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High Tread - Equine Obituary





Five-year-old High Tread passed away from an aneurysm Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

High Tread was born March 26, 2009, having been bred by successful breeder Ben Beard. He was purchased as a two-year-old by the Alan Riddley family and was successful on the North Carolina circuit. In 2013 High Tread was selected as a flat-shod prospect by C.B. Daughtridge and Mike Kluttz. He flourished even further as a flat-shod mount and it was at the beginning of 2014 when he caught the attention and heart of Debbie Parmer.

At the National Trainers’ Show High Tread proved he was a force to be reckoned capturing the Riders’ Cup Open Lite-Shod Specialty Grand Championship with Patrick Thomas, of Southern Serenity Ranch. Debbie picked up the reins at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival and earned top honors with the young champion. In just this season alone, High Tread had picked up seven blue ribbons, as well as a reserve world championship with Don Parmer aboard.

His passing was a shock to all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by proud owner Debbie Parmer.

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