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Equine Obituary - Prides Pattern



Pride’s Pattern passed away due to a volvulus of the small intestine on July 30, 2008. Born on April 6, 1986, Pride’s Pattern affectionately known in his younger years as “Country” was one of the most talked about horses of the 90’s. He was a huge sorrel stallion that had a walk like no other horse around. Hoil Walker and Dr. James Kelly bought him in the early spring of 1990 from David Thompson and took him to Ramsey Bullington Stables. Bullington and Pattern were undefeated in 1990 with 13 wins. They won a division of the Four-Year-Old Stallions that year, also. In 1991, Bullington directed him to another undefeated year with many stake wins and they were reserve in the division of the Aged Stallion competition. Doug Wolaver trained him in 1992 and he had a reserve with him in the Aged Stallions division, also. Chad Way also trained and showed the talented stallion. He directed him to a Reserve World Grand Championship and a blue in the Aged Stallion division in 1995. His record could go on and on. He was truly a once in a lifetime horse that once you saw him you would not forget him.

Pattern passed away at Gowan Farms at the age of 22. He was owned and loved by John and D.K. Gowan and was trained by Jeff Byrom. D.K. Gowan said that he was ridden almost every day and lived a wonderful life in his last years, and he will be missed greatly by everyone at the farm. He was laid to rest there.

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