Equine Obituary – Border Run

Feb 25th, 2020 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

On February 11, 2020 the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry lost a great ambassador. Five-time World Champion Border Run passed away from complications to colic. Nick Masters and Gayle Holcomb owned the champion.

Border Run was foaled on May 14, 2010. His sire was Jose’ Jose’ and his dam was Pusher’s Midnight Maiden. In the summer of 2012, Bud and Suzanne Moore purchased the young colt and placed him under the Knox Blackburn training banner. In 2013, Blackburn retired from training, so Border Run was then placed at Callaway Stables. John Allan Callaway and Border Run became an eye-catching duo. In 2013, the two won their first world championship in the Three Year Old Stallions preliminary and in the following year won a reserve world grand championship in the Four Year Old Stallions division.

2015 brought on the aged division and the honors kept coming. John Allan and Border Run won Division B of the Aged Stallions. Another world championship came for the dynamic duo in 2016. In 2017, Gayle and John Allan shared the reins, each earning a reserve world championship. Another world championship title followed in 2018. Unbeknownst to all, 2019 would be Border Run’s final year in the show ring, and what a year it was! He was shown five times winning four blues. His first outing was the Spring Fun Show. John Allan Callaway directed the beautiful black stallion to the blue in the Experienced Trainers 36 & Over class. Their next show was the Money Tree Classic and that outcome was a blue in the Walking Horse Stake class. At the Celebration, Division B of the Aged Stallions was claimed by the pair giving him his final world championship. Border’s Run’s grand finale was a grand show at Tunica’s Fall Classic, winning the Walking Horse Stake class.

The loss of Border Run will certainly leave a void for many, but mostly in the hearts of Gayle Holcomb, Nick Masters and John Allan Callaway. Border Run represented the entire Walking Horse breed beautifully with his natural talent, impeccable appearance and energetic spirit. The Scoop extends our deepest sympathies to all that loved Border Run.

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