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Walking In The Rain - Columbia Jubilee Continues The Whole Nine Yards




By Christy Rogers-Brown

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Early Friday evening June 6, 2003, brought a mist of rain to the Maury County Park and an excitement to spectators, trainers, horses and riders who were anticipating an outstanding show despite the gloomy weather. The Friday night edition of the annual Columbia Spring Jubilee brought some very talented horses to the show ring. But soon, the mist and gloomy weather turned into drenching downpours and called for a rainbow of umbrellas to the grassy seating areas where a dedicated audience held their ground. Even more dedicated riders, trainers and horses braved the unremitting rains and the show went on - the whole nine yards. Show chairman Valton Rummage extends a very sincere thank you to spectators, riders and trainers that braved the weather on Friday evening. “They just kept coming,” said Rummage. The show committee was thrilled with the turn out. Rummage was very pleased with the turn-out on Saturday night as well. “The crowd stayed to watch the show on Saturday night until the very end,” stated Rummage. The excitement and encouragement of the crowd was overwhelming during the final class of the evening on Saturday night.

Bill Cantrell, Bill Bailey and Larry Edwards were the judges during the successful two-night event. Jack Greene attempted to capture the event on film Friday evening until the unyielding rain forced him to put his camera in a drier location. The second session of the show brought a more arid climate and relief to the previously drenched spectators, horses, riders and trainers. Tail braces were fitted, plastic garbage bags were exchanged for riding coats and the smell of hamburgers drifted through the air.

It only took a second for the crowd favorite to emerge in the Stake. Bill Bobo and The Whole Nine Yards were also the unanimous pick of the judges. This talented team carried out the roses - and walked their way one step closer to their quest for World Grand Championship honors. The Snowatch with Dick Peebles in the irons was the reserve champion in the very exciting and loud championship class.

Another Bobo trained team also captured the Amateur Stake win with a unanimous judges decision. Dr. Perfect was in top form in the class with Sandra Hodgson in the irons. Reserve honors in the class went to Gold Star Jubilee riden by Bruce Vaughn. The talented entry is trained by Hankins Stables.

It is a good thing that everyone was well-behaved on Saturday evening, because the NYPD team was out in full force during the Three-Year-Old Stallions class. Tim Gray was in the irons to take home top honors for Gus King. The win was a unanimous decision by the judges. Bill Bobo and Absolutely Armed were booked as the reserve champions in the talent filled class for Pedigo, Terry, Moon and Moersch.

The Lowrider and Susie Harmon screeched into the winner’s circle after their unanimous win the Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions Specialty class. Pride Of Ritz and LaRue McWaters wore out the red ribbon in the class for Allan Callaway Stables.

Ramsey Bullington Stables had a two day winning streak that was topped off with a win by Bob Keenan and Genius Gold Spirit in the Amateur Fine Harness class. Chris Warley and A Major Masterpiece painted a pretty picture in the class and drove out with the red ribbon in hand. Webb Stables prepared the reserve champions in the class.

Newton Parks made an out of this world performance on Beems Star Trek in the Amateur Owned and Trained Specialty class. Lisa Baum and Network were the reserve champions in the class.

Jazz Queen and Link Webb were crowned the blue ribbon winners in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Marry Dell Kilgore is the winning owner. Undeniable Dumas was the reserve champion in the class with Winky Groover in the irons for Hollywood Acres.

Keith Blackburn and Olympic Blackstar went for the gold in the 15.2 and Under Open class. Doug Quire owns the captivating horse. Blake Sims made a good ride on Pushers American Patriot and took home the reserve honor in the class for the Mike Chiappari family.

Libertys Pride and BJ Richards walked away with the Amateur Yearling blue ribbon for Bobby Richards. Bob Nelms and Ambassador For RFK were the reserve champions in the class for Everett and Doris Penick. Sunrise At Midnight carried out another blue ribbon for the C & D Stables collection. They captured the championship title in the Amateur Ladies Mare and Gelding class. Flush With Spirit and Iris Schumann were the reserve champions in the competitive class.

The payback was big for those that bet on the Wayne Hall entry Dinero, who was guided to the winner’s circle in the Park Pleasure Western Specialty class. Double Your Money was the reserve champion in the class with Elizabeth Ottman in direction.

Be Bopper and Lynn Womack were the big winners in the Novice Amateur class. The entry is owned by Womack Stables. And Justice For All and Susan Coleman were awarded the reserve title in the class for Jay and Barbara Kenehan.

The Amateur Four-Year-Old Mares and Geldings Specialty class title went to Sanman and Pam Russell and Larry Russell. The placing was unanimous, and the winning team was prepared by Webb Stables. Elegant Time was the red ribbon winner in the class. Gail Walling rode the entry for Judy McDonald.

The Texas Lexus and Lynn Womack carried out the blue ribbon in the Yearling Colt class for the 4 J Land and Cattle Company and trainer Ricky Womack. Libertys Pride was the reserve champion in the class with Chris Richards at the lead.

Two-Year-Old stallion John FKs Diamond Delight and Keith Blackburn heard the winner’s circle calling their name. The winning entry is backed by the Tommy Grider family. John Allan Callaway and I’m Caliente also made a scorching performance in the class and took home the red ribbon in the very exciting Two-Year-Old Stallions class. Callaway’s mount is backed by Jim and Debbie Meyers.

Alex Blackburn topped the Juvenile 11 and Under class with Prides Smoking Memory carrying her to the winner’s circle. Father Knox trains the entry that is owned by Alex and Fran Blackburn. Night Doctor and Caleb Kilburn got the call for the reserve honors in the class. The entry is owned by Salt Lick Farm.

Mr. and Mrs. James Brantley were pleased with a win by Joses Glamour Girls in the Yearling Fillies class. Chris Richards led the entry to the winner’s circle. Tantalizing Touch allured the judges’ eye and claimed the reserve honors in the class with Robert Nelms at the lead for owner Rhonda Bissonette.

David Landrum Stables prepared the blue ribbon winner for the Keith Baker family in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Joe Cotton directed Lady Masque to the winner’s circle in the gifted class. Jeff Green guided Maggie Mae Of Grassimo to the reserve win in the class.

Hankins Stables prepared the Amateur Park Pleasure class winner. Mary Martin rode A Greater Generator to the winner’s circle for Leo Martin. Del and Bridget Rush own the reserve champions in the class. Bridget directed Captive Heart to the reserve honors in the class.

Another win for Webb Stables came in the Juvenile Show Pleasure class. Kathryn Ramsbottom directed Extra Ordinary to the winner’s circle for Bob Ramsbottom. Delights Man Of Pride was the reserve entry in the class with Brittney Wilson in the irons for Melissa Wilson.

Margaret Trudrung and Allie capture the win in the Local Country Pleasure class. High Claiborne Bullet and Susan Shemwell carried out the reserve win in the class for owner Donny Headrick.

The Four-Year-Old Stallions MASCUP was one of several exciting wins for Webb Stables. Link Webb guided Julio Julio to the winner’s circle. Donnie and Charlotte Taylor own the winning entry. Billy Young owns the reserve champion Pushers Last Citation. The entry was directed by John Allan Callaway.

Charlie Green and Freedom Righter made a winning ride in the Aged Walking Specialty class. Rustee and Dennis Shofner bred, raised and own the winning steed. Bill Callaway and Pushin Up The Mountain were the reserve champions in the class.

Another Hankins Stables entry captured the Amateur Specialty Mares and Geldings class. Kathy Fisher was in direction of Ebony Threat’s Prince during the class.

The Amateur Two-Year-Old Stallions Championship ribbon was awarded to I Command Attention and Charlie Underwood. Bobby Hughs Stables prepared the entry for owner James Underwood. Lolas Magic Man and Daniel Josep were the reserve champions in the class for Bruce and Robin MacDonald.

Krista Smith and Real Bad Pusher were awarded the blue ribbon honors in the Amateur Novice Rider class. Dr. Charles Smith owns the entry prepared by Keith Blackburn Stables. Lee Smithey rode Pushovers Citation to the reserve placing in the class. Corlew and Smithey own the entry.

Gen’s Vin Diesel and Charlie Underwood were geared up for the Park Pleasure Two and Three-Year-Old class by Bobby Hughs Stables. James Underwood owns the entry. Rollie Beard rode Dollars Pushy Woman to the reserve honors in the class. Joann Kasper owns the entry.

New York New York and Terry Mann danced their way the winner’s circle in the Amateur Specialty Stallions/Geldings class. The entry is backed by Mann Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge. David Landrum Stables prepared the winning entry. Say My Name and Steve Mozeley were the reserve champions in the class.

Landrum Stables also prepared the winners in the Amateur Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. FDR and Marty Irby topped the class. Finding the red ribbon in the class were Mike Walden and A Tad Bad.

A unanimous decision was made in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class. Texas Salsa received the winner’s circle honors in the class with Nancy Groover in the irons for Wink and Nancy Groover. Reserve honors in the class went to Dollar’s Crimson Delight and rider Robin McDonald.

The Open Park Pleasure Specialty champion was A Greater Generator and Jennifer Hankins. Jamie Hankins prepared the entry for Leo and Mary Martin. Two blues were captured by the horse during the two-day event. Larry Derryberry and Generators High Noon were the reserve champions in the class for owners Don and Donna DeMedio.

Kim Trimble rode Gens Color Me In to the blue ribbon honors in the 15.2 and Under Amateur Specialty class. Rodney Dick prepared the winning entry that braved the monsoon on Friday night for owner GR Trimble. Silver Dollar Make Me Hollar and Kathy Graves were called as the reserve champions in the class.

Pushers High Voltage was guided to yet another victory by Dru McCormick for owner Becky Hicks in the WHAT Auxiliary class. The decision was unanimous. Springs Starmaker was the reserve champion in the class with Joyce Marie Green in the irons for Samantha and Corey Green.

Skywalk and Seth Stanfill were awarded the big win in the Juvenile Walking Ponies class. Olympic Encore and Joel Johnson waved the red ribbon in the class for Pat Hackney.

The Amateur Plantation Pleasure class champion was Jose Quervo Gold and Bob Lawrence. Drop The Hammer and Connie Waldo were the reserve champions in the class.

Tennessee Gen and John Allan Callaway gave it their best shot in the Aged Walking Mares and Geldings Canter class and carried out the blue ribbon for Moore and Littell. Swoosh and Link Webb swooped up the reserve honors in the class for owner Steve Mozeley.

I’m Silver Too with rider Dr. David Ranson captured the unanimous win in the Amateur Three-Year-Old Stallions class. Mike Erickson owns the entry that was prepared by Sand Creek Training Facility. Busters Rebel Rouser and Allyson Sims-Abbot made a good ride in the class to carry out the reserve honors in the class for Blake Sims Stables and Stateline Appraisers.

Connie Waldo and Drop The Hammer made another blue ribbon worthy ride in the Plantation Lite-Shod Open class. Pushers ET and Shirley Ensley were the reserve champions in the class.

Sanman and Link Webb started the weekend off right by winning the Four-Year-Old Mare and Gelding class for Larry Russell. Pushers Hot Cargo and Joe Martin braved the rain to take home the reserve win in the Four-Year-Old Mare and Geldings class for Arlene Meiman.

Ramsey Bullington primed the Juvenile 12-17 class champion. Mac Benham rode Finals Escapade to top honors in the class for the Joe Christmas family. Northern Lights and Lindsey Cate were the reserve champions in the class.

John FKs Pusher and Robin MacDonald were thrilled to take command over the 50 and Over class competition. Remington and Bob Lawrence were the reserve champions in the class.

The Amateur Show Pleasure Specialty Champion was an exciting way to kick off the show. Gen’s Super Stroke revved up the excitement level and drove off with the blue ribbon in the class with James Vernon in the irons. The entry was prepared by Webb Stables. Sabrina Young and Ultra Prime Mover were the reserve champions in the class.

I’m A Dandy Too and Mackenzie Gaidos were the big time winners in the Lead Line class. Dynamite and Keely Smith were the reserve champions in the class.

Friday Night Mercedes and Connie Waldo can boast the championship honors from the Amateur Country Pleasure class. Prides Shady Lady and Marty Irby were the reserve champions in the class for owner Linda Williams.

Grand Master Splash and Chris Richards were the winning duo in the Walking Weanling class for Lindy Holt. The Rolling Stone and Keith Reed found the reserve honors in the class for Bob and Candy Wehling.

Despite the heavy downpours on Friday evening, the 2003 Columbia Spring Jubilee was a success. In fact, there were more total entries on Friday night than there were on Saturday. Thanks to the dedication of spectators, trainers and horses the show was definitely worth watching. The talent of the entries made the event unbelievable. This concludes the highlights of the show. Complete results follow and maybe searched, viewed or printed from our website at www.walkinghorsereport.com.

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