Our Loss 😢
Echoes Of Whizdom
*20.02.2001 – †26.01.2023
The sudden death of Echoes Of Whizdom yesterday tumbled into our lives like falling off a deep cliff.
Unfortunately, a whole machine of veterinarians could no longer turn the tide for this great stallion. Many thanks to the whole team at Pferdepraxis Marc Ebbinghaus for their unconditional and empathetic commitment.
Echoes of Whizdom was not only a high class Champion in USA shown by Clint Haverty and multiple NRHA Trophy Champion in Europe shown by Rolf Peterka, no, he was above all a guy, a character, a gentleman and maybe the prettiest, most charming Appaloosa Reining Stallion of the world and Sire of ERAA Futurity Champion, ERAA Derby Champion, NRHA Lawson Trophy Champion and multiple ApHC European Champions!
However, he was one of a kind, unique in the world as a colored Appaloosa son of the legendary Topsail Whiz out of Reining World Champion Ms Hollywood Jack, an own daughter of the legendary Hollywood Dun It.
Echoes Of Whizdom has always been honest, reliable and committed. He never had any silly gimmicks in mind and never let anyone down in the arena.
He also carried Saskia Peterka responsibly through her very first reining and during the walk in he felt as if he wanted to say: "Keep cool girl, that's fine, I know the job, you can trust me!"
After the end of his show career, he became Monika's "first round pick" (football fans know what that means) in addition to his breeding work. Whenever they had to go through forests and meadows, Monika and Whiz were a team, whether in a group or just the two of them alone. According to Monika, when she was riding out with him, the lyrics "I believe I can fly" only really made sense. It was like riding up to heaven on a cloud.
Now the cloud has loped to heaven without us, to join the herd of our all-stars Broadway BH, Frosty's Chic Olena, Arc King Cody and Hes A Steppin Jac in paradise.
Like our other boys, we will never forget you!
Echoes Of Whizdom you are deeply anchored in our hearts.
We miss you! Thank you for the many gorgeous years!
Monika, Rolf, Saskia & Daniela