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Equine Obituary - WGC Electrifying




Samantha Gaddy directed Electrifying to the Youth Riders, 6-14, Walking Ponies World Championship in 2007

World Grand Champion Electrifying was laid to rest on  Feb. 13, 2009 following a long bout with chronic laminitis. This  beautiful 13-year-old stallion was loved by many but first and foremost was tiny Samantha Gaddy who showed him in 2006 and 2007 following the death of her previous beloved pony, Sure Threat’s Masterpiece.

Samantha Gaddy and Electrifying began their show season by winning the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Show in Clemson, S.C. in 2006. That year the exciting team also won Youth Walking Ponies classes at the Stanly County Saddle Club Show, the Spring Fun Show, the Land-O-The Sky Show and ended their first season by winning the Amateur Specialty Stake at the North Carolina Championship. In 2006, Electrifying carried Gaddy to the Youth Ponies Reserve World Grand Championship.

In 2007, they began their season again at the South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Show, won again at the Spring Fun Show and Land-O-The Sky, as well as adding the Foothills Classic Youth Ponies title to their resume. At Celebration the team thrilled the crowd with their performance as they won the Youth Riders 6-14 Ponies World Championship.

Electrifying is also remembered for his many victories with previous owner Dona Griffin that included the 2002 World Champion Owner-Amateur Stallion and World Grand Champion Owner-Amateur and the 2003 World Grand Champion Elite Owner Amateur titles. This gentle little stallion never knew that he was small. His heart was big and his motion and head shake caught the eyes of the spectators wherever he showed. The crowd knew when Electrifying had hit the ring. He was not only a crowd favorite but was a favorite at Chad Baucom Stables where he spent his entire show ring career.

He will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

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