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PERRY, Ga.—The 29th annual Pro-Am Horse Show was held March 29–April 1, 2006 at the Georgia National State Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. The show, which moved several years ago to this state-of-the-art facility, has found its home and its following. Stables came down from Kentucky and up from Florida and states in between with the main barn being sold out of stalls.


Pro-Am is a top-notch horse show for everyone. It offers a full schedule of classes over a four-day schedule. On Thursday after the show, everyone had fun at the progressive barn party with a sampling for great food and drinks. On Friday, no one missed Myrt Canady’s magnificent meal at the exhibitors’ party. After dinner everyone enjoyed the music, dance and fun including the annual hula hoop contest, which if you missed then you know next year you must attend to see trainers like Euchee Matthews and

Todd Miles or exhibitors like Trisha Long or Brittany McGinnis take their turn twirling the hoops!

This great horse show also has a great cause, the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia. This charity provides a “home away from home” for the families of seriously ill or critically injured children receiving treatment in Macon, Ga. The house provides nearly 5,000 rooms annually and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the second year Pro-Am has been in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House.

Five-Gaited

The show was brought to a close with a great class of five-gaited contenders, all bringing their own charisma to the ring for the crowd to stand behind and cheer. When the battle was over it was the big, bold Hammond Song winning the tricolor with Janet Crampton in the irons for Jennifer Pitt. The young stallion Red Hawk Red Hawk with Bill Schoeman earned the reserve title for both Bill Schoeman and Lori and Larry Schmidt. In the qualifier, the blue ribbon went to the flashy Prairie Sunrise with James Hale for Pat Moore. Lawman and Darell Cruse earned the red ribbon for Frank Jones.

Janet Crampton was back in the spotlight to win the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship with Callaway’s Banner Headline for Janet Kellett. My Teddy Bheir and Anne Judd were crowd favorites earning back-to-back reserve titles for the Hawkewood banner. Winning the ladies qualifier was the sporty Callaway’s Holy Moly and Rachel Seifert. Lisa and Donnie Pyburn at Long Hollow Farm train this team.

In the amateur division, the two top horses went head-to-head. Winning the qualifier were Shamrock’s Return and Deborah Richardson. They returned in the championship to capture the red ribbon. Winning the championship was the Hawkewood team of Riva’s Periaptor and Vickie Factor-Schaffer, moving up a notch from the reserve in the qualifier.

In the junior exhibitor division, Ali Judah debuted aboard Heirrison Ford. Ali put this flashy gray easily through his gaits proving her skills as a catch rider and Heirrison Ford’s talents for this new division. This team swept the division for owner Sandra Corney. Reserve honors in the championship went to the hard-riding Emily Stumbo aboard the sporty Callaway’s Royal Carriage. In the qualifier, the red ribbon went back to Kentucky with the well-matched Cardinal Farm trained Faye Dunaway WRF and Chelsey Stone. Another Cardinal team, Kate Spade and Mia Wilson put on a show to win the Five-Gaited Pony Championship and qualifier.

Tim Henderson was aboard Too Elegant to win the Georgia Owned Five-Gaited for Slo Gait Farm. Frank Jones’ entry Shamrock’s Robin Hood with Darell Cruse took home the reserve title. Sheriff Gaines was in top form to win the novice class with Todd Miles for B & T Vonderschmitt LLC in their only appearance. The open champion winner, Hammond Song, earned the reserve ribbon with Janet Crampton. In the Denver/Junior Five-Gaited, I’m Royalty Too and Bill Waller earned the blue for Rebecca Deutsch with a spectacular performance. Adam Clauson was in the irons to accept the red ribbon with Slam’s Enduring Freedom. Late Nite Fun and Darell Cruse won the Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited for Frank Jones.

Three-Gaited

Angela Lane was stunning with Rick Cook expertly presenting her to the Open Three-Gaited Championship title for Don Harris. Reserve honors went to The Harlem Bay and Brian Reimer for Mary Alice Gall. In the qualifier, the blue ribbon went to Thunder Cloud Nine and Todd Miles in their only appearance. Olen and Linda Wilford own this young mare by Attaché’s Thunderbolt.

Winning the Ladies Three-Gaited Championship was the bold moving Love To Dance with Joyce Webster. In the qualifier, Lady Latte with Betsy Webb earned the blue for owner Katy Rueff. In both classes the consistent performer Prince Of Soul captured both reserve titles with his owner Rosemary Gonzalez in the irons.

The well-matched team of CH Undulata’s Perfect Gift ERB and Mary Jane Glasscock-Kirkpatrick swept the amateur division. Both reserve titles went to the little machine Viper with Valery Lang Hall aboard.

Keeper Of The Stars and Jackie De La Parte paraded down the rail to win the junior exhibitor championship under the Judd Stables banner. This team qualifier earlier won the 14-17 qualifier. Winning the 13-and-under qualifier was the DeLovely team Imagination Station and Lindsey Landrum. Winning the reserve championship and reserve 14-17 titles was the high-stepping Worthy One’s Rhythm and Andreas Herrera.

S.S. Catch My Act and Taylor Young stepped into the winner’s circle sweeping the three-gaited pony division in their first cantering appearance. Both reserve honors went to Sonar Sue with Katherine Connor riding in the championship and Reagan Huguley up in the qualifier.

Cabaret Girl and Cindy Wagoner accepted the blue in the Georgia Owned Three-Gaited under the direction of Lisa Heres-Rosenberger. Party Til Dawn and Jennifer Spurlin earned reserve. In the novice class, the blue went to Titleist Par Tee Time and Lisa Overbey. Rick Cook was back in the winner’s circle in the Denver/Junior Three-Gaited aboard CF Prowler’s Rare Affair for Sandra Corney. Reserve honors went to Redhawk’s Lady Hawk and Bill Schoeman.

Park

Euchee Matthews had A Perfect Affair in all the right places to come back and win the Three-Gaited Park Championship for Christy Parker. Winning the qualifier was the bold Best Day Ever and James Hale for Mary Ann Railey. Both reserve titles went to the talented Eloquent with Mary Jo Schmidt in the irons for Britney Hughes.

Hidden Agenda paraded around the ring with owner Joy Rodak to sweep the amateur division. Reserve in the championship went to the new team of Handsome Heir and Mari Smith for the Alde-Mar banner. In the qualifier, With Authority and Holli McDowell earned the red ribbon.

Discover and Jenna Palmeri continued their winning ways from the Florida circuit adding another pair of wins in the junior exhibitor division. Best Day Ever made his appearance in the junior exhibitor division with Ashton Hale to capture both reserve titles.

The Simbara’s Rising Son-bred Joyful Affair topped the Denver/Junior Three-Gaited Park with Barry Stumbo aboard for Guy and Gail Grout. Reserve honors went to Tuffy’s Patriot and Maria Gilman for Liz Smith.

Fine Harness

In Bold Print was a star in his new division. With Mike Barlow at the lines for Melissa Scrushy, In Bold Print garnered not only the tricolor but also the blue in the qualifier. Reserve in the championship went to the winner of the Denver/junior qualifier, Rina Hugo, with Jim Harrell. In the open class, Bonnie Koch’s My Elegance On Parade captured the red ribbon.

Janet Kellett was on the lines in the amateur qualifier to win the blue with Handsome Heir in their only appearance. My Elegance On Parade and Bonnie Koch returned to capture the reserve title. Winning the Three-Year-Old Fine Harness was Sonita Santana and Rick Cook. Susan Dean Sowle owns this Gypsy Santana-bred bay. A Sweet Sachet marched to the reserve ribbon with Steve Old for Delton Farms.

Roadster

Speeding away with the tricolor in the Roadster To Bike Championship was At Full Throttle and Holli McDowell for Lisa McMackin. This team qualified earlier with the win in the Youth Roadster To Bike. Reserve honors went to the winner of the ladies qualifier and hometown favorite, Romeo Windswept, with Deidre Davis on the lines for Quail Hollow Farm. I Would If I Could and Tina Smith earned reserve in the ladies class. Winning the open qualifier was the standout Graymond with Jim Reynolds. Starlit Imagery and Bob Jenkins received the red ribbon in the open qualifier as well as the blue in the novice qualifier. Winning the amateur championship and moving up a notch from their qualifying red was the speed demon Top Star Willie with Paul Misiewicz on the lines. Winning the qualifier was The Accelerator and Arlie Fiveash. Get A Grip and Jose Herrera earned the red ribbon in the amateur championship. At Full Throttle and Holli McDowell returned to the winner’s circle with the win in the under saddle class with I Would If I Could and Tina Smith garnering the red streamers.

Ponies

Twin Willow’s Storm Warning turned up the heat with trainer Chad Chandler at the lines to win the Open Road Pony Championship for Renee McCall. Reserve honors went to the winner of the open qualifier Call Me Mister and Deidre Davis. Reserve honors in the open qualifier went to Heartland Masterpiece and Pete Reeves. Rant N Rave and Karen Voerg earned back-to-back wins sweeping the amateur class. In their debut performance, Kevin Ingram expertly drove Heartland Carolee to both red ribbons for Delton Farms. In the junior exhibitor division, Shelby Reimer traded in her irons for lines to win both the championship and AHHS qualifier with So Irresistible for Tip Top Stables. Reserve in the championship went to the new combination of Dash and Ashley McKenzie for the Burnscroft banner. In the AHHS qualifier, Regal’s High Tide LF and Ashton Hale raced away with the red streamers. Bill Waller was on the lines to win the Novice Road Pony with Harris Hawk, while Blue Grass Cash and Pete Reeves earned the reserve title. In the junior class, Mike Barlow added another blue to the Buffalo Creek banner with Seamair Fashion Model’s win for Anne Judd. Heartland Exceptionallee and Maria Gilman garnered the red ribbon.

Mike Barlow earned two more trips to the winner’s circle in the Hackney Pony division with the elegant pony Heartland Designed. Heartland Designed is owned by Garland Presswood. Believe It and Sallie Turner received the reserve championship title with Kingsley Accolade and Crystal Harmon-Cates earning the red ribbon in the qualifier.

 

In the harness division, Crystal Creek’s Commander swept the division with Bill Waller on the lines for Kathryn Nichol’s Crystal Creek Farm. Both red ribbons went to Nike and Ann Reeves.

 

After winning the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving, Motown and Will Mayo returned to win the combined championship. T Don’s La Doo and Andie Lloyd were reserve in the AHHS qualifier. Reserve in the combined championship went the Calvary team of Seamair’s Dear Sir and Bonnie Koch. Winning the adult qualifier was the impressive Ali and Gwen Stableford with Heartland Supremacy and Crystal Harmon-Cates on the lines for reserve.

Pleasure

MMM Bop and Amanda Dellinger proved to be the team to beat in the five-gaited show pleasure division. This Delton Farms team swept the division with two great rides. Both red ribbons went to Alde-Mar team of CF Private Night Out and Janet Kellett.

Out Go The Lights and Cynthia Kueker continued their winnings ways from the Florida circuit to win both the Three-Gaited Park Pleasure Championship and the Denver/junior qualifier. Reserve in the championship and the Denver/junior qualifier went to the new team of My One Night Stand and Lisa Schlesinger. Winning the open qualifier was Irene York and Brandy Johnson with the well-matched team of CH Broadway Tune and Deborah Richardson in for reserve. Donald Pomeroy with Jennifer McCollum won the Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Park Pleasure for Margaret MacGregor.

Amanda Dellinger was back in the spotlight in the three-gaited show pleasure division. This time Amanda swept this division with the toppy CH My Grande, making it two years in a row. Reserve in the championship went to the Lisa Heres-Rosenberger team of Mystic Affair and Doris Marr. In the qualifier, the red ribbon went to The Texas Fire and Debbie Grant.

With a comeback ride the Fairhope team of Crimson Serenade and Stafford Visi put it all together to win the 14-17 championship. Another comeback team, Invitation Required with Marcy Scardino returned to capture the red streamers. In the qualifier, the blue ribbon went to Answered Prayer with Hope Long for Sailwind Stables. York’s Wild Angel and Barbara Cass were reserve. CH My Special Sultan and Stephanie Lockyer have found their groove, adding another sweep to their list after two shows. This week they swept the 13-and-under division with two pleasure perfect rides. Reserve in both classes went to the Judd Stables team of Magic Mahogany and Christine Thomas for Lynne Martin.

In the first ever Park Pleasure Driving at Pro-Am, Bintang Baru and Kathy Barlow earned the blue ribbon. Magic Steppin Out and Brian Reimer were reserve for Northstar Healthcare LLC. In the Show Pleasure Driving, the pleasure perfect team of CH Highpoint’s Coming Attraction and Kaelyn Donnelly topped the competition not once but twice for the Betsy Webb banner. Championship reserve honors went to the Delton Farms team Highpoint’s Heir Apparent and Kevin Ingram. In the qualifier, the red streamers went to Well Worth It and Jose Herrera.

Holly Hein moved out of the academy program and in her debut aboard Law Me, she won the 12-and-Under Walk-and-Trot Pleasure Championship after a qualifying reserve. Prince Town BH and Andrea Simpson earned the reserve championship title. Tyler Miles was aboard Aces And Eights to win the qualifier in their only appearance.

Crown Jeweler moved up a notch with Sondra Hodgson to win the Three-Gaited Pleasure Pony Championship for Kathryn Rodosky after an earlier red ribbon in the qualifier. Winning the qualifier was Holiday Brew and Lillian Young for the Judd Stables banner. Reserve in the championship went to Cheyenne Mabey in her cantering debut aboard Highpoint’s Hot Wired for Chelsey Stone.

Shelby Reimer continued her success winning the Georgia Owned Three-Gaited Show Pleasure with a flawless ride aboard Plumyumi. Callaway’s Hard Copy and Pat Borders garnered the reserve ribbon.

Country Pleasure

Black Copper and Paula Frenette moved up a notch to capture the tricolor in the Country Pleasure Championship for the Hawkewood banner. Reserve honors went to the winner of the qualifier, CF Star AT First Sight and Deborah Richardson. Winning the Georgia Owned Country Pleasure was the awesome team of Hometown Commander and Kevin Ingram. Hula Popper and Susan Hanna earned the reserve under the direction of Lisa Heres-Rosenberger.

Hometown Commander and Kevin Ingram added two more titles to their list as they swept the country pleasure driving division. Reserve honors went to CH Mr. Gary Cooper with Melissa Scrushy on the lines in the championship and Deidre Davis had a great catch drive in the qualifier.

Nicole Joseph had two great rides aboard Midnight Spooks to win the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Championship and the Amateur Owned and Trained Country Pleasure. Reserve in the championship went to the winner of the junior exhibitor qualifier Americana’s Flight and Alexis Braswell. Just Stylish and Stephanie Fox turned in a great ride for the qualifying reserve. Mountainview’s Manhattan Beach and Evanne Floyd were reserve in the amateur owned and trained qualifier.

Galahad’s Gold Mine went three-for-three winning the championship, open qualifier and the Saddle & Bridle’s Shatner Western Pleasure with owner Jean Johnson aboard. Reserve in the championship and Shatner class went to Callaway’s Son Of A Son and Alicia Patrick with CH Vincent Van Gogh and Deborah Richardson receiving reserve in the open qualifier.

 

College Town and Emma Price moved up a notch to win the Hunter Pleasure Championship. Cha Ching Cha Ching and Morgan Gunby garnered the red ribbon in the championship after an earlier win in the qualifier.

In the Country Pleasure Versatility, the horses entered in western tack with riders dressed in western apparel. All gaits were performed and then the tack was changed to English, saddle seat or hunt seat, and all gaits were performed again. Winning this class and proving their true versatility was CH Vincent Van Gogh and Deborah Richardson. Treasured Moment and Jayna Taylor were reserve in this popular class.

Equitation

Four riders returned to compete for the top equitation title. Getting a late birthday present after great rail and pattern work, Reagan Huguley was called to the winner’s circle for the second year in a row. Reserve honors went to the Darcy Gordon instructed Jayna Taylor. Winning the 14-17 qualifier was Kristen Thomas instructed by Anne Judd with Morgan King from Silver Run Stables receiving the red streamers. Rachel Rafolski captured the blue in the 13-and-under qualifier for the Pine Haven banner with Jackie Taylor, instructed by Darcy Gordon, receiving reserve. Brittany McGinnis made her trip down south worth the while, qualifying for the UPHA Challenge Cup and the NHS Good Hands.

 

Stephanie Lockyer instructed by Steve Old earned the qualification in the UPHA Pleasure Equitation Challenge Cup and the Saddle & Bridle’s Pleasure Equitation Medallion.

 

Courtney McGinnis continued the DeLovely success winning blues in the UPHA Walk-and-Trot Equitation Challenge Cup and the 10-and-Under Walk-and-Trot Equitation. Reserve in the UPHA class went to teammate Macy Miles in her debut in the division. In the 10-and-Under Walk-and-Trot Equitation, the red ribbon went to the Heathermoor instructed Jamison Baker.

 

In the adult qualifier, Kevin Ingram garnered the blue with Caitlin Pumpelly earning reserve. Kevin Ingram continued his success with a return win in the championship with Lisa Overbey earning the red streamers.

Academy

Saturday afternoon the ring belonged to the academy riders from the riding programs of Betsy Webb, Bluff Creek, Brian Reimer, Dixie, Hawkewood, Heathermoor, Impossible Dream, Oak Lane, Pine Haven and Stepping Stone competing. Winning top ribbons in the classes were: Caroline Boyd, Savanna Deschamps, Kelsey Bishop, Debra Cramer, Bethany Davis, Caroline Sawyer, Deborah Lechner, Tiffany Davis, Austin Waldron, Holli McLeod, Rachel Abrams, Ann Quick, Morgan Keith, John Alvis, Mikal Williams, Sarah Strong and Kaylee Norman. On Saturday evening the session began with championships for the academy division, offering a walk-and-trot championship and a walk-trot-canter championship. Winning the Academy Walk-and-Trot Championship was the Hawkewood rider Ann Quick with Sarah Strong from Betsy Webb Stables earning the reserve title. In the Academy Walk-Trot-Canter Championship, Bethany Davis captured the winning title for the Stepping Stone banner with Caroline Boyd from Oak Lane winning the reserve title.

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