BAILEYTON, Alabama - The annual Baileyton, Alabama Horse Show was held on June 1, 2002. This year the show was renamed the Hershel Talley Memorial Horse Show, following the death of well known horse enthusiast, Hershel Talley. The show was a wonderful success with a good number of horses, exhibitors and fans, braving the warm temperatures to participate.

Marking the cards for the 32 walking and racking classes was Sonny Holt. Sherri Alexander entertained on the organ and Jim Tolbert served as announcer. Presenting the American flag were Larry Latham and Absolute Command.

The Walking Horse Stake class was the finale of the show. Six nice entries made the gate call for the class. When the card was marked, Pusher’s Pzazz and Tim Smith were the judge’s choice to make the victory pass for Mr. and Mrs. G.L. McNeill. Claiming the reserve spot in the class were Star Candidate and Glen Crowe for Richard Lambert.

In the blue ribbon tally it was Clark Farms and 5-Way Farms on top with four blues each. Latham Stables took home three blues. Carrying home two blues each were Jerry Collier Stables, Brandye Mills, Taylor Farms, and Buck Williams Stables. Walking away with one blue each were Cambell Stables, Cloverleaf Farms, Fairview Stables, Marty Feemster, and Flip Statham.

Making the first blue ribbon performance of the night for Clark Farms were the team of Nicholas Clark and Spirit’s Black Coin in the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class. Their second blue was awarded in the Amateur Walking Open, as Nathan Clark made the good ride aboard Paycheck By MG, following their reserve win at the Spring Fun Show. After a quick tack change, Nicholas Clark returned once again to ride to the winner’s circle on Allnight in the Park Pleasure Walking Specialty for Steve Clark. Rounding out their blue ribbon total was Nathan Clark and Dumas Dandy Dan for Stewart and Clark in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class.

Also having a good night was 5-Way Farms. Their first blue came as William Way rode in to the winner’s circle aboard Design’s Ebony Girl in the Juvenile 11 & Under for William and Alex Way. Coin’s Signature Edition and Jack Way walked away with the blue in the Open Walking Specialty for Clanton and Humphrey. Adding another win to their resume’ was Thad Way and Silver Design in the Walking Pony Riders 17 and Under, Specialty for the J.R. Partnership. Jack Way claimed the blue in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings aboard J.F.K. Gold Lining for Bronny and Harriet Hammerick.

Larry Latham started the winning streak for Latham Stables as he rode to the winner’s circle aboard The Hotline in the Two-Year-Old Stallion class for David Latham. Commanding the top position in the Three-Year-Old Stallion class were Highly In Command and Larry Latham, once again for David Latham. Latham Stables rounded out their blue ribbon tally with another nice young entry. Roger Latham made this good ride to the blue in the Two-Year-Old Amateur with Dumas Walker’s Spotlight. Roger and Sylvia Latham own the entry.

The Show Pleasure Open Specialty was one of the largest classes of the evening. Carrying home the blue in the class was Jerry Collier and Haze’s Fashionette for Mr. and Mrs. Hulon Newton. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hastings were thrilled with their entry, Pusher’s Winning Colors, as Jerry Collier rode him to the blue in the 15.2 & Under Open class.

Brandye Mills Stables claimed two blues. Laura Britt was excited as they called her to the winner’s circle to receive an antique sterling silver horse in the Ladies Mares and Geldings Specialty aboard He Will Push. Not only did this young lady win the blue, she also celebrated her sixteenth birthday. Lisa Johnson made the trip up from New Orleans, LA to take back the blue from the Amateur Walking Specialty class aboard Delight’s Stolen Cash. Johnson owns the entry.

Almost Indecent and Jamie Waddell won the top spot in the Juvenile 17 and Under Specialty for Jamie Waddell and Charles Mims under the Taylor Farms banner. Dr. Wes Samford and Doc’s Cutting Edge made the good ride to claim the blue in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Taylor Farms trains the Samford owned entry.

In the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class, it was Buck Williams and Masquerading In Black making the blue ribbon ride for Walter Langdon. Buck Williams came back to carry out the blue in the Four-Year-Old Open Walking class aboard Excalibur’s Jazz for Brad and June Posey.