Skip to content

Equine Obituary – WGC Pusher’s Evening Star




Pusher’s Evening Star and Susan Gordon are shown when they won the 1995 Amateur Specialty Mares Word Championship.

WHR copyright

World Grand Champion Pusher’s Evening Star was humanely laid to rest on March 4, 2009 at the University of Tennessee due to a rare cancer. This 22-year-old mare was bred by William D. Thomas of Berea, Kentucky and was started by Buddy Dick in 1989. Ronald Sharp of Stanford, Ky., purchased her as a two-year-old.

In 1990 Brent and Becca Buck of Columbus, Ga., purchased this winning mare, along with another blue-roan three-year-old mare, Pushing In Dixie. Pusher’s Evening Star was by The Pusher C.G. and out of Adonis Mona Lisa. Becca showed both mares at the 1990 Celebration and won both of the Three-Year-Old Amateur Mare divisions with the two sisters. Buck then returned and won the 1990 Three-Year-Old Amateur World Grand Championship under the guidance of Edwards & Sons Stables.

In 1990 Pusher’s Evening Star was purchased by the Arthur Gordon family of Orange, Ca. Under the guidance of Russ Thompson Stables, this great mare won many blue ribbons for the Gordon family including several blues at the Celebration with both Susan Gordon and Russ Thompson in the saddle.

In 1999, Darwin Ordt of Murfreesboro, Tenn., purchased her for breeding purposes. In 2002 Star was purchased by the McGees of Lenoir, NC. Star produced several good foals, including Biniary, Papa’s Evening Star, Star Of The Ring, A Dangerous Evening, A Star’s Out and El Zorro’s Star. Her last foal by Jose’ Jose’, El Zorro’s Star. topped the Sand Creek Production sale in 2008.

This great mare left impressions on many during her long show career and will be long remembered for her exceptional performances.

More Stories

  • Alabama Ladies Auxiliary revises class schedule

    The 10th Annual Alabama Ladies Auxiliary Horse Show, scheduled for Saturday, May 1, has updated their original class schedule... Read More
  • Spring Fling at ThorSport Farm to showcase gaited breeds

    ThorSport Farm will host its second annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 1, featuring Tennessee Walking Horse and American Saddlebred classes. The event, showcasing gaited breeds, will take place from 4 – 10 p.m. at 4024 Barfield Crescent Road in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Read More
  • Obituary - Deedy Decker

    Deedy Sue Decker 80 of Shelbyville died Saturday,  April 17, 2021.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 25th, at Grace Baptist Church Rev. Bobby McGee officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Read More
  • West Tennessee Strawberry Festival adds class

    The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, has added a new class to their original schedule... Read More
  • PPWHANC Tarheel Classic judge change

    Due to Family obligations Glenda Levin is unable to judge the PPWHANC Tarheel Classic show scheduled for April 30–May 2, 2021 in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. Catherine Cornwell of Scottsville, Kentucky will take her place to judge the event. Read More
  • Latest Issue 4 19 21

    Read More
  • Celebration of Life for Jeff Willis planned

    A Celebration of life for Jeff Willis will be on Sunday, May 2nd, from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Belfast Horse Show Grounds. Dress will be casual as we remember all the fun times he shared with so many of us... Read More
  • 2021 WHOA High Point Awards

    The Walking Horse Owner’s Association High Point rules are: for a horse to receive points, the owner of the horse must be a current member of the Walking Horse Owners's Association and must be the registered owner on the papers at the TWHBEA... Read More
  • FAST makes judge change

    Newton Parks is unable to judge the FAST Spring Showcase this weekend at the Calsonic Arena due to a back injury. Johnny Puckett will take his place on the judging panel and will join John Fikes and Sam Sorrell. The show starts Friday night at 6:00 pm. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase adds classes

    The FAST Spring Showcase scheduled for April 16th and 17th at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tennessee has added two classes on Saturday night... Read More