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AQHA Director Emeritus, Col. Earl Lilley, Has Passed

AQHA Director Emeritus, Col. Earl Lilley, Has Passed

He served in the Air Force for 28 years, with love and dedication to his country. During World War 2, he completed 50 missions without losing a crew member.

In Loving Memory of Rip City Zip

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In Loving Memory of Rip City Zip

In 2002, Elizabeth won Amateur Trail at the Congress with another beloved horse, A Different Glow, who has since passed and is now buried at her Texas ranch. She was the Reserve Congress Champion that same year with Zippy, who is now buried alongside him.

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of AQHA Stallion, Huntin For Chocolate

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of AQHA Stallion, Huntin For Chocolate

It is our hope that the Rodrock family and Huntin’s fans will know how much he was loved and appreciated and how his impact on the horse industry will only increase with future generations. 

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AQHA Honorary VP, James Kiser, Has Passed

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AQHA Honorary VP, James Kiser, Has Passed

He was accredited to judge more than 17 breeds of horses and ponies and spent many years judging shows throughout the United States and Canada. Highlights included the All American Quarter Horse Congress, AQHA world championship shows and several National Arabian Shows. He served as an officer of many breed associations, including the Iowa Quarter Horse Association for more than 15 years and was on the AQHA Board of Directors 1962 to 1986. James was inducted into the halls of fame of many horse and livestock councils and associations. 

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Multiple World and Congress Champion, Ima Petite Classic

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Multiple World and Congress Champion, Ima Petite Classic

The Equine Chronicle had the opportunity to interview trainer, Charlie Cole, and owner, Darcy Reeve, numerous times over the years following Kramer’s many wins. Here are a few of our favorite Kramer quotes. 

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Former APHA Director, Lyle Wonderlich, Has Passed

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Former APHA Director, Lyle Wonderlich, Has Passed

The son of Lyle “Doc” and Wilma “Butch” Wonderlich, Lyle was a successful equine veterinarian and graduate of Colorado State University. He grew up surrounded by the Paint Horse, campaigning a number of horses bred by his parents’ RoseAcre Farm to top APHA honors. Among those were Nightwatcher, who became the first gelding to win an APHA Supreme Champion award in 1972, and Gallant Ghost, who earned APHA’s 29th Supreme Champion title in 1979.

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of OQHA Past President and Congress Leader, Vic Clark

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Our Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of OQHA Past President and Congress Leader, Vic Clark

Vic was a great man with a wealth of knowledge not only pertaining to OQHA and the Congress, but to all horses in general. He was the master of horse pedigrees and had a genuine love for good horses.

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In Loving Memory of Art Of The Deal

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In Loving Memory of Art Of The Deal

“I knew him like the back of my hand- just like how he hated to be petted on his nose but loved being petted under it.”

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Dr. Gus Darilek

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Sincerest Condolences Following Passing of Dr. Gus Darilek

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Dr. Gus Darilek, who recently passed away. He is survived by his loving wife, Maurice “Doc” Wilkinson.

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After Death of Father and Horse in Same Week, There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel For APHA Youth  

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After Death of Father and Horse in Same Week, There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel For APHA Youth  

“My dad passed away at 11:59 pm on Thursday night, and I found out about Brett on Friday morning. I just keep trying to tell myself that they’re in heaven, together.”

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