With Sympathy - Bonniewell Star
April 30, 1983 - January 6, 2012
Bonniewell Star - a.k.a. "Bonnie" - was born on April 30, 1983 and was humanely euthanized on January 6, 2012. She was laid to rest at Tuckaway Farm Quarter Horses in Saukville, Wisconsin, which is owned by Robert and Jennifer Callies.
Jennifer recalls many fond memories of Bonnie while the two of them competed on The Wisconsin Quarter Horses Circuit and at many Badger shows.
Some of Jennifer's proudest achievements with Bonnie include:
1990 Cap Gun Circuit Champion in Equitation
1990 WQHA Reserve Champion in Novice Amateur Equitation
1990 WQHA State Show All Around Champion
1990 WQHA Reserve Champion in Novice Amateur Showmanship
1991 Paper Valley Circuit Champion
1991 Cap Gun Circuit Champion in Showmanship
1991 WQHA Reserve Champion in Novice Amateur Equitation
1991 WQHA High Point Champion in Novice Amateur Showmanship
1991 Amateur Certificate of Merit in Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle and Huntseat Equitation
1993 Amateur Register of Merit in Showmanship
Bonnie retired from showing in 1994, and she was enjoyed by both Jennifer and Robert as a trail horse on their property. Her quality of life slowly deteriorated due to incurable lameness in her front legs and feet but continued her life as a pasture companion to her friend "Major".
Bonnie was a 'once in a lifetime' friend to Jennifer and Robert and she will be sadly missed.
The Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association would like to express our sincerest sympathy to Jennifer and Robert for their loss.