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RIP Art Deco

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  • #21
    then end of an era.

    many hugs.

    even though we know we won't share the road forever, it never eases the pain when we part ways.


    • #22
      I saw this on Facebook - very sad.

      I have always admired this beautiful boy and his wonderful offspring.


      • #23
        So sorry for your loss, Liz. What a legacy he leaves!
        Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.


        • #24
          So Sad....

          A friend just let me know...then I saw this here.
          A a wonderful tobiano stallion! A great loss to us colored breeders.
          Many hugs Liz...
          May he gallop free and happy over the Rainbow Bridge. He will be part of the Rainbow himself!!
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          • #25
            Liz, I'm so sorry to hear this. What a long and illustrious life he had -- and contributed so much! Such a gorgeous stallion.
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            • #26
              Many condolences to Liz, who also lost her mother not too long ago.

              As for the number of Art Deco offspring - there are several hundred of them listed with USEF, and Lord only knows how many never got recorded with USEF at all. I wonder if he has more offspring recorded with USEF than any other warmblood stallion. Anyone know?


              • #27
                What an amazing legacy this stallion left behind. He will be missed. Condolences to all connected with him.
                The rebel in the grey shirt


                • #28
                  RIP, grand old man. You definitely left a mark in the sport horse world. Hugs to Liz.
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                  • #29
                    My heartfelt condolences to Liz and Godspeed to Art Deco who had a most wonderful life and will live on through his glorious get. I showed right next to him at the ABIG USDF Reg. 1 Championships one year, and we shared the same QuikSilver! He was truly special and will be missed.


                    • #30
                      I am sorry that he has died. But I'm happy that he lived to be so old. His sire Samber was in his 30s when he died a few years ago. I'm hoping that my Samber grandson makes it to 30 yrs of age.

                      Art Deco was a great example of conformation (and color).


                      • #31
                        So sorry for your loss of this great horse. He was a beautiful stallion.

                        Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                        • #32
                          RIP Art Deco! I have loved that horse since I first saw him back in the 90s. We've got a daughter of his at our farm for training - she's gorgeous to look at and very sweet.
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                          • #33
                            Very sorry to hear this Liz.
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                            • #34
                              RIP Art Deco - you opened so many doors for colored sport horses - you will be remembered! Over the Rainbow Bridge, grazing happily in the great green pastures...


                              • #35
                                So sorry to hear this! I have one of his babies--got great color from him and probably the smartest horse I've every had the pleasure to ride. What a great stallion!


                                • #36
                                  I have always loved Art Deco from afar, he was just so handsome and a proven performance horse, too. I have a daughter of his who always produced my best foals, and I now own her son, so the line continues in my barn. They are smart, flashy, great movers, and good workers...RIP beautiful boy!


                                  • #37
                                    OH -I am so sad - I was just thinking about him as I walked my 24 yo Art Deco son Himalaya out to the field, the other day. We bred 3 different mares to Art Deco - all were solids and had 5 pintos from those breedings and no solids.

                                    Himalaya has been a wonderful standout - everyone who knows him or has worked on him (farriers, Vets) always agree when I say - this horse has NEVER done anything wrong!

                                    Art Deco will be missed - Liz I know this was hard for you. xoxo
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                                    • #38
                                      I'm so sorry.
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