Skip to content

Wayne Conley and Buster Big Lick Made the Chestnut Hill Walking Stake Their Own

by Linda Fox

CHESTNUT HILL, Tenn. - The 33rd annual Chestnut Hill Charity show was held on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 in Chestnut Hill, Tenn. Once again, the Volunteer Fire Department directed the show. The proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Chestnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department’s daily operational costs, equipment and insurance. Show Chairman David Alvey wished to thank each individual who has volunteered his or her time, efforts, talents and resources to make the 2008 show a success. Also, a special thanks to the trainers, owners and exhibitors who brought their good horses to compete at the show.

More than 250 walking and racking horse contenders traveled to the East Tennessee town of Chestnut Hill to compete in the 46-class event. Scott Beaty of Byrdstown, Tenn., evaluated the walking classes and Buddy Hall marked the cards for the racking horse contenders.

Even though clouds loomed at times during the Friday evening classes, the weather remained decent and the show went off without a hitch. However, on Saturday evening, the clouds did more than loom and the show was halted for an hour while high winds and rain pelted the show grounds. After the inclement weather moved out, a rainbow framed the show grounds and it was back to the business of showing horses.

The Stake class brought the walking horse portion of the show to an end. After the third running walk was called, it was Wayne Conley and his fancy bay stallion Buster Big Lick who rode to the winner’s circle for proud owners the Holbrook family of Rutledge, Tenn. Cold Hard Truth and Steve Woody received the reserve nod for the Charles McSpadden family of Dandridge, Tenn., and rounding out the third tie were The Sure Thing and Bryan Barnhill for Bobby Roberts of Marion, S.C.

Complete results may be viewed, searched and printed by clicking here.


More Stories

  • Cy Webb to compete in Leal's Jr Bull Riding Championship

    Cy Webb will compete today, December 6, in the Short Go at the Leal's Jr. Bull Riding Championship at 11:00 am. The public can tune in for free at Read More
  • Obituary – Sally Elaine Brown

    Sally Elaine Johnson Brown, age 68, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday November 3, 2021 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN.  Read More
  • TWHBEA holds election

    After a lengthy and quite contentious meeting the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) conducted its annual election of its executive committee. Running unopposed and being elected by acclimation were the following... Read More
  • Latest Issue 12 6 21

    Read More
  • WHOA announces banquet date

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the WHOA Annual Awards banquet will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022. Read More
  • High Point Trainer of the Year

    Read More
  • 2021 Readers' Choice Ballot

    You don't have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in The 40th Annual Walking Horse Report Readers' Choice conducted by The Walking Horse Report... Read More
  • Obituary – Gilbert Miller

    Mr. Gilbert Miller, 89, prominent Richmond, Kentucky businessman and developer, and the widower of Evelyn Rose Miller, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Read More
  • FAST provides industry update

    In 2021, the walking horse industry has experienced a generally successful year for our show horse including an increased number of horse shows and sustained entry numbers at the 2021 Celebration.  As we enter into the final quarter of the year, industry organizations and leadership are turning their attention toward the 2022 year.   Read More
  • Obituary – Lined With Cash

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lined With Cash. He passed this afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest.  This 25-year-old son of WGC Coin's Hard Cash out of the great Gen's Silver Lining has sired currently 1238 offspring who hold close to 400 World Titles. Read More