Mike Roberts, 72


We are sad to announce the passing of longtime Saddlebred trainer Mike Roberts of Columbia, Missouri on November 21, 2019. Roberts owned and operated Mike Roberts Stables in Columbia. Our thoughts are with Jeff Vogel, Mike Roberts Stables Family and his many friends throughout the horse world.

As a horseman Roberts not only developed many champions, but cultivated the talent of young horseman. He influenced our community through his knowledge, eye for a great horse and his ability to sell you the champion you needed. His mark will live on in the countless young men and women he mentored and his Mike Roberts Stables family. Roberts was recently inducted into the International Saddlebred Hall Of Fame this past June. Notable American Saddlebreds he was apart of were CH Callaway’s Born To Win, CH Lady Vol  I’m A Lucky Charm, CH A Step In Time, CH Magic Deliverance, Champagne’s Special Event to name a few and most recently the young talent 2019 WC With Luck.

Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Fredricktown, Missouri. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., with burial in Catholic Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Catholic School Auditorium.

His longtime friends and clients want to honor his memory by starting a scholarship in his name for American Saddlebred youth. This scholarship will be for ASHA Youth pursuing any kind of secondary education or training. Mike, as a former educator was a man dedicated to giving young horse people a chance and opportunity to develop their skills, this scholarship this will afford him to do this once again. For questions, please contact Chris Bell-Kaplan at grindstonecreek@hotmail.com or 573-808-2432.

Contributions are suggest to:  American Saddlebred Horse Association, Attn: Mike Roberts Memorial Scholarship, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511