Cheryl Harmon Woosley, 53, of Noblesville, IN passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at home, after a long illness. A lifelong Morgan exhibitor and trainer, she and her husband operated Rosewood Farm at Janet Keesling Stables. She and Steve were married in 1986. Steve was a western and reining horse trainer, and preceded her in death.
Cheryl was an excellent equestrian rider herself, and she trained several Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat and Western Seat Grand National and Reserve Grand National riders. In addition, her riders were AMHA Medal Seat Finals Champions and Reserve Champions. Such riders as Paige Oliver, Ashley Woodward, Lauren Cook, Madison Wurster and Olivia Lahr.
Cheryl also trained and showed many Grand National and Reserve Grand National and World Champions such as Minion Masquerade, Stagedoor Jessica, Capezio FCF, Sensational Warlock, and Maplewind Majestic. She was a member of UPHA, USEF and AMHA. In 2012 she was a recipient of AMHA's Golden Reins Award. In addition, she was a member of the Women of the Moose and Women of the Eagles.
She is survived by her mother, Janet Keesling; father, William 'Bill' H. Shank; sister, Eva Dawn (Jonny Wadell) Shank; nephews, Oris Lloyd and Clinton Gambrell; sister-in-law, Janie (Denny) Sidener; a great-niece and a great-nephew; and her Australian Shepherd, Rosie Woosley.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by sister, Lauri Shank Gambrell; and brother-in-law, Tim Gambrell.
Services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon immediately prior to the service.
An additional visitation will take place from 10:00am to 11:30am on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Rogers-Oller Funeral Home, 115 W Main St, Clarkson, KY 42754, with burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery in Peonia, KY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline; or the Hamilton Southeastern High School FFA program.