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Fellow barrel racer, Appaloosa and Dog Lover, Colten Farley has passed away

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It is sad to announce that Colten Farley a fellow barrel racer, Appaloosa and Dog Lover has been reported dead following a head injury he sustained during an accident Saturday.

His death was made known through a social media post shared by  Country Cowboy Church.

According to reports gathered he was hit Saturday night and knocked down and his head hit the concrete knocking him unconscious.

Upon arrival at UAB, he had no brain function and had to have immediate surgery to relieve pressure on his brain but unfortunately, he couldn’t make it.

“Folks, with a heavy heart, we are saddened at the loss of this young man from the Rodeo World. He was a victim of a hate crime, he was attacked and didnt pull through: keep this young man’s family in your prayers….folks, we really appreciate your prayers every time we bring you someone that needs extra prayers, y’all always step up. This ole’ Pastor appreciates each one if y’all… Remember…God’s gotcha folks….have a gooden.

*** We are sadden to share that our fellow barrel racer, Appaloosa and Dog Lover, Colten Farley has passed. Our continued prayers go out to his family during this time of loss and sorrow. Colten will be truly missed by everyone that was ever blessed with the opportunity to know him and spend time with him. He may have moved on to greener pastures and amazing arenas with perfect ground, but he will forever stay in our hearts and will truly be missed! Thank You Colten for touching our lives with your contagious smile, your kindness and your profound love of barrel racing! Sending out healing prayers from your family at Better Barrel Races!***”

In an emotional tribute Wyatt Bumgarner said shared this:

“I am so devastated to say Colten Farley went home to be with our Heavenly Father. Colten, you are the most loving, compassionate, and caring person I have ever met in my life. From the moment I met you, I knew that you were the man I wanted to marry.

For the last seven years you have been there for me through countless obstacles in my life and I am so blessed to call you my friend. You’ve been my biggest cheerleader! I never thought our dreams would be cut so short.

I will love you until I get to see you again. You were and are the love of my life and I will cherish every single memory we’ve had together. The horse world will not be the same without you cheering us on! – ᏙᎾᏓᎪᎲᎢ (donadagohvi) until we meet again”

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