Skip to content

Equine Obituary – Kid Callahan




Kid Callahan passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2021, following a heart attack. Foaled on May 10, 2002, this 19-year-old gorgeous, black stallion was well known for his many blue-ribbon rides with owner Ed Breedlove in the saddle.

Sired by He’s Puttin’ On The Ritz and out of a Delight Of Pride mare, Kid Callahan was bred by the late Lloyd Cassidy of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Kid Callahan was started under the direction of Mike Thomas but soon caught the eye of Ed Breedlove which made the purchase in 2006. Breedlove and the talent entered the ring in 2006 making their debut ride a blue-ribbon performance under the direction of Charlie Green. That first year this the dynamic team was getting to know each other and would be a force to be reckoned with in 2007.

Entering the ring 94 times and winning 42 blues, Kid Callahan has won six world championship titles, two reserve world grand championships and a world grand championship all with Breedlove in the saddle with the exception of his final world championship in 2014. Kid Callahan, Ed Breedlove and Whitney Breedlove Parent, captured the Amateur/Amateur World Championship title in 2014.

In 2016 Kid Callahan made his last appearance with Breedlove and was sent to retire to life in the breeding barn at Spencer Benedict Stables in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was offered to the public for breeding in 2018. He has sired such well-known offspring such as I Kid You Not, They Call Me Kid Rock, I’m Just Kiddin, She’s Happy Happy Happy and soon to be known Kid Cando for the 2021 show season.

The team at Spencer Benedict Stables, along with the Ed Breedlove family, will certainly miss this amazing show horse that they considered one of their favorites.

More Stories