TWHBEA/SOCA Extreme Cowboy Race Attracts Top Contenders From Throughout Southeast
Lewisburg, TN - The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is pleased to report that the Extreme Cowboy Race held May 5, 2012, at Circle E Ranch in Winchester, Tennessee, and co-hosted by TWHBEA and the Southern Obstacle Challenge Association (SOCA) was a tremendous success. The event, which featured six competitive divisions and some of the toughest obstacles around, attracted 28 contenders from Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. An all-breed event, Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Paints, Haflingers and Ponies were represented.
Entries competed for a total purse of over $1,700. Those topping each division included: Young Guns 1st Cullen Green & Tater and 2nd Bennett Green & Dash; Youth 1st Cullen Green & Tater, 2nd Eliza Green & Ligntnin’ and 3rd Elizabeth Roten & Belle; Novice 1st Joe Holloway & Annie, 2nd Michael Lindsey & Ace and 3rd Dennis Tipton & Goodbars Sonny; Non Pro 1st Tracy Pinson & Skyjacker’s Mountain High (TWH), 2nd Tracy Pinson & Texan At The Ritz (TWH) and 3rd Kelsie Graham & Flower; Ride Smart 1st Vaudry Edge & Thru, 2nd Dennis Tipton & Goodbars Sonny and 3rd Vaudry Edge & Pick; and Pro 1st Laura Green & Chloe.
Of course, any successful event needs a dedicated staff and TWHBEA would like to extend a hearty ‘Thank You!’ to the following: Kristen Stegall, TWHBEA Marketing and Programs Coordinator and Event Manager; Michael Gray, TWHBEA Marketing and Programs Assistant, Event Assistant and Sound Engineer; Paulette Ewing, Voice Managing Editor, Event Assistant and Photographer; Diane White, TWHBEA Executive Assistant, Event Assistant and Time Keeper; Ron Thomas, TWHBEA Executive Director and Obstacle Crew; Tony White, TWHBEA Lifetime Member and Obstacle Crew; Diane McMurtrey, TWHBEA Lifetime Member and Event Judge; Laura Lane-Lott, Guest Judge; and Dale Barnett, Announcer and Assistant.
For further details or information, please contact (931) 359-1574.