Equine Obituary Prime Poison

Aug 6th, 2019 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Bruce and Robin MacDonald have announced the passing of their beloved black pony, Prime Pioison. The 19 year old passed away at the end of July at Joe Fleming Stables. This remarkable horse was sired by Poison and out of the Magic Fashion KW mare, Prime Fable. His career resume was quite incredible as it listed 47 blue ribbons including four World Grand Championships, six World Championships, three Reserve World Grand Championships and four Reserve World Championships.

Throughout Prime Poison’s lifetime, he had the privilege to be loved and shown by some great equestrians. As a two year old, he began under the training banner of Herbert Derickson and owned by Dr. and Mrs. John Brundige, Dr. and Mrs. Harv Carlon and Ron Kidd. It wasn’t long in the partnership that Brenda Carlon fell hard for Prime Poison’s natural talent and beauty and became the sole owner. They made their show ring debut in 2003, and became World Champions in 2005 under the direction of Callaway Stables. Carlon was unable to show in 2006 due to an injury and in 2007, the dynamic duo returned to the ring winning a second World Championship topped off by their first World Grand Championship.

After the 2007 Celebration, the Andrew Waites Family purchased the black stallion for their daughter Lilly. The Waites placed Prime Poison under the care of Joe Fleming Stables. More blue ribbons would follow. The new team went undefeated in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Lilly Waites directed Prime Poison to another World Championship and World Grand Championship by taking top honors in the Youth Pony division. In 2012, more honors followed as Waites won the Adult Pony World Grand Championship.

At the time of his death, Prime Poison was owned and loved by Bruce and Robin MacDonald. The couple purchased him following the 2012 Celebration. While he continued training at Fleming Stables, Robin showed the pony, adding more blues to his collection and another Reserve World Championship.

There was never a question of Prime Poison’s nature. The gentle horse was loved by all and in 2014 young Addie Harris took over the reins. He was once again placed in the Youth Pony division. It was a great move as the new team won the 2014 Youth Pony World Championship and World Grand Championship. In 2015, the duo would add another impressive Reserve World Championship and Reserve World Grand Championship, and in 2016 a World Championship and a Reserve World Grand Championship. Prime Poison made his final Celebration appearance in 2017 by ending a great career with a World Championship in the Youth 6-14 Ponies class.

What a great legend Prime Poison became in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry! He impacted many lives, especially those who owned, exhibited and trained him. The Scoop sends our deepest sympathy to the MacDonalds and all that were impacted by this great pony.


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