Top trainer, handler and all-around horseman Roy Evans, 73, passed away Sunday night.
He had a long struggle with cancer, but “he fought until the end of the day,” said close friend Sara Goetz.
Known for his versatile approach to all disciplines, Roy was the New Jersey Bred Hunter Association’s handler of the year in 1998 and 2002, and also was best Pennsylvania-bred handler among the many honors he achieved during a long and successful career.
A resident of Gladstone who previously lived in Pottersville, Roy did not want a memorial service. But Sara and another of his friends, Kori Edwards, are hoping to have a plaque installed in his memory at the Devon showgrounds, where he won so many classes over the years.