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Ace - Equine Obituary




On Thursday, December 12, 2013 WGC Ace was humanly laid to rest after a long battle with cancer.  Ace was born in 1988 and was purchased from Gayle and Thomas Brandon in 1994 by the Bailey’s for their son Kyle.  The little black pony with the heart of gold was shown for 16 straight years in the Lead Line division. 


 
During his career he had 7 different riders that made their show ring debut aboard Ace.  In 1996-1999 Kyle Bailey, 2000 Alex Blackburn, 2001-2004 Tyler Bailey, 2004 Ally Puckett, 2005-2006 Dalton Puckett, 2007-2009 Libby McConnell, 2010-2011 Colton Trimble.

Capturing impressive titles in 2000 as the World Champion Lead Line Pony, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 he was Reserve World Champion and finally in 2011 with Colton Trimble aboard he made his claim to fame as he collected the World Grand Championship title.  Ace was retired from the show ring after winning the 2011 World Grand Championship and enjoyed his remaining years on the farm of Kim and Beetle Bailey in Lynchburg, Tenn.



This little black pony made a mark in many children’s lives as well as many adults.  He was loved by all and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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