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Billy Reed Passes Away

William “Billy” Reed, a lifetime UPHA member, died Sunday, April 24, 2005 in Frankfort, Ky. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Louise Reed and three daughters, Beverly, Crystal and Holly and two sons, Bill Jr. and Daniel.

Reed was born Nov. 6, 1930 and at the age of eight, he knew horses would be his life. In 1970, Bill and Doris opened Walnut Hills Farm in Wernersville, Penn. They showed the wonderful horses, Bennett Cully, Kentucky's Gentleman and Musical Miss.

Reed sold Bennett Cully to Jerry Hedden and Dogwood Stables was established in Georgia. Under Reed's direction the World Champions Pretty Miss, Dark Venture, Guys Gal, Speed Limit, Heil Yeah, Rare Decision, Magic Moments and Touch of Class were developed. One of the last horses that Reed raised for Carolyn Black is the big, bold, black stallion, It's Hammertime. This stallion is on his way to producing many world’s champions. Even after his retirement in the early 2000s, Reed continued to give Doris advice with her Academy riders and horses.

Reed is now turned out in greener pastures with his world’s champions.

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