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Angela Barilar R.I.P.

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  • Angela Barilar R.I.P.

    It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I have lost my business partner, my friend, Angela Barilar on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Although we knew her prognosis, we were all hopeful that we would have more time. We spoke of business and of times we spent together, joked and kidded only two days ago. Her wish and vision had never changed. She wanted to breed and sell the best horses possible. Her vision will continue far into the future. Her vision is our goal. Her wish was also to have a memorial service at the farm one year after the day of her passing. My deepest sympathies go out to her wonderful husband John her daughter Larissa and her parents Peter and Shirley Sheaffer.

    in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Angela's honor sent to:

    Hospice of Queen Annes Inc.
    255 Comet Dr.
    Centreville, Md. 21617-2647
    phone- 443-262-4100


    ABTC Consortium and Brain Cancer Program at John's Hopkins

  • #2
    So sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolances to all of those who loved her. She was a true horsewoman who will be missed. Her legacy lives on in her incredible horses.
    Oldenburg foals and young prospects
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    • #3
      Like others, I was stunned to learn of Angela's illness several months ago. She was a truly amazing person and made such a huge impact on sport horse breeding here in N.A., with so many people either breeding to her stallions through the years, or buying mares/foals from her or that were sired by her stallions. This is an enormous loss for sporthorse breeding in the U.S.

      Godspeed, Angela. What a legacy you leave.


      • #4
        I'm so sorry, Angela was a lovely women. Home of Redwine, Aloha, Federalist, Romantic Star and Rated R.


        • #5
          Thoughts and prayers to her loved ones...

          It is a beautiful thing to hear that her vision will continue, and it truly WILL in the generations future from the horses that she bred. There will always be a part of her alive as long as descendants of those horses are alive.

          InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

          Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


          • #6
            I am so saddened to read this. Angela was such a fabulous person.
            Prayers go out to her family and friends.

            Godspeed Angela.
   my journey with breast cancer


            • #7
              Sincere condolences to Angela's family and friends. May Angela rest in peace.
     ---"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." --- Winston Churchill


              • #8
                That is sad news. I'm so sorry.

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                • #9
                  Such a loss. My heart goes out to her family and friends! Her horses have touched many of our lives.
                  There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse-Robert Smith Surtees
                  Breeding TBs, Connemaras and TB/Conn crosses for eventing


                  • #10
                    I am so sorry to hear this and feel deeply for her family and friends at High Point. May she rest in peace and may many of us remember her through the beautiful horses that she bred.
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                    • #11
                      Thoughts and prayers for her family ~
                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                      • #12
                        I am so sad to hear of Angela's passing. She was truly one of the nicest people I have ever worked with and just a wealth of knowledge. A great loss for the breeding world, it was evident Angela had a true passion for breeding and a keen eye for wonderful sport horses. Our condolences to Klaus, Jessica, John, Larissa and the whole staff at High Point.
                        "If a horse has a "warm" backloose, supple and oscillatinghe can lift the rider...on a "cold" backlow and stiffthe rider achieves nothing other than growing old sitting on it." Charles de Kunffy


                        • #13
                          Deepest sympathies to Mrs. Barilar's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones as they struggle to get through this difficult time.


                          • #14
                            My deepest sympathies to Angela's family and friends. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy that will live on through her horses.
                            Home of EM Day Dream, SPS Pakesa, & SPS Destiny
                            Breeders of USDF HOY Reminisce HM and USDF Reserve HOY Legacy HM


                            • #15
                              Klaus, how very sad to read this. Angela was a nice lady and I know you will all miss her very much. Hugs to you and the family.
                              Visit Sonesta Farms website at or our FaceBook page at Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


                              • #16
                                Thoughts and prayers for everyone who knew Angela. Truly a loss to the sporthorse breeding world.
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                                • #17
                                  My sincerest condolences to all her knew her...
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                                  • #18
                                    Godspeed Angela. Condolences to her family and friends.


                                    • #19
                                      I am so very sorry to hear this. Angela will be terribly missed. It is so good to hear that her vision will live on. My most sincere condolences to her family and her close friends.
                                      Mary Lou


                                      Member OMGiH I loff my mares clique


                                      • #20
                                        I for one did not know of Angela's illness, and this news has me shaken.

                                        My sincerest condolences to all - her family, Klaus.

                                        God Speed, Angela.

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