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LOXUS

Loxus, a talented hunter, jumper and eventer who carried the Bearak family for many decades, died on Feb. 19. He was 30.

Loxus, an Oldenburg gelding, was well known in the show ring and competed at the Pennsylvania National and the Washington (D.C.) International Horse Shows and was the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association children’s/adult jumper champion when he and his rider, Mark Bearak, were both 19.

A few years later, he was the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association champion in novice eventing with Mark’s mother, Arleene.

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Loxus, a talented hunter, jumper and eventer who carried the Bearak family for many decades, died on Feb. 19. He was 30.

Loxus, an Oldenburg gelding, was well known in the show ring and competed at the Pennsylvania National and the Washington (D.C.) International Horse Shows and was the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association children’s/adult jumper champion when he and his rider, Mark Bearak, were both 19.

A few years later, he was the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association champion in novice eventing with Mark’s mother, Arleene.

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In Southern Pines, N.C., where he spent more than half his life with the Bearak family, Loxus was helped by many talented trainers, including Denny Emerson, Mike Plumb, Mike Rosser, Maryann Charles and George Morris.

The 16.2-hand Loxus was also a gentle giant and seemed to enjoy carrying the inexperienced members of the Bearak family on memorable rides through the Walthour-Moss Foundation countryside. He spent the last seven years of his life in retirement on the family farm.

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