Skip to content

Equine Obituary - I'm Sammy Day



I'm Sammy Day passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, due to complications from colic while in transport to the UT Vet Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

In his very first outing, I'm Sammy Day carried Zachary Swafford to a blue ribbon ride at the Al Miller Memorial Horse Show on May 14, 2011, in Cleveland, Tenn. Solely shown by Swafford in the 11 and Under division, I'm Sammy Day captured wins at both the Pikeville Spring and O.K. Hege Memorial Horse Shows earlier this season and a reserve at the Fentress County Fair in Jamestown, Tenn. just a few short weeks ago.

Only a three-year-old, the Swaffords purchased this talented Titleist offspring from Ricky Atnip, who had the colt in training with Tony Yokley, and took him home to train at their stables in Pikeville, Tenn.

Eric Swafford stated, "You just knew he was a unique horse. I've been around horses for 38 years and never have seen a horse like him; he just knew what he was born to do."

More Stories

  • Farm Bill passes

    The Farm Bill appeared in the headlines throughout 2018, including within the walking horse industry as an attempt was made earlier this year to include language in the bill that would have affected the walking horse industry... Read More
  • Check off the horse lovers on your list!

    Simply renew your subscription at regular price and order as many gifts at half price as you need to complete your holiday shopping in one simple step. Read More
  • Latest Issue December 10 18

    Read More
  • Obituary — Lester John Anderson, Jr.

    Lester John Anderson, Jr., 69, passed away Nov. 21at his home in Piney Flats, Tennessee. John’s career as a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer spanned many years. He thoroughly enjoyed working and showing these beautiful horses... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – My Bright Star

    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... Read More
  • Election yields changes to TWHBEA’s executive committee

    Two contested positions that required a ballot vote as well a couple more uncontested nominations resulted in a TWHBEA executive committee for 2019 that looks quite a bit different from last year’s. The election closed out the nearly three-hour annual International Board of Directors meeting Dec. 1... Read More
  • 2018 Readers' Choice Ballot

    You don't have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in The 37th Annual Walking Horse Report Readers' Choice conducted by The Walking Horse Report... Read More
  • Latest Issue December 3 18

    Read More
  • Positive trends and changes to Futurity highlight TWHBEA meeting

    The annual general membership meeting of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) was held Nov. 30 at the TWHBEA headquarters with approximately 40 members in attendance... Read More
  • TWHBEA honors 2018 awards

    The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association held its annual awards banquet on Friday, Nov. 30 at the TWHBEA Headquarters in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Following a welcome, the invocation and a delicious meal, the evening’s awards presentation began.  Read More