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Supreme Heir Dead At 24

Joan Lurie of Willowbank Farm, Simpsonville, Ky., reported that the most prolific Saddlebred breeding stallion over the past several years, Supreme Heir, succumbed to colic Friday morning, Jan. 23.

According to Lurie the 24-year-old son of Supreme Sultan and World’s Grand Champion CH Supreme Airs was uncomfortable Thursday morning and then worsened that afternoon so he was taken to the Rood and Riddle Clinic. Keeping him on fluids through the night Supreme Heir was extremely uncomfortable Friday morning and the decision was made to operate. The surgeons found three interoliths (mineral masses with the consistency of rock). One was high up against the stomach and had punctured the intestinal wall. The doctors said that due to the location there was nothing that could be done to save him.

Owned by Mary and Greg Fisk’s Hallston Manor of Clay, N.Y., twice world’s champion Supreme Heir had just tied the all-time record of being the number one leading sire of World’s Champion performers for the fifth time. Just this past year alone he was the sire of Three-Gaited World’s Grand Champion An Heir About Her, Fine Harness World’s Grand Champion Callaway’s Copyright, Juvenile Pleasure World’s Grand Champion Riva Diva, Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited 13 & Under World’s Grand Champion Callaway’s Sunday Edit as and many other world’s title holders.

Supreme Heir was buried at Willowbank Farm on Friday afternoon. A full length tribute to him will appear in the February 2 issue of Saddle Horse Report.

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