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Obituary - Rachel Blevins

Nineteen-year-old Rachel Blevins was killed in a tragic car accident Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004. Blevins and four sorority sisters were traveling to a conference in Louisville when the car Blevins was driving hit a patch of ice around Upton, Ky., went out of control and hit a rock wall. Blevins and two other girls died instantly.

She was the daughter of Chris and Kelly Blevins of Oakland, Ky., and the granddaughter of longtime exhibitors Dr. Jerry and Georgia Blevins of Bowling Green, Ky. Chris grew up showing horses and ponies and had worked with Road Horse Hall of Fame trainer Vernon Bettersworth. Rachel also enjoyed the family’s interest in horses with her favorite being My Summer Wind, a mare they purchased from Randy Tabor who went on to be the Kentucky State Country Pleasure High Point Champion with Rachel.

“She was a great kid and a blessing to us all,” said Dr. Blevins. “She had a full and happy life and we were fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time with her.”

The Blevins family has made arrangements for two bricks at the American Saddlebred Museum with the names Rachel Blevins and My Summer Wind to honor this special young lady.

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