Ed Kyler Dies

Horseman, trainer and rancher Ed Kyler died March 26.

March 28, 2012

Ed Kyler

Ed Kyler

Horseman and rancher Ed Kyler, 64, of Cascade, Montana, died March 26 of a heart attack.

Ed was born March 24, 1948, and met his wife, Mary, while attending the University of Montana, where they rodeoed together, Ed as a roper and bulldogger and Mary as a barrel racer. The Kylers bred their first horse together in 1973, and continued breeding good horses for racing and rodeoing from their 2,700 acre ranch.

The 30-year cumulative breeders have from 70 starters bred 45 winners and nine stakes winners, including Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) winner KR American Girl ($46,334) and All Canadian Futurity of Alberta winner KR Montana Cartel ($52,783).

Since 1999, Ed trained the winners of 83 races from 328 starts and the earners of more than $540,000. Stakes winners he trained, in addition to the above two homebreds, are Platinum N Pearls, KR Montana Shake Em, JCPH Go Go Carly, KR Streakin Who, KR Profitability and Elfin Cove.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at St. Peter’s Mission Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Ed is survived by his wife; sons Ryan Kyler of Seattle, Washington, and Will Kyler of Golden, Colorado; sisters Sharon Trott of Billings, Montana, Beverly Brown of Clovis, California, and Catherine West of Helena, Montana; a brother, Kenneth E. Kyler of Helena, Montana, and three grandchildren.