Walking On, Volume 8, Issue 9, Nov/Dec 2021 - Page 20

WHOA KEEPS Show November 7 , 2021 • Brownsville , Kentucky

The last and final WHOA / KEEPS Show of the 2021 show season was just about perfect as Mother Nature showed out on this finale . Bright clear sunny skies that warmed up as the day wore on were welcome as with Day Light Saving Time kicking in it would be a short day and the sun would soon be gone bringing the chill back to Brownsville Kentucky . Thanks to the attentive Tri Counties Search & Rescue Unit there was plenty of hot chocolate , coffee or cool drink to go with the chili , fried baloney and other good tasty food .
Expecting less entries at the final show due to only one versatility class , we were very pleasantly shocked to end the day with 201 entries making the total 469 for the week end . Not too dang shabby ! Imagine our delight when 26 horses competed in the first class--- the Obstacle Trail ! Starting an hour later on Sunday we were off and running . I am giving a big shout out to the excellent Judge , Kim Richwine as she shared her birthday serving as judge .
We were thrilled to see Marilyn Carter back riding and back in the winner ’ s circle with her home grown Sheza Peach ! Marilyn loaned Peach to Riley Gregory who also had a winning ride + a reserve in the large and competitive Model Class . Wins are even more special when you raise the horse .
Connie Holbrook ’ s trip from Murfreesboro was joyful indeed as each of her entries claimed a nice ribbon . Young Charlie Gregory won the Academy 11 & Under Class aboard Cool Little Dudu while her 20 • Walking On mother , Terri Gregory also did her share of winning as she earned a Blue and a reserve up on I ’ m Oh So Fine . Connie rode Saturday Down South to two blues plus a reserve with Sweet Southern Sky . A busy day but a successful one ! Nicholas Thompson won the Weanling and the Yearling class with Terry Doyle ’ s nice colts , Chromed Lined and In Line For Parole . Good job Terry and Nicholas .
The Kentucky folks turn out in force to support WHOA and these shows . You can count on ; in no particular order — Debbie & Ronnie Smothers , Susan & Larry Woods ( these two guys love to “ mess “ with me ) Steve Ponder and family , Randy Poland and crew , The Williams family , the Woosley crew ( although Jamie does not send me pictures ) Glenda Kirkland ( another who promises pics but I don ’ t get them ) and the Northern kids who are growing up right in front of me ) Dana & Rachel Cowels + Parker , William Allen Flowers , Terry Doyle , the Shaumans , the Brad Gregory family , the Fords ( another family growing way too fast ) the Easleys , Tracy Mitchell , and all of the Kentucky crew making up J & T Stables . My mind is working overtime to try to remember the Kentucky folks who show up thru the years to support , show or help . We appreciate each and every one of you IF I missed anyone I apologize .
In closing I must thank the Larry
Starnes family for their above and beyond help thru the years . Starting off by obtaining and maintaining the show grounds , obtaining a concession stand team , bringing the obstacles from a list I give Larry prior to the show , always having the barrels & poles ready + he and Vic Gernt help me put the courses together at the shows---a TRE- MENDOUS ASSIST---the ever important public address system is set up & waiting when Tommy & I arrive ; then after everyone is gone ----guess who hangs around in rain-snow -sleet-darkness- to climb up on that stand to take down the public address system---you got it — Larry ! Larry and Linda also come back and clean the grounds the next day or light permitting the day of the show . I am forever in their debt . They even help me out by being ribbon girl / boy or ringmaster / mistress if needed . Thank you to the Starnes for their hard work . It is appreciated .
Thanks to all who continue to support WHOA by attending the WHOA / KEEPS Shows . It is my pleasure to see you and visit , until next year be safe and may those points add up !
– Sis Osborne
The Woosley family enjoyed shwoing to multiple good ribbons .