Condolences to Jessica Telford on the Sudden Loss of Cool Whip

Our hearts go out to barrel racer Jessica Telford and her family, who recently lost their remarkable gelding Cool Whip to a suspected aneurysm in Heber City.

As Janie Johnson said when sharing the news on Western Sports Round-Up, “We’re just so grateful for these amazing animal athletes, and you never know when it will be your last run, but we are all thinking of Jessica.”

The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association shared the news on Facebook writing:

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.

Jessica also shared a heartfelt message his memory:

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Jessica was riding Cool Whip when when he went down, displacing her collar bone.

On Sunday, she provided an update on her injury:

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