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Obituary..Edward Baker Jenner




Longtime horse and pony man Mr. Edward Jenner passed away on March 5, 2005.

Jenner was born in Winnetka, Ill. on Jan. 11, 1925. His love for animals began at an early age. When he was nine, Jenner attended the prestigious Westminster Dog Show for the first time. By age 11, he won his first "Best of Breed"and after his first attendance in 1934 he never missed another show. 

Jenner earned incredible recognition in the dog world being one of only five people to ever win the Westminster "Best In Show" twice (he won in 1973 with a Standard Poodle named Arcadia Command Performance and in 1990 with a Pekinese named Wendesa Crown Prince).

For more than 50 years, Jenner served as a judge for the American Kennel Club at shows around the world. He raised and judged more than 50 breeds of dogs, and his Pekinese, Beagles, and Poodles have been considered some of the finest in the world.

In 1960, he bought a four-year-old Hackney pony Dipsy Doodle and established Knolland Farm. Throughout the decade, Knolland Farm grew into a showcase of the Saddle Horse world and became one of America’s finest Saddlebred farms with more than 50 world champions.

Dipsy Doodle, showing under the ownership of Knolland Farm and the training talents of Tom Moore, won a blue ribbon in 1960 at the South Shore Country Club Horse Show in Chicago, Ill. In addition, he garnered reserve honors in the Junior Hackney Pony Stake at the Kentucky State Fair.

Jenner and Moore went on to win with great champions, including three-gaited mounts Miss Helen and Gift of Love, the five-gaited horse Contender, and numerous Hackney ponies and harness horses.

Jenner died at the age of 80 at Knolland Farm and will be privately buried.

He is survived by his loving wife Virginia McLaughlin Jenner; his brother David Jenner of Prescott, Ariz.; and his three sons, Baker, Daniel and Kellogg; as well as his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Jenner touched the lives of all who knew him.

Contributions may be made in memory of Edward Jenner to the "Take the Lead, Inc." at P. O. Box 6353, Watertown, NY, 13601 or to the "American Saddlebred Museum" at 4083 Ironworks Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

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