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Equine Obituary-Clutches Holiday

Clutches Holiday, 21 years old, was humanely laid to rest on Thursday, June 28, 2007.  Bred and raised by Jim and Louise Arnold of Goshen, OH Clutch was trained his entire life by Gary Oliver at Oliver Stables in Lancaster, KY.  In recent years he was shown in the show pleasure division by Lindsay Oliver where he found great success.  He was the Kentucky Walking Horse Association 2003, 2004 and 2005 Show Pleasure Horse of the Year and was also first or reserve in both the Amateur and Open divisions each of these years.  Clutch was also a high point award winner in Show Pleasure with the Ohio Valley Walking Horse Association, the Eastern Kentucky Walking and Racking Horse Association and the Kentucky Walking and Racking Horse Trainers Association. In he and Lindsay's last show together they won the Open Show Pleasure Class at the Lincoln County Horse Show in Stanford, KY.  Clutch was a special horse with a unique personality and love of the show ring. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.  He was truly a once in a lifetime horse.


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