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Germantown Charity Horse Show Royal Ball


The Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS) held the annual Royal Ball Friday, March 2, 2012 at Woodland Hills. The 2012 Queen and Princesses were presented, with local dignitaries Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, several Germantown Aldermen, and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton, and State Senator Brian Kelsey attending. The benefiting charity of the show is The Exchange Club Family Center, with programs to help end child abuse and family violence. For more information, visit:

The 2012 Princesses are:

Miss Ashlyn Elise Beggs, representing the Germantown Women’s Club.

Miss Emily Ann Berry, representing the Exchange Club of Memphis. She is granddaughter of Mary Liz and the late Sonny Foster. She started riding horses at her grandparents’ house in Germantown and has been coming to the GCHS her whole life. She has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Pony Club and rides horses at her Knoxville home.

Miss Adelaide Grace Burrow, representing the Junior League of Memphis. She rides jumpers at Autumn Chase Farm and competes on her horse Mr. Papageorgio.

Miss Alexandria Bailey Cash, representing the 20th Century Home & Garden Club. Bailey stables and rides her horse Riz at Aintree Farms stables and will be competing in the GCHS this year.

Miss Katherine Lynn Cresap, represents Alderwood Shows. Katie is a member of West TN Hunter/Jumper Association, the USHJA, and the U.S. Equestrian Federation. She has won both hunter and jumper of the year at Alderwood Horse Shows. Katie competes as a Junior on her horse Capre Diem, and will be competing in the jumper division at the GCHS.

Miss Mary Grace Greer, represents Nashoba Carriage Association. Mary grace is a member of Nashoba Carriage association. She has competed in the Junior Driving classes and won Reserve Champion in the 2009 show. Mary Grace rides at Kimberlin Farms and Oak View Stables and shows her horse My Maria.

Miss Wilson Woodward Helmhout, represents Longreen Foxhounds. She has been riding for over ten years, riding hunters, some eventing, and enjoys foxhunting.

Miss Olivia Grace Knox, represents Oak Grove Hunt Club.

Miss Sadie Alexandria Krauch, represents the Suburban Garden Club. Sadie is an intern at Eastgate Animal Clinic and volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Miss Ashleigh Marie Linnie, represents Germantown Lions Club. Ashleigh is a member of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, West TN Hunter/Jumper Association, and USHJA. She rides and boards her hunter Silver Lining at Shady Side Farms.

Miss Erin Elyssa Mitchell, represents Aintree Farms Garden & Community Club.

Miss Monica Farraro Nash, representsthe Kiwanis Club of Germantown. Monica has won walk-trot championships on her pony Gus and hunter championships on her Hanoverian Nevermore. Monica will compete in her 10th Germantown Charity Horse Show this year.

Miss Mary Carson Pitts, represents Le Bonheur Club.

Miss Phoenix Michelle Pope, represents Pegasus of Germantown.

Miss Abigail Taylor Powell, represents Poplar Estates Homeowners Association.

Miss Rachel Elizabeth Smith, represents West TN Hunter Jumper Association. Rachel riders hunters at Autumn Chase Farms and competes in Junior Hunters and Equitation on her horse Owen.

Miss Nichole Reneé Streeter, represents Poplar Estates Garden Club.

Miss Kristin Hailey Thomas, represents Heritage Women’s Club. Hailey rides at Heritage Park Equestrian Center, where she trains with Frank Hernandez.

Miss Susan Shields Thompson, represents the Germantown Arts Alliance.

Miss Martha Kathleen Young, represents Oak View Stables. Martha Kate rides her horses Leggs and Major at Oak

View Stables. She was the 2009 Long Stirrup division champion on Oak View’s horse Maxmillian.

Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Foster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Foster of Eads, TN and the granddaughter of GCHS founding members Mary Liz and the late Sonny Foster of Germantown, TN. Elizabeth is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she is majoring in kinesiology.

Photo cutlines:
CSC_3909: Youngsters enjoyed dancing to the music of “Front and Beale.”
CSC_3915: Kathryn and Walter Foster.
DSC_3833: Tempe Chancellor and Mid-South Horse Review Publisher Tommy Brannon.
DSC_3836: Virginia and Snow Walker, daughters of the late former President of the GCHS Harold Walker, and their escorts.
CSC_3917, DSC_3851: Miss Emily Ann Berry
DSC_3854: Miss Alexandria Bailey Cash
DSC_3855, 3856: Miss Mary Grace Greer
DSC_3857, 3858: Miss Olivia Grace Knox
DSC_3859: Miss Phoenix Michelle Pope
DSC_3860, 3861: Miss Rachel Elizabeth Smith
CSC_3918: 2012 GCHS Queen Miss Elizabeth Alexandra Foster
CSC_3919: The Commercial Appeal’s Michael Donahue interviews Mrs. Mary Liz Foster, grandmother of the 2012 GCHS Queen.
DSC_3843: GCHS logo.
DSC_3849: The 2011 GCHS Queen Ellie Taylor with Susan Winn, President of the 2012 GCHS.
DSC_3850: 2011 GCHS Queen Ellie Taylor.
DSC_3866: 2012 GCHS Queen Miss Elizabeth Alexandra Foster
DSC_3868: Father of the 2012 GCHS Queen, Murray Foster.
DSC_3870: Some of the 2012 GCHS Princesses with their escorts.
DSC_3874: 2012 GCHS Queen Elizabeth Foster has the first dance with her dad, Murray Foster.
DSC_3877: Ann Kimberlin at the ball.

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