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.