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Equine Obituary–Brother Splash





The walking horse industry lost one of its greats on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2010, with the death of World Champion Brother Splash. This beautiful sorrel stallion with his blaze face was the favorite of many throughout the years. He was great not only for his many wins but for his gentle ways and willing disposition of those who rode him and were around him. At the time of his death, Brother Splash was owned and loved by Virginia Stewart and Gene Schaefer of Evergreen Farms of Bell Buckle, Tenn. Brother Splash ate his breakfast, laid down and went quietly without suffering.
           
Brother Splash was raised by David and Karla Landrum, of the famed Splash line of horses, was trained, loved, cared for and passed away at Landrum Stables. He was born on May 29, 1997 and lived a long and healthy life of 13 years.
           
Brother Splash and Karla Landrum began his show ring career at the Fayetteville Horse Show on Aug. 5, 1999. He was then purchased by Pat Rigual who rode him to the Two-Year-Old Amateur Stallions Reserve World Championship at the Celebration that year. Brother Splash was shown by Rigual for several years, and in 2001 they won the Four-Year-Old Amateur Stallions World Championship. Rigual showed him until the fall of 2003.
           
He was purchased by and carried Virginia Stewart to a blue in the Amateur Novice Specialty Championship at the 36th annual National Trainers’ Show in a class of 15 in 2004. Since that time Stewart has enjoyed many rides with many ribbons throughout the years that she owned him. They were a favorite in the Pro-Am classes with David Landrum directing him the second way. Stewart loved watching Landrum show him and this was one of her favorite memories of this great stallion. His legacy will continue through his offspring. He has five yearlings that will follow in his hoof-steps.
           
Brother Splash was by Gen’s Major General and out of Splash Of Gen who was by Prides Generator. He was shown by many different riders in all divisions and has won across the country at all of the major shows and will be missed by his many fans.

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