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Equine Obituary - A Strong Need For Cash




On Friday, October 21, 2017, A Strong Need For Cash was humanely laid to rest.

By A Strong Dollar and out of Cash’s Moon Lite Bay, A Strong Need For Cash was foaled on June 4, 2007. He began his training under the direction of David Smith where he caught the eye of Michael and Casey Wright. The Wrights brought him to the attention of Jim and Jeannie Roberts who purchased him.

The young bay stallion was a fireball full of energy and talent. There was an instant bond between Michael and A Strong Need For Cash. Michael knew immediately that this little horse was special.

In the summer of 2009, A Strong Need For Cash made his debut performance at the Germantown Charity show. Everyone who attended the show knew this colt had a style and presence to him. He was wild, gorgeous and full of energy! Claiming top honors in his first show, this was for sure the start to something great!

From 2009 until 2016, A Strong Need For Cash would enter the ring 37 times with Michael, collecting an impressive 25 blues including three world grand championships, two world championships and two reserve world grand championships.

In 2011, as a Four-Year-Old Stallion, the popular team of A Strong Need For Cash and Michael walked under the spotlight capturing Michael’s first set of roses at the Celebration. Together they topped the competition in the Trainers’ Ride For The Roses class. Michael would capture two more sets of roses including the 15.2 & Under in 2013 and the Open Specialty in 2014.

With his popularity in the walking horse industry the decision was made by the Roberts and Wright Stables to stand the gorgeous bay stallion at Spencer Benedict Stables. In December 2016, he, along with many others were exposed to a toxin. A Strong Need For Cash was immediately transported and began veterinary care under the direction of Rood & Riddle, Dr. Tony Kimmons and Franklin Equine Services, Dr. Jim Baum, Dr. Peter Morressey and Dr. Scott Morrison. After a 10 month battle the bay stallion succumbed to the after effect of this toxin and was humanely laid to rest.

A Strong Need For Cash was an amazing ambassador for the breed. Fans would gather at the shows to see just a glimpse of him and the crowds would rush to the rail when he entered the ring. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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