Skip to content

Bruce Milligan Passes Away



John Bruce Milligan III, 47, joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on March 16, 1965 to John Bruce Milligan Jr. and Barbara Ann Milligan, Bruce lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed having lived many places and experiencing many things. He dedicated most of his life to the care and training of horses including Arabians, National Show Horses, Saddlebreds and Polo ponies. Bruce was a member of the Arabian Horse Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association, USEF and the United States Polo Association. He was smart, handsome, funny, caring and very Republican! Bruce loved life, people, animals and most importantly his family and numerous friends. He never met a stranger and felt it was an honor to have met so many good people and made so many truly great friends. He would want us all to celebrate his life and not mourn his departure. We will honor Bruce the way he would have wanted us to - by living and loving each and every day to its fullest with no holds barred! For his family and friends, a Celebration of Bruce will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 3 - 7 p.m. at The Bellewood, 1116 Bellewood Road, Anchorage, KY, 40223. He will be greatly missed by his father, Bruce Milligan Jr. and wife Pam; mother, Barbara Milligan; sisters, Kammie Gammeter (Scott) and Melissa Milligan; nephew, Blake Gammeter; special friend, Karin Folkers and countless other family members and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Saddlebred Rescue "In Memory of John Bruce Milligan III" at www.saddlebredrescue.com.

More Stories

  • A Memorable First Trip To Oklahoma

    Taylor Ladd arrived in Oklahoma to compete for the first time this year, but she had the success of a seasoned veteran. The walk-trot rider left the fairgrounds with two World Championships, one Reserve World Championship, and three Grand National titles under the direction of Taylor River Farm. Read More
  • Highlights from Morgan Grand National

    Enjoy the victory passes and interviews from Oklahoma City on ReporTV! Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN FINAL

    It's official! The REPORT Leaderboard for the 2017 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show is final. Wow!  All the hard work all year really paid off! Congratulations to all the winners - blue ribbon and otherwise!

     

    Read More
  • Interview at Sterling Training Center

    In the interview that follows, trainer Katie Mair and owners Mary and Natalie Golota share their thoughts following Katie's win with As Predicted GCH at the Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Cater Stables

    In the interview that follows, trainer Kristen Cater and proud owner Lila Tater share their thoughts following Kristen's victory in Hunter Pleasure with Epona's Mo'O Lio GCH at Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Fire Stables Equestrian

    In the interview that follows, Elaine Galatz, Hannah McBain, Phil Fountain and Julianne Rafferty of Fire Stables Equestrian share their thoughts following a successful Morgan Grand National. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Friday

    With only Saturday's finale performances to go, here's how the blue ribbon counts go in the REPORT Leaderboard through end of day Friday, October 13. Read More
  • A Family Bond

    The Youth of the Year contest tests the skills of young equestrian each year at the Morgan Grand National. Selina Cloutier had the honor of winning this prestigious competition in 1998, and this year, her daughter Clea is competing for the same title. Read More
  • Another Record Breaking Performance

    Morgan Grand National fans were treated to a history making performance on Thursday afternoon as Arcadia, Oklahoma resident Chloe Farischon became the first junior exhibitor to win the World Champion Four-Year-Old English Pleasure title. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Thursday

    It's coming down to the wire and the competition is so close. Check out the REPORT Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 12. Read More