Equine Obituary- Hard Texas Cash

Dec 4th, 2017 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Hard Texas Cash, the beautiful black stallion owned by Nancy Groover Hodges of Waco, Texas, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017 at the age of 24.
He was affectionately known as “Tex,” and was foaled on May 19, 1993 to Tommy Howell. Tex caught the eye of the Wink and Nancy Groover as a yearling. He made his first show ring appearance at the 1995 Texas State Fair, winning the Two-Year-Old Open class.
Tex was campaigned little as a two and three-year-old, but he still remained competitive. In 1997, Hard Texas Cash and Nancy started off with a set of roses at Mississippi Charity and went on to earn two more wins.
The duo went on to win the Amateur Four-Year-Old World Grand Championship and Amateur Four-Year-Old Stallions World Championship at the 1997 Tennessee Walking horse National Celebration.
He fulfilled all of their dreams as a show horse and the decision was made for Tex to begin his breeding career at Glen Oaks Farm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Hard Texas Cash spent the next 13 years as a successful breeding stallion. In 2011, Tex found his forever home at the Hodges’ farm in Texas.
Hard Texas Cash was a great ambassador for the Walking Horse breed and will be greatly missed by all.

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