Horse Reported Stolen from Ohio Fairgrounds

A sorrel Quarter Horse gelding named Doc Rancher (barn name Lucky), has been reported as stolen June 20 between 2:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. from his stall at the Champagne County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio.

Owned since February 2008 by Amanda Werling, 18, of Casstown, Ohio, Lucky stands 14.2 hands tall and has a white blaze, two hind white socks, and is 10 years old. Werling uses Lucky for contesting including, barrel racing, pole bending, and roping. They were participating in the Ohio High School Rodeo state finals when Lucky went missing.

"I really want him back," said Werling, who has had great success with Lucky during her first year participating in the event. Werling attends Miami East High School in Casstown.

"That was her trip to nationals and him disappearing ruined that chance," said Shelly Davis, Werling's mother. "That's her horse that takes her places. He's a good horse."

A police report has been filed with the Urbana Police, which turned over the case to the Champagne county prosecutor for review.

If you have any information on Lucky's whereabouts, contact Werling at 937/570-6261 or by e-mail at, or contact Davis at 937/335-5942.

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