Monday, February 15, 2021

In Memoriam Anissa Cottongim


The Cottongim family announced the passing of Anissa in January at the age of 51, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

"Anissa grew up in Europe and later attended a German university for a year. She fell in love with the Trakehner horses she rode while in Germany, and went on to become a breeder of some renown.

"For Anissa, it was the thrill of her life to own a spectacular, upper-level competing Trakehner stallion born on her farm and approved in both Germany and North America. She took immense pride in all of the foals sired by her stallion, and especially in her homebred foals, including one competing with an upper-level rider at advanced horse trials. She was unselfish in helping others with their breeding programs and devoted countless hours as a volunteer to the American Trakehner Association to ensure the breed would flourish in North America.

"With the lasting bonds she built among her equestrian, child welfare, and military family communities, Anissa was loved by people literally around the world."

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