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Equine Obituary – Thelma Louise





Thelma Louise, the talented four-year-old mare, owned and shown by Dorothy Davenport of Clarksville, Tenn., and loved by Dorothy Davenport, Peter Huff, Scarlett Davenport, Winky and Sheila Groover and all the crew and fans of Groover’s Stables, died on August 16, 2015, from complications of colic.

Thelma Louise was raised by Donald Hendricks and started by Scotty Brooks Stables. She was sold to Jimmy and Carol Lackey and was trained by Allan Callaway Stables her three-year-old year where she became a Reserve World Champion in 2014 with John Allan Callaway.

Ms. Dorothy Davenport was looking for an exceptional horse when she purchased Thelma Louise this spring. Her first show driving Thelma Louise was at Columbia where she competed against the trainers and came away with a first place vote. She showed Thelma Louise again, this time riding her, at the Liberty Lions Club show winning first place in the class in a rainfall. The rain did not bother Thelma Louise, being a perfect mount for Dorothy. Dorothy was back at the whip behind Thelma Louise at Woodbury, and the two went on to earn the reserve ribbon at Pulaski in the Open Fine Harness class.

Thelma Louise will be missed by Ms. Dorothy, Peter, Scarlett and her family at Groover Stables and all her many new fans.

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