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2016 World Grand Champion

       
#20708528           


 

 


 


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Praise the Lord, they've gone and done it!

Tonight, Honors and Larry Edwards were finally crowned World Grand Champions in front of 13,000 fans, at the 2016 Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  A Home Run By Ted, He's Shady In Black, He's Unleashed, Reservation On Line, Lord Stanley, Lester H Burns, Joses Cold Chills and Joses Power Broker were the other horses entered in the Stakes Class tonight, but Honors was the unanimous choice of the judging panel. 118,155 people attended the 2016 Celebration.  Bred by Brian Anderson of Moulton, Alabama and foaled on October 2, 2007, Honors is currently owned by Keith McSwain of Alpharetta, Georgia.

There is so much to say about this living legend of a horse, that I don't know where to start.

I could use up six screens, telling you about this fabulous horse's show ring triumphs and bitter disappointments. Three times he passed inspection for a preliminary Celebration class, won it and yet was turned away from the Stakes Class, by the very same DQPs. We could speculate about clusters of Celebration officials and DQPs huddled in private offices, muttering things like, "How are we going to keep him out of the Stakes Class? He would be the only one in the ring!".  We could eavesdrop on groups of irritated trainers, avowing "I ain't gonna show against him.. He's gonna blow our doors off!"   Even though Larry and Honors just kept winning and winning and winning, it finally took a court order for him to receive fair treatment, but you can read all about that here: Honors vs the US government and McSwain Obtains an Injunction

I could cover a whole page, discussing his pedigree and how he is a son of WC The Titleist, and a grandson of WGCh He's Puttin' On The Ritz and WGCH The Pushover, and a great-grandson of WC A Comand Performance, WGCh The Pusher, Prides Beam and WGCh Mark Of Carbon. I could tell you how Honors is already the sire of 33 foals to date, which are selling for up to $20,000 and that was BEFORE he became the 2016 World Grand Champion, ...but you probably already know all of that.

I could confidently predict that if Honors continued to show, he could be the first horse to win the roses, four or even FIVE times in a row, and that he will probably be named the new 'Horse of the Century'.  I could point out his magnificent conformation, and his awesome, breath-taking, heart-stopping gaits.  I could tell you how I can't watch a video of him without standing up and cheering and laughing and crying all at the same time................. or........................

I could just show ya 

Thank you, Tommy Williams!

WGC Honors and the late Jeff Givens

Honors Highlights


What A Horse Video

Honors at PCB Show in 2013

When Champions Meet at
the 45th Annual Spring Fun Show

Honors - short video

Honors Victory Pass.... thank you, Kim Lewis of McDodi Farms for the video.

Thank you, Larry Edwards and Keith McSwain and the whole HONORS team, for not giving up and for taking Honors all the way to his well-deserved crown. Charging along with nary a glitch, hitch, stumble or twitch,
if this deep-walking, head-nodding, ear flopping powerhouse of a horse doesn't thrill you right down to your toenails, you just don't know what you're looking at.

He truly IS a horse who can walk a hole in the wind. !!


 

iPeds Show History
09/04/16

Horse No  20708528  HONORS
Date Show Class Entries Place Owner at Show
08/24/16 TWHNC CELEBRATION - 2016 - SHELBYVILLE,TN AGED WALKING STALLIONS 4 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
06/30/16 CHRISTMAS IN JULY - SHELBYVILLE,TN CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 5 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
06/02/16 COLUMBIA SPRING JUBILEE - COLUMBIA,TN CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 3 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
05/23/15 SPRING FUN SHOW - SHELBYVILLE,TN AGED WALKING STALLIONS, OVER 15.2 5 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
07/26/14 RED CARPET SHOW OF THE SOUTH - PULASKI,TN CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 2 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
09/27/13 SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP CHARITY -
CONYERS,GA
WALKING HORSE OPEN SPECIALTY
CHAMPIONSHIP
1 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
05/23/13 SPRING FUN SHOW - SHELBYVILLE,TN AGED WALKING STALLIONS, OVER 15.2 2 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
04/25/13 GULF COAST CHARITY - PANAMA CITY BEACH,FL CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 3 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
10/04/12 NORTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP WH SHOW -
FLETCHER,NC
CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 17 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
09/28/12 SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP CHARITY HORSE -
CONYERS,GA
CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 2 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
08/22/12 CELEBRATION 2012 - SHELBYVILLE,TN FOUR YEAR OLD WALKING STALLIONS 12 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
08/22/12 CELEBRATION 2012 - SHELBYVILLE,TN FOUR YEAR OLD CHAMPIONSHIP 6 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
07/06/12 MONEY TREE CLASSIC - SHELBYVILLE,TN FOUR YEAR OLD WALKING HORSE OPEN 10 1 Keith or Dan McSwainDuluth & Alpharetta GA
08/24/11 CELEBRATION 2011 - SHELBYVILLE,TN 3 YEAR OLD RIDERS CUP 10 1 Keith McSwain or Kelly WeaverDuluth GA
07/23/11 RED CARPET HORSE SHOW - PULASKI,TN 3 YEAR OLD STALLIONS RIDERS CUP 7 1 Keith McSwain or Kelly WeaverDuluth GA
07/04/10 F A S T SHOWCASE - SHELBYVILLE,TN 2 Year Old Amateur Stallions 3 1 Keith McSwain or Kelly WeaverDuluth GA
06/05/10 COLUMBIA SPRING JUBILEE - COLUMBIA,TN 2 Year Old Amateur Stallions 3 1 Keith McSwain or Kelly WeaverDuluth GA

iPeds Production
09/04/16

  Horse No:  20708528   HONORS
Horse No. Name Color Sx Bl DN Foaled Horse No. Name Color
21402098 GLORY AND HONOR BL M N Y 10/03/2014 20602712 THRILL OF VICTORY BL
21402124 HONORS FIRST LADY BL M N Y 10/01/2014 20502699 PAROLE OF DREAM SO
21500020 A MAN OF HONOR BL S N Y 2/13/2015 20900793 I'M LINED WITH CLASS BL
21402383 HONOR CODE CH M N Y 10/02/2014 20805982 SWEET'N LOCO CH
21402439 HONOR THY FATHER BL S N P 10/05/2014 20703801 I'M SAVANNAH BL
21500347 I'M PUSHING FOR HONORS CH S N Y 4/18/2015 944767 JKO CH
21500357 HONOR ROLL BL-RN S N Y 5/21/2015 21001364 GIMME A HONKY TONK GIRL BL-RN
21500486 WHAT AN HONOR CH S N Y 4/01/2015 20402672 SHOWBOAT'S CHARM CH
21500587 MY PLEASURE YOUR HONOR LR M N Y 5/23/2015 9712189 PUSH N FOR PLEASURE RN
21500838 IT'S MY HONOR BL S N Y 4/03/2015 942819 PUSHER'S MISS SPIRIT BL
21500839 IN HONOR OF DIXIE CRYSTAL BL-GR M N P 4/04/2015 20006187 GEN'S DIXIE CRYSTALS WH
21500932 A SPECIAL HONOR SO M N P 4/26/2015 930280 MY DARLIN' REBA SO
21500965 A SPECIAL HONOR CB BL S N Y 5/12/2015 20901008 JOSE'S RHINESTONE COWGIRL BL
21501295 A REAL HONOR BL M N P 5/06/2015 20404154 WIN WITH JOSE BL
21501296 HIGH HONOR BL S N Y 5/08/2015 20003196 CASH ON THE GO BL
21501297 A MAJOR HONOR CH S N Y 5/07/2015 20507773 AMELIA RITZ CH
21501750 YEAH YOUR HONOR BL S N Y 10/11/2015 20805982 SWEET'N LOCO CH
21402616 HONORABLE BL S N Y 11/05/2014 989360 PUSHER'S MIDNIGHT MAIDEN BL
21501907 HONOR MY RIGHTS BL S N Y 10/03/2015 21001695 HALLY LOUYA BL-TO
21501915 I'M EVANGELINE BL M N Y 4/15/2015 20414399 MISS KEENELAND BL
21501951 HONORABLE BUT DANGEROUS BL S N Y 5/05/2015 20512032 SHE'S A THREAT OF DANGER SO
21600100 HONOR'S CITY GIRL BL M N Y 5/06/2016 987899 CASH'S BLACK WIDOW BL
21600153 HONOR GUARD FW CH S N Y 4/03/2016 20801673 GOLD AND DAZZLING SO
21600219 HONORS EBONY PUSHER BL S N Y 5/11/2016 981185 PUSHOVER'S MOON GLOW BL
21600251 FULLY COMMITTED BL S N Y 6/05/2016 20902251 EL NINO'S AMERICAN WOMAN BL
21502187 HILLGROVE HONORS BL S N Y 10/02/2015 20214897 THE MAGIC LINE BL
21600261 HONORS DAY CH M N N 6/01/2016 20602391 MS. HYSTERIA BA
21502195 HONOR AND OBEY CH S N P 4/23/2015 20314167 SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK BA
21600298 TURNBERRY BL S N P 5/16/2016 21104031 ROYALTY ON THE LINE BL-GR
21600338 HERE'S HONORS BL S N P 5/12/2016 20304208 DOLLARS UP TIL EARLY DAWN BL
21600453 TIME HONORED TRADITION BL S N P 4/27/2016 20112698 THE JAZZ BOOGIE SO
21600499 IN HONOR BL S N P 3/16/2016 20403905 PUSHER'S JOSE BL
21600529 OH SO HONORED CH M N P 5/16/2016 20412500 OH SO RITZY SO
 
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