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. 

Shawn Swartz
Arizona horseman has passed away.
Walk Thru Fire
Leading sire has died at the age of 27.
Richard Waldner
The AQHA Legacy breeder died in December.
Skip Salome
The Ohio Quarter Horse Association past president and All American Quarter Horse Congress Hall of Famer died in March.
Jimmy R. Coffman
Texas horseman passed away March 18.
Barbara Kettlewell 
The Legacy Breeder and MQHA Hall of Famer died in March.
Certain Potential
The western pleasure sire died at his retirement home.
Royal Shake Em
The AQHA Superior Race Horse and sire died in February.
Ann Admonius
Longtime AQHA, NSBA and NRHA competitor passes away.
Peg Edmondson
The show manager and AQHA director emeritus died in January.