Celebration of Life for Cheree Kirkbride

A memorial is set for July 1 to celebrate the life of Cheree Kirkbride, wife of horse-show photographer Jeff Kirkbride.

From Jeff Kirkbride Photography

Cheree Kirkbride and Cardigan Welsh Corgi Ch McLea's Smarty Jones v. Starview (Credit: Cheree Kirkbride Facebook)

Cheree Kirkbride of Ocala, Florida, died early on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Cheree and husband Jeff were owners of Jeff Kirkbride Photography located in the heart of horse country in Ocala, Florida. 

Among the photography business' premiere events are Arizona Quarter Horse Association's Sun Circuit, National Western Stock Show, Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Championship Horse Show, Pinto Horse Association of America World Championship Horse Show and the Color Breed Congress. 

In 2014, Jeff Kirkbride Photography decided to step away from its position as official photographer for the All American Quarter Horse Congress, a position that the photographer held for 14 years.   

Cheree was successful in many disciplines of showing horses, including hunter/jumpers and reining. She was also a successful breeder, owner and handler of Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Collies. 

There will be a celebration of Cheree's life at 5:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Kirkbride home located at 5700 N W 90th Ave, Ocala FL 34482.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pinto Heritage Foundation, 7330 N W 23rd St, Bethany OK 73008, 405-491-0111, extension 225.  The family would like to establish a scholarship in Cheree Kirkbride’s name.