Cleveland World                                                                                                  M7        A tribute to Ramblers Empress


    When her beloved mare Ramblers Empress died at the end of April 2009, Karen Wylie wrote the following tribute:


    "This mare was one of a very rare line and outlived many of her own progeny and brother Ramblers Renown who was sold to America.

    Empress was the reason my love of the Cleveland Bay developed.   I had known her since she was three months old whilst working for Mrs Sonia Roberts of the Ramblers Stud.   Later, having taken up a career as a Secretary, I was able to buy Empress who by then had already been sold on a couple of times.   Later still, when I had my own family, I sold her and spent the next seven years regretting it.   Eventually I was able to buy her back in foal from Mr Medforth since when she has spent the last ten years with me.   We had a super time showing with a foal at foot and under saddle at local shows.

    Empress will be sadly missed.   She was such a wonderful character and my best friend."

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Ramblers Empress 19 July '78 to 30 April '09