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Rylie's Ride honors loved one, funds scholarship


P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AT A Saturday fundraiser at the Iron County Fairgrounds in Saxon, from left, Shelly Braver and her horse, Lady, are ready to ride with Pat McCullough and her horse, Star, in memory of the late Rylie Jo Ludtke, who died in 2014.


SAXON - On June 16, 2014, Rylie Jo Ludtke had finished her driver's education lesson. She then used her 4-wheeler to go and feed her beloved horses, Husker and Blu (she playfully preferred the spelling without an "e").

Jayme Tamble, Rylie's mom, said nobody knows what happened that day: Maybe an unexpected deer ran by. Maybe Rylie turned her head at an inopportune time. Whatever it was took her life in a flash.

Rylie, of Kimball, was barely 15 years old when she died more than 3 years ago, and her passing broke a lot of hearts.

"She loved everybody, a...

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