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Horse missing after weekend competition at Agricenter ShowPlace Arena found dead

Evelyn was last seen in her stall at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the arena.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/20/2022 - The horse who went missing after a competition this weekend at the Agricenter ShowPlace Arena has been found dead.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office tells us the horse was found on Walnut Grove West of Haley Harvest Thursday morning. 

The horse was collected by the Shelby County Road Department and the owners.

A cause of death has not been released.

The Agricenter released a statement, saying in part, "We thank the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department, and the Mid-South community for their assistance and outpouring of support in the search for Evelyn.  We extend our sincerest condolences to the owners and their families during this time."

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1/18/2022 - Agricenter ShowPlace Arena officials are asking for your help finding a horse which has been missing since a weekend competition in Memphis.

Arena officials said the horse, named Evelyn, and her owners were at the Battle in the Saddle competition at the ShowPlace Arena Saturday. Evelyn was last seen in her stall at 2:30 a.m. that morning.

Evelyn is a 3-year-old palomino quarter horse and 15 hands high.

If you spot Evelyn, be cautious and don’t try to catch her on your own. You can call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency line at 901-222-5500.

Anyone with information can call contact Agricenter international at 901-757-7777.

📌 1/15/22 @ 8pm: Witness reported seeing the horse out of its stall around 3am and attempted to contain but was unable....

Posted by Lost and Found Pets of the MidSouth on Saturday, January 15, 2022