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Germantown -- High caliber horses took to the ring for charity!



by Kelley Colvin

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Deep in the heart of Germantown, the Germantown Charity Horse Show took place June 3-7, 2003, with yet another year of quality and excellence. Proceeds from the 55th annual show went to the Exchange Club Family Center. Historic Germantown is the home of the elite and well-established. What better place to host a show of this caliber? A combination of Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Roadsters, Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddlehorses and Hunters brought a great mix of competitors as well as spectators to the hillside in Germantown. The outdoor amphitheater style show ring, which on Saturday night was filled to the brim with enthusiastic fans of this ever famous horse show, allowed room for a large crowd of spectators. John Champagne of Boonville, Va., was the judge of the Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Roadsters.

Highlights of this five-day long extravaganza included performances from Grand Prix jumpers competing for the keys to a new Lincoln SUV, World's Grand Champion Hackney Pony Fancy Ribbons and Kenneth Wheeler, Jr. and Lexington Champion CH Mr. Gary Cooper exhibited by owner/rider Melissa Scrushy of Rockvale, Tenn. UPHA Classic Grand Champion One More Time and Anna Marie Knipp of the High Spirits Farm pleased the crowd once more with a grand performance in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving competition. CH Ramses and Amanda Dellinger awed the crowd with their performance in the Park division. Five Gaited

Making an exciting performance, The Champagne Tiger and James Nichols for Sherry Wallace took the crowd’s breath away as they out trotted and racked the competition to win the Five-Gaited Grand Championship after his win in the open division. The crowd roared as Tiger and Nichols made their victory pass with the tricolor ribbon, their second of the season. Rinanti Cock Robin and Paul Cates were reserve to the champion for Cathy Coleman of Austin, Texas, in both classes.

Elissa Champagne proved superior in the Ladies Five-Gaited class riding Showtime’s Two To Tango. Champagne and Tango trotted to the winner’s circle capturing the amateur championship. Forbes Fortune Five Hundred and Forbes Lipschitz were reserve in the championship following their qualifying win in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited class. Rowell’s Sugartime Shamrock and Janet Thompson rode to the blue in the Amateur Five-Gaited class.

Miss Diva and Paul Cates for Oak Run Farm racked away the winner in the Junior Five-Gaited class. Callaway’s Quasar and James Nichols put another win under their belt in the Five-Gaited Novice class. Three Gaited

In Bold Print and Mike Barlow made a bold statement winning the tricolor in the Three-Gaited Grand Championship after their win in the Novice Three-Gaited class. Banned In Boston and James Nichols were reserve in the championship after qualifying with a win in the Three-Gaited Open class. Vision Heir and Amy Hanson for Penny Lane Farm were a sight riding to the winner’s circle in both the amateur championship and the Ladies Three-Gaited class. MS Lady Jen and Karen Bush of Edmond, Okla., trotted to the blue in the amateur class. I Am The Dream and Michelle McCune made their dreams come true winning the Junior Exhibitor Championship following a qualifying win in the 14-17 age group. Vegas Dreams made a grand exhibition with rider Victoria McCune in the 13 and Under Three-Gaited class and was the winner with Randy Cates in the Junior Three-Gaited class. Fine Harness

Frontline and Anna Marie Knipp of the High Spirits Farm of Jefferson City, Mo., moved to the front of the class by winning the Amateur Fine Harness class. The Mardicras Mambo and James Nichols showed us their moves by topping the Junior Fine Harness class for Margaret Cordes. Park

Going To The Sun and Melinda Young for Robert Young of Wichata, Kan., trotted to the tricolor award in the Park Horse Full Mane and Tail Championship after their win in the open division. Distraction and Cathy Coleman were reserve in the championship. CH Ramses and Amanda Dellinger made an outstanding performance to win the Amateur Park class. Heirtight Alibi and Janet Thompson of Columbia, Mo., trotted away with the blue in the Junior Park class. Pleasure

Allied Heir Strike and Kate Coup of Paducah, Ky., proved to be superior by winning both the Five-Gaited Pleasure qualifier and the championship under the direction of Cryst-A-Kell Farm. CH Champagne Bob and Holly Nalty of Metairie, La., was reserve to the champion in both of these classes.

Haute Rod and Donna Baldridge from Daybreak Horse Farm drove away the winner in both the Show Pleasure Driving class and the championship.

Showing their duel talent Haute Rod and Donna Baldridge were the winners of the Adult Pleasure Championship as well. Heart Of Stone and Denise Lineberry of Paducah, Ky., showed to reserve in the championship. Winsome's Tomcat and Margaret Cordes trotted to the winner’s circle to claim their blue ribbon in the Show Pleasure Adult class.

The Bachelor Prince and Christy Bennett were outstanding winning both the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship and the qualifier from the Peggy Richardson Stables. New York Prince and Erica Renstrom, showing under the Cascade Farm banner, were reserve in the championship.

In the Country Pleasure division, Ollie By Golly and Anna Marie Knipp gave a commanding performance in Country Pleasure Driving to win both classes. Phantom Eyes and Donna Baldridge were reserve to Knipp in both classes.

CH Mr. Gary Cooper had a championship performance and trotted to the winner’s circle claiming top honors in the Country Pleasure Adult class and the championship. The versatile Phantom Eyes, with Donna Baldridge, was reserve in the championship.

Paint By Number and Janet Thompson of Columbia, Mo., had a grand exhibition winning the Country Pleasure Western class and championship. Road Horse and Pony

Canadian Express and Kathy Barlow had a one way ticket to the winner’s circle driving away the victors in the Roadster To Bike Championship following their win in the Roadster To Bike Open class. Ava’s Grouchie and Coco Evans Judd of New Orleans, La., were reserve in the championship. Royal Count and Dale Hanson of Penny Lane Farm trotted to the tricolor in the Amateur Roadster To Bike Championship after their win in the Amateur Roadster To Bike qualifier. Ashland and Mike Barlow, showing under the banner of Buffalo Creek Farm, gave an exciting performance to win the Roadster To Wagon class. Showing her beauty, Pretty Woman and Debbie Koning rode to the blue ribbon in the Roaster Under Saddle class.

With an impressive drive, Fiendishly Clever with Susan Whitaker at the whip was named the Road Pony Grand Champion for owner Jessie Pettie, who drove him to his win in the open class. Bali Hai was reserve in the championship following his win in the amateur class with driver/owner Jessie Pettie of Ethel, La. Wildcat and Melinda Young for Robert Young had a wild drive to claim the Road Pony Limit class. Upon his return to the ring, Wildcat was outrageous in the amateur championship trotting to the winner’s circle with owner/driver Robert Young. Call Me Mister and Scooter Scheurich trotted away the winner in the AHHS Juvenile Roadster Pony class. Hackney Pony

Reigning World's Champion Fancy Ribbons and Kenneth Wheeler, Jr. proved just how fancy they are winning the Hackney Pony class and the championship for owner Kenneth Wheeler, Sr. of Cismont Manor in Keswick, Va. Tommy Hilfiger and Bobby Richards of Janesville, Wisc., drove to the blue in the Amateur Hackney Pony class.

In a commanding performance, Heartland Firefly with Bobbye Six at the whip, proved victorious in both the Harness Pony Championship and the Harness Pony Amateur class. Match Maker and Christy Bennett, showing for the Golden Creek Farm, were reserve to Bobbye Six in both classes. Seamair Glitter and Garland Presswood drove to the blue in not only the Harness Pony Open, but also in the Harness Pony Limit giving a sparkling presentation in both.

One More Time and Anna Marie Knipp of High Spirits Farm drove to the winner’s circle in both the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Championship and the qualifier. Cherry’s Dream Motion and Melissa Scrushy were reserve in the championship to Knipp. Equitation

Victoria McCune made a splash on Star Splash winning the Saddle Seat Junior Championship after their win in the Saddle Seat Equitation 11-13 division. Katie Cunningham riding Get Over It had an outstanding exhibition to claim top honors in the Walk and Trot 10 and Under championship and qualifier.

Kevin Ingram riding CF Chief ‘s Stereotype rose to the challenge winning the UPHA Adult Challenge Cup under the direction of Steve Old. Sarah Taylor on Winsome’s Tomcat topped the rest winning the UPHA Challenge Cup for riders 17 and under.

Janet Thompson on Paint By Numbers had the best combinations of rail work and pattern execution to win the USA Equitation Adult Medal class. Codie McKellips of Paducah, Ky., under the direction of Cryst-A-Kell Farm, trotted away with the blue in the UPHA Pleasure Equitation competition. Showing under the Cascade Farm banner, Sarah Taylor out rode the rest of the competitors to win the Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Equitation Medallion class.

Supporting the Academy classes, Mary Catherine Greenwood trotted to the winner’s circle in both the Academy Equitation 10 and Under and the Academy Pleasure 10 and Under Walk and Trot under the instruction of Ellen Beard.

This concludes the highlights from the Germantown Charity Horse Show for complete and searchable results please visit our website at www.saddlehorsereport.com.

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