NSBA was saddened to learn that long-time member, breeder and NSBA Hall of Fame sire owner John Wainscott, most recently of Dunnellon, Florida, and formerly of Franklin, Ohio, died recently.

John was involved with the careers of several stallions familiar to NSBA members, including Batt Man, Gucci Only, Diesel Only and Riginal Cinch Brand. However, he will be forever linked to AQHA stallion Good Version. Purchased in partnership by John, the late Keith Whistle, Fred Bates and Ken Tugwell in 1993 from trainer Troy Compton’s customer Ann Admonius, Good Version was slated to show at the Quarter Horse Congress in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Derby – but he got a cut over his eye and was unable to show.

Shortly after the Congress, John and Bill and Brenda Duffy bought out the partnership and began standing Good Version in the breeding shed.  John and Good Version became fixtures at the Quarter Horse Congress Million Dollar Stallion Avenue for many years. Later, John promoted the young son of Good Version, Batt Man, and was often found at shows, futurities and horse sales. He always had a smile and a story to tell, and often, a horse to sell.

“In your life, you don’t have very many horses like Vern,” John said at the time of Good Version’s induction into the NSBA Hall of Fame in 2016. “He had a huge impact on my life, and allowed me to live a very comfortable life. He changed my life.”

Service for John are pending and will be shared once they become finalized.

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