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Legendary Not Just Anyhoo Laid to Rest at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center


Multiple World and Congress Champion, Not Just Anyhoo (“Horton”) was laid to rest Sunday, October 27, due to critical injuries sustained in a trailer accident leaving Columbus, Ohio. He was taken to Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, where he was evaluated under the care of surgeon Alison Gardner DVM. He was seven-years-old.

The Kazakevicius family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the entire staff at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Jim Chase for his assistance, professionalism, and compassion during this difficult time.

“He was a great horse and we are all heartbroken that he has passed away,” says Jason Martin, one of Horton’s trainers at Highpoint Performance Horses.

Beth Case, who won several Congress and AQHA World Championships with Horton, said that he was all business and knew his job.  “He was successful with everyone. Rebekah and I won everything with him, Charlie in the pleasure driving, Ryan in the hunter hack, and my niece in the small fry. He was one of the great ones. It is so sad because he was only seven, and he was headed to Florida to retire. There was nothing else for him to prove or win.”

Horton had just concluded an outstanding Congress where he won the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle Maturity with owner, Rebekah Kazakevicius in the irons. This talented gelding garnered 17 Congress Championships throughout his brilliant, but short career.

Not Just Anyhoo was by Hot Ones Only and out of Skys Strawberry. He was bred by Sandra Butler of Brockport, New York. In 2015, he won AQHA World Championships in the Amateur and Junior Hunter Under Saddle. In 2016, Horton was Reserve World Champion in the Junior Hunter Under Saddle. In 2017, he was Reserve World Champion in the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and won the Junior Pleasure Driving. The bay gelding had $72, 517.23 in NSBA earnings.

GoHorseShow would like to extend our condolences to everyone associated with this legendary horse over the years.

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