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Equine Obituary - London Rain





The Report has recently learned of the passing of show ring champion, London Rain. Many talented trainers have shared the reins of this great horse, including; Steve Aymett, Chad Baucom, Tyler Baucom, Link Webb, Derek Bonner, Justin Jenne' and Mike Hilley. 

 In 2010, he found his forever home with Erica Hartlein. Together they shared many great memories, in and out of the show ring. In 2013, London Rain made his final show ring performance with a win at the North Carolina Championships in the NCWHA Members Only class with Erica in the irons. 

 Erica posted the following on her Facebook page:

 My beloved London Rain - You will forever be missed. Out of my dreams you came into my life. It's not about the blue ribbons, world championship titles or blankets of roses left to your name. You gave reason and meaning to dancing in the Rain. From your hoof prints to your heartbeat, You will forever hold the heart of my cherished champion. 

To our barn family -

@godiseverything2 , @mariadbobo , Herbert, Jill, Earnest, Thomas, and Will - thank you for welcoming us with open arms and loving "Lou Bear" each day as your own. 

To Dr. Gillam, Dr. Baum, Lisa and team -my heart can't thank you enough for your care and kindness over the past days and allowing me keep him as long as possible.


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