Equine Obituary - A.C.C.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
World Grand Champion and World Champion A.C.C. passed away on December 17, 2016. The 12-year-old stallion was owned and loved by the Rick Compton family for his entire life.
Sired by Jose’ Jose’ and out of a I’m Dumas Walker mare, A.C.C. was foaled on April 4, 2004. He began his training under the direction of Steve Hankins, winning his first blue at the 2006 North Carolina Championship.
A.C.C. was shown numerous times across the North Carolina and Middle Tennessee circuit with Steve Hankins, Kenny Compton, Jacyln Compton and Summer Compton sharing saddle time. He amassed a world grand championship, a reserve world grand championship, four world championships and two reserve world championships.
A.C.C. won his first world championship at the 2009 Celebration, claiming top honors in the Owner-Amateur Riders on Ponies World Championship with Kenny. In the fall of 2010, the talented stallion with a big heart entered the juvenile division with Jaclyn winning the Youth Pony class at the North Carolina Championship. The following year, A.C.C carried Jaclyn to her first world championship title winning the 2011 Owner-Amateur Riders 6-14 on Ponies World Championship.
In 2012, A.C.C. carried Hankins to his first world grand championship, winning the Trainers Ride For The Roses World Grand Championship. The very same year, he captured an Amateur Owned & Trained World Championship with Kenny and the Owner-Amateur Riders 6-14 on Ponies World Championship with Jaclyn for the second consecutive year, making the 2012 Celebration unforgettable for the Rick Compton family.
A.C.C. made his final victory pass at the 2016 North Carolina Championship, the same place that he won his first blue ribbon, 10 years ago. Not only did he make headlines in the show ring, but also in the breeding barn where he resided at Spencer Benedict Stables. A.C.C. is the sire of show ring star, I’m In High Definition.