UPDATED: Famous Reining Trainer John Slack Passes
UPDATE from the Washington Reining Horse Association’s Facebook Page:
WRHA expresses condolences to the family and friends of NRHA Futurity winner and successful NRHA trainer John Slack, who passed away unexpectedly Wednesday April 20th in Port Angeles. John just competed successfully in the WRHA Spring Fling and Derby on Reining in Seattle owned by Chuck Schramm, winning the first slate NRHA Open class and placing second in the NRHA Intermediate Open class and the second slate NRHA Open class. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced but will be scheduled to allow those traveling to attend. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being established for the children of John Slack. Donations for the trust fund, condolences, and any pictures that could be shared with the family of John may be sent to John’s mother:
227 NE 12th
Port Angeles, WA 98362
A John Slack Memorial class will be held at the upcoming WRHA Classic in Monroe June 3-5, 2011. The class will have Beginner Rider eligibility, and a buckle will be awarded to the winner, sponsored by Chuck Schramm.
PleasureHorse sends our condolences to the family of John Slack, famous NRHA trainer, judge and futurity winner. Slack’s death was apparently a result of heart related issues. The 42-year old was found in his home state of Washington, Thursday, April 21. John grew up in Port Angeles, WA. We will bring you more details and funeral information as it becomes available.
Visit John’s Facebook page to post messages to his family and others. You can also write messages at the bottom of this article, and we will share them as well.