We are extremely saddened to report the loss of our beloved friend and Trakehner stallion Advocate *Ps* in July 2009. He was a once-in-a-lifetime horse for us here at Loon Creek Enterprises and we think of him every day. He always gave his all and we owe him a lot. He had a huge heart and a brave, kind soul. We feel very fortunate to have had him in our lives and to have his son Malachi and several of his daughters. Below is his official memoriam.

Advocate *Ps*
by Graditz *E*, out of Arabeske by Abdullah *Pg*E*
May 17, 1985 to July 14, 2009

Mary Phelps Photo

The American Trakehner Association (ATA), Canadian Sport Horse (CSHA) and Oldenburg NA/ISR approved stallion Advocate *Ps* by Graditz *E*, out of Arabeske by Abdullah *Pg*E*, died July 14 of the infirmities of old age at home in his pasture at the age of 24. He competed successfully in the show ring through Open/Grand Prix jumpers with German rider Helmut Schrant who now resides in the Chicago, IL, area.

Together Advocate and Helmut earned the CSHA Gold Premium and the ATA Performance Silver awards and also earned several ATA Horse-Of-the-Year Awards, the Midwest Trakehners Overall Horse-of-the-Year Award and a number of year-end titles in both the Indiana and Illinois Hunter Jumper Associations. Advocate and Helmut were invited to train with Olympic jumper riders George Morris and Ann Kursinski in Florida in the winter of 1998, where they competed in the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington.

As a young stallion Advocate also competed in the dressage ring with Klaus Biesenthal and Rosalind Kinstler through Second Level and won championships at notable shows such as the American Concours CDI Show on the Florida Circuit and the Lake Erie College Dressage Show series in the Midwest. To round out his versatile career he also competed early in his career in the hunter ring with USET rider Patty Johnson-Stoval and evented through Training level with Klaus Biesenthal.

From 1994 through 2001, Advocate appeared often in a number of horse fairs and expos including the Equine Affaire, Midwest Horse Fair, Hoosier Horse Fair, Michigan Stallion Expo and the American Trakehner Association National Convention, where he won the ATA Jumper Stake in 1993. He performed in the Pfizer Fantasia evening program at Equine Affaire several times. A frequent model for artistic works, he was featured in a calendar, in a number of photography exhibits and was the subject of a bronze sculpture by New York artist Leslie Spano.

Advocate has offspring winning at rated shows in the U.S. and Canada in all of the Olympic disciplines. His get have won numerous breed and performance show championships including the Grand Champion Sport Horse Mare and the Reserve Grand Champion Sport Horse Stallion at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, in 2004; the Reserve Best Young Horse at the Motor City A-2 Rated Hunter Show in Detroit; the Grand Champion of Show at the Midwest Dressage Classic and many others. He was listed by the United States Dressage Federation on the Top Ten Dam’s Sire List for a number of years. He also has one Arab-Trakehner daughter in Ohio who is a certified Search and Rescue Horse and another purebred daughter who is a member of the Porter County, IN, Sheriff’s Posse.

Advocate was owned and is very sadly missed by Allen and Kimberley MacMillan and family, Loon Creek Enterprises, Huntington, IN, where he stood for breeding from 1994 until his death in July. Advocate was bred by John Kinder, Haywagon Farm, St. Clairsville, OH, and was approved for breeding by the ATA in Columbus, OH, in 1987. He was approved by the ISR/Oldenburg NA and the CSHA in 1994. Before being purchased by the MacMillans he stood briefly in Elkhart, IN, at Haine’s Heritage Farm and in Eastern Michigan.

To date Advocate has 125 ATA-registered offspring, including one ATA-approved son to date, Malachi (out of Mallorka by Gunnar), and 20 ATA Official Stud Book and Preliminary Stud Book daughters, as well as a number of ISR/Oldenburg NA, Oldenburg Verband and CSHA registered offspring and one daughter in the KWPN/NA (Dutch Warmblood) Main Mare Book.

Susan Sexton Photo