February 22, 2019
GCHS Queen’s Ball
This year (2018) marks the 70th anniversary of the Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS), with special events planned for the celebration, and a new venue for the Ball. This year’s Ball was held at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee – a change from the traditional Woodland Hills venue in Cordova, Tennessee. It was well-attended, with the GCHS Royalty presentations the highlight of the event. After the presentations, there was dinner and dancing to the music of Jeremy Shrader’s Octocats – playing swing, jazz and big band music. The young folks dominated the dance floor, showing the older folks some new ways to cut a rug!
As in previous years, the GCHS charity beneficiary is The Exchange Club Family Center. This year marks the 20th year the show has raised funds to help support this organization that works to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Find more information about the show at: http://gchs.org/.
The 2018 Germantown Charity Horse Show Queen is Elizabeth Rhymes, “Bebe,” Chancellor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Martin Chancellor and granddaughter of Past President Jimmy Chancellor. Bebe is a sophomore at Fordham University-Rose Hill in the Bronx, New York, with a double major in anthropology and religious studies. This fall, Bebe hopes to study abroad at the University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana. Bebe served as GCHS Princess three years ago and has been involved in the horse show since she was a little girl.
The 2018 Princesses are:
Miss Anneliese Lujza Ballo, representing Hunters Edge Stables
Miss Kelsey Rhea Douglas, representing the Germantown Lions Club
Miss Julie Raye Earnest, representing Pegasus of Germantown
Miss Gina Grace Gasko, representing the Germantown Symphony Orchestra
Miss Lillian Clare Gillespie, representing the Junior League of Memphis
Miss Mary Kate Hale, representing the Germantown Garden Club
Miss Taylor Renee Hiatt, representing Southern Blues Equestrian Center
Miss Olivia Lauren Lawhorn, representing Nashoba Carriage Association
Miss Carey Grace MaKinster, representing the Heritage Women’s Club
Miss Anne Elizabeth Matheny, representing Les Passees, Inc.
Miss Jessie Aileen Nabors, representing the Kimbrough Woods Garden Club
Miss Paige Liberty Palmer, representing Longreen Fox Hounds
Miss Caroline Hayes Pierotti, representing the Suburban Garden Club
Miss Abigail Tate Sellers, representing Minis on the Move, Inc.
Miss Rachel Christine Sutton, representing West Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association
Miss Mary Katherine Grace Thomas, representing Kiwanis Club of Germantown
Miss Rebecca Elizabeth Wills, representing Michael Tokaruk Show Stables,
Miss Hannah Grace Wirth, representing Autumn Chase Farm
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