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CH Moses Passes Away

CH Moses and Griffin Day

CH Moses, a dominant force in the Five-Gaited Pleasure division in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, was humanely euthanized the night of May 25 at Grey Ridge Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. By Sultan’s Santana and out of Kilarney’s Windsong, by Broadlands’ Kilarney, Moses was just shy of his 29th birthday June 1. Born Santana’s Windsong, Moses’ name was changed in 1985 by owner Tom Galbreath. Steve Joyce would debut Moses later in that season, his five-year-old year.

No stranger to the Freedom Hall winner’s circle, Moses’ first world’s title came with Craig Kurz as the 1986 Amateur Gentlemen Five-Gaited Reserve World’s Champions. It was after Louisville the next year that Susi Rambler (Day) took over the reins of this grand gelding, and the switch to the Pleasure ranks came the following year at Louisville. The rest, as they say, was history. Over the next six seasons, CH Moses and Susi Rambler would roll down victory lane seven times in Freedom Hall. In that time period, they amassed four World’s Champion titles, three World’s Champion of Champions titles, two Reserve World’s Champion of Champions titles, and a Reserve World’s Championship.

Moses was a horse who truly epitomized his division. He was a Louisville highlight every year for many who saw him in the show ring, and perhaps even moreso for the people who saw Susi riding her World’s Champion around the barns bareback, just for fun. Moses lived out his retirement at Grey Ridge Farm, under the care of Bret, Susi and Griffin Day. One of the great ones… he will be missed.

A full feature on the life and times of CH Moses will follow in the pages of Saddle Horse Report.

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