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Tis the Season in Franklin



FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Being that time of year again, the trek was many by many walking horse enthusiasts to the Marriott Cool Springs Hotel for the annual Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Banquet that was held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Popular horse show announcer Mark Farrar graciously took on the duties of master of ceremonies and kept the crowd entertained throughout the night.

Something new for the event to keep the evening flowing with fun for all was the addition of Bingo. Each person was given a Bingo card and numbers were called throughout the night.

The youth awards were first honors presented for the evening. Thomas Derickson was called to the stage to be presented with the Youth Council Member of the Year honor as well as a World Champion riding suit from World Champion Horse Equipment. The Youth Council Member of the Year is voted on by all members of the youth council. Next up were the WHTA Youth High Point Awards. The winner for the Youth Park division went to Anne Evans. Corey Green received the reserve honor. Thomas Derickson topped the Performance 11 & Under division, while Lake Weaver captured second place. The Performance 12-17 division winner was Meghan Davis with Allison Becknell claiming the reserve award.

Three more individuals were inducted into the Trainers’ Friendship Club this year, bringing the total to 99 inductees. The Friendship Club was established in 1991 to recognize key individuals who have made a major contribution to the walking horse industry. Winky Groover had to honors of presenting Sid and Mary Baucom and H.H. Preach Fleming with a placque to mark their induction into the club.

To honor each year’s world grand champion rider, a green blazer with the Celebration logo and the year of victory stitched in gold thread is presented to the winner. This year it was awarded for the fourth time to Billy Gray for his 2010 win with The Coach. Gray’s other wins occurred in 1973, 1982 and 1984.

Scott Shepard from Marsha’s on the Square, along with Brooklyn Wheelon, presented Jimmy McConnell with a custom riding suit for his Trainer of the Year award.

Next the auxiliary awards were presented by President Sarah Smith. Dru McCormick received the Celebration award for winning the Celebration Auxiliary class aboard They Call Me Samson for proud owner Bill and Karen Bean. The High Point Member of the Year honors go to members who have accumulated the most points throughout the year in Auxiliary classes. Sheila Groover received the first place and gold award. Dru McCormick was second with the silver award. Joyce Marie Green was third with the bronze award.

The auxiliary equitation awards were next. Capturing the Equitation Youth 11 & Under title was Kaitlyn Rippy. Allison Thorson won the Youth 12-14 honor. Paige Bennett captured the Youth 15-17 title. Earning the top spot in the Adult division was Amy Nesius with Alex Bumpus receiving the reserve award.

The auxiliary Rookie of the Year honor went to Jennifer Potts for her tireless effort in helping the auxiliary whenever and where ever needed throughout the year. Susan Coleman graciously accepted the Mudslide Slim Lifetime Achievement Award, while Marguerite Sims was voted at Auxiliary Member of the Year.

Jeffrey Howard was next to come to the stage to present the Riders’ Cup awards to both winning trainers and horses. Since being started in 2005, the Riders’ Cup program has paid out over $350,000 to dedicated trainers who continue to bring top horses to shows all across the country. Jimmy McConnell earned the top spot for 2010. McConnell was presented with a check for his efforts in the amount of $11,332.96.

The Riders’ Cup divisional sponsors were also recognized for their contribution to the program. The Molly Walters family sponsored the Four-Year-Old Stallion division. The Two-Year-Old Stallion division was sponsored by the Andrew Waites family. Sponsoring the Three-Year-Old Stallion division was the Delta Fall Classic Horse Show. The Celebration sponsored the Stake division.

Next awards were presented to the winners in each Riders’ Cup category. She Has Status topped the Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding division for Joyce Meadows. John Allan Callaway and She Has Status showed seven times in Riders’ Cup classes in 2010. Tango Whiskey won the Two-Year-Old Stallion title for Dr. Allan Lowman. He was shown by Knox Blackburn in nine Riders’ Cup classes this season. Southern Dollar, owned by the partnership of Reynolds and Turpen, won the Three-Year-Old Mare & Gelding division. This mare and Dick Peebles showed in Riders’ Cup classes this year a total of 11 times. Double Jazz won the Three-Year-Old Stallion division. He was shown in Riders’ Cup classes by Jeff Green for Ed and Shelley Lewis 12 times this season. Mega Cash For Deion topped the Four-Year-Old Mare & Gelding division for Louise Lyons. Jimmy McConnell and Mega Cash For Deion showed six times in Riders’ Cup classes in 2010. Dark & Shady won the Four-Year-Old Stallion title for the Molly Walters family. He was shown by Jimmy McConnell in nine Riders’ Cup classes this season. He’s Top Priority, owned by Keith and Lorraine Rosebury, won the 15.2 & Under division. Joe Cotten showed He’s Top Priority in Riders’ Cup classes this year a total of nine times. General Davy Crockett won the Open Specialty division. He was shown in Riders’ Cup classes by Brandon Stout for James and Betty Corlew four times this season. A Major In Business topped the Aged Mare & Gelding division for Leon Forrester. Jimmy McConnell and A Major In Business showed four times in Riders’ Cup classes in 2010. Don Diego won the Stake division for Keith and Lorraine Rosbury. He was shown by Joe Cotten in 12 Riders’ Cup classes this season.

The prestigious Trainer of the Year award went to Jimmy McConnell who has previously accepted his award during the last Saturday night of the Celebration. The Assistant Trainer of the Year honor was given to Chad Thompson of Finish Line Farms. Thompson began showing with his family on the Mississippi circuit at a young age. As a young adult, Thompson made the decision to work in the horse business and worked for Jack Moorman. Thompson then moved to working as the assistant for Mitch Taylor and showed throughout the southeast. In 1997, Thompson made the move to Finish Line Farms where he has remained for the last 13 years. He married Diane in 1995 and together they have two children, Alisha and Braxton. Thompson is extremely dedicated, loyal and is an ambassador for the Tennessee Walking Horse. He believes in the industry and supports compliance and change to promote the breed.

Next the awards shifted on to the Horse of the Year honors. The Weanling of the Year was I’m Gene Autry, owned by Bobby Joe and Freda Jones. I’m Gene Autry was presented by Sylvester Skierkowski to the Weanling World Grand Championship as well as wins at the Spring Hill Lions Club. Reserve honors went to El Nino’s Cash and Robert Nelms for Precious Memories Farm. El Nino’s Cash was directed to a blue ribbon victory pass at the International Grand Championships, as well as a win in the Weanling Colt World Championship.

The Yearling of the Year was General Sport, previously owned by Bill Harlin. This hard-working young colt was shown 21 times in 2010, earning 16 blue ribbons including the Yearling World Grand Champion. Chris Richards led this youngster to the title. Jennifer Bingham, Roger Richards, Roger Richards Jr., Beverly Lamp, Keith Reed and new owner Brad Woodruff each also got a chance to lead General Sport to blue ribbon honors. Accepting the reserve honors was Livengood On Parole for Allen Curtis and Carol Livengood. Livengood On Parole had 2010 victories at the National Futurity, Smith County and Wartrace.
           

The Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding honor was awarded to She’s A Shady Sister. This Black Night Shade filly captured seven blues this season with Lee McGartland and Jimmy McConnell sharing the reins. Those wins were captured at the National Trainers’ Show, the Mississippi Charity, Germantown Charity and Money Tree Classic. She’s A Shady Sister and Lee McGartland took top honors in the A division of the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding class at the Celebration. Lee and Mike McGartland are proud owners of this exceptional filly, who is a full sister to He’s Slim Shady and The Dark Knight. Powerstroke’s Evening Star powered her way to two World Championship titles and was awarded with the reserve honors in the Two-Year-Old Amateur Mare & Gelding category. Powerstroke’s Evening Star, under the direction of Ronnie Spears, claimed a World Championship and returned to the big oval with Pam Ingraham for an Amateur Two-Year-Old Mare & Gelding World Championship. Tommy McGee and Pam Ingraham own this talented mare.

The Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion of the Year honor was presented to Bad Economy. If you were close to the rail that night at the Celebration, you’ll never forget Ben Kail’s smile and thumbs up to the Abernathy Stables crew as he turned to make his victory pass with Bad Economy in the Amateur Two-Year-Old World Grand Championship for Dr. Tommy and Pat Vinson. Bad Economy is by Generator’s Silver Dollar and out of Impressive Afternoon, making him a full brother to It’s Taboo. Pushing to the reserve award in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion category was I’m Pushin N Line. Under the direction of Mac Benham Stables, I’m Pushin N Line earned seven blue ribbons in 2010. Janice Fostek captured the Reserve Amateur Two-Year-Old World Grand Championship and an Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallion World Championship aboard I’m Pushin N Line. Janice and her husband Joe are the proud owners.

From amateur to open divisions, Dollar’s Misty Maid cashed in ahead of the pack in the Two-Year-Old Mare category. This Strong Dollar mare, owned by Rolling Hills Farm, was shown to three Amateur Two-Year-Old blues by Sarah Moersch at the Walkin’ For A Cure, Walton County and Marshall County Horseman’s Association shows. Trainer Larry Edwards directed Dollar’s Misty Maid to a World Championship title in the Two-Year-Old Mares division at the Celebration. Dollar’s Misty Maid is a half sister to Ted’s Main Lady. She Has Status made her mark in the open two-year-old division this season and attained the reserve Two-Year-Old Mare of the Year title. John Allan Callaway directed this filly to blues at the Gallatin Lions Club, Alabama Summer Classic, Marshall County Horseman’s Association, and Celebration Fall Classic. This pair also captured a reserve World Championship. Wayne and Joyce Meadows are the owners of this All American Cash mare.

John FK’s John Boy was honored as the Two-Year-Old Gelding winner. Owners Larry McLaughlin and Stephanie Rose were thrilled with this gelding’s World Championship this year with trainer Sam Martin. Rose and John Boy attained three other blues this year in the amateur division with were captured at the Northeast Georgia, South Carolina Championships and Camps Kemo, Courage & Happy Days shows. John FK’s Boy is by John FK’s Delight and out of Mark’s Perfect Push. This year’s reserve honors in the Two-Year-Old Gelding category belonged to Justin Credible. With 12 blues this year in open and amateur competition with Chad Baucom and owner Justin Parks, Justin Credible proved to be just that, Just Incredible. Their wins occurred in both the open and amateur divisions and were captured all across North and South Carolina, as well as in Tennessee.

Pro V 1 teed off with high expectations and stayed on par to win Two-Year-Old Stallion of the Year. Purchased earlier this season by Bill and Sandra Johnson, the Titleist colt already had two blues on his resume with Steve Swinford in the irons and added three more to remain undefeated for the season. Under the direction of Formac Stables, Pro V 1 acquired a blue ribbon victory pass at the Tony Rice show, as well as one of the Two-Year-Old Stallion World Championship and the ever-coveted Two-Year-Old World Grand Championship. Starring in the reserve roll of the Two-Year-Old Stallion category was Dirty Sexy Money. Tim Smith directed this Lined With Cash colt to a Two-Year-Old Stallion World Championship and the Reserve Two-Year-Old World Grand Championship. Laura Brandon took the reins at the Celebration Fall Classic to claim a blue under the Landrum Stables banner. Wallace and Laura Brandon are the proud breeders and owners of this champion.

There was no doubt as to why Honor My Cash reigned supreme in the Lite-Shod Specialty category. Owned then by Don and Deborah Parmer, Patrick Thomas directed Honor My Cash to three World Championships and the Lite-Shod World Grand Championship. Deborah cashed in with two World Championships and the Amateur Lite-Shod World Grand Championship. Roger and Rebecca Emerick of California purchased this amazing horse during the Celebration. The reserve honor in the Lite-Shod Specialty category was awarded to Music City Jass. Wallace and Laura Brandon shared the reins on this Jazz Man mare to obtain 10 blues this season including three World Championships and a Reserve World Grand Championship under the guidance of Rising Star Ranch. Music City Jass is out Pusher’s Lady Delight, who is also the mare to Dirty Sexy Money and Hickory’s Sinatra, who are all also owned by the Brandons.

This year’s winner has been here before, capturing this same title in 2009, as well as a previous category for 2010. Honor My Cash netted 15 blues this year under the direction Southern Serenity Ranch with Deborah Parmer and Patrick Thomas sharing the saddle time. Wins for this trio were captured from West to Middle Tennessee. The Lite-Shod Canter Reserve Horse of the Year honor was bestowed upon Catastrophic. From the Gulf Coast Charity to the Big D Charity, to the FAST Showcase and Delta Fall Classic, Catastrophic and owner Laurie Toone have collected eight blue ribbons, including a Western Lite-Shod World Grand Championship. Liz Gassaway also grabbed a World Championship with Catastrophic in the Amateur Western Lite-Shod division.

The Youth Pony Horse of the Year was awarded to Prime Poison. Lilly Waites and Prime Poison made their “White Glove Tour” a successful one with blue ribbon rides at the Mississippi Charity, FAST Showcase and topped their year off with a World Championship win in the Youth Ponies 15-17 and a spotlight ride in the Youth Pony World Grand Championship. Prime Poison is owned by the Andrew Waites family and is shown under the Joe Fleming Stables banner. Rolling into the reserve Youth Pony title was none other than Roll The Gold. The duo of Allison Thorson and Roll The Gold have cashed in on blue ribbon performances at Moore County, the International Grand Championships, Celebration Fall Classic and Southern Championships, just to name a few. Under the direction of Chad Williams Stables’, the pair also landed a World Championship in the Youth Amateur Ponies 6-14 division for owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson.

Packin’ enough heat to climb to the top for a repeat win in the Adult Pony category was I’m Packin’ A Pistol. With the direction of Chad Williams Stables, owner Charlene Gibson was all smiles at this year’s Celebration as she made the spotlight ride in the Amateur Adult Pony World Grand Championship aboard this multi-titled pony for the second year in a row. Between Gibson and Williams, I’m Packin’ A Pistol was directed to three other season wins. Last year, Lined Walkin’ collected the Four-Year-Old Stallion Horse of the Year award and this year was the reserve Adult Pony of the Year category. Also under the direction of Joe Fleming Stables, Lilly and Lined Walkin’ walked their way to Amateur Adult Pony Stallion World Championship and was reserve in the Amateur Adult Pony World Grand Championship.

Every year great novice horses and riders emerge and try and kiss the Novice division good-bye. This year there were three top horses that get to each carry the honor of Novice Horse of the Year. Pride Of Willie had a stellar year, but I’m sure the highlight for Tamara Gavin-Kasser was her spotlight ride to the Amateur Novice World Grand Championship for proud owner, Carol Ann Gavin. The dynamic duo made powerful blue ribbon performances at the Lady Azules Soccer Show, Eagleville Lions Club, Warren County Lions Club, Wartrace, as well as the Southern Championships, all under the direction of Mark West Stables. Shakin’ all the way out of the novice division and the second of the three recipients for Novice Horse of the Year was Shakin For Cash. Under Formac Stables’ banner, Madeline Tew and Shakin For Cash shook up the competition throughout the show season and went on to claim the Novice Ladies on Novice Mares & Geldings World Championship for Kimble and Madeline Tew. It’s not all smoke and mirrors for the third receiver of the Novice category…Smoke N Cash and owner Charles Stivers have spread their winning ways from Kentucky to North Carolina. J & H Stables prepared the champion to blues at the Lincoln County Fair and Edmonson County Saddle Club Spring Show, along with two wins at the North Carolina Championship. Stivers and Smoke N Cash also walked their way to the Novice Reserve World Grand Championship. Taking reserve honors in the Novice division was Above The Line. John Allan Callaway and Brad Spivey have shared the reins this season. John Allan took the WHAA Summer Classic Open Specialty blue, later in 2010, Brad directed Above The Line to the Novice Gentlemen on Novice Stallions World Championship as well as the Alabama Jubilee title.

Command & Control has been a force to be reckoned with in the amateur division this year and now this top stallion picked up the award for Elite 50 & Over Horse of the Year. Sheryl Crawford and Command & Control picked up wins at the National Trainers’ Show, Walking For Cancer, Warren County Lions Club, Moore County and the Delta Fall Classic. The top highlight for the year for this talented pair was their win in the Elite Amateur World Grand Championship, as well as the blue ribbon in the Elite Amateur Ladies Stallions division. Crawford Colts, LLC is the proud owner of Command & Control. The reserve Elite 50 & Over Horse of the Year was Terror On The Board. Riding under the Carl Edwards & Sons Stables banner, owner Nancy Groover directed Terror On The Border to a Money Tree Classic blue, not to mention an Elite Amateur Ladies Mares & Geldings World Championship and the Elite Amateur Reserve World Grand Championship. The team capped off the year with a blue in the 50 & Over class at the Celebration Fall Classic.

She’s Sugarland has climbed to the top of the charts as the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mare & Gelding Horse of the Year. Owner Nancy Groover and She’s Sugarland sang to the tune of blue ribbons at the Spring Fun Show and Marshall County Horseman’s Association Shows. The duo picked up a reserve World Championship in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares & Geldings section. She’s Sugarland is by Jose’ Jose’ and out of World Champion Gen’s Dixie Crystals, making her half sister to The Dixie Lineman. The team of She’s Caliente and Courtney Luttrell have been hot all year long. This spicy pair landed in the reserve spot of the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mare & Gelding category. Among winning a World Championship in this division, Luttrell and Caliente’ burned a trail to the winner’s circle at the Gulf Coast Charity, Tony Rice, Tazewell County Classic and North Carolina Championship for Stone Manor Farm.

Pitching a shutout against the competition in 2010 and scoring the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion pennant was He’s Vida Blue. Breaking out with blue ribbon performances at the Mississippi Charity with Knox Blackburn, Kay Green and He’s Vida Blue continued to score blues at the Gulf Coast Charity, Spring Fun Show, Woodbury Lions Club and Belfast Lions Club. The Celebration proved fruitful as the team carried home a World Championship as well as the roses from the Amateur Three-Year-Old World Grand Championship. This champion is owned by Dr. Jim and Kay Green. He’s 3 Under Par was right on par for the reserve Horse of the Year award in the Three-Year-Old Amateur Stallion category. With an outstanding year, Barbara Kenehan and He’s 3 Under Par teed up for five blue ribbons at the Walking For Cancer, Columbia Spring Jubilee, Money Tree Classic, Red Carpet Show of the South and the Southern Championships. Kenehan and He’s 3 Under Par also nabbed a World Championship in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallion division, as well as the Amateur Three-Year-Old Reserve World Grand Championship for Jay and Barbara Kenehan.

Last year’s Two-Year-Old Mare of the Year was 2010’s Three-Year-Old Mare of the year, Miss Midnight Rider. Owned by Sheila and Ramsey Bullington, this three-year-old was hard to catch as she was crowned World Champion Three-Year-Old Mare. Under the guidance of Philip Trimble Stables, Miss Midnight Rider topped the Three-Year-Old Mare & Gelding class at the Red Carpet Show of the South. This two-time world champion is by Spirit’s Midnight Rider and out of a Pusher mare. Kimble and Madeline Tew’s One Fine Line had what it took to gain the reserve honor in the Three-Year-Old Mare category. Sharing the reins in both open and amateur competition, Jimmy McConnell, along with Scott and Kimble Tew claimed five blues on the West Tennessee circuit. McConnell added to that number by directing One Fine Line to a Three-Year-Old Mares & Geldings World Championship as well.

One Bad Hombre was named the Three-Year-Old Gelding of the Year. Under the direction of Finish Line Farms, One Bad Hombre proved to be just that. Whether in open or amateur competition, this Jose’ Jose’ gelding picked up blues at the Petersburg Lions Club, Ohio Celebration and Southern Championships. Rodney Dick also guided One Bad Hombre to the Three-Year-Old Gelding World Championship. It was during the Celebration that One Bad Hombre caught the attention of Jo Ann Dowell who purchased the talented horse from the Jimmy Smith family. In his classy style, Sophisticated made his way to the reserve spot in the Three-Year-Old Gelding category. The Keith Carlton family acquired Sophisticated earlier this year and his winning ways have continued under the direction of Layne Leverette Stables. Leverette captured blues at the Gallatin Lions Club and Tony Rice shows. Renee Carlton took over the reins for blue ribbon victory passes at the FAST Showcase and Celebration Fall Classic, as well as a reserve World Championship.

The Three-Year-Old Stallion of the Year was awarded to I’m Copperfield. The magical team of Knox Blackburn and I’m Copperfield crafted an undefeated season for the Mike Walden family. With wins at the Gallatin Lions Club, Columbia Spring Jubilee and Money Tree Classic, the finale of the year for the pair was a World Championship in the Three-Year-Old Stallion division and their ride with the roses in the Three-Year-Old World Grand Championship. I’m Copperfield is by Gen’s Man Of Magic and out of Prescription Pending, a Pusher’s Prescription mare. A Strong Need For Cash made a strong showing this year to land in the reserve spot for the Three-Year-Old Stallion category. Michael Wright exhibited A Strong Need For Cash to wins at the National Trainers’ Show, Spring Fun Show, Marshall County Horseman’s Association with the latest occurring at the Delta Fall Classic. They pair also captured the Reserve World Grand Championship in the Three-Year-Old division for Jim Roberts.

For the Trail Pleasure Horse of the Year, there was a tie for the top spot between I’m Rose Walker and Red Sunday’s Best. I’m Rose Walker and Lauren Hamilton have had a fantastic year with 15 top awards. Their sweet success began with four blues at the National Trainers’ Show and followed with victories at the Mississippi Charity, West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Spring Fun Show, Germantown Charity, Guntown Lions Club, Tony Rice and Woodbury Lions Club shows. Hamilton and I’m Rose Walker were also crowned the Amateur English Trail Pleasure World Grand Champions at this year’s Celebration under Southern Serenity Ranch’s direction. Red Sunday’s Best and Laurie Toone set their best foot forward on a blue ribbon trail this year beginning at the National Trainers’ Show. The team followed suit with more wins at the Mississippi Charity, Big D Charity, Eagleville Lions Club, Tony Rice and Wartrace. Owned by Laurie Toone and Liz Gassaway, Red Sunday’s Best was guided to three World Championships and topped the season off with the title of Amateur Western Trail Pleasure World Grand Champion. Red Sunday’s Best captured 15 blues under the direction of Circle T Stables. Red Sunday’s Best is by Red Sun Rising and is a half sister World Grand Champion A Red Ruby as well as other top pleasure horses. She’s Pretty Jazzy has played her way to the reserve honor. Under the direction of Bennett Stables, owner Kaitlyn Rippy exhibited She’s Pretty Jazzy to the Youth English Trail Pleasure 6-11 World Championship, along with the Youth Trail Pleasure World Grand Championship. This team collected blues at the Bedford 4-H Spring Show as well as the Spring Fun Show in 2010.

A Red Ruby shined this year in the Country Pleasure division to cash in on the top honor as Country Pleasure Horse of the Year. Liz Gassaway and A Red Ruby sparkled all season long and nabbed two World Championships, not to mention, the first ever Country Pleasure World Grand Championship. Mackenzie Morgan directed A Red Ruby to victories at the Celebration Fall Classic as well as one of four top awards at the Delta Fall Classic for the Gassaway and Morgan ownership. With 19 attractive wins, A Royal Attraction secured the reserve Country Pleasure category honor tonight. Owned by Nick Rippy and Jackie Osborne, A Royal Attraction captured wins under the Bennett Stables banner throughout the season including top victories at the National Trainers’ Show, Upper Cumberland, Bedford 4-H Spring, Lady Azules Soccer, Spring Fun Show and Tony Rice. The pair ended the season on a blue ribbon ride at the Kentucky Fall Classic.

Catastrophic has been named the Western Lite-Shod Plantation Horse of the Year for two years running. Under the Circle T Stables banner, it’s been a great year for Laurie Toone and Liz Gassaway as they exhibited this champion to many titles this season. Cashing in on even more honors for 2010 was Honor My Cash, the reserve Western Lite-Shod Plantation Horse of the Year. Now owned by Roger and Rebecca Emerick, this undefeated champion is out of Pushin’ For Cash, and now makes his home on the west coast.

From California to Tennessee, Dragonfire is undefeated this season and collected the award for Western Park Pleasure Horse of the Year for the third year running. Owner Jim Heiting and Dragonfire burned a path to the winner’s circle at the Desert Classic, California Celebration and California Summer Classic. The fiery duo made their way to the Amateur Western Park Pleasure World Championship, not to mention the Amateur Western Park Pleasure World Grand Championship. The reserve honor in the Western Park Pleasure category was awarded to Strega. The bewitching pair of Strega and Leigh Bennett topped the Park Pleasure Western class at the FAST Showcase. By Calvin Klein and out of a Stormy Night mare, this mare is sure to be a top contender in the upcoming season for owners Murrell and Shirley Stuart.

The winner in the Model category was Trigger Treat. Owned by Jo Ann Dowell, Trigger Treat was led by Jeff Givens to nine blue ribbons in 2010 for an undefeated season. Givens and Trigger Treat are the reigning World Champion Model Pleasure Geldings. Trigger Treat is out of Dowell’s stallion Trip My Trigger and is a full brother to Trigger On The Prowl. The handsome Whole Nine Yards stallion made his way to the reserve in the Model Stallion section. Victory Number 9 picked up a World Championship in this division at this year’s Celebration, not to mention the Model Stallion title at the International Grand Championship. Bill Bobo of Bobo Farms presented the champion for the Bobo and Hunt ownership.

This year’s Amateur Fine Harness Horse of the Year went to I’m Medusa. Lynn Womack, Charlie Howard and Marguerite Sims shared the reins on this talented mare to obtain blues at the Spring Fun Show, Columbia Spring Jubilee, Woodbury Lions Club and WHOA Brownsville shows in three different divisions. Womack and Medusa were called from the line-up at the Celebration to receive the World Championship in the Amateur Ladies Fine Harness. I’m Medusa is by Gen’s Armed And Dangerous and out of Generator’s Suzie Q, a Prides Generator mare. Fighting his way to the reserve ranks in the Amateur Fine Harness Horse of the Year category was Jose’s Mucho Lucho. With owner Thomas Holton at the whip, the competitors took the Fine Harness blue at the International Grand Championships. Highlighting their season was a World Championship in the Amateur Gentlemen’s Fine Harness class.

Breakin’ Parole has been exhibited both under saddle and at the whip and captured the Professional Fine Harness Horse of the Year award. Owner Joyce Meadows picked up three blues aboard Breakin’ Parole this season, while Sam McLaughlin drove Breakin’ Parole to the Fine Harness World Championship under the Allan Callaway Stables banner. Breakin’ Parole is by Out On Parole and out of The Classy Lady. There was a three-way tie for reserve in the Professional Fine Harness category. I’m Medusa also secured one of those honors. Lynn Womack has exhibited I’m Medusa to four Reserve World Championships and four World Championships since 2002. This talented mare is owned by Womack Stables. The second reserve honor was awarded to Jose’s Mucho Lucho for the Thomas Holton family. Under the direction of Scrivner Stables, Jose’s Mucho Lucho enabled Thomas to win his very first Celebration blue. The third reserve placement was Gen’s High Mark owned by the Bill Webb family. This talented horse was directed to the reserve World Championship in the Fine Harness category by Mike Sims. Gen’s High Mark is by Gen’s Royal Flush and out of a Dr. Elmer mare.

A High Dollar Charge was named the Ladies Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year. Her owner is a lady that we’re all glad to see back in the saddle, Beverly Sherman. With Steve Aymett Stables directing, Sherman and A High Dollar Charge were at the top of the class at the Red Carpet Show of the South and Delta Fall Classic. This classy duo also made the spotlight ride in the Amateur Mares & Geldings World Grand Championship class. The second placing in the Ladies Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year section belonged to My First Dollar. Cashing in on a World Championship in the Amateur Ladies on Mares division, My First Dollar and George-Ann Pratt celebrated a successful year. These ladies collected five total blues including the Gallatin Lions Club, Spring Fun Show, Woodbury Lions Club and Marshall County Horseman’s Association shows under the direction of Allan Callaway Stables.

With five blues during the 2010 season, I’m Wall Street gathered up the Men’s Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year award. Owned by Corbin Mills, I’m Wall Street and Clay Mills obtained blues in the amateur division at such shows as the Spring Fun Show, East Tennessee Classic, Money Tree Classic and the North Carolina Championship under the direction of Baucom Stables. Playing his way to the second spot in the Men’s Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year section was Lebron James. Owned by Molly and Annabelle Smith, Kenny Smith directed Lebron to the Elite Amateur Gentlemen on Mares & Geldings World Championship and a later blue at the Celebration Fall Classic. Daughter, Dalia, captured the Amateur Championship title at the National Trainers’ Show earlier this season.

His stocks just kept going up…this time as the Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year, it was I’m Wall Street. Clay Mills and I’m Wall Street made the coveted spotlight ride in the Amateur Specialty World Grand Championship this year. This was the pair’s second World Grand Championship title. In 2008, Mills and Wall Street were crowned the Amateur Three-Year-Old World Grand Champions. Absolute Proof was named the reserve Amateur Specialty Horse of the Year. Under the Allan Callaway Stables direction, Absolute Proof and Meg Callaway had blue ribbon rides at the National Trainers’ Show, Tony Rice and Alabama Jubilee. The team also captured the Amateur Specialty Reserve World Grand Championship for Ricky Young.

The Amateur Canter Horse of the Year award went to Strolling Thru The Ritz. Under the direction of Stout Stables, Strolling Thru The Ritz and Brian Reece strolled underneath the spotlight at the Celebration as they were crowned Amateur Canter World Grand Champions. Reece and Strolling Thru The Ritz also captured the FAST Showcase and Belfast Lions Club Amateur Canter titles for the Jimmy Reece family. The reserve spot in the Amateur Canter Horse of Year had a three-way tie. The Games We Play, Matador and Jazz Time all got to share the spotlight for the reserve honor in this category. The Games We Play and Clay Mills were undefeated in 2010. Under the guidance of Baucom Stables, Mills and The Games We Play collected 10 blue ribbons including the Stanly County Saddle Club, North Carolina Ladies Auxiliary, Foothills Classic, East Tennessee Classic, Money Tree Classic, International Grand Championship, East Tennessee Ladies Auxiliary and the Amateur Aged Stallion Canter World Championship. Owned by Tim and Terry Brooks, Matador worked his way to three blue ribbons this year. Four The Glory Farm directed Tim and Matador to blues at the Gulf Coast Charity and Fayetteville Blue Ribbon shows. At the Celebration, the pair made their way to the Amateur Aged Mares & Geldings World Championship, as well as the Amateur Canter Reserve World Grand Championship. Jazz Time was the other recipient of the reserve honor in the Amateur Canter division. Taylor Walters and Jazz Time collected the Mississippi Charity Amateur Canter Championship and the Mid-South Amateur Canter title under the Formac Stables banner. The pair rounded off the season with a red streamer in the Amateur Canter class at the Delta Fall Classic for the Molly Walters family.

Busting to the top of the Four-Year-Old Amateur Mare & Gelding category as Horse of the Year was Paroled In Texas. The team of Holly Coggin and Paroled In Texas escaped with six blue ribbons in the 2010 season. With wins at the National Trainers’ Show, Spring Fun Show and Woodbury Lions Club, they also captured an Amateur Four-Year-Old Amateur Mares & Geldings World Championship and ended the season on a blue ribbon note at the Celebration Fall Classic. Paroled In Texas trains under the direction of Allan Callaway Stables for the Whittenburg and Coggin families. Reserve honors in the Four-Year-Old Amateur Mare & Gelding category went to Jose’ Miss Dolly. Jean O’Brien and Jose’ Miss Dolly netted blues at the North Carolina Championship as well as the South Carolina Championship. The team also captured a reserve World Championship. Jose’ Miss Dolly’s blue ribbon total for the season came to four including Stephanie Rose’s win at the Lexington County Rotary and trainer Sam Martin’s win at the Curtis Hamilton Memorial for owner Jean O’Brien and Larry McLaughlin.

The Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion Horse of the Year was none other than The Dixie Lineman. Gail Walling and The Dixie Lineman walked their way to an undefeated season with blues at Gulf Coast Charity, Lady Azules Soccer, Columbia Spring Jubilee, Tony Rice and Marshall County Horseman’s Association shows. Continuing their winning ways, the team went on to the Celebration to collect a World Championship title as well as the Amateur Four-Year-Old World Grand Championship under the Finish Line Farms banner for the McDonald and Walling ownership. A two-way tie filled the reserve honor for the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion category. The Jimmy Reece family purchased Star In The Making earlier this year from Stan Wilcoxen. With Stacey Blackburn in the irons, the team captured a blue at the Money Tree Classic and Dickson County shows under the direction of Dockery Stables. Star In The Making was then moved to Layne Leverette Stables after his purchase where Kevin Reece directed him to a reserve World Championship. The second recipient of the reserve Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallion Horse of the Year was Bobby Boucher. Tammy Valmus and Bobby Boucher scored blues at the International Grand Championships and the Kentucky Fall Classic. Valmus passed the reins to trainer Frankie Roark at the Alabama Jubilee, where the team picked up a win for the Valmus and Rogers partnership.

The Four-Year-Old Mare of the Year was awarded to Here’s Your Change. Under the Wright Stables banner, Here’s Your Change and Michael Wright have cashed in on blues at the National Trainers’ Show, Spring Fun Show, Parker’s Crossroads and the Delta Fall Classic. The duo shined at the Celebration picking up the Four-Year-Old Mare World Championship. This talented mare is owned by Diana Cruse. Paroled In Texas was chosen for another honor, and that was the reserve Four-Year-Old Mare of the Year. Owned by the Whittenburg and Coggin families, trainer John Allan Callaway obtained a reserve World Championship this season. In 2008 and 2009, Paroled In Texas and Callaway netted the Two-Year-Old & Three-Year-Old Mare World Championships.

Landing in the top spot for the Four-Year-Old Gelding of the Year was Jazz Prince. Knox Blackburn and Jazz Prince gained the World Champion Four-Year-Old Gelding title, while in the amateur division Betty Corlew collected reserve streamers at Wartrace and the top honors at the Jack Keltner Memorial. James and Betty Corlew own the champion, who is a full brother to Pushover’s Jazzy Lady. Reserve honors in the Four-Year-Old Gelding of the Year section belonged to Major Frivolous. The beginning of the season equaled a blue ribbon ride for Andy Adkins at the Spring Fun Show for then owners Brett and Lisa Jones. Major Frivolous was purchased by Sammy and Gayle Cagle and began his campaign under the Wright Stables banner. Michael Wright and Major Frivolous captured a blue at the Mid-South Show as well as a reserve World Championship.

The Four-Year-Old Stallion of the Year honor was bestowed upon Dark & Shady. Jimmy McConnell directed Dark & Shady to seven blue ribbons this season at the National Trainers’ Show, Mississippi Charity, Germantown Charity and Money Tree Classic. After landing a reserve World Championship, Jimmy and Dark & Shady returned to the big oval to make the spotlight ride as Four-Year-Old World Grand Champions for the Molly Walters family. Dark & Shady is by The Black Night Shade and out of Cash’s Dream Boat, an Extra Cash mare. Folsom Prison Blues picked up the reserve in the Four-Year-Old Stallion Horse of the Year category. Rodney Dick and Folsom Prison Blues escaped 2010 with an undefeated season with wins at the Gulf Coast Charity, Columbia Spring Jubilee and Red Carpet Show of the South. The Jimmy Smith family purchased the Out On Parole stallion from Judy McDonald and Gail Walling during the Celebration. Dick and Folsom Prison Blues were crowned the Four-Year-Old Stallion World Champions and ended their season by claiming the title of the Southern Championships Walking Horse Stake Champions.

Jose’s No Counting Me Out was the winner of the Amateur Park Pleasure Horse of the Year award. Darden, Elizabeth and Dr. John Gladney shared the reins this season tallying up to 14 blue ribbons. Dr. John and Jose’s No Counting Me Out claimed wins at the WHOA Spring Extravaganza, two blues at the International Grand Championships and sealed the Amateur Two & Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure World Championship. Elizabeth nabbed an International blue and reserve World Championship. Darden and Jose’s No Counting Me Out rounded up 11 blues in 2010. The reserve honor in the Amateur Park Pleasure category went to Lined Up At The Ritz. Owner Sandra Johnson exhibited Lined Up At The Ritz to a blue at Parker’s Crossroads show before landing the Amateur 50 & Over Park Pleasure World Championship. The pair went on to wear the roses in the Amateur Park Pleasure World Grand Championship.

The ever-popular Yao Ming collected the Professional Park Pleasure Horse of the Year honors tonight. Owner Nicole Coffey and Yao Ming obtained five blues this season at the National Trainers’ Show, Eagleville Lions Club, Warren County Lions Club and Cornersville Lions Club. The pair also picked up the Park Pleasure Stallions Five & Over World Championship. Trainer Bruce Hankins collected the Park Pleasure Reserve World Grand Championship. Yao Ming is by Gen’s Armed And Dangerous and out of Pusher’s Misty Maid. Jose’s No Counting Me Out was the reserve recipient. The Gladney Farms owned champion had a stellar season, highlighted with Darden Gladney’s ride to the Park Pleasure World Grand Championship under the direction of Bobby Richards of The Colt Center.

The Concealed Weapon was out in winning style as he claimed the Amateur Park Performance Horse of the Year title. Patti Pollack and The Concealed Weapon gunned their way to top honors at the National Trainers’ Show, FAST Showcase, Red Carpet Show of the South, International Grand Championships and rounded out the season with an Alabama Jubilee blue. Under the direction of David Landrum Stables, the team obtained the Amateur Park Performance Stallion World Championship as well as the Amateur Park Pleasure Reserve World Grand Championship for Pollack’s Silver Spur Ranch. Making a statement and netting the reserve honor was High Fashion Statement. Between the open and amateur divisions, owner Jamie Gardner and trainer Patrick Thomas cashed in on winning performances at eight shows this season under the Southern Serenity Ranch banner.

It was the Gardners and High Fashion Statement who accepted the Professional Park Performance Horse of the Year award. Trained by Southern Serenity Ranch, Jamie Gardner secured blues at the Spring Fun Show and Mid-South Horse Show as well as a World Championship. Patrick Thomas netted titles at the National Trainers’ Show, Woodbury Lions Club and Delta Fall Classic. Thomas and High Fashion Statement nabbed two World Championships and were crowned Park Performance World Grand Champions. The reserve honor in the Professional Park Performance Horse of the Year division went to San Juan. Tim Smith and San Juan captured a Celebration Fall Classic blue, not to mention a reserve World Championship for Eric and Diane Lackey. Under David Landrum Stables’ guidance, Eric netted a reserve World Championship along with blues at the FAST Showcase and Delta Fall Classic.

The Amateur Show Pleasure Horse of the Year went to Godfather By Ultra Copy. Godfather started on a blue ribbon trail with then-owner Dr. Morna Conway and trainer Jeff Hatcher with blues at the National Trainers’ Show and Gulf Coast Charity. Purchased by Stone Manor Farm earlier this season, Courtney Luttrell and Godfather began their blue ribbon streak with wins at the Spring Fun Show, FAST Showcase and Marshal County Horseman’s Association before going on to collect a World Championship and being crowned the Amateur Show Pleasure World Grand Championships. The reserve Amateur Show Pleasure Horse of the Year was awarded tonight to Santana’s Renaissance Man. Under the guidance of Bennett Stables, Allison Thorson and Renaissance Man painted blue ribbon performances at six shows including the FAST Showcase and International Grand Championships, along with several WHOA shows. The team earned the reserve World Championship in the Amateur Youth 12-17 Show Pleasure Mares & Geldings division.

Making a bee-line to the Professional Show Pleasure Horse of the Year was A Line Dancer. Owned by S & J Enterprises, the Lined With Cash gelding and trainer Bill Callaway captured the Show Pleasure World Grand Championship under the Allan Callaway Stables banner. A Line Dancer is out of Janie’s Got A Gun. Cooling off after a hot show season, Chillin’ The Most froze the reserve honor in the Professional Show Pleasure Horse of the Year division. Under the direction of Link Webb, Chillin’ The Most collected wins at the Mississippi State Charity, Dickson County, South Carolina Championship, Delta Fall Classic and the Show Pleasure Stallion World Championship for the D.R. Mozeley family. Steve Mozeley and Chillin’ The Most gathered four titles as well as the Amateur Novice Show Pleasure Horses World Championship.

Tonight the Juvenile 11 & Under Horse of the Year was bestowed upon Free To Score. Little Maggie Kail and Free To Score had a stellar show season with nine wins at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Billy M. Carey Memorial, Germantown Charity, Tony Rice, Woodbury Lions Club, Mid South, Parker’s Crossroads and East Mississippi Fall Classic and East Tennessee Fall Classic. The duo scored the Amateur Youth 11 & Under Gelding World Championship and attained the Reserve Youth 11 & Under World Grand Championship for Maggie and Jada Kail under the direction of Abernathy Stables. The striking mare has carried his owner to two consecutive World Grand Championships and claims the reserve Juvenile 11 & Under Horse of the Year title. With the guidance of Joe Fleming Stables, Moonstruck Dollar and Lake Weaver are undefeated in the 11 & Under division with wins at the National Trainers’ Show and Spring Fun Show. The team returned to the big oval and successfully defended their titles as Youth 11 & Under World Grand Champions and Youth 11 & Under Mare World Champions this season.

Breaking into the top spot for the Juvenile 12-17 Horse of the Year win was Busting Special. Under the Formac Stables banner, Taylor Walters and Busting Special began their blue ribbon journey with a win at the Spring Fun Show and followed it with wins at the Germantown Charity, Money Tree Classic and Mid South Horse Show. With five wins under their belt, Busting Special and Walters were crowned Amateur Youth 12-17 World Grand Champions for the Molly Walters family. The secret was out as to who the reserve Juvenile 12-17 Horse of the Year was and that honor belonged to A Victoria’s Secret. Owner Maisie McSwain and A Victoria’s Secret took top honors at both Marshall County Horseman’s Association and the Southern Championships. These gals also secured the Amateur Youth 15-17 Mares & Geldings World Championship under the Carl Edwards & Sons Stables’ banner.

The 15.2 & Under Amateur Mare & Gelding Horse of the Year belonged to Gettin’ Out On Parole. Owned by McDonald and Walling, Gettin’ Out On Parole carried Gail Walling to four blue ribbons in 2010 including titles at the Jack Keltner Memorial, Celebration Fall Classic and Southern Championships. The team also cashed in on the Amateur 15.2 & Under Mares & Geldings World Championship under the skilled Finish Line Farms banner. There was a two-way tie for reserve 15.2 & Under Amateur Mare & Gelding Horse of the Year. My First Dollar and Bella Sera At The Ritz have both had great show seasons. My First Dollar and George-Ann Pratt gathered four blue ribbons this year under the guidance of Allan Callaway Stables. Her wins include the Spring Fun Show, Woodbury Lions Club and Marshall County Horseman’s Association. The ladies grabbed a World Championship and reserve World Grand Championship at this year’s Celebration. Bella Sera At The Ritz was the other recipient of the reserve honor in the category. Ashley Joseph Mezrano and Bella Sera At The Ritz walked their way to top honors at the Spring Fun Show. Trainer Knox Blackburn secured wins at the Jack Keltner Memorial, Marshall County Horseman’s Association and Celebration Fall Classic for the Anthony Joseph family.

Shooting straight to the top of the 15.2 & Under Amateur Stallion Horse of the Year award was I’m NRA. Collecting wins at the Bedford 4-H Spring Show and Woodbury Lions Club, David Sisk and I’m NRA had a Celebration title in their sites. Under the direction of Finish Line Farms, the pair shot down a reserve World Championship and returned to make the spotlight ride as the Amateur 15.2 & Under World Grand Champions. With four blues on his resume this season, Don Julio grabbed the reserve spot in the Amateur 15.2 & Under Stallion category. Owner Alie Napier presented the stallion to wins at the Woodbury Lions Club and International Grand Championships. With trainer Brandon Stout in the irons, the duo made their way to the Young Trainers 35 & Under, 15.2 & Under World Championship. An interesting note, I’m NRA and Don Julio are half brothers along with A Bella Donna.

The 15.2 & Under Mare of the Year went to Miss Hosanna. Between open and amateur competition, this talented mare has collected eight blues this season. Trainer Dale Watts of Pioneer Stables obtained wins at the Mississippi Charity, Dickson County and Alabama Jubilee, not to mention the 15.2 & Under Mares World Championship. Owner Deborah Williams directed Miss Hosanna to wins at the Big D Charity, Neshoba County Classic and Heart O’ Dixie shows. With wins at Columbia Spring Jubilee, FAST Showcase and Red Carpet Show of the South, Ritzey Zone stepped in the reserve 15.2 & Under Mare of the Year spot. Owner Lindsey Landrum and Ritzey Zone had an impressive show year under the David Landrum Stables banner and tonight reap the benefits of a great show season.

Under the Allan Callaway Stables banner, this gelding was the top pick for the 15.2 & Under Gelding of the Year. The Prime Suspect picked up not only one, but two World Championships at this year’s Celebration. John Allan Callaway first picked up the 15.2 & Under Gelding World Championship. Bill Callaway and The Prime Suspect next found the prime spot as World Champions in the Young Trainers 35 & Under Mares & Geldings division for Brian and Candra Carroll. The Prime Suspect is a half brother to World Grand Champion Shock Jock. Uncovering the reserve 15.2 & Under Gelding of the Year award was I’m Indy Jones. With the guidance of Formac Stables, Kimble Tew rode to victory at the Mississippi Charity, West Tennessee Strawberry Festival and Germantown Charity. Trainer Jimmy McConnell directed I’m Indy Jones to wins at the Guntown Lions Club and Germantown Charity and finished in the top three of the 15.2 & Under Gelding World Championship for proud owners Madeline and Kimble Tew.

Ozone’s Cut Above All was a cut above the rest to secure the 15.2 & Under Stallion Horse of the Year title. Undefeated in 2010, trainer John Allan Callaway and Ozone’s Cut Above All took blues at the Gallatin Lions Club, Spring Fun Show and Woodbury Lions Club before making their ride to the 15.2 & Under Stallion World Championship. Owner Don Pratt was certainly happy to see them make their next ride under the spotlight as the 15.2 & Under World Grand Champions. Reserve honors in the 15.2 & Under Stallion Horse of the Year category were awarded to I’m Splashed. The Hillview Promotions, Bryant and Landrum owned champion enjoyed a stellar season with trainer Tim Smith under the David Landrum Stables banner. Smith and I’m Splashed made blue ribbon splashes at the South Alabama Charity, National Trainers’ Show and Spring Fun Show.

The One-Night Horse Show of the Year for the fourth consecutive year was none other than the Money Tree Classic. Put on by the Walking’ Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary, it was held July 2nd at the Bedford County Ag Center in Shelbyville. Combined with the Auxiliary’s hard work and over 200 entries, the show was indeed a success. The reserve One-Night Horse Show of the Year went to the Woodbury Lions Club Horse Show. Held July 3rd in Woodbury, Tenn., the show boasted a great number of entries.

A total 605 entries made their way through the gates at the Paul Battle, Jr. Arena this year. Being named as the Multi-Night Horse Show of the Year went to none other than the Delta Fall Classic. The show ran from November 11-13 this year in Tunica, Mississippi and collects this honor for the second consecutive year. Always a favorite, the Mississippi State Charity picked up the reserve Multi-Night Horse Show of the Year title. In its 80th year, the show shows no sign of letting up on its successful traditions. The show was held April 1-3 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Miss.

A little luck o’ the Irish landed JFK’s Irish Dream into the title of 15.2 & Over Mare of the Year. Trainer Tim Smith and JFK’s Irish Dream walked their way to six blue ribbons this season with wins at the Alabama Classic, Fayetteville Blue Ribbon, Celebration Fall Classic, Alabama Jubilee and Delta Fall Classic. Under the David Landrum Stables banner, the dream team landed a World Championship in the 15.2 & Over Mares & Geldings division for Greg and Connie Frazier. The reserve honor in the 15.2 & Over Mare Horse of the Year belonged to A Major In Business. With trainer Jimmy McConnell in the irons, A Major In Business collected blue ribbons at both the Billy M. Cary Memorial and Parker’s Crossroads and rounded out the year with a reserve World Championship. Clara Hays took the reins in the amateur classes to collect top awards on the West Tennessee circuit for owner Leon Forrester.

Commanding full attention of the 15.2 & Over Gelding of the Year award was The American General. John Allan Callaway and The American General made five-star appearances for top honors at the Woodbury Lions Club as well as in the 15.2 & Over Gelding World Championship. Owner Maisie McSwain scored a win at the National Trainers’ Show and later in the season at the Southern Championships under the direction of Carl Edwards & Sons Stables. The American General is a half brother to All American Cash and Cash’s All Star. Gold Poison captured the reserve 15.2 & Over Gelding of the Year award for Greg and Connie Fraizer. Tim Smith and Gold Poison rallied for a blue at the Mississippi Charity and also picked up the reserve World Championship in the Young Trainers 35 & Under Mares & Geldings class at this year’s Celebration.

The last award for the evening was presented to the 15.2 & Over Stallion of the Year. That honor belonged to Moody Star. Star and Chad Baucom shined their way to the Money Tree Classic’s Walking Horse Championship before capturing the reserve World Grand Championship. Star is a multi-titled champion with a career record that includes three World Championships and two World Grand Championships for owner Wilsene Moody-Kwok. A consistent competitor in the Aged Stallion division this season, The Golden Sovereign cashed in on the reserve 15.2 & Over Stallion of the Year. Trainer Tim Smith and The Golden Sovereign made their way to stake titles at the Marshall County Horseman’s Association, Celebration Fall Classic as well as the Delta Fall Classic. The royal pair were crowned World Champion Aged Stallions and made a top three finish in the ever-coveted World Grand Championship for Evergreen Walking Horse Farm under the David Landrum Stables banner.

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