View Full Version : Rest in Peace - Thalia Gentzel

May. 29, 2011, 03:42 PM
It's with a heavy heart I report the passing of this amazing individual.

Welsh Pedigree Expert, Pony Breeder & Founder of Helicon Ponies. Feature Editor of Pony Profiles for The Paisley Pony.

What a blow. :(

May. 29, 2011, 03:59 PM
I am so sorry VB. :( I know she is up there with some amazing ponies.

May. 29, 2011, 04:01 PM
I just saw this on her daughter's page on Facebook - such very sad news! She was an inspiration, friend and mentor to many of us in the pony world. May she rest in peace and may God bless her family in their time of loss.

May. 29, 2011, 04:09 PM
Oh my, I am so, so sorry. What an amazing individual she was. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. Thank you, Thalia, for all you did for the pony world.

May. 29, 2011, 04:32 PM

Tamara in TN
May. 29, 2011, 04:36 PM
I'm sorry to hear that.


May. 29, 2011, 06:03 PM
It is so sad to have a friend pass. I thought she would live forever!! My prayers go out to Molly, George and the rest of her family. RIP dear friend.

May. 29, 2011, 07:00 PM
She will be missed. An amazing person.

May. 29, 2011, 10:20 PM
This makes me so sad...RIP Thalia.

May. 29, 2011, 10:24 PM
such a sad day

May. 29, 2011, 10:31 PM
You will be greatly missed. I was fortunate enough to photograph Thalia as she watched her pony stallion prospect in work.

May. 30, 2011, 02:36 PM
Sincere Condolences to her family and friends. She certainly was an asset to Welsh pony breeding lines.

feed lady65
May. 31, 2011, 01:45 AM
Condolences to her family. What a loss.

May. 31, 2011, 12:57 PM
Thalia was my mentor when I was 16 and continued in that role for a long time. Two Helicon ponies are out in my front pasture right now. Thalia was Thalia all the way through. Molly called me last week after I emailed new foal pictures, not sure if she was up to looking at them or not. When I saw the caller ID, I panicked. When it was Molly, I really got nervous. Molly was calling because Thalia loved the pictures and wanted to talk ponies! I will always be grateful for that last conversation. Thalia was perhaps a little softer spoken, but still was giving advice and loving the babies.

I will always remember her with love and gratitude. RIP my dear friend.

Jun. 1, 2011, 11:07 AM

Jun. 1, 2011, 06:06 PM
Oh no!

She invited me, a random COTHer, to visit her ponies when I was visiting my grandfather in Ocala. What a sweet lady!