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Friends And Family Gather To Celebrate at Cash Lovell Stables


by Merritt Pryor


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Friends and family gathered at Cash Lovell’s Stables on Dec. 15, 2006 to celebrate not only the upcoming holiday season but also the close of a very successful show season. Over 250 customers, friends and family members showed up to join host and hostess Cash and Parker Lovell in enjoying a night of great food and fellowship along with the presentation of some rightfully deserved awards. Add dancing to these activities and just imagine the wonderful evening enjoyed by all who were in attendance.

Cash, Parker, and Cashlyn Lovell


The festivities began with everyone partaking in some delicious barbecue along with all of the trimmings. This time was also spent socializing and getting caught up on that had been going on since the last time the group had been together. After eating and visiting, the children made way for an inflatable trampoline and sliding board that had been set up for their enjoyment. After watching the fun the children were having, the young adults headed for the dance floor. It did not take long for the built-up energy to be exhausted and everyone returned to their seats for the next phase of the night’s agenda; the presentation of awards.

Parker Lovell made her way to the stage to begin announcing the recipients of the awards that were to be given out. First to be recognized for the superb job they had done were trainers Mary and Evan Orr. They were credited for much of the success the stable had enjoyed during the show season.


Next to be recognized were the academy riders of all ages. It was pointed out that so many of the successful show riders had begun their show careers in the academy ranks. This gave the many of the young academy riders something to dream about. This was followed by awards handed out to the customers with show horses at the farm. The final awards were presented to the riders who had represented Cash Lovell Stables at the National Academy Championships. Each rider was called to the stage to stand as Lovell announced their many accomplishments of the year. The award’s presentation concluded with a huge round of applause being given to everyone who had worked hard during the long show season to earn special recognition on this night.

Anna Drew Jackson made her way to the stage for the next special presentation, but no one had any idea how special it would be. Jackson presented trainer Mary Orr with an early Christmas present in the form of a video. The crowd became silent as the video begin to play. It quickly became apparent it was a re-cap of Jackson’s horse show career. It traced her beginnings in the academy classes and concluded with her exciting world championship win with CH Cameo’s Carte Blanche. As the video concluded it was evident it had not only brought a tear to the eyes of the staff at Cash Lovell’s Stables but to everyone in attendance.

After everyone had time to truly appreciate the accomplishments of Anna Drew Jackson and dried their eyes it was announced that a few horses were to be presented to new owners. Before Jackson returned to her seat, her horse CH Cameo’s Carte Blanche was led into the indoor arena. Parker Lovell called for Caroline Anderson, the granddaughter of Sharon Anderson, to come forward. The excitement on both the grandmother and granddaughter’s faces was priceless as Jackson congratulated young Anderson as she passed over the reins to CH Cameo’s Carte Blanche. And once again the tears flowed!

When Jackson turned to return to her seat, Parker Lovell asked her to please remain where she was. A look of total confusion crossed her face as she looked questioningly at Lovell. At that moment Street Rod, a four-year old prospect, was trotted into the arena. To the delight of all and to the shock of Anna Drew Jackson the young horse was presented to her as an early Christmas gift.

Mary Orr, Anna Drew Jackson, and Street Rod


It was a night for excitement and for tears of joy as one great show season had come to an end at Cash Lovell’s Stables. However, the anticipation was high as everyone looked forward to 2007.

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