For over a quarter century our stallion, Broken Bone’s Sam’Son, has been the heart and soul of our Mount Olivet, KY farm. Sadly, Sam passed away on October 21, 2016 at 27 years of age. His loss leaves a vacancy that can never be filled.
When we first saw him as a colt his beauty and grace took our breath away. He was known for his exceptional curiosity, awareness, sensibility and gentle temperament. Bold and muscular, he commanded attention in the field and the show ring. Watching him gait on open ground or on the show rail was truly poetry in motion. He had the smooth fluidity characteristic of the finest of our Breed.
Sam’Son was a two-time recipient of the Sam Tuttle Memorial Award. He became an international grand champion in under saddle, conformation, competitive trail, and harness. He learned and mastered new disciplines quickly and completely. And he was always a willing, durable, and dependable trail companion.
Sam’Son’s many foals were out of mares selected to represent the very best early lines of our Horse. His foundation blood will continue to flow through the veins of his offspring, helping to preserve the unique character of our Breed.
We were blessed to have him for 25 years. That used to seem like a long time. No longer.
Mary Beth and Steve Autry
The RMHA, in conjunction with Eastern Kentucky University, will be filming a promotional video Friday, October 14th at 10:30 am. The location of the filming will be at the Madison County Fair Grounds, 3237 Old KY 52, Richmond, KY 40475. If you would like to bring your horse and participate, please be on location by 11 am. Filming should last around 3-4 hours and the more horses the better.