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Equine Obituary – More Horsepower




More Horsepower was humanely laid to rest on June 29, 2018 following severe health complications that could not be resolved. Foaled on October 3, 2007 this 11-Year-Old Gelding known as “George” held a place very dear to many hearts. 

Sired by Main Power and out of a Gen’s Major General mare, More Horsepower was bred by Dr. Richard Wilhelm of Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Started under the direction of Bobby Hugh and owned by Debbie Eichler, this talented pony entered the ring 128 times during his lifetime. In 2012 Jannie Chapman purchased the black pony for her and several others to enjoy in and out of the ring. 

In 2017 More Horsepower caught the eye of Mike and Kristie Bell and the move was made to Trimble Stables. It was under this ownership that George would make his claim to fame gaining not one but two World Championship titles at the 2017 Celebration with both Mike and Kristie in the Men’s Novice and Ladies Novice classes. This was almost unheard of for one horse to carry both owners to a world championship title in the same year.

Plans were already in the making for George to carry the Bell’s daughter, Aaleah, to her first ride in the padded division sometime during the 2018 season but that dream was cut short. Following a sickness that is still unknown the decision was made by Trimble and the Bell’s, under the direction of Dr. Baum, to humanely lay the horse to rest. More Horsepower was a once in a lifetime horse that will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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