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Trainers Show Ends With a Bang



National Trainers' Show Walking Stake Champion I'm Packin A Pistol and Jeff Hatcher.

 

Copyright WHR 2007

By Christy Howard Parsons


            Saturday night of the Trainers Show ended with a bang as Jeff Hatcher and I’m Packin A Pistol put on a show that captured the audience’s attention. Seven top entries entered the ring for the final class of the evening and when the judges Sonny Holt, Mickey McCormick, and Bill Cantrell called for the second running walk, the crowd was on their feet.
            Hatcher and I’m Packin A Pistol threw a shoe just as the judges were calling for the lineup. The farrier made quick work of that problem as the judges turned in their cards.
            It’s a good thing they fixed that shoe. Hatcher had more work to do for owner Charlene Gibson. They won the class with a 1-1-6 tie with Sonny Holt the only judge that didn’t have Hatcher at the top of the card.
            Reserve champion Joe Cotten rode More of the Major to a strong second place finish. As trainer David Landrum ran to assist Cotten with the reserve victory pass, he paused to congratulate Hatcher. Cotten too was among the first to congratulate Hatcher on a great show. More of the  Major is owned by Jim and Kay Green.
            Hatcher and Pistol have already hit the show ring three times this season with two reserves in Monroe, Louisiana, and Andalusia, Alabama before winning the National Trainers Show.
            Rounding out the top quality class were Joel Weaver and Generator’s Champion in third, Brandon Stout and Power Block, Harold Jones and Aristotle Onassis, Good Time Freddie and Justin Harris, and Robbie Black and Santana’s Bad Boy.
             



John Weihl,Yvonna Matthis, Randall Baskin, Clay Mills, Rhonda Hull, Kayla and Tyler Baucom greet Chad Baucom and First Parole after the Three-Year-Old classic.


Arms Deal For Real and Joel Weaver were greeted after winning the Two-Year-Old Stallion class.


Lion King and Marty Irby had a large fan club following their Amateur Trail Pleasure Western Specialty Championship.


Dalia Smith had a night the most dream of after winning not one but three blue ribbons. She is pictured here with Pushin That Jazz after the Amateur Ladies Championship. 



The gang came out join Coins Black Stroke and John Puckett after capturing the Show Pleasure Specialty Championship.

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