Walking Horse Report has learned that The Skywatch passed away on May 1, 2013, at Joe Martin Stables in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Owned and loved by Joe and Cena Martin and Gus King, the beautiful sorrel stallion was crowned the 1995 Three-Year-Old World Grand Champion and embarked on his illustrious career as a breeding stallion shortly thereafter.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martin and King families. A full tribute to this ambassador of the breed will appear in a later issue of WHR.