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The 13th Annual Alambama Charity Turns Lucky for Exhibitors

by Kelley Colvin

PRICEVILLE, Ala.-The 13th annual Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show held Oct. 8-11, 2003, was a success again this year even though it fell on an unlucky number. The proceeds from this year’s show benefited the Children’s Hospital. With Halloween approaching, the theme for the show was ghosts and goblins. Many of the exhibiting barns each decorated their stable area in celebration of Halloween early.

East night after the show hospitality events took place with a different theme for each evening. Wednesday included a catfish fry and a welcome to all the participants. Thursday hosted a South of the Border and a dessert party. Friday night was filled with fun for all, with games and prizes for all ages including volleyball, an inflatable slide and a trampoline for the kids to jump on. T-shirts were also given out to all the youngsters.

Highlights of the show included Tommy Richardson’s ride to the winner’s circle on Meet Your Match in the Five-Gaited Championship. Dances On Air, with Danette Musselman at the lines, drove away as the Fine Harness Champion. As Catch Can won the Country Western Pleasure Championship. This was the forth year in a row for this horse and rider Deborah Richardson to win.


Tommy Richardson rode Meet Your Match to the tricolor award in the Five-Gaited Championship for Richardson Stables. Spent A Fortune and Darell Cruse rode to the reserve tie for Frank Jones.

In the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship, Callaway’s Belfast and Debbie Eckstein were victorious for Linda Lewis. Amy Hanson rode A Woman’s Touch to the reserve tricolor for Penny Lane Farm.

Shamrock’s Return and Deborah Richardson trotted to the win in the Amateur Five-Gaited Championship. Callaway’s Holy Moly and Rachel Seifert were reserve.

The Magic Hour and Shanna Goodwin won the Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship. Tiffany Trueman rode Starlike’s Jamboree to the reserve tricolor for Lynlee Kennedy.

On Review and Darell Cruse rode to the winner’s circle in the Five-Gaited Junior Stake for Frank Jones. C. Thomas Galbreath’s entry, Callaway’s Winston Churchhill received the reserve tie with Barry Stumbo aboard.

Ventura’s Gold Card and Darell Cruse trotted to the blue in the Five-Gaited Three-Year-Old Stake for Frank Jones. Talk About Attitude and Sarah Crane claimed the reserve.

Red Hawk Red Hawk, with Bill Schoeman aboard, won the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic. Charmed Delight and Armon Effinger rode to the reserve for Beth Kunkel.

In the Five-Gaited Pony Championship, Kansas City’s Red Baron and Barrett Rudulph claimed top honors for Patty Rudulph. Run For The Border and Hannah Padgett were reserve for Twin Lakes Stable.


That Sashy Thing and Wyatt Dehart trotted away to the winners in the Three-Gaited Grand Championship for Christine Dehart. Suddenly Summer and Randy Stoess were reserve for Linda Shelor.

In the Ladies Three-Gaited Championship, A Blessing and Vicki Gillenwater rode to claim the tricolor for the Scenic View Farm. Vision Heir and Amy Hanson were reserve for Penny Lane Farm.

Yes Its True and Phillipa Sledge won the Three-Gaited Amateur Championship for Pidgeon Roost Farm. CH Biras Creek and Kristian Taylor were reserve.

Supreme Lee and Alexis Braswell claimed top honors in the Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship for Little Cabana Properties. Taste Of Champagne and Christina Kotimeyer received the reserve tricolor.

Suzanne Hubbard rode Flim Flam Girl to the winner’s circle in the Three-Gaited Junior Stake for Steve Crabtree. Heathermoor’s Prince Of Anadon and Tim Henderson were reserve for Anita Cowart.

Booger and Wyatt Dehart won the Three-Gaited Three-Year-Old Stake and the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic for Hart to Hart Stables. Lewie Lewie and Ed Millet won reserve in both classes for Carolyn Hildreth.

For Sure and Stephanie Breeden trotted to the tricolor in the Three-Gaited Pony Championship. Sonar Sue and Katherine Connor were reserve for Beverly Connor.

Fine Harness

In the Fine Harness Championship, Dances On Air, with Danette Musselman at the lines, received the tricolor for Misty Hill Farm. Mike Hylton drove Romanov to the reserve tricolor for Sarah Riganti.

Sultan’s Friday and Pam Robertson drove to the top in the Fine Harness Amateur Championship. My Paramour and Kaye Bowles-Durnell were reserve.

Gypsy Diamond and Todd Walker trotted to claim the Junior Fine Harness Stake for Crane and Walker. The Mountaineer received the reserve tricolor with Sam Brannon at the lines for Dickey Davis.

Danette Musselman drove Pistolero to the blue in the UPHA Fine Harness Classic for Joyce Cashman. Cloverleaf Armageddon and Bill Schoeman drove to reserve.


Main Son and Suzanne Hubbard trotted to the claim the Three-Gaited Park Full Mane and Tail Championship for Kaye Bowles-Durnell. Handsome Heir and James Nichols took reserve for Elizabeth Coup.

In the Three-Gaited Park Full Mane and Tail Amateur Championship, New York Entertainer and Judine Kerr were victorious. All Heired Up and Carla Ritzie were reserve for Catherine McMichaels.

Walterway’s High Enough and James Nichols trotted to the top in the Three-Gaited Park Full Mane and Tail Junior Championship for Blake Powell. I'm Simply A Sport and Mark Turner claimed the reserve tricolor for Judy and Roy Werner.

In the UPHA Park Pleasure, Callaway’s Ike The Six and Allison Walker rode to the top for Nancy Ress. Shady Creek’s Sensation and James Nichols were reserve for Max and Kathy Webel.


Cheers Cheers and Deborah Richardson won the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship for Richardson Stables. Uwharries Showdown and Devon Deckard trotted to the reserve tie.

Wings Rolling Stone and Katelan Crabtree rode to the win in the Five-Gaited Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship for James Bond. CH Perrier and Sarah O’Neal took the reserve for Little Cabana Properties.

In the Show Pleasure Driving Championship, Propane drove to claim the top honors for Cheryl Tilghman. Last Waltz and Judy Harrison drove to the reserve tie.

My Special Sultan and Gloria Heath trotted to the tricolor in the Show Pleasure Championship for B & T Vonderschmitt. I’m A Starmaker was reserve for Richardson Stables with Debbie Richardson aboard.

Hasani and Rachel North rode to claim the Show Pleasure 14-17 Championship title for Tim North. Propane and Lindsey Whitehurst were reserve for Cheryl Tilgman.

Samuel Adams and Chelsey Stone claimed top honors in the Show Pleasure 13 and Under Championship. Seismic Force and Tyler Devore received the reserve tricolor award.

In the Country Pleasure Driving Championship, Betty Warren drove Highpoint’s High Adventure to the winner’s circle. Callaway’s Tell All and Barbara Fischler drove to the reserve tie out of eight entries.

CH Gary Cooper and Melissa Scrushy won the Country Pleasure Adult Championship. Dianna Saterlee rode Windhover’s Royal Rhythm to the reserve tricolor.

Spice Queen and Lindsay Taylor trotted to top honors in the Country Pleasure 14-17 Championship for Deborah and Lindsay Taylor. Ina Brown and Rebekah Stover were reserve.

In the Country Pleasure 13 and Under Championship, Alexis Braswell rode Americana’s Flight to claim the top honors. Law Me and Amy Hein trotted to the reserve for Dan Hein.

Bethany Early and Glamour Cat won the Pleasure Pony Championship. Highpoint’s Belle Dame and Tiffany Brown were reserve for Paula Brown.

As Catch Can and Deborah Richardson jogged to the tricolor in the Country Western Pleasure Championship for the fourth year in a row. Whoops and Katie Cunningham took the reserve tie.


Muddy Waters and Danette Musselman claimed top honors in the Roadster To Bike Championship for Alliance Stud. Krewzyn Over and Steve Crabtree were reserve for Carol Hall.

In the Amateur Roadster to Bike Championship, Royal Count and Dale Hanson drove to the tricolor for Penny Lane Farm. Lexus and David Crockett took reserve for Crockett Springs Farm.

Ashland and Mike Barlow trotted to the winner’s circle in the Roadster To Wagon Stake for Dr. and Mrs. Howard Six. Mr. Coaster and Sam Brannon were reserve to Ashland.

In the Road Pony Championship, Josh Greer drove Seamair Strutter to the top honors. Spirit's Masterpiece and Sharon Chrisman were reserve.

Vicki Gillenwater drove Picture Perfect to the top in the Amateur Road Pony Championship for Scenic View Farm. Slick Willie and Marita Mirabole claimed the reserve tricolor for Andrew Mirabole.

Heartland Wonderful Miss, with Abby Jones at the lines, drove to the winner’s circle in the ARHPA Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Championship for Creek Ridge Farm. Boxford Courageous Spirit and Richmond Dehart were reserve for Wyatt and Christine Dehart.

Heartland Yankee Strutter and Josh Greer won the UPHA Roadster Pony Classic for Josh Greer. Pure Country and Holli McDowell were reserve for Charlotte Goodman.


In the Hackney Pony Championship, Debbie Koning drove Oliver Twist to the top honors for David Crockett. Spirits Easter Morn and Linda Lewis were reserve.

In the Harness Pony Championship, Heartland Summer Storm, with Darrel Kolkman at the whip, trotted to the winner’s circle for Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Kolkman. Heartland Firefly and Bobbye Six were reserve for Dr. and Mrs. Howard Six.

Heartland Flurry, with Darrel Kolkman, drove to the tricolor in the Hackney Pleasure Pony Driving Championship for Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Kolkman. They had already won the UPHA Pleasure Driving Pony Classic. Ali and Gwen Stableford drove to the reserve tie.


In the Equitation 14-17 Championship, Clinton Jury rode to the tricolor aboard Pinstripe Dancer under the direction of Suzanne Hubbard. Tiffany Trueman was reserve riding Spacelink under the guidance of Star Quest.

In the 13 and Under Equitation Championship, Eleanor Watkins trotted to the winner’s circle riding The Heir To The Throne under the direction of Zubrod Stables. Natalie Hall rode to the reserve tie.

Emily Stumbo won the Walk and Trot Equitation Championship riding Right Wing under the guidance of Stumbo Stables. Taylor Padgett received the reserve tricolor under the direction of Twin Lakes Stables.

This highlights the Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show.

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