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I'm Copperfield, Walk Time Charlie win stallion class

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm Copperfield won the A division, and Walk Time Charlie won the B division of Stallions, Five Years and Over, over 15.2 (Canter) at Saturday evening's performance of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Each horse was the unanimous choice of all five judges in its division

I'm Copperfield, Knox Blackburn up, is owned by the Mike Walden family of Chattanooga.

Walk Time Charlie, Chad Baucom up, is owned by Holland, Kilgore and Callicutt of Decatur, Ala.

The class, split into A and B divisions, is considered the key preliminary to next weekend's Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship. Although horses from a variety of divisions can (and do) enter the World Grand Championship, the vast majority of Celebration winners have come from the aged stallion division, and so the winner on the last Saturday night of the show is usually a horse that was seen on the first Saturday night of the show.

Ozone's Cut Above All, John Allan Callaway up for George-Ann Pratt of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, took reserve honors in the A division, while He's My Main Man, Winky Groover up for Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville, was third.

Puttin Cash On The Line, Tim Smith up for the Tommy Jowers family of Leesburg, Ga., was reserve in the B division, while Folsom Prison Blues, Steve Dunn up for the Jimmy Smith family of Oliver Springs, was third.

In the Walking Yearling World Grand Championship, the first championship class of this year's show, Coachin' And Preachin', handled by Beverly Lamp for Keith & Lorraine Rosbury of Bell Buckle, took the blue ribbon.

Reserve honors went to Oh Pancho Oh Cisco, handled by Roger Richards Jr. for Roger Richards of Hendersonville, while the third tie went to Intimidator's Cover Girl, handled by Amanda Wright for the Andrew Waites and George Wright families of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Old Hickory.

Earl Pewitt, an active volunteer in Shelbyville Optimist Club and its celebrated donut booth, was presented with the Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award.

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