Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jackie Bumgardner Passes

January 11 2017

Endurance riding icon Jackie Bumgardner passed away Tuesday morning at a care facility in California.

Jackie started endurance riding in the 1970's and accumulated over 30,000 miles. She owned 1992 AERC Hall of Fame Stallion Sierra Fadwah+/ , AERC 1996 Partners Award Winner Sierra Fadrazal+/ , and 2002 AERC Hall of Fame horse Zayante. Jackie and her husband at the time, Jim, bred Fadwah at their Fire Mt Arabians ranch in Ridgecrest, California, and developed a successful line of endurance horses that are still coveted today.

She was a mentor to many in the endurance world, and she left many more friends behind.

She will be missed.

1 comment:

S. Jett said...

What a wonderful woman she was.
I remember the first time I met her husband and her.
I spent many minutes locked in their bathroom (just couldn't
figure out how to unlock the door) and got the time to
look at all the horse photos on the bathroom wall while they
tried to unlock the door. :~} You'll be missed.