Karen Grimm

We received word that Karen Grimm, Black Horse Ranch, Minden, NV, passed away early this morning. We’ll provide additional information about services and memorials as soon as its available. Karen was a true friend of the Appaloosa community and a dedicated breeder of outstanding horses. She will be dearly missed.

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  1. Dean and Pam Hargesheimer Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Dean and I extend our condolences to Karen’s family. She was an inspiration to us and such a devotee to our wonderful Appaloosa breed. We’ll miss her happy face and her can-do attitude. Our breed lost a true friend and the world lost a great cowgirl.

  2. Stacy Cottrell Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Oh I am so sad to hear this news. What a loss to the Appaloosa Breed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Chad and Stacy Cottrell

  3. Dorine Bennett Said,

    May 16, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    We will miss Karen! Our sympathy and prayers to the family.

  4. monique gillespie Said,

    May 19, 2011 @ 1:31 pm


  5. Sandra Scheetz-Wise Said,

    May 19, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    I am truly saddened to hear that Karen has passed, as I am a longtime school friend, we used to ride together, in the neighborhood, when she had blaze and sargent spec. and I rode sun o gun an oldtime appaloosa. When we were 15 and 16 years old.
    condolence to her husband and brother..

  6. John and Julie Kreider Said,

    May 20, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    Karen’s dedication to breeding and promoting the Appaloosa horse will be sorely missed.
    John and Julie Kreider, Sawyer Creek Appaloosas

  7. Sandy Jirkovsky Said,

    May 21, 2011 @ 5:52 am

    Karen was such an inspiration to so many of us! She gave the Big C a good fight and she lived life to the fullest. She will be missed and our thoughts are with Peter. Thank you so much to the Appaloosa directors for putting her in the Hall of Fame as that was such an honor for her. Know you are in Heaven riding those spotted horses Karen!

  8. Joanie Savell Said,

    May 23, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Wow, it’s been a week and I really miss talking to you!! God bless Karen for everything she did for everyone in the Appaloosa World. Let’s keep the breed going so Karen can watch from above…

  9. Kezia McGrath Said,

    March 17, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    I cannot believe I’m reading this. I lost touch with Karen when I moved to Ireland to take care of my sister, but before that, we were great last memory is helping her build her stunning model horse museum.
    I’m gutted to read this heartbreaking news. She was so loved…and she will be missed.

  10. Donna Goodison Said,

    June 3, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    It has been over a year now and I have only done a couple shows but the show office is never quit complete without a visit from you!

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