VINEMONT, AL – Mr. Jamie Lawrence was on his way to the Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 driving this three-quarter ton black dually truck pulling a silver horse trailer when his alleged reckless driving endangered the life of Ms.Teresa Bippen and made him the center of attention of four law enforcement officers who witnessed it.
As you can see here a fellow in a yellow shirt riding in Mr. Jamie Lawrence’s truck lowers the passenger side window to say things to two women protesting the Animal Cruelty of the Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses.
Since Mr. Lawrence’s conduct that day, along with that of his passenger, many people wonder:
- Who owned the horses on Mr Lawrence’s trailer?
- Who was the fellow in the yellow shirt?
- What made Mr. Jamie Lawrence so mad to do what he did?
First, the Horses:
One of Mr. Jamie Lawrence’s premier customers is Ms Kimberly Coult from Magnolia, Texas. She showed “It’s A Medalist” in the Amateur Ladies Mares & Gelding class Saturday night at the Columbia Spring Jubilee. There were eight horses in the class, and Ms. Coult’s entry did not finish in the money and left the tarmac with no ribbon.
Redemption came on June 5 at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee when Ms. Coult’s horse was the only one in the class, and it received a first place blue ribbon. Ms. Coult was so pleased that she spent approximately $1,000.00+ to advertise It’s A Medalist Blue Ribbon in The Walking Horse Report newspaper.
KIMBERLY COULT UP ON IT’S A MEDALIST TRAINED BY MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE
“Its A Medalist” is owned by Ms Kimberly Coult and an entity known as Forest Shadows Walkers. Ms. Coult is the proprietor of Forest Shadows Pet Resort (Forest Shadows Walkers) which advertises itself as “Forest Shadows is Montgomery County’s leading pet resort that offers boarding, grooming, Doggy Daycamp, Obedience Training and Agility Training. We provide each pet with tender loving care by certified PCSA technicians with all the comforts of home.”
It is not so sure if one of Ms Coult’s horses named “Mexican Fire” was receiving the same treatment as the “furry four legged friends with a home away from home” at Forest Shadows Pet Resort, when Ms Coult was cited on August 29, 2012 by the USDA at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for “Mexican Fire” testing positive for a prohibited substance O-AMINOAZOTOLUENE. According to his literatue, this substance is a known carcinogen if it touches skin.
USDA APHIS OFFICIAL WARNING – FORM 7060
Ms. Coult frequently places Ads in Walking Horse publications which quote biblical scripture – Psalms 103.2 “Let all that I am praise the Lord: may I never forget the good things he does for me” Forest Shadows Horses to God be the glory”. The King James verion of Psalms 103.2 reads “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” Another horse is named “Walking To Heaven”.
It’s not certain if “Mexican Fire” thought that prohibited substance on his feet was a “good thing” or not. Most likely, he would not have thought it was a “benefit”.
Another reason that Ms Coult d/b/a Forest Shadows Walkers is a highly valued customer at Mr. Jamie Lawrence’s Barn is she owns the 2014 Racking Horse World Grand Champion “High Sword”.
Other horses on Mr. Lawrence’s trailer that evening which apparently survived the sudden swerve on Maury County Park Drive were Jose’s Pushing The Dream, 3 Year Old Amateur second place finisher, and IM Harley Davidson, Amateur 50 And Over seventh place ribbon winner. Both are owned by Mr. Ray Solley.
Here are some Horse Protection Act Violation Citations that Mr. Jamie Lawrence has accumulated:
- Jamie Lawrence Vinemont AL 35179 Unilateral Sore Not Specified 10/07/05 11/09/05 NHSC
- Jamie Lawrence Vinemont AL 35179 Scar Rule Not Specified 04/29/07 05/12/07 NHSC
- Jamie Lawrence Vinemont AL 35179 Illegal Chains Not Specified 11/26/01 12/09/01 NHSC
- Jamie Lawrence Vinemont AL 35179 Bellagio Not Specified Not Specified Ticket #29050 10/22/10 11/23/10 SHOW
- Jamie Lawrence Not Listed Not Listed/Unkown She’s One Hot Tamale Foreign Substance Not Specified 08/26/11 0-aminoazotoluene TN130298-AC 04/24/13 73rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
Finally, The Fellow In The Yellow Shirt:
The gentleman riding on the passenger side of the back seat of Mr. Lawrence’s three quarter ton black dually pick up truck is 68 year old Mr. Doyce Lawrence who happens to be the father of 43 year old Mr. Jamie Lawrence.
“Doyce Lawrence, 64, a semi-retired excavator, said he bought a horse decades ago for $500 “just to play with and everything escalated from there. Riding and training horses is all Jamie ever wanted to do and is all he has ever done.” Jamie Lawrence Stables maintains 60 stalls and each is usually occupied. Lawrence trains both racking and walking horses and says he admires them equally.”
MR. DOYCE LAWRENCE FAMILY – 3 GENERATIONS
“Dad was training when I was born, and Morgan continued the tradition he and our grandfather started,” she said. “We enjoy going out and getting that blue ribbon. That’s what it’s all about.” Morgan said she likes “everything that goes with the horse business, but showing tops it all.”
One can only wonder why Mr. Jamie Lawrence would get so upset when seeing these simple signs held by two ladies while on his way to get that blue ribbon, that he would, in the words of Maury County Deputy Sheriff Andy Jackson, “recklessly endanger” the life of Ms. Teresa Bippen.
Now if only Maury County Sheriff Bucky Lawrence
will stop dragging his feet (for whatever reason), and report to the public on Monday, June 16, 2015 (DAY 18) that Mr. Jamie Lawrence of Vinemont, Alabama was detained by eyewitness Maury County Deputy Andy Jackson at Maury County Park Drive at approximately 5:40 p.m. on May 30, 2015, for allegedly recklessly endangering the life of Ms. Teresa Bippen, and that the matter will be taken before the July session of the Maury County Grand Jury.