Wes, 82, died January 27, 2019. After graduating from Bemidji (MN) High School, he joined the Army and served as a medic with the 82nd Airborne. Wes graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1964 and started one of the first exclusively equine practices in the state in 1966. In 1972 he cofounded and operated Minnesota Equine Associates in Maple Plain where he worked for 48 years.
In 1981 Wes was honored as Horseman of the Year by the Minnesota Horse Council. He was active in Endurance and Competitive Trail riding and teaching horse management classes.
Wes jumped at McCall during the 1961-62 seasons.
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