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to Queen of Sundust, owned and shown by D. J. RUSH, Clarkston, Michigan. Amateur awards were presented by VICTOR BUCKNELL of Vicksburg to Grand Cham­ pion Queen of Sundust, ridden by Miss LINDA RUSH of Clarkston. Reserve award went to Mack’s Merry Man, owned and shown by STERLING CURTIS, Swartz Creek, Michigan. Junior Horse Grand Champ­ ion Award was presented by D. J. Rush to Rambler’s Son, owned by ROBERT CHAMBERS of Farmington, Michigan. Reserve Junior Horse went to Mack K’s Rambler, owned and shown by Dr. J. R. JONES, of Manchester, Michigan. In Equitation the presentation was made by Mrs. J. WADE TITUS, Galesburg, Mich­ igan, to Miss PAULA EMMONS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PAIGE EMMONS, Galesburg, with reserve going to Miss Linda Rush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Rush, Clarkston. The Grand Champion award in the Pleasure division was presented by Mrs. J. R. Jones (GENE) of Manchester to Forward Look, owned and exhibited by MEL NORMAN, Sonoma Farm, Battle Creek. We understand that this horse has been sold to DIANNE HARMAN of Battle Creek and will no doubt be shown by her this season. The reserve award for Pleasure was awarded to Midnight High Mack, owned and shown by that very lovable lady, Mrs. PAULINE CURTIS of Swartz Creek. Paige Emmons, Treasurer of WHAM, presented the First Annual Sportsmanship Trophy to LEO BARTH, Freeport, Michigan. This was the first year for this award, and Leo should be very proud to be the "num­ ber one member” to go on record as receiving this honor. Congratulations, Leo! Plans are moving right along for the Sixth Annual "Little Celebration Horse Show,” to be held July 9 and 10, 1966. It will be a fine show for all Walking Horses, Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebred, Shetland and Harness Ponies. It will be held, as usual, at the Kal­ amazoo County Fairgrounds, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is sponsored by the Tennessee Walking Horse Club, Inc., and co-sponsored by the Quota Club of Kalamazoo. Information and prize lists can be ob­ tained from "Little Celebration Horse Show,” Route 1, Box 309, Augusta, Michigan. We hope to see many of our Southern friends, as well as all area Walking Horse people, at our Show, and will give you the "time of your life” in beautiful Michigan Walking Horse Country — where the wea­ ther and temperature are always just right to show your horses all summer long! YANKEE CLIPPINGS by Anne L. Prescott Oak Lane Farm Pine Grove, Pennsylvania Spring vacation provided the perfect opportunity for me to do a little 'barnstorming.’ Saturday, March 12, my parents and I went to Gainsville, Virginia, to the beautiful Lawn Vale Farms. ERNIE BUGG showed us some fine two-year-olds by Major Wilson. He has a barn full of horses and is pleased that m ost of them are good ones. Mr. GUY SIMPSON’s horse, Souvenir’s Star B., has as fast a running walk this year as he ever did. Ernie is also working a gray horse by Sun’s Eldorado for Mr. Simpson. May, 1966 Mr. HENGEN’s niece LINDA will probably be pilot­ ing Sun’s Spring Queen again this year, but Ernie is looking for a new stake horse. Right now he thinks that he has found it in B. Major’s Bombardier. This is a five-year-old stud owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hengen, and he can really do the job. We were surprised to see DICK MEYERS down there in Virginia. Dick is now working for Mr. DAVE STOKLEY and says that his two- and three-year-olds look pretty good. Dick moved down there in January from Leeswood Stables in New York, where he was the assistant for Mr. DAVID WELSH. We also visited Hidden Springs Farm in Vera Cruz and found trainer ALBERT DAVIS working some fine two-year-old colts. He showed us a chestnut two- year-old, tagged El Spirit, that can shake his head and get on down the road. Mr. C. W. KLINE has put his new amateur horse, Prince Namron, in Albert’s capable hands. Mr. BILL SLOAT showed this horse for Mr. Kline last season. Hidden Springs will be well represented in the ama­ teur classes, not only by Mr. Kline but also by Mr. RICHARD BELL, who has a new mount this year and seems to really enjoy riding Mack K’s Imperial. While visiting with Albert we got the chance to see Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR EVERETT. They were await­ ing the first colt out of Mr. Everett’s mare, Go Boy’s Sunshine. A bit of unexpected from CHARLIE MULLINS. He recently purchased the stallion, Go Boy’s Firefly. Mr. NORMAN ESHELMAN showed this horse quite suc­ cessfully all through Virginia and Pennsylvania the past few years. Norm hated to sell Fire but now must plan how to beat him next year as Charlie thinks that he is still too good to retire to the easy life. ROSSVILLE KIWANIS CLUB SHOW ADDS AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE The Fourth Annual Rossville, Georgia, Kiwanis Club Horse Show has added several attractions to their 1966 event including an afternoon performance. Sched­ ule to start at 2:00 pm, the first show will have the Pleasure Walking Horse, Juvenile 17 and Under, Two- Year-Old Fillies, Three-Year-Old Mares and Junior (4 yrs.) Stallion Classes, with the remainder of the thirteen Walking Horse Classes to be held during the evening show. Rossville, which is located on the Tennessee-Georgia state line near Chattanooga, has some of the finest facilities for a horse show and every precaution is taken to provide excellent conditions for exhibitors and their horses. Trainers have plenty of room in which to work their horses and lighting is good at all points. Another event of the show will be a Walking Horse Exhibitors buffet to be given by Mr. and Mrs. L. O. "SHERIFF” LEDFORD of Rossville, between the after­ noon and evening performances. All Walking Horse trainers, exhibitors and their parties are invited to attend this social. Their home is located just a short drive from the showgrounds. 59