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Equine Obituary – Collector's Mindy

Collector’s Mindy passed away April 3, 2020 following severe health complications that could not be resolved. Foaled on June 1st, 1995 this 25-year-old mare was special right from the start, sharing her birthday with her owner/rider Amy Ann McCormick. This big, black mare was like a member of the family with both of Amy Ann’s parents showing the mother and father of Collector’s Mindy.

Sired by Collector’s The One and out of Pride’s Majesty, Collector’s Mindy was bred owned and loved by the McCormick family of Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Started and trained under the direction of Amy Ann’s father Mike McCormick, Collector’s Mindy had her forever home with the McCormick’s and was the heart of his young daughter Amy Ann. In 2002, when Collector’s Mindy and Amy Ann were both seven-years-old, Amy Ann decided it was time to show and proud dad Mike handed over the reins.

Their debut performance at the Mt. Pleasant Lions Club show was a huge success taking first place honors out of a large class of eight young riders. The new team hit instant success with their third show collecting a reserve world championship title at the Celebration. In 2003, after a complete season of showing they returned to the Celebration, this time to capture a World Championship title as well as a reserve world grand championship title in the Youth 11 & Under class.

This dynamic duo would have an impressive show record for the next several years in the youth 11 & under division. In 2006, Collector’s Mindy and Amy Ann made their last appearance together at the Celebration taking third place. Following that show the decision was made to retire the mare to the pasture where she spent the rest of her life on the McCormick Farm.

Collector’s Mindy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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