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Dragonfly passes away

By Sadie Fowler

Dragonfly, the beloved champion Tennessee Walking Horse owned by Bob and Mary Medina, has sadly passed away following a surgery intended to correct an unexpected health issue. He was near and dear to his owners’ hearts and they are mourning his passing. 

“He was my Christmas present in 2001,” Mary said. “The video showed a little black colt posed with a big red bow around his neck. We think we gave him one of the most memorable homes in the business, and we know Jeffrey Howard designed him the best cap!”

Dragonfly, foaled in 2000, won his first world championship as a barely-shown two-year-old, but he really came into his own when he was three. At the epitome of his career, Dragonfly won the 2007 15.2 and under world grand championship under the expert hand of Jimmy McConnell.

He enjoyed retirement at Grider Farms.

“He was an inquisitive, playful and loving horse who had the same owners and the same trainer his entire career,” she said. “We gave him the best possible life we could. He gave us all he had.”

See a more detailed stories in next week’s Walking Horse Report. 

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