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Equine Obituary – Papa’s John Grey



Papa’s John Grey passed away on December 4, 2010 at Rocky Hill Stables in Cusseta, Ala. Dr. Charles Harris treated the mare.  The nine year old mare was bred, raised and owned by Joe, Vickie and Melissa Tittle.  She was by Another Grey John and Counselor’s Wounded Heart. She was a trail pleasure and personal mount for Vicki Tittle.

Lollypop, as she was affectionately known as, topped the 2010 Model, Trail Pleasure, Youth Trail Pleasure and High Point Pleasure Horse of the Year for the Georgia Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association.
This talented grey mare captured a fourth place finish in the Three-Year-Old Plantation division at the TWHBEA National Futurity, the Alabama State Three-Year-Old Plantation Futurity Champion and garnered 30 careers wins and over 100 top five finishes on the Georgia show circuit alone.

Lollypop was very much a part of the Tittle family, but they chose to never part with her. She was used to teach kids to ride and show at Rocky Hill Stables. The mare will forever be remembered by Joe, Vicki, Melissa and Trent as they continue to raise and show her half brothers and sisters. Her full sister, John Grey’s Last Edition, will continue her bloodline while her mother, Counselor’s Wounded Heart, continues to produce wonderful offspring like Papa’s John Grey and He’s A Million Dollar Baby. Her legacy will remain and walk on in the hearts of those who knew the great mare.

“She was just an amazingly talented horse. She gave her heart and soul every day to whomever rode and showed her, whether it was kids or the adults, she just was the most perfect horse. As most of you do not know, I only got to ride her on show day. Everyone fussed over who was going to ride her at the barn. Although someday, God willing, I will show her full sister but it will never be the same as Lollypop. She was a dream to own, to ride and to show. She has left her hoof prints on many hearts. God only knows how hard it is to go to the barn and not see her there. I will meet her at Rainbow Bridge one day,” said Melissa Tittle.

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