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Stacy Westfall’s bareback mare Roxy dies – video

US horse trainer Stacy Westfall has lost her famous mare Roxy, with whom she competed in reining competitions bareback and without a bridle.

Stacy Westfall and Roxy

Stacy Westfall and Roxy.

Roxy – Whizzards Baby Doll – died on February 8, two days after sustaining traumatic injury after apparently becoming cast in her stall on the night of February 5. Westfall said on her website that Roxy was treated for two days at Valley View Animal Hospital in Dover, Ohio, before being humanely euthanized on February 8.

“Roxy was due to foal in early March, and although a C-section was performed, the little sorrel stud colt proved too weak to survive,” she said.

Roxy was the second-highest earning offspring of Whizard Jac, and was both NRHA futurity champion and USET champion. She won two All-American Quarter Horse Congress Championships and two Reserve Championships, the NRHA Futurity freestyle championship, and the Tulsa Reining Classic twice, to name just a few.

The video of Westfall riding Roxy Roxy’s bareback and bridleless at the 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress went viral on the Internet and led to the pair appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Roxy, ever the lady, gave Ellen a memorable ride before appearing before the live studio audience and accepting peppermints from Stacy.

Roxy had four foals who were carried by recipient mares.

She was owned by Greg Gessner.

 

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