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World Cup Spring Premier

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn.- The 8th Annual World Cup Spring Premier proved to be an exciting and successful show. Two hundered and six entries made up the 26 class show, which was held at the Bedford County Ag Center in Shelbyville, Tenn., on Easter weekend. The honorable Robin Edwards of Columbia, Tenn., made the class calls. Tina Singleton presented the American Flag aboard her horse Mr. Pacesetter. Bobby Sands announced the show, and Connie Dunalap entertained the crowd and kept the horses in time with her organ. Susie Johnson prepared delicious foods and took charge of the concession stand. Hoss Cartwright also offered his famous chili to hungry specatators and exhibitors.

Show management was unsure of how successful the show would be after the three-day event was cancelled and then reschedueld. The show managment staff confirmed the competition was an excellent showcase for walking horses and exhibitors and were pleased with the turn-out and quaility of exhibitors.

The spotlight of the evening was the Stake class and the ride that Jason Day made aboard Pusher's Encore. The winning team topped a class of six talented entries for owner Burl Compton of Narrows, Va. Bill Bobo rode the reserve Grand Champion Pushers Phantom. The chrome-splashed stallion is owned by Steve Creekbaum. Day also prepared the Amateur 50 and Over Champions Extra Jack and John Harmon. The reserve champions in the class were Pride's Prime Star and Ed Breedlove.

Black Hawk Farm took home three blue ribbon winners. Keeley Sale won the Youth 11 and Under Class aboard Design's Masterpeice under the guidance of Justin Jenne'. The entry is owned by McJunkin Farm. Southern Governor was reserve in the class withTrent Patton aboard. The rewerve championship ride was made under the watchful eye of Knox Blackburn and Mr. and Mrs. Red Etheredge. The second win for Black Hawk Farm came after Justin Harris rode Ritz N Reble to the win in the Four-Year-Old Open class. Major Advisor was the resere champion in the class carrying Don Mason to the winner's circle for Robert Mitchell. Jenne' made the third victory ride for Black Hawk Farm on Bust Me Loose in the Three-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings class. The talented entry is owned by Joe Barnes. Allan Callaway made the reserve ride in the twelve entry class on Fierce Allegiance for owner Roy Ash.

It was a grand night for Lindy Holt and the entries of Full Moon Farms. Their success started early in the evening with the Weanling class. Bobby Richards led the 2003 born Tropicana Grand to a victory in the class. Judge Edwards awarded the reserve honors to The Grand Jury. Schuster and Wheling own the entry that was led by Keith Reed. Chris Messick rode Some Kind Of Grand to the second victory of the night in the Three-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class for Full Moon Farm and Owner Lindy Holt. Cashed In And Busted found the reserve spot in the forteen entry class. Don Mason made the winning ride for owner Mike Stone. Lindy Holt made the third winning ride for Full Moon Farm in the Trail Pleasure Western Specialty class aboard Pride's Smart Alex. The winning team out walked ten other entries. Pat Stout and Fashionability found themselves reserve in the class.

The Derickson Training Facility produced two winning rides. Maria rode Victroy Commander to the win in the Walking Ponies Youth 17 and Under class. Three Sar General and Katlin Byrom made the reserve ride under the guidance of the Blackburn Training Facility for owner Nancy Cate. Erica Derickson made the second victory pass for her team in the Amateur Two-Year-Old class for owners Mr. and Mrs. Jack Doss. The winning steed was Black Magic's Favorite. The second place award in the class went to Heatwave's Delilah with Maria Derickson in the irons for Dr. and Mrs. John Brundridge.

Joe Fleming made two good rides on Saturday night. The Shew Family's Pride's Mr. Glo recieved the blue ribbon in the Two-Year-Old Stallions and Geldings class. Knox Blackburn directed I Could Command to the win in the class for Mr. and Mrs. Red Ethredge. The second victory came in the biggest class of the evening. The Open Specialty class win went to Generator's Collect Call, who is owned by Canon and Fleming. Reserve honors in the class were awarded to Pushin Up The Mountain with Bill Colloway in the irons for owners Walley and Jan Stuckey.

Bobo Farms prepared two winning teams for the show. Karen McDonald made the victory lap in the Amateur-Four-Year-Old class aboard Platinum 33 for owner Judy McDonald and Bobo Farms. The Low Rider and Susie Harmon took home the reserve honors in the class under the guidance of Jason Day. The Reverand and Char Johnson were the winners in the Open Amateur class. The pair showed under the guidance of Bobo Stables. Doc's Stroke Of Luck carried Kerry Post to the reserve honors in the class for trainer John Fikes and owners Fikes and Reed.

Tina Singleton made a winning ride in the Trail Pleasure English Specialty class aboard Mr. Pacesetter an entry she owns and trains. In the sixteen entry class, the second place award went to Heat From The Sun ridden by Ed Foust for the Moore-Foust Farm.

Gerneral Judy the talent choosen by Robert Pollack took the victory lap in the Two-Year-Old Mares and Geldings class with Dick Peebles in the irons. Top Dollar Maid ridden by Joel Weaver made the reserve win in the class for Rising Star Ranch.

Keeping Promises topped the Yearling class with Brian Wright at the lead for owner George H. Wright. Tantelizing Touch took the reserve win in the class with Robert Nelms leading for Rhonda Bissonette. In a large class of competitors, Tim Wheelon made a winning ride in the Park Pleasure Open Specialty class on Skyline owned by Jack Morgan. Instant Love and Bill Bobo found themselves reserve in the class. Lisa Baum owns the entry.

Lynn Womak rode Dangerous Medina to the winner's circle for Dr. Bob Womack in the Amateur Three-Year-Old class. The entry was prepared by Tim Gray. Gray has recently moved his operation to the Sand Creek Training Center located beside the Sudowner Trailer Sales on 231 North. The reserve honors in the class went to Because She Can and John Harney.

In the fifteen entry Country Pleasure class, Charlie Howard rode Mega Star to the win for owners Darwin and Linda James. Lucky's Dynomo, owned and ridden by Connie Waldo, was the reserve champion in the class.

Karen Inman enjoyed her good ride aboard Generator's Cashin In, who was prepared by Bud Dunn and Sons Stables. This blue ribbon victory came in the Amateur Ladies Specialty class. The reserve win in the twelve entry class went to Sunset At Midnight and Susie Harmon, another successfull team primed to show by Jason Day.

Bill Reed made the winning ride aboard Banner's Heavenly Star in the Plantation Pleasure Lite Shod Open Specialty class. Gen's Daydreamer and Monty Miller made the reseve champion ride for Cynthia Duval. Ed Breedlove made a victory pass in the Amateur Mens Specialty class aboard Bound and Determined. Simply Dangerous and Toby Scarbrough found themselves in the reserve spot in the class.

Wendell Kirkpatrick rode Extenuating Circumstances to a victory pass in the Show Pleasure Open Specialty class for owner Rick Griffith. Delights Man Of Pride was ridden to the reserve honors in the class by Brittney Wilson for owner Melisssa Wilson and Groover Stables.

The World Cup Spring Premier was a great way to spend a spring evening with family and friends visiting for the Easter Holiday. A dedicated horse show crowd and faithful class sponsors, as well as a hard working show management team made this event a success.

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