alabama to claim the red ribbon. Jose’s All Pro and Bill Bobo claimed top honors in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old competition. Let’s Rumble and Joel Weaver finished reserve.

            Stephanie Gordon directed her world champion stallion Olympic Power to the blue in the Adult Pony class. Generator’s Man Of Magic and Bill Johnson finished reserve. Next to enter the ring was the Open Amateur Canter class. Leaving the ring with the floral horseshoe and tricolor ribbon was the team of Royal Luck and Clay Mills. More Of The Major and Kay Green were reserve.

            This concludes the coverage of the Money Tree Classic Horse Show. Complete results can be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.

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