We are saddened to pass along the news that Debby Malloy Winkler, daughter of Vivien Malloy and the recently deceased Henry “Harry” Malloy of Waccabuc, NY, was fatally injured when she fell from her horse this past Friday in Warendorf, Germany. The accident occurred following a training session at the home she shared with her husband, the noted Olympic rider Hans Günter Winkler. Although she was rushed to a local hospital, Mrs. Winkler could not be saved.
Malloy Winkler was a beloved member of the show-jumping community on both sides of the Atlantic due to her horsemanship, sportsmanship, and unflagging good cheer. Many will remember reading about the childhood show-ring exploits of Debby and her sister Vivi when their mother allowed them to be featured in Jill Krementz’s book “A Very Young Rider.” A breeder of race horses since 1971, Vivien Malloy received national recognition when TOBA named her NY Breeder of the Year in 2006. In November 2010, the Malloy’s A Shin Forward won the Group-1 Mile Championship at Kyoto racetrack in Japan. The victory came a month after the passing of her beloved husband Harry, and she remarked at the time that Harry had his arms around the horse’s neck when he strode to victory.
A funeral will be held in Germany on March 1st, with a memorial service to follow on what would have been her 52nd birthday on April 3rd in Waccabuc.
We here at the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund Corporation offer our sincere condolences to the Malloy family.