May 19, 1998 - March 20, 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on of “Dude”.
Dude was born to db Farms out of their quarter horse mare Miss Connie’s Leo “Blondie”. Dude’s sire was a talented reining horse named Olena Fritz. Although his blood lines said he should have been a reining horse, Dude’s path turned out to be jumper because of a young girl and her belief in a horse. Roxanne Valois started working with Dude soon after he was broke to ride. Although Dude was a bit lazy and Roxanne a bit green at first, they both grew together to make a great team.
Roxanne’s passion was jumping and although Dude really didn’t think much of it at first, he loved to jump at the end. This past 2005 season was their best yet. With the help of their coach J.F., they really showed everyone at the OESS shows how riding a jumper course should be done. Dude worked so hard to please Roxanne and Roxanne in turn gave Dude so much love, care and devotion (and treats!).
Dude we will always remember your kind face, sweet disposition and willingness to please. You were a great horse and we will miss you. Rest in peace….