Obituaries & Deaths of Horses

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The American Quarter Horse Journal accepts submitted obituaries for horses and humans who were part of the American Quarter Horse industry. Obituaries must be 300 words or less. The Journal's editors reserve the right to edit for length and style. You may submit your obituaries to bnewell@aqha.org. 

James Kelly
Arizona-based horseman passed away January 26.
Captain Courage Dies
The winning and graded stakes-placed son of champion Mr Jess Perry died at age 18.
Amber Lynn Alder Olson
She loved raising and riding American Quarter Horses.
Dr. Charles “Bud” Townsend
The educator, author and rodeo announcer died January 21.
Blazin Jetolena 
The barrel-horse sire died in January of a sudden cardiac event. 
Apache Blue Boy 
Six-time AQHA world champion stallion died in January.
Twisters Enola Gay 
The multiple AQHA world champion and Superhorse producer died in January. 
Cadillac In Black
Star show gelding humanely euthanized January 4.
Michel Harmon Clites
The AQHA director emeritus died January 6.
Thomas A. "Tad" Davis
Longtime horse industry lobbyist dies at 84.