Local horses place well at Mercer Co. horse show

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By The Staff

By Jimmie Earls

Sun Sports Writer

Several horses from Rolling Acres Farm & Stables in Springfield did well at the Spring Jubilee Charity Horse Show held April 16-18 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. Silver Dollar’s Donato, owned by Robert Stannard, and trained and ridden by Rocky McCoy, won the Walking Horse Championship.

Serving Jose’, owned by Vicki Stannard, and trained and ridden by Michael Logue, won the two-year-old Walking Mares and Geldings category. Winning the two-year-old Walking Stallions and Geldings category was Still Puttin’ On The Ritz, ridden by McCoy.

The two-year-old Amateur Walking Horse category was won by Commands Last Tango, ridden by Renee Issacs. Pusher Ritzy Pride, also ridden by Issacs, won the three-year-old Amateur Walking Horse category.

Two other horses ridden by Issacs did well in competition. Ritzy’s Yard

Bunny placed second in Amateur Specialty 15.2 and under Walking, and Risky Business by JFK placed second in Ladies Auxiliary Plantation Specialty.

Another Springfield horse, Pusher’s Tuco, owned and ridden by Joe Peters, finished fifth in Amateur Lite Shod Pleasure.

The issue of horse safety has been on everyone’s minds since last year’s Kentucky Derby. In addition to the show’s own inspectors, the USDA attended the event with 10 representatives checking for the soundness of the horses.

A new device they were using is called a thermography machine, which will be used this year to inspect for inflammation or sores.