Lynn Via passed away the morning of May 12, after battling cancer. She will leave a lasting impact on the Saddlebred world, thanks to her contributions as an owner, breeder, enthusiast and mother. She and her husband, Peter, formed Fox Grape Farm, which owns or has owned incredible horses such as WGC CH Courageous Lord, CH Himalaya, CH My Chanel and many, many others. Lynn also contributed to Fox Grape’s successful breeding program with the magnificent stallion RWC Deep Blue and the late RWC (SA) Dorian Wild Temper. Perhaps Lynn’s greatest joy came from cheering on her daughter, Dr. Owen Weaver, during her many victory passes over the years.
In addition, Lynn was a kind and generous person, quick to support a good cause or to help a horseman in need. She was a beloved member of the industry and will be missed by many. National Horseman would like to offer its sincerest condolences to Lynn’s friends and family at this time.