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El Matrero Passes Away

El Matrero was humanely put down Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 after being unable to fight an infection in his hock.

Kelly Hulse rode the powerful gelding to the 2010 Ladies Five-Gaited Gelding World’s Championship for owner Scott Pisarik. They followed up their Louisville victory with the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship win at Saint Louis National in 2010 then headed for a good show at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship. They claimed the 2011 win at UPHA Chapter 5 in the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship.

Bred by Carol Coffman the chestnut, eight-year-old gelding was sired by CH El Cortez and out of the mare Rosetown (a daughter of Callaway’s Blue Norther).

His first show ring victory came in the Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited class at UPHA Chapter 5 with J.D. (Alfredo) Chavez in 2006. He went on to win with Zach Duffy at the Missouri State Fair that same year for owner Gail Lampe. For the remainder of his career he was owned by Scott Pisarik and shown by Kelly Hulse to victories around the country.

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