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Obituary – Lawrence Kimberly Witter

4/15/38 - 11/26/22

Larry Witter, of Canyon Country, California, was the longtime president of the California Saddle Horse Breeders Association and he was one of the driving forces behind the California Saddle Horse Futurity Horse Show in Las Vegas. 

Witter was a showman and he had much success in the show ring with horses including Harvest Dreams, CH First French Kiss, Gypsy’s Storm Warning, and Roselane’s Flameworthy, just to name a few. He and Flameworthy won ribbons at this year’s Charity Fair Horse Show in Del Mar, California, showing under the Cherry Stables banner.

He was a proud supporter of the Saddlebred industry and is survived by his wife of 52 years Julie Witter, daughter Mardi and son-in-law TR Wooster of San Jose, California, son Gordon and daughter-in-law Krista Witter of Windsor, California, and son Eric and daughter-in-law Carol Witter of Santa Cruz, California. 
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Avery and Zoe Witter, Callum, Holden and Landry Wooster and Julianna and Kyla Witter.

Mardi Wooster wrote this tribute to her dad, “Our greatest showman took his final pass. The judges couldn’t keep their eyes off you dad. Thank you for raising me on the back of a horse. Thank you for teaching me that when life bucks you off, you’ve got to get right back on. Thank you for taking me on a slow gait through the writing process. 

Thank you for racking on with exercise; for mental health and physical strength. It is such an honor to witness your wins, Dad. Come on in and line up.”

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