Editor;s note: The following statement regarding Armorall was sent in by Andy Pace.

October 28, 2007
During the first round of the East Tennessee Trainers' and Ladies Auxiliary Stake class, Armorall under the direction of Bill Reel collapsed and died. The nine year old stallion was owned by Bob Michaels of Winchester, VA., and has had a great show career during his young life, with his most recent win at Baileyton earlier this year.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Statement Regarding Armorall


Bill Reel Stables & Bob Michael would like to thank everyone for their many calls and kind comments following the unexpected passing of Armorall this past Saturday night at the East Tennessee Walking Horse Trainers and Auxiliary Show at White Pine, TN.


The show veterinarian, Dr. Larry Mangum, DVM, performed an autopsy this morning where he concluded that Armorall succumbed to an aortic root rupture caused by an aneurysm.


Armorall will be greatly missed by all that knew this bold chestnut stallion whose natural ability and gentle giant persona made him such a great ambassador of our breed.  No one will miss him more than the Bill Reel Stables family who grew to love this great stallion over the past few months.  We are grateful to have gotten to spend these last few months in awe of his talent.


Once again, thank you to everyone for their many comforting comments in this time of great sorrow.