by Sarah Smith


            VERNON. Ala. – The third annual Lamar County Relay for Life Horse Show took place on Oct. 20, 2007, at the Eskridge Arena. Sandra DuBose was the manager of the show and once again she put on a successful one. Mike Carpenter marked the cards for the evening.

            Chris Hazelwood led Ike Turner to another Weanling blue for Jacoby Farms. Glen Cruze and Blue Grass Express won the Yearlings class for the Barker and Cruze Partnership. Pushin’ Tunica carried Ashlynn Crowson to the blue ribbon circle in the Youth 11 and Under class. Jackie Crowson claimed a blue with Pushin To The Sky in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions class.

             Vengeance With Pride and Casee Crocker claimed another blue ribbon award in the Trail Pleasure class. Crocker returned to the show ring to also claim blues aboard Excalibur’s Jazz in the Ladies Amateur Specialty, Disarmed in the Park Pleasure Specialty and Splashed in the Country Pleasure class.

            Joel Weaver rode Jazz After Hours to the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings win. Major Cash Princess and Joel Weaver claimed the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Weaver also rode The Dance Hall Doctor to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup 15.2 and Under class and Let’s Rumble to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Four-Year-Old class.

            Amanda Campbell made her return to the show ring, claiming two blue ribbons. The first was aboard I’m Bold And Beautiful in the Amateur Park Performance class and the second was in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class with I’m A Special Lady. These winning teams are prepared for competition by Abernathy Stables. Also riding to dual blues from Abernathy Stables was Tommy Vinson aboard JLo JLo in the Two-Year-Old Amateur class and See My Magic in the Amateur Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class.

            Charlie Green directed three top competitors to blue ribbon honors in Vernon. The first was with I’m Spiderman in the Open Specialty class. Ritz Rowdy Rascal and Green claimed the WHTA Riders’ Cup Two-Year-Old Stallions class and then Green directed Jazz Cruiser to the blue in the WHTA Riders’ Cup Three-Year-Old Stallions class.

            Thad Way and Pushing Danger claimed the first of several blue ribbons for 5-Way Farms. They won the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions class. Diana Christian and Color’s Stagger Lee walked their way to the blue in the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary class. Serious Candidate and Jack Way received the judge’s approval in the Open Show Pleasure class. The team of My Major Cash and Thad Way claimed the Amateur Show Pleasure class. Jack Way and Steal Justice closed out the show by claiming the WHTA Riders’ Cup Stake class.

            Kerry Post rode to claim two blue ribbons. The first was with Pickwick in the Amateur Owned and Trained class and the second was aboard popular breeding stallion, Gen’s Royal Flush in the Amateur Specialty class. This was Gen’s Royal Flush’s first show ring appearance in six years.

            Jamie Lawrence and Gen’s Incognito claimed the Open Park Performance class. Silver Dollar Intimidator and Trey Blackburn claimed the Amateur 15.2 and Under class and Pushover’s Ulala carried Payton Hardy to the blue in the Youth 12-17 class. Suzanne Keplinger rode Silver’s Black Ghost to the blue in the Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod class.

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