West End Park was the site last Saturday night of the annual Fall Charity Fun Horse Show sponsored by VFW Post #8666 in Carlisle.
The show began with 16 youngsters taking center ring in the Stick Horse class. Fifteen of the riders were from Nicholas County, and one was from Bourbon County.
Next in the show ring were 16 riders in the Lead Line class. The first of the premium classes to follow the childrens time in the spotlight was the Egg & Spoon competition. The winners were Alyssa Hahn, riding Sugar & Spice.
Shayla Roberts of Carlisle, aboard Geronimo, was the winner of the next class to take the ring, Nicholas County Pleasure for riders 17 & under.
The winner of the Rocky Mountain Pleasure Mares competition was Nancy Newby of Carlisle, riding Pure Mischief.
The Baby Bottle class winners were Nathan Matthews and Wyatt Burdett of Carlisle, riding Little Man.
Andrew Cox of Carlisle was named winner of the Spotted Saddle competition for 17 & under, aboard Baby Cold.
The Trail Pleasure class was won by Vincent Price of Ewing, aboard Rocking Little Annie. Vincent Price and Rocking Little Annie also took first place in the Country Pleasure category.
Steve Barnes of Jeffersonville, riding Bocephus, captured top honors in the Rocky Mountain Kentucky Pleasure Gelding class.
Wyatte Burdett of Carlisle was named winner of the Catalog Race for 17 & under, aboard Little Man.
The Spotted Saddle, 18 & over, Keg Shod, competition top honor went to John Stacy, riding Hank.
Tonka took the winners prize in Speed Racking, with Larry Ross of Carlisle. The blue ribbon in the Nicholas County Pleasure 18 & over category also was won by Larry Ross and Tonka.
Jarrod Mitchell of Carlisle and Nutter, took top honors in the Catalog Race event.
John Stacy and Hank also won first place in Spotted Mountain Pleasure competition.
In the Buggy category, Autumn Adams and Phillip Hester took the championship ribbon with Pepper.
Little Man returned to the winners ranks again in the Suitcase competition, with Nathan Matthews and Jeremy Harp.
Steve Barnes and Gold Dust captured the blue ribbon in the Rocky Mountain Pleasure stallion competition for 18 & over. John Stacy and Hand came to the winners circle for a third time Saturday evening as they won Spotted Saddle Horse, Open Shod.
The evening ended with costume competition, and the winner was James Perkins of Carlisle aboard Lightening. Penny Hogg of VFW Post #866, the horse show manager, expressed appreciation to the sponsors and to all who helped in any way to make show happen, and as she said, Thank you!, she added, But thanks most of all to our veterans and to the troops who are stationed here and overseas. May God bless them and keep them safe.