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Equine Obituary - Gen's Sundance Lady





Multi World Grand Champion and World Champion Gen's Sundance Lady passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 24-year-old mare was owned and loved by Maisie McSwain for most of her life. 

Sired by Prides Generator and out of a Delight’s Sundance mare, Gen’s Sundance Lady was foaled on May 26, 1992 to Sharon Avent of Hastings, Minn. She began her training under the direction of Carl Edwards & Sons Stables, winning her first blue at the 1994 King Cotton Charity Show in the Two-Year-Old Open class. Under the ownership of John Frazee Jr., she captured four world championship titles. 

Gen’s Sundance Lady caught the eye of Jeffcoat Stables of Cordova, Tenn., and was purchased in 1997 to be campaigned by Jennifer Vining in the youth division. Together this team accumulated three world championships and two world grand championships including: 1997 Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 12-14 on Mares & Geldings World Champion, 1998 Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 15-17 on Walking Ponies World Champion and Owner-Amateur Youth Riders on Walking Ponies World Grand Champion, 1999 Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 15-17 Mares & Geldings Specialty World Champion and Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 12-17 on Mares & Geldings World Grand Champion.  

To remain in training under the direction of Carl Edwards & Sons Stables, the McSwain family purchased Gen’s Sundance Lady in 2000. The talented mare would remain in the youth division where Maisie McSwain went on to direct her to a Reserve World Championship in the Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 6-11 on Mares & Geldings class at the 2001 Celebration. The following year, Gen’s Sundance Lady made her final spotlight ride around the Celebration oval, winning the Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 11 & Under on Mares & Geldings World Grand Championship. The duo also collected top irons in Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 11 & Under on Walking Mares at the 2002 Celebration. 

Gen’s Sundance Lady amassed an impressive total of three world grand championships and 10 world championships with a combination of six different riders. Making history in the juvenile division, she is the only horse to have ever won the Youth 12-17 World Grand Championship, Youth Riders on Walking Ponies World Grand Championship and the Youth 11 & Under World Grand Championship. 

Gen’s Sundance Lady retired from her legendary show ring career in 2004. She is the dam of World Grand Champion and Multi-World Champion, He’s The Lady's Man. 

She was an incredible ambassador for the breed and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 
 

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