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A Southern Showcase – Southeastern Charity

Randy Cates
Academy Judge: Mary Lou Greenwell
Show Manager: Jim Ruwoldt
Assistant Show Manager: Steve Hanks
Show Secretary: Paula Yeska
Ring Secretary: Marian Shultz
Ringmaster: William G. Whitley III
Steward: Mary Lynn Whitley
Announcer: Mark Farrar
Paddock Master: John Medicus
Organist: Dale Stone
Photographer: Doug Shiflet
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Stanley Orr
Veterinarian: Dr. Ray Wright

by Katherine Hansil


CONYERS, Ga.- The 35th annual Southeastern Charity Horse Show was held at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., Sept. 20-23, 2006. Top competition from barns from Kentucky to Florida came to compete at this top-notch facility. The show was put on a by a great group of volunteers that make up the Southeastern Charity Board and Committee Members and the members of the Kiwanis. The show benefits the many charities of the Kiwanis Club of Conyers. The show is not only known for its heated competition but also its warm hospitality. This year the exhibitors’ party was held Friday night at the Cherokee Golf Club with a Mexican fiesta theme and DJ.

Also on Friday Ricochet Memories was honored for all his achievement in the show ring and formally retired to the green pastures at Soquili Stables. On Wednesday
Marion “Bit” Hutcheson and Eddie B. Womble were honored as they were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Thursday session included Efreen Alacron receiving the Bill Medicus Caretaker Award. During Saturday the winners for Junior Judging were recognized as well as the drawing for the UPHA Chapter 12 50/50 Raffle when Sandy Thompson won over $1,000.
This year was the first year that the ASHA Regional Championship was held. Each of the American Saddlebred championship classes crowned an ASHA Southern Regional Champion.


Saturday evening was brought to a close with four entries making the gate call for the Five-Gaited Jackpot Championship. Topping the class was the bold moving Here I Am Again with Lance Williamson in the irons for Dodie Stockton and Julie Garlington. This entry also won the ASHA Southern Regional Champion title. Reserve honors went to the young star Callaway’s Royal Mark with Maria Gilman presenting for Jessica Anderson. This talented horse also earned the reserve title in the Novice Five-Gaited. Winning the Novice Five-Gaited was the sporty Charming Dreams with Steve Joyce up for Zandyland Farm.

With great showmanship Bill Schoeman presented I’m A Skywatcher to the top prize in the Junior Five-Gaited class for Lori and Larry Schmidt. Reserve honors went to Manhattan Fizz and Jerry Tolliver for Tolliver/Brigham team. Robert Lindsay captured the blue in the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic with Chad Cole in the irons for Cheryl and Randy Weaver. Garnering the red streamers was Essence Of Heaven and Maria Gilman for Barbara Woods.

For the second year in a row, the toppy Our Silver Charm was crowned the winner in the Amateur Five-Gaited Championship and qualifier with George Anne Nash. This accomplished team also won the ASHA Southern Regional Champion title for the Cameo Stable banner. Sun Times Commander and Trisha Long had two solid rides to garner both reserve titles. In the ladies division Mary Jane Curtis had a superb ride aboard He’s Real Good to win the championship and the regional titles after an earlier reserve in the qualifier. Top honors in the qualifier went to My Teddy Bheir and Anne Judd.

The talented Shelby Reimer guided Undulata’s Kipling to the winner’s circle in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Championship moving up a notch from her reserve in the qualifier. Reimer was in the irons for Soquili Stables under the direction of Randy Stoess and Allison Walker. Winning the qualifier was the flashy Faye Dunaway WRF with Mia Wilson presenting for Chelsey Stone. Earning the reserve championship title was the bold moving A Muse Me and Emma Grubb. Stephanie Lockyer turned in two impressive rides to sweep the five-gaited pony aboard Destiny A Dancin’ for Judy Dellinger.


Six entries were presented to vie for the Three-Gaited Jackpot Championship. The high-stepping Bernie’s Spirit with Kim Williams was victorious, with Attaché’s Elegance and Jeanie Waddell earning the reserve title and the ASHA Southern Regional Championship. Attaché’s Elegance also earned the reserve in the novice qualifier. Topping the novice class was Callaway’s Prince William and James Hale for Rhonda Boone. Baby Fox and Maria Gilman captured the blue in the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic and the reserve title in the junior class for Barbara Woods. Princely Charm and Jana Korn earned the red ribbon in the UPHA class. Abby Jones was aboard Lovin’ Lass to win the Junior Three-Gaited class for the Blythewood banner.

Blythewood continued to dominate in this division with CH Yes It’s True and Phillipa Sledge sweeping the amateur division. Abby Jones was back to the winner’s circle with two great rides aboard Devote to take the ladies division. CH Viper and Valery Hall Lang, under the direction of James Hale, earned the reserve amateur championship title and also won the ASHA Southern Regional Champion title. It was a very special night for this team as Viper also earned his CH status. In the qualifier the red ribbon went to Amber Lager and Anitya Marlowe in their only amateur appearance. In the ladies championship Jennifer Spurlin was thrilled with her reserve championship and ASHA Southern Regional titles aboard Party Til Dawn. Reserve in the ladies qualifier went to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Maria Gilman for John Owens in their only appearance.

In the junior exhibitor division Cabernet’s Will Command and Kristen Thomas earned the tricolor after an earlier reserve in the qualifier. This team also garnered the regional title. Winning the 14-17 qualifier and the reserve championship title were Keeper Of The Stars and Jackie de la Parte. In the 13 and under qualifier Champagne’s Supreme Fox and Payton Gunby earned the blue ribbon. CH Sarah Katherine and Lauren Henderson moved up a notch from their reserve in the qualifier to win the Three-Gaited Pony Championship. Winning the qualifier and the reserve championship title was the new team of Simbara’s Stars And Stripes and Jamie Parks in their debut performance for the Cameo Stable banner.

Three-Gaited Park

For the second year in a row the powerhouse Tax Man dominated the park division this week. Presented this year by Lance Williamson, Tax Man swept the division for owners Peggy Whitley and Jeff Councilman. This team also earned the regional championship title. Reserve in the championship went to the gifted Rina Hugo and Lisa Heres-Rosenberger for Kay and Jim Harrell. This team also won the reserve in the junior qualifier. In the open qualifier Best Day Ever and James Hale for Mary Ann Railey earned the red streamers.

It was another second-year-in-a-row victory in the Amateur Three-Gaited Park Championship. CH Ramses and Amanda Dellinger put on a show to earn the honor. This team also won the qualifier and the ASHA Southern Regional Champion title. Showboat’s Casablanca with his parade trot earned both reserve titles with Marion H. Bramlett in the irons.

In the junior exhibitor division there was a switching for ribbons. Topping the qualifier was Reedann’s Phine By Me and Bree Zandy with an outstanding ride. They returned to earn the reserve championship title. This bright young horse also made the trip to the winner’s circle in the junior class with trainer Steve Joyce aboard. Winning the junior exhibitor championship was CH Discover with the hard riding Jenna Palmeri in the irons. Earlier they had garnered the reserve and with this championship win they also took home the regional title.

Fine Harness

In Bold Print continued his successful season with the win in the Fine Harness Jackpot Championship. Mike Barlow piloted this bold performer for Melissa Scrushy. Reserve championship and the regional championship honors went to Supreme Dixie Chick and Sam Mills. Winning the amateur class was the flashy Callaway’s Carnegie Hall with John Wrather on the lines. Topping the junior class was Legacy Of A Son and Jerry Tolliver for Sam Mills. In the UPHA Classic the top honor went to the stunning At Night and Sam Stafford. Sonita Santana and Brian Reimer earned the red ribbon for Susan Dean Sowle. Willie Brackett and Kelly Freeman won the Southeastern Futurity Two-Year-Old Fine Harness for Creekridge LLC. Periaptor’s Red Tabasco and Steve Old were reserve for Ann Ergle.

Roadster Horses

Racing away with the tricolor in the Roadster To Bike Jackpot Championship were Pistol Pete and Ann Reeves. Che and Andrew Mirabole earned the reserve title. Che also earned the reserve in the limit qualifier. Topping the limit qualifier was Sue’s Bad Moon and Steve Joyce for J.R. Martin.


Winning the Ladies Roadster To Bike was Romeo Windswept and Deidre Davis. This fast-moving team also garnered the amateur reserve championship title. Blazing a trail to the winner’s circle in the amateur championship for the second year in a row were Westgate Villain and Mike Gordon. They also won the qualifier. Reserve in the amateur qualifier went to the Highway 66 and John Songer. I Would If I Could and Tina Smith captured the blue in the under saddle class, with CR Flamboyant Goal and Darcy Gordon in for reserve.


Heartland Carolee and Steve Old turned in two speedy drives to capture the open road pony division for Delton Farms. Reserve in the open championship and the amateur qualifier went to the young star Heartland Showin’ Off and John Wrather. Their stablemate Dash and Ashley McKenzie topped the Junior Exhibitor Road Pony class and returned to garner the reserve in the amateur championship. Sweeping the amateur division was the talented Rant And Rave KV with Karen Voerg on the lines. In top form, So Irresistible and Shelby Reimer garnered the blue in the AHHS Youth Medallion Under Saddle and also earned the reserve in the junior exhibitor to bike class. Reserve in the under saddle class went to Heartland Masterpiece and Tori Newberry.

Cascade marched to the winner’s circle not once but twice to win the Harness Pony Championship and the open qualifier with Sharon Chrisman on the lines. Reserve in the championship and winner of the amateur qualifier was the young star Neon Deon with Lib Jones.


Heartland Designed and Mike Barlow were magnificent to win the Hackney Pony Stake and open qualifier. Topping the amateur qualifier and reserve in the open championship and qualifier was Believe It. Sallie Turner was on the lines in the amateur and Tina Smith expertly drove in the open division.


Heartland Rare Treat and Ann Reeves moved up a notch to claim the Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Championship. Winners of the qualifier and reserve championship title were Ali and Gwen Stableford.


Sweeping the five-gaited show pleasure division were MMMBop and Amanda Dellinger. Not only did this team top the division they also earned the regional championship title and their final point for CH status. Willy B Wicked and Amy Ray earned both reserve titles.

Chickadee’s Miracle and Steve Joyce turned in a great ride to win the Park Pleasure Championship for Elizabeth McGowin entitling them to the ASHA Southern Regional Champion title too. Earlier in the week they earned the red streamers in the open qualifier. Topping the open qualifier was Callaway’s Show Me State and Allison Walker for Soquili Stables. Betty Valenti had two superb rides to debut with Delay Of Game TS to earn both reserve titles in the championship and the Junior/Novice Park Pleasure class. Steve Joyce was back to the winner’s circle in the junior/novice class with the gifted Strike Up The Lights for Lesley Orr. James Hale was aboard Callaway’s Passion to claim the prize in the UPHA Park Pleasure Classic for Platinum Stock Farm. Periaptor’s Quinlan and Marvin Ward captured the red streams for Peggy Whitley.

In the largest class of the show, Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship, CH My Grande and Amanda Dellinger won the tricolor and regional champion ribbons. They also won the 18-40 qualifier. Reserve championship honors went to CH Five Minutes More and Barbara Matthews. Callaway’s Victoria and Anna Logan were reserve winners in the 18-40 class. Winning the 41 and over qualifier in pleasure perfect style was CH Sweet Virginia and Barbara Woods. CSF Supreme Memories was sporty for the reserve ribbon with Judy Brown. Snap To It and Barbara Thureson topped the competitive novice rider class with Edge Of The Storm and Katherine Johnson in for reserve.

Johnny Cash and Evanne Floyd had two fantastic rides to sweep the 14-17 division and win the regional title for the Brian Reimer Stables banner. An excited Christine Thomas presented Mo Rhythm to the reserve championship ribbon, while Answered Prayer and Kristen Thomas earned the reserve in the qualifier. Taking the 13 and under division by storm and winning the regional title was the well-matched team of CH My Special Sultan and Stephanie Lockyer. Reserve went to the new, cute team of Worthy’s Hale Bopp and Cheyenne Mabey.


Penny’s Charm and Kolette Weaver had a comeback ride to win the Walk and Trot Pleasure Championship. Law Me and Holly Hein topped the qualifier and returned to capture the reserve championship honor. Reserve in the qualifier went to Forever Radiant and Kaylee Norman for the Impossible Dream banner.

Callaway’s Feature Story and Buck Davis had a great drive to win the Show Pleasure Driving Championship. Moving up a couple of places, Just As Unique claimed the reserve with Mary Jane Curtis on the lines for Nelco. In the qualifier the blue went to CH Harlem’s Heat with Lib Jones, with Kelly’s Santana and Donna Kerns Smith garnering the red streamers.

Country Pleasure

Fresh off a win at Louisville, League Of Nations had two magnificent performances to sweep the country pleasure adult division with Dori Zandy. They also won the ASHA Southern Regional Championship. Hula Popper and Susan Hanna moved up to earn the red ribbon under the direction of Lisa Heres-Rosenberger. The consistent VHF Bay All Day and Marie Gwinn captured the reserve in the qualifier.

Phi Phalutin’ RR and Amy Hein were on top of their game to win the junior exhibitor championship and the 14-17 qualifier. Winning the regional championship and the reserve championship honors was the Pine Haven-trained team of Glider Supreme and Emma Grubb. Reserve in the 14-17 class went to the flashy First Snow and Alice Frost. The King’s Romancer and Reilly Thatcher were perfect to win the 13 and under qualifier with Cha Ching Cha Ching and Shelby Gunby in for reserve. Ultra On Forty-Second Street and Katie Switzer earned the blue in the novice rider, with Daytime Commander and Judy Sanders in for reserve.

Hometown Commander moved up a notch to win the Country Pleasure Driving Championship and the regional title with Kevin Ingram. Wining the qualifier was the toppy Ms. Greta Garbo and Moe Anson for the Signature Stables banner.


Monsignor and Marie Gwinn were awesome to win the Western Country Pleasure Championship and qualifier. New York Fire topped the Shatner class and earned reserve in the championship and qualifiers with Jan Henderson. They also won the regional champion title.


Manhattan’s Review and Rebecca Babcock had a comeback ride to win the hunter pleasure championship and the regional title. College Town and Emma Price earned both reserve titles, with Cha Ching Cha Ching and Morgan Gunby winning the qualifier.


Morgan King was poised and polished to win the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship and the ASHA Southern Regional Championship aboard Piesporter. This team trained by Bill Rodgers also won the 14-17 qualifier. Reagan Huguley earned the reserve championship title and also won the NHS Good Hands and the USEF Medal. Reserve in the 14-17 and the NHS Good Hands went to Sally McEwen.


Katie Chatham was thrilled with her ride and win in the 11-13 qualifier under the direction of Barb Goda. Jackie Taylor was reserve in the 11-13 as well as the UPHA Challenge Cup. Cheyenne Mabey topped the 10 and under qualifier and returned to earn a strong third in the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship under the direction of Desiree Clauson.


Christine Thomas topped the UPHA Challenge Cup under the direction of Maria Gilman. Thomas also won the Saddle And Bridle’s Pleasure Equitation Medallion. For the third year, Evanne Floyd topped the UPHA Pleasure Equitation Challenge Cup. Shelby Reimer received both reserve titles in the UPHA and Saddle and Bridle pleasure equitation classes.


Vanessa Patch debuted aboard CH She’s An Asset to sweep the walk and trot equitation under the direction of John Whalen and Erica Savery. Reserve honors in both classes as well as the regional championship went to Kaylee Norman aboard Radiant Event under the direction of Jeanie Waddell and John Goda.


The breathtaking Princess Mia put on a show to win the ASR Grand National Yearling and then returned to win the Southeastern Futurity Yearling. By Don’t Worry and out of Ellington’s Lady Luck, she was presented by Brian Reimer and is owned by Brian Reimer and Jerry Hancock. Reserve in both classes went to She’s My Wild Irish Rose presented by Kevin Ingram for Delton Farms. This filly is by I’m A New Yorker and out of Wesleyan.


Winning the Southeastern Futurity Weanling was Emerald’s Blessing by Emeralds And Roses and out of Beautiful Blessing. Granville Chrisman presented her for Amber and Timothy Ditmore. Reserve went to the explosive A Classic Melody who is by Don’t Worry and out Classic Ebony. She was presented by Brian Reimer for David Chestnut.


Saturday afternoon belonged to the academy riders with Mary Lou Greenwell marking the cards. Winning top ribbons in their classes were: Kelsey Bishop, Madeline Collins, Cayla Tabb, Raine Hines, Denise Patch, Barkley Harden, Julia Etterer, Grace Elizabeth Pulliam, Katie Lichtenstein, Dabney Hoffman, Amanda Segars, Ashton Slawkinski, Kim Boyd, Leigh Bishop, Ann Quick, Cayla Tabb, Alexis Landreth, Mikal Williams, Natalie Swimmer, John Alvis, Haley Davis, Emily Hillhouse, Alissa McDaniels, Elizabeth Grigsby, Denah Angel, James Huguley, Ciera Pitts, Morgan Dixon, Morgan Cheek, Lyla Walker and Jamie Hopkins.

This concludes the highlights of the 2006 Southeastern Charity Horse Show. Complete results can be seen and searched by clicking here.

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