Tradition Lives on in Texas

By Gennifer Houchins

MARSHALL, Texas - The Marshall Lion’s Club held their 42nd annual horse show at the City of Marshall Covered Arena Feb. 20-21. This diverse show covered walking, racking and spotted horses. A total of 385 entries competed for the recognition of the spectators and judge.

Joel Nipper served as the judge for all the classes.

After two days of competition the stake entries were called to the ring. This year's champions were Final's Eb Tide and Joe Cotten. David Landrum Stables proudly trained the entry for owners S & P, LLC of Saratoga, Calif.

Many top stables brought several horses to compete, and blues were spread around to all. Mike Civils and Lone Star Walking Horses topped the blue ribbon tally with 12 blues. Entries from David Landrum Stables earned 10 blues. Entries under the direction of Darden Gladney, Alyssa Langer, Stan Ward and Lisa Weaver captured four blues each. Winning three blues were Dennis Jones, Char Carlat and Dub Ivins. Walter Harris and John Feltner walked away with dual blues. Single blues went to Charles Peters, Elaine Kapinos, Victor Mastache, Tim Plafcan, Daniel Quiroga, Wink Groover, Don Crum and Roger Ivins.

Mike Civils started the blue ribbon tally for his barn with his win in the Four-Year-Old Open division with Don't Bust My Bubble for owner Maddy Jones. The Civils family's Trashadeous started his own blue ribbon streak with a win in the Lite-Shod Amateur Specialty. He also picked up wins in the Open Lite-Shod class and the Lite-Shod Youth Specialty with Jimmy Civils and the Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Open Championship with Barbara Civils.

Another of the Civils' horses, Caprice's Lady Gen picked up wins in the Park Pleasure Open Canter class with Barbara Civils and the Park Pleasure Open Championship with Mike Civils.

Collector's Kiss My Fannie also owned by the Civils family earned blues in the Youth Racking class with Jimmy Civils and the Racking Amateur English class with Barbara Civils. A single blue was won by Miss Jazzy and Barbara Civils in the Park Pleasure Three-Year-Old Open Specialty. Spuns Dark Secret and Mike Civils topped the Racking Flat-Shod English Championship for owners Schafer and Woods.

Tiffany Sumrow and Generator's Firecracker rode for the blue in the Amateur Country Pleasure Youth Championship. Mike Civils trained the entry for owners Robert and Jean Smith.

Arm's Dealer and Ben Moss started the ball rolling for David Landrum Stables with a win in the Amateur Specialty division for owners Moss and Carney. This was one of four blues for Ben Moss. Arm's Dealer went on to win the Amateur Specialty Championship as well. Moss' Lady Masque captured two blues in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class and the Open Three-Year-Old Walking class with Joe Cotten in the irons.

The Concealed Weapon and Nancy Groover earned the blue in both the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty and the Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty Championship for owner Melissa Pedigo.

David Landrum Stables also captured blues in the Youth 12-17 Specialty and the Youth Specialty Championship with I'm Bond James Bond for owners Mann Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Hayes Anthony made the winning ride.

Joe Cotten also collected another blue for Landrum Stables on Final's Eb Tide in the Open Walking division. Darden Gladney collected four blues in Texas. Three of those four were earned in the Amateur Park Pleasure-Canter class, the Amateur Park Pleasure Specialty and the Amateur Park Pleasure Specialty Championship with It's Up In Arms. A single blue was won by Paper Thin in the Flat-Shod Model Horse Open class.

Alyssa Langer started her blues with a ride on Delights Fancy Chance in the Country Pleasure Racking Horse division. She also took the blue in the Country Pleasure Championship. Generators Double Duty and Langer captured two more blues with wins in the Trail Pleasure Racking and the Western Trail Pleasure Racking Adult divisions.

Entries trained by Stan Ward earned four blue ribbons. Bad News Fantastic Cash, with Miranda Denny aboard, earned the blue in the Trail Pleasure English/Western Youth Specialty. Denny also won the blue aboard Skywatchers Delight in the Youth 11 and Under Specialty. Skyjacked and Brandon Head also won blues for trainer Stan Ward in the Park Pleasure Youth Specialty for owner Laura Taylor.

Copper Gens Starduster and Anita Morris walked their way to the blue in the Lite-Shod Open Specialty Three and Under English/Western class for owners Melvin and Anita Morris. Stan Ward trained the entry.

Entries trained by Lisa Weaver left Marshall with four blues under their belts. Blond Ambition and Weaver captured the wins in the Amateur Country Pleasure class and the Country Pleasure Championship. Weaver also earned a blue in the Amateur Park Pleasure class aboard Heza Hero. Amanda Weaver walked away with a win in the Country Pleasure Youth 17 & Under Specialty with Copy's Dark Stranger.

Trey's Red Baron won the blue in the Spotted Saddle Horse Open Specialty Four-Year-Old and Under class. Dennis Jones owns and trains the entry. Jones also won aboard Trey's Flaming Star and Sir Jupiter Midnight Sun in Spotted Two & Three-Year-Old Specialty and the Open Shod Spotted Horse Specialty Championship, respectively.

Char Carlat trained one horse that captured three separate blues. Logsdon's Rocket earned blues in the Trail Pleasure Amateur Canter class with rider Lisa Weaver. Weaver would go on to win the Trail Pleasure English Three-Gait Amateur Championship as well. Logsdon's Rocket also won in the Amateur Trail Pleasure English Specialty with owner Diane Spalding aboard.

A Fatal Affair and Robbie Smith won the first of three blues in the Country Pleasure Gentleman Riders Specialty for trainer Dub Ivins.

The Amateur Lite-Shod Specialty Champion was Widowmaker All Over with Carol Dunaway.

Pusher's Showboat and Madeline McCluer captured the blue in the Amateur Championship. Dub Ivins trained the entry.

Deborah Williams was ecstatic with her wins aboard The Lady Of The Ritz in the biggest class of the show. She captured blues in the Trail Pleasure Amateur Specialty and the Trail Pleasure Amateur Specialty Championship. John Feltner trained the entry.

Walter Harris earned two blues with Stock's Black April for owner and rider Cindi Sartain. She captured the English Style Racking and the Racking Horse Championship.

The remaining blues went to eight different individuals.

Gen's Volunteer Spirit won with Debbie Frankino in the Amateur Riders Open class for trainer Don Crum.

The Speed Racking Champion was Rocking Matilda with Charles Peters aboard for owners Kathy and Paul McClean.

Jessica Davis and Struts Guilty As Sin won the Racking Flat-Shod English Open class for owner Roger Ivins.

A Starwatcher won the Racking Flat-Shod Amateur Owned and Trained class with owner Elaine Kapinos aboard.

Tex's Bright Star and Nancy Groover won the Amateur Four-Year-Old Specialty.

Strolling Black Magic and owner David Buck won the Racking English/Western Trail Pleasure Championship. Victor Mastache trained the entry.

The Amateur Owned and Trained winner was Watch Me Cash with Tim Plafcan in the irons. Blue's Royal Dutch and Danielle Quiroga won the Racking Western Pleasure Championship for owner Ronnie Blakley.