Famous Cool Whip
The WPRA sends heartfelt thoughts to WPRA member and two-time NFR competitor Jessie Telford on the loss of her homegrown horse Famous Cool Whip.
Telford of Caldwell, Idaho, was aboard the 10-year old sorrel gelding during slack competition at Heber City, Utah, on Friday, August 6, when he sustained a suspected aneurysm at the end of the run.
Other WPRA members rushed to Telford’s aid including Dona Kay Rule, who Telford replaced at the 2020 Wrangler NFR due to COVID-19 event protocols.
Telford qualified for her first Wrangler NFR in 2018 finishing the year ranked 14th in the world. Cool Whip, a Dash Ta Fame progeny, was raised by Jessie and was out of her high school and college rodeo mare Had A Kanita.
Telford is currently ranked 16th in the world with $36,755.