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 

David Hooper
Lifetime racing regulator passed away on May 28.
Paul R. Martin
Indiana racing horseman passed away May 13.
Blue Skys A Fallin
The champion hunter died in August 2022.
Larry Mahan
The ProRodeo hall of famer died May 7, 2023.
Bruce Walquist
The AQHA Professional Horseman and life member died Saturday, May 6.
Docs Misty Jet
The 35-year-old mare made a difference in people’s lives, even in her last year of life. 
Richard Wilcke
Dedicated Kentucky horseman died April 18.
Cliff Smith
The AQHA honorary vice president died April 12.
Harold Watkins
Racing horseman passed away on March 25.
Sam Brookover
Successful racing owner passed away March 27.