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CH Winter Day Passes Away

The 1996 Three-Gaited World’s Grand Champion, CHWinter Day was humanely euthanized on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at the age of 25.

“Dave” as he was affectionately known, was not only a multiple World’s Champion in both the Open and Amateur Three-Gaited divisions, trained by George Knight and owned by Melody Adler to his open titles and trained by Nelson Green and owned by Jackie Stred to his amateur titles, but he was also a favorite to all that knew him.

Dave’s brilliant headset and wild way of going, along with his striking bay coat lit up the ring from his blue ribbon debut as a three-year-old in the Five-Gaited division, until his last show ring competition in 2001 when he was again the Amateur Three-Gaited World’s Champion of Champions.

After retirement, Dave was reunited with his former owner Melody Adler at her horse haven, Auruora Farms in Shelbyville, Ky. Dave lived a great life at Aurora, enjoying green pastures, visits from his favorite people, numerous bananas (his favorite treat), and daily love and affection from Melody.

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