World Champion, My Bright Star, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, from complications of colic. My Bright Star was born on October 3, 1998. He was 20 years old.

Affectionately known as “Star,” the beautiful bay gelding was owned by Linda Shelley of Waynesburg, Kentucky. He was sired by Prides’s Jubilee Star and out of Delite Is On. 

Throughout his career, Star claimed wins in Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. In 2003, My Bright Star won the Owner-Amateur Novice Lady Riders on Novice Mares or Geldings World Championship in a class of 33 horses. He also won multiple divisions including 15.2 and Under, Juvenile Specialty and Park Performance.  

In 2014, My Bright Star was acquired by Linda Shelley and shown throughout Kentucky in his final years. He was greatly loved by Linda, Mindy Keith and Lily Osborne. My Bright Star will be eternally missed and never forgotten.