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The horse community friends and family are crushed on the passing of a respected NRHA, FEI and AQHA Judge; Joe Hayes 67 of Gainesville, Texas who was in a fatal car accident on June 23, 2018.

CR World Magazine sends our condolences to his wife Liz, family and friends.

Joe Hayes was a pillar in the reining community and will be missed by many. An article written by Gavin Ehringer titled “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”, Hayes was one of the judges who experienced the almost perfect run. The run of Andrea Fappani and Custom Legend (Custom Crome and owned by Steve Simon) back in 2007 at the NRBC with a score of 236.5! Joe Hayes stated; “It was a great run I was a judge at the NRBC, and out of a possible score of 82, I marked Andrea a 79.”

Memorial service will be held at Cooke County Cowboy Church, 8207 Hwy 82, Gainesville, TX on Monday July 2nd at 4pm. At the families request in lieu of flowers people may contribute to the Reining Horse Foundation youth fund.



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