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Walking in Memphis Walks Over Eagleville

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. Entries were down; quality was good. Eagleville not only had good horses, but they had good food, particularly the homemade ice cream.

Bryant Fly judged the 27 classes. Connie Dunlap provided the music. The multi-talented Jennifer Potts, gave a stirring rendition of The Star- Spangled Banner while the spectators and exhibitors paid homage to our flag and gave thanks for our freedom. Potts was also the official photographer and captured the memories on film. Thurman Walden was the announcer and William Bolden served as ringmaster.

Dr. Mary Geib and Dr. Eugene Richmond were the Veterinary Medical Officers on hand from the United States Department of Agriculture. Curtis Pittman was the Kentucky HIO Designated Qualified Person. The inspection area appeared to be harmonious and cooperative between the DQP, VMOs, and exhibitors.

Dickie Scrivner and Walking In Memphis walked over the competition and captured the title of stake champion at the Eagleville Lions Club Horse Show for proud owners, Jeren Guthrie and Kathy Owen. Walking In Memphis and Jeren Guthrie had earlier in the evening been crowned Four-Year-Old Amateur Specialty winners. The reserve stake class tie went to Mack Motes and Quarterback’s Rising Star for LSA, Inc.

The evening began with proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles standing at the ring cheering on their favorite stick horse entry. All of the beginning riders were awarded blue ribbons.

Jennifer Broadhurst, owner/handler, and JFK Classy Pusher were the Weanling Open winners. Ruby’s Prime Suspect and Chris Hazelwood took home the red ribbon for A. J. and Sam Jamison. A. J. Jamison came in the next class, Yearling Walking Fillies, with Dollars For Eve and walked out with the blue ribbon for Curtice McCloy from Norman, Oklahoma. Boogie One Time boogied to reserve with David Roberts for Mike Floyd.

The Two-Year-Old Mare class saw the Mike McBrayer entry of Miss Sky Pusher and Jeremy Archer in the winner’s circle. Hal Newman rode the Kevin Pickett family owned entry, JFK Celebration Surprise, to the red ribbon.

Pushover’s Moon Beam shown brightly for Tommy Halmontaller when Chris Richards led him down victory lane in the Yearling Walking Stallions division. Reserve went to the Glenn and Lou Nave entry, Chad Commander, and Glenn Nave.

Cindy Womack jammed into the winner’s circle with Pearl Jam in the Country Pleasure class. Womack owns the entry. Reserve went to Black Charger’s Boy and Tim Brooks for Tim and Terry Brooks.

The Youth Ponies class was another good class that brought all the family members to the ringside to cheer for their favorite entry. Again, all of the fine, future riders were awarded blue ribbons.

The blue ribbon in the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions or Geldings class went to Thomasville, Georgia, when Knox Blackburn rode the Paul Bryan entry, Ritz’s Luke The Drifter, to the first place win. Motown Marauder and Winky Groover made the good ride for second for Mr. and Mrs. Silas Dunn.

In an outstanding Lead Line Pony class, Mackenzie Gaidos and I’m A Dandy Too were the blue ribbon winners for Don Brown. Sunshine and Christopher Chumley were reserve for Chance Rosson.

Judge Fly marked Marking Miller Time first in the Two- and Three-Year-Old Plantation Pleasure Specialty class. Herbert Miller was the owner/exhibitor. I’m Dangerous Armed and Brad Kirby were the red ribbon recipients for Jeb House.

The Amateur Mares, Stallions, and Geldings class saw Lisa Baum and her beloved, Network, make the familiar ride to the winner’s circle. The red ribbon was sent to Macon, Georgia, by Robbie Spiller making the good ride for Mr. and Mrs. James Meadows on Tradition’s Cash.

Bring Back The Gold brought in the blue - blue ribbon, that is. Miranda Savage rode the Randy Savage entry to the first place tie in the Walking Horse Youth Council 11 and Under No Canter class. I’m Scarlett Walker and Jessica Popp, owner/rider, captured the scarlet ribbon.

Claude and Betty Holt were thrilled when Jeff Green and a Ritzy Generator were called to the winner’s circle in the Show Pleasure Specialty division. Holly Puckett and Do It To It did it - made the good ride for reserve honors for Charlie Underwood.

Kim Jarrell rode the Jr. West entry, Black Dust Flashback, to the Two-Year-Old Amateur blue. Reserve went to Ultimate Copy and Mike Stone, owner/rider.

Kim Trumble made the trip from Walton, Kentucky, to ride World Champion, Gen’s Color Me In, to the blue in the Ladies on Walking Mares or Geldings Specialty class for the G. R. Trumble family. Becky Miller and Three Star General were the red ribbon winners for Nancy Cate.

She’s A Cash Collector collected the winning ribbon and took her proud owner/rider, Paula Gambill, down victory lane in a competitive Youth Council 12-17 Specialty class. Emblem’s Silhouette and Daniel Potter were reserve for Rick Griffith.

Jerome Cole made the victory pass on Jo Jo Man for Thomas Holton in the Three-Year-Old Amateur division. Mark Of The Ritz and Callie Stuckey accepted the red ribbon for Jerry Jones.

An Eagleville blue went to Mississippi when Knox Blackburn rode A High Headed Lady to the winner’s circle for Wayne Rae in the Three-Year-Old Mare division. Jeff Green rode the Bill Shutt entry, Southern Pride’s Chief, to reserve.

Gen’s Knight Threat and Judy Moore came armed to take the blue in the Walking Pleasure Lite Shod class for Moore-Faust Farm. Connie Waldo and her, Friday Night Mercedes, cruised to the red.

Brian Brewer sent another Eagleville blue ribbon to Georgia when he captured the win in the Three-Year-Old Stallions or Geldings class on Major Advisor for Robert Mitchell of Monroe, Georgia. The reserve win went to the Jim Lioutza entry, Professor’s Dictator and Monty Miller.

It was no surprise to Wayne Luna and Centennial Surprise when they walked to victory in the Plantation Pleasure Walking Horse Open Specialty division for Joe Guido. Morgan LeGate rode the Gary LeGate entry, A Walk In The Sky, to reserve.

The Four-Year-Old Walking Stallions or Geldings class saw Winky Groover in the winner’s circle aboard Command’s Fair Delight for Mr. and Mrs. Alvis Porter. Brian Brewer rode the Preston and Lora Sweeney entry, Coin’s Hard Copy, to the red ribbon.

One of the more exciting classes of the evening was the 15.2 and Under Specialty class. When the crowd quieted, it was Slam’s Grand Tour making the victory pass with Adam Pickle for the Jerry Hoskins family. Robert Sanders made the reserve ride on the flashy entry, Raise The Cash, for Tony Carter.

Judge Fly’s score card had Joyce Marie Green and Score Card at the top in the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association’s Auxiliary class for the Huckaby and Sadler ownership. Ultra Threat’s Wired and Sheila Groover were reserve for Roller, Skelton, and Lawson.

Ed Breedlove and Music In The Sky made the familiar victory pass in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class for Barry Breedlove. Big Time Bum and Lisa Cash collected the red ribbon for the Johnny Woods family.

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