Horse reported missing after competition in Memphis found dead

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Evelyn, a 3-year-old palomino quarter horse, was last seen in the early hours of Jan. 15. The horse and her owners attended the Battle in the Saddle competition at the Agricenter Showplace Arena.
Evelyn, a 3-year-old palomino quarter horse, was last seen in the early hours of Jan. 15. The horse and her owners attended the Battle in the Saddle competition at the Agricenter Showplace Arena.

A horse reported missing after a competition at Agricenter International in Memphis has been found dead.

Evelyn, a 3-year-old, 5-foot-tall palomino quarter horse, was found deceased Thursday morning. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the horse was found on Walnut Grove west of Haley Harvest, according to WMC-TV. A cause of death has not been provided at this time.

Evelyn attended the Battle in the Saddle competition at the Agricenter ShowPlace Arena with her owners, Jamie and John Osborne, according to Agricenter International. She was last seen in her stall at 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

"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," Agricenter International said in a press release Thursday.

The owners could not be reached for comment.

Laura Testino covers education and children's issues for the Commercial Appeal. Reach her at laura.testino@commercialappeal.com or 901-512-3763. Find her on Twitter: @LDTestino

Astrid Kayembe covers South Memphis, Whitehaven and Westwood. She can be reached at astrid.kayembe@commercialappeal.com, (901) 304-7929 or on Twitter @astridkayembe_.

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