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RIP Noel Twyman

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  • RIP Noel Twyman

    Noted horseman (and son of even MORE noted horseman, Delmar Twyman) Noel Twyman passed away Sat/Sun after a long illness. He was highly regarded and loved by all who knew him.

  • #2
    Condolences to his family and friends. We're losing so many of the legends. We knew it would happen, but that doesn't keep it from being very sad. I don't think all that knowledge and skill will ever be replaced.


    • #3
      Originally posted by incentive
      Condolences to his family and friends. We're losing so many of the legends. We knew it would happen, but that doesn't keep it from being very sad. I don't think all that knowledge and skill will ever be replaced.

      Perfectly stated.
      Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


      • #4
        Here,here. The old guard are passing, and taking their magic with them. The paradigm is so different today; financial pressure is greater, time is shorter, and often the horses suffer for it.


        • #5
          My fondest memories are times spent at the old farm with Noel and Delmar. Good bye Noel. We've lost another wonderful person and horseman.

          *Save The Prairie Dog*
          \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


          • #6
            My condolences to his loved ones. How sad that as these legends pass away, there is no one to replace them, they were one of a kind.


            • #7
              For those of you that did not know Noel, or even those that did, go to the Virginia Thoroughbred blog to read about a very good man.
              Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival,Scholarships and College Fair
              November 11-13, 2016


              • #8
                Oh no The loss of another one of the great horsemen just makes me realize how quickly time is passing. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.


                • #9
                  I was not fortunate enough to know him, but would very much appreciate a link so that I could learn more about him.
                  Inner Bay Equestrian


                  • #10
                    Hum, would this Noel Twyman have been in Atlanta circa 20 years ago with a timber horse that had been imported from Ireland? When I got a hold of the papers of my beloved first horse, who has since passed, I seem to remember that this was the man that imported him from Ireland. If this is the case, I'm forever grateful, bringing that horse to this side of the pond is the only reason I'm still riding, he was a wonderful soul.


                    • #11
                      Noel was a kind and friendly guy, a gentleman from the Rodney Jenkins/Bill Graves era.
                      He could break colts, show hunters and jumpers, ride in steeplechase races, and was a yearling inspector for Fasig Tipton years ago.
                      His father, Delmar, was a great horeman, and a great gentleman.
                      It was so nice that Noel was voted into the Show Hunter Hall of Fame this year. He was very proud of the honor.
                      God speed, Noel.


                      • #12
                        To read more about Noel, go to www.vtablog.org.
                        Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival,Scholarships and College Fair
                        November 11-13, 2016


                        • #13
                          What an incredible turnout today! Noel was a great horseman with many great friends and people who respected him. God Bless him and his family. He will be missed.

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