Strolling Through The Ritz
Big Strides in Gainesville

by Jessica Bailey

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The weather was comfortable and the crowd was large and ready to see a horse show. Brad Davis made the trip from Shelbyville, Tenn., to the East Hall Dugout Horse Show to judge this show. Photographer Debby Bush traveled from Chesnee, S.C., to provide the exhibitors with excellent pictures.

Many exhibitors and trainers traveled from far and wide to attend this show held at the Chicopee Woods Ag Center. Many of the exhibitors such as Melissa Tittle and Kaye Dempsey showed in the flat-shod and performance divisions. Other exhibitors such as Tricia Williams, aboard I'm MGM Grand, and Jessica Bailey on I'm Hank Williams won multiple classes in the pleasure divisions.

Three entries entered the gate at a flat walk for the Walking Horse Stake. The quality of all three horses was a great example of our breed: all free and easy moving. However, there can only be one winner, which turned out to be multi-titled champion Strolling Through The Ritz and Gary Edwards. Strolling Through The Ritz is owned by the Don Bridges family of Dawson, Ga., and is out of He's Puttin’ On The Ritz. Coming in for the reserve tie was the mare Blues Que and Bill Cantrell for owners Larry and Linda Few from Six Mile, S.C.

Show management thanks everyone for their participation in making the show so successful and they hope to have all the exhibitors and owners back next year for an even bigger and better show.

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