Masquerading Masterpiece passed away due to a massive heart attacked on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The 11 year old stallion was started by Aaron Witherspoon while owned by Gene Means. The summer of 2006, the beautiful grey horse caught the attention and hearts of Jim and Cindy Heiting. From 2006 until the time of his death Masquerading Masterpiece was trained at Russ Thompson Stables. Throughout his career he earned over 30 victories in the show ring, including a reserve world championship. “She (Cindy Heiting) loved more every time she rode him…he will be greatly missed”, said Russ Thompson.