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Equine Obituary – He’s Vida Blue



 

The Walking Horse industry lost one of its great champions of this generation with the passing of He’s Vida Blue in the early morning hours of November 3, 2015.  He’s Vida Blue died with complications from colic.

The 2015 Reserve Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion was dominant beginning with his three-year-old year in 2010.  With his first show in 2010 at the Mississippi Charity, He’s Vida Blue went on a 27-time winning streak which included the 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Championships and World Grand Championships with former owner Kay Green in the amateur division.

He’s Vida Blue was purchased by Gayle Holcomb and Nick Masters in 2013 and was a World Champion with Chad Williams in the Aged Stallions division before finishing as the Reserve World Grand Champion to I Am Jose’.  He’s Vida Blue finished as the Reserve World Grand Champion in 2015 again to I Am Jose and left the show ring with a career record of 41 first place finishes, 9 reserve finishes and another top 10 as a two-year-old in Tunica.

He’s Vida Blue was sired by A Strong Dollar and was out of the mare I’m Vida Blue.  Beginning in 2009, He’s Vida Blue was trained by Knox Blackburn until 2013 when he moved to Chad Williams at ThorSport Farms.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved with this great champion. 

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