Skip to content

Equine Obituary – Main Power




4/3/1999 – 1/28/2019

2005 World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse
2005 World Champion Aged Stallion
2004 Reserve World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse
2004 Reserve World Champion Aged Stallion
2003 World Grand Champion Four-Year-Old
2003 World Champion Four-Year-Old Stallion
2002 World Grand Champion O/A Three-Year-Old
2002 World Champion O/A Three-Year-Old Stallion
2002 World Champion Three-Year-Old Stallion
World Champion Sire


It is with great sadness to report that 2005 World Grand Champion Main Power was humanely laid to rest. After a prolonged time dealing with a chronic leg issue, of which we had no resolution, Main Power’s quality of life was beginning to deteriorate to where we knew we had to let him go. It’s a sad day for all of us here at Rising Star Ranch as well as for all his fans who always showed their love for Main Power.

Main Power was born and raised on Harlinsdale Farm. Sired by Gold Power and out of Main Man’s Spirit he was purchased as a yearling by Raymond and Gerald Pedigo. Under the Pedigo’s ownership Main Power began his show career. At his first entrance to the show ring which occurred at the 2001 National Trainers’ Show, Main Power was 7th out of 17 entries. He recovered nicely to win Great Strides, Belfast and Walking For The Children shows in the two-year-old amateur division with Gerald Pedigo aboard.

In the Fall of 2001 Dr. Jim and Kay Green purchased Main Power for a new show horse for Kay. Under the Green’s ownership Main Power won 15 of 16 show ring appearances as a three-year-old including two World Championships in the open and amateur class at the Celebration and his first World Grand Championship as the 2001 World Grand Champion Owner-Amateur Three-Year-Old. The Greens owned him for five more show ring appearances as a four-year-old in which he remained undefeated. It was after his victory at Woodbury as a four-year-old that the successful owner combination of Bob Kilgore, Neal Holland and Gus King purchased Main Power to ultimately win the “Big Stake” at the Celebration.

Under Holland, King and Kilgore, Main Power was the World Champion Four-Year-Old Stallion and World Grand Champion Four-Year-Old. During his next 12 shows as an aged stallion Main Power became Reserve World Grand Champion in 2004 and World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse in 2005.

It was in February of 2007 when Debbie and Frank Eichler of Rising Star Ranch purchased Main Power to add to their impressive stallion line up and for Debbie to show in Amateur classes. The highlights of that year included victories in the Adult Amateur Pony class at the 2007 National Trainers’ Show and at the Red Carpet Show of the South in Pulaski, Tennessee.

As a breeding stallion Main Power was a World Champion Sire. He currently has 191 TWHBEA registered foals. His World and Reserve World Champions include; MP1, Main Sweetie, Candy Crush, More Horsepower, He’s My Main Man, and Brain Power was as recently as the 2018 Celebration named the Reserve World Champion Aged Gelding. Main Power’s legacy will now be represented through his sons and daughters. One of Main Power’s daughters produced 2018 Two-Year-Old sensation Star Power CC.

Main Power has been a “Main Stay” at Rising Star Ranch greeting visitors for the past 12 years. He will be sadly missed by those who have cared for him each day and his many visitors who would make special trips to see him. We at Rising Star Ranch want to thank all of our veterinarians and farriers who helped us along the way especially Dr. Krista Gilliam and Paul Morris. Our thanks also to those who were a part of Main Power’s life and allowed him to be a part of ours and yours.

More Stories

  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More
  • Birth Announcement – William Jackson Bauer

    Dr. & Mrs. Will  Bauer of Gainesville, Georgia welcomed their first child, William Jackson Bauer, on December 4, 2020. Jack weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Master's Razzle and Jazz

    The Walking Horse Community and the Alan Riddley Family lost Master’s Razzle And Jazz, the reigning 2020 World Grand Champion, on Friday, February 5, 2021, due to complications of colic. Master’s Razzle And Jazz, affectionately known as “Lurch”, will forever be remembered by his gentle ways, powerful gait and his eye-catching presence. Read More