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Equine Death – Nothin’ Special



Nothin’ Special, affectionately known as “Bunn-Bunns” was humanely laid to rest on Jan. 7, 2009, due to colic. She was born on May 19, 1982.

She was most remembered by her almost perfect show career in the Show Pleasure division in 1988-1989. She was very ill as a young horse, and not really campaigned in the show ring until the Celebration 1987, in which she placed third in the preliminary and championship and ended 1987 by winning the Southern Championships in Montgomery, Ala.

During the 1988 show season she was undefeated. This included the 1988 world and world grand championship in the Owner Amateur Show Pleasure division and the International Amateur Show Pleasure Champion and Grand Championship with Susan Coleman.

The 1989 season was also a great year for “Bunns” and Coleman, winning every class they entered except the preliminary class at the International and the Celebration. Winning her second world grand championship, the team retired her trophies at the Celebration and so the decision was made to also retire her at the age of eight. In the two years “Bunns” was in the show ring she claimed 44 blues ribbons under the direction of Jeff Givens. 

In addition to her many titles, she was named the 1988-1989 Show Pleasure Horse of the Year and was noted in the Who’s Who publication.

Nothin’ Special had two offspring, Flashy Jack and Movin’ On Up. She was not too fond of motherhood, therefore, was allowed to run freely and comfortably and enjoy all the marshmallows and carrots her owner, Susan Coleman, could give to her.

“Bunns” was laid to rest at Finish Line Farms, alongside Put Me In Coach and Hal’s Major Shooter. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.



 

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