The Waynesville Lions Club Horse Show was held at the Haywood County Agricultural & Activities Center on July 20, 2002. The beautiful site of the show situated in the Great Smoky Mountains drew trainers from Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina as well as North Carolina to compete in the 38 class show. The Waynesville Lions Club has been having this annual show for almost 50 years. The earnings from the show go to support the works of the Lions Club which include the blind as well as the hearing impaired and they also help to clothe needy children. Plans are under way to build a 30 stall barn on the show grounds.

Randy Lollis of Honea Path, South Carolina was the judge of the Walking Horse classes. There were 90 entries in he 17 Walking Horse classes. The Master of Ceremonies was “Lion” Bill Johnson. Mrs. Jane Frye was the organist and Janet Bullis made the presentation pictures.

The show ended with the Walking Stake class, which had four worthy entries. Judge Randy Lollis gave the win to Robert Kellert and Olympic’s Masked Man for their good show. Perry Morrow and Frank Leatherwood own this winner. Ronald Mosley and Classic Rebel were the reserve champions for the class. Mosley and Holcomb own Classic Rebel.

What If? and owner-rider, Sandy Brumbaugh were winners in the Plantation Pleasure class. The Piston and Kathryn Smith riding for Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mills was reserve winner. The Youth 11 & Under class was won by Erica Duckworth and Master Of The House from Bonner Stables. Bryce Holcomb and Classic Rebel earned the red ribbon from Mosley Stables. Trainer, Danny Kistler up for Lora Fortenberry won the Open Specialty class with Dirty Laundry. Robert Kellert in the irons for Morrow and Leatherwood earned the reserve tie with Rising Lucky Star.

Brent Coburn made the winning ride in the Two-Year-Old Open with Sunfires Sunny for Steve and Martha Neff. Close on the winner’s heels was Tarheel’s Supreme Cash and Shawn Code picking up the red banner for owner’s Bob and Mary Rollins. Ronald Mosley Stables had a winner with Emily Barnett and Ebony threat’s Ace in the Youth 12-17 class. Andy Carter is the trainer for Bad N Blue and Hannah Edwards, which picked up the red ribbon for Henry and Suzanne Reynolds. In one of the largest classes of the night, Paul Livingston came out on top to win the Show Pleasure class on Pusher Cat Can Do for Tom and Cindy Leatherwood. Just About Time and Greg Barnett from Ronald Mosley Stables made the reserve ride.

Jessica Holmes and Judge’s Golden Generator made the golden show to win the Plantation Pleasure Lite-Shod Specialty class. Extra Beauty and Doug Brown picked up the reserve ribbon. Keith Bryant had Rain’s Big Threat and Stephanie Bolick ready for their win in the Plantation Pleasure Amateur Specialty class. Kenneth Nations had a good show to win the second place ribbon on his horse, Extra’s Pride.

Owner, Beverly McLeod was happy to see trainer, Tommy Blackwell pick up the blue in the Three-Year-Old Open on The Olympic Flame. Rick Abee made a good show to earn the reserve win for owner, Robey Wycoff on Totally Twisted. A nice class of nine entries competed for honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained class. Cindy Bryant was thrilled to win with Born To Thrill. Sandy Brumbaugh and Pusher’s Delta Force made the red ribbon ride. Jack Morgan is a natural born winner as he won the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association with Naturally for owner, Roger Pittman. Brent Coburn is the trainer. Bellwood Stables and Terry Givens prepared the reserve winners, A Genuine Pusher and Peggy Begely.

Billy Frost and his big black walking horse made a great show to win the Amateur Specialty class. Ronald Mosley Stables trains this winning horse. Keith Champion made a good pick up ride on Pusher’s Picasso to earn the red ribbon for owner, Sandy Johnson. Bonner Stables trains this nice horse. Beverly McLeod is on a winning streak with her great mare, Pride’s Lady Di to win the Open Amateur class. Tommy Blackwell is the trainer. Ken Estes and Magic’s Ebony Maze earned the red ribbon. The Three and Four-Year-Old Amateur class was won by Re-Gan Pusher Man and Deanine Moyer from Paul Livingston Stables. Brent Coburn is the trainer for the second place winner, Skywatch’s Superstar and Jack Morgan. Brandon Derrick made his mom happy as he won the North Carolina Walking Horse Association Members Only class on Spirit’s Macho Man. Terry Givens is the trainer for this horse owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrill. Paul Robbins and I’m Miller Lite were the reserve winners.