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. 

Dick Pieper
Famed horseman passed away May 15.
Vested N Red
A faithful companion, "Rocky" passed at age 23.
Helen Kleberg Groves
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee passed away May 6.
Tempting Dash
Leading sire passed away May 5.
Tom Bivins
The AQHA Director Emeritus passed away on May 4.
Evelyn I. Leonard Mixer
Wife of famed artist Orren Mixer passed away April 22.
Lester E. "Les" Horner
Oklahoma breeder passed away April 30.
Melvin H. Bell
Longtime racing investigator passed away April 30.
James Dale “Jim” Nebeker
Utah-based horseman passed away April 20.
SS Rampage
World champion halter horse passed away at age 9.