Doug Schembri

We received news that Doug Schembri died earlier today in an accident at the farm in Florida. We’ll have updated information later. Everyone in the Appaloosa and equine community knows that we’ve lost a stalwart of the industry. Out heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to Sue, Sean and Jenifer.

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  1. Mike Patterson Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    Doug was a consumate professional and great friend. He will truly be missed. The whole Appaloosa community just lost a legend.God bless his friends and family. Rest in peace,

  2. Kelly A. Tillman Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    I’m in Total Shock, i can’t believe Doug is gone! What a Great Horseman & Gentleman. We have certainly Lost One of the Best! God Bless You Doug…our Thoughts & Prayers are with Sue, Jennifer & Shaun.
    Kelly & Marlene Tillman

  3. Brad Bunton Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Our payers are with in this time. There’s nothing we can say to take away the pain or hurt except we are with you in our hearts and prayers. God is with you at all times as we are.

  4. Chuck Schroeder Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    Doug will be missed as an Appaloosa breeder, true horseman, and promoter of the breed he loved. I will miss him on the sidlines at the shows and sale rings. I always respected him as a judge of horses and as a showman. My deepest sympothy goes out to Sue, Jennifer and Sean.

  5. Zerben Gardemal & Sonya Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Ms. Sue, Jennifer and Sean. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will surely miss Doug. He was a great man and a true friend as I am sure he will be missed by many others.
    The thoughts of the great times we had together will never be forgotten. Doug,
    My brother, I just hope to see you one day in cowboy heaven.

    We Love You All,
    Zerben & Sonya

  6. Page & Dawson Simpson Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

    We are praying for Sue, Jennifer and Sean. God blessed each one of us with Doug. We are new to the App family however, the Schembri’s, and stories of the kindness of Doug, combined with our own experiences left a lasting impression. We will pray and continue to ask God how we can lift up the Sue, Jennifer and Sean, and all those who loved and cared for him as we know how exceedingly difficult it is to be left.

    Much love, Dawson, Page and Bryan Simpson

  7. Brent Woolery Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schembri family, Doug was a outstanding representitive of the Appaloosa Breed, and will be missed!

    Brent and Leslie Woolery

  8. John and Debby Letham Said,

    August 17, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    We have lost one of the best Appaloosa promoters and horseman the Appaloosa has ever had. God Bless his family.

  9. Karen Leoncelli Said,

    August 19, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Schembri family. A great loss to the Appaloosa community, World wide.

  10. John and Julie Kreider Said,

    August 21, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    Our prayers and support are with his family. Doug was not only a talented and accomplished professional horseman, he was also a true ambassador for our breed world wide. He will be sorely missed by all.

  11. Mary Lou Minic Said,

    August 21, 2010 @ 5:54 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know what you are going through.

    Mary Lou

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