Frank Carper, Long-time Horse Auctioneer Passes Away


GENNSBURG, Ky. — Frank Carper, who operated the Camelot Auction died on Oct. 22, 2017. He was 80 and had been battling cancer.

Carper sold horses at his weekly auction in Cranbury, N.J. until retiring at the end of 2014 and moving to Kentucky.

For the five years prior to his retirement, Carper allowed rescue groups to network horses at risk for shipping to slaughter over the Internet. A Facebook group, Camelot Horse Weekly, formed as a result of that effort more than 83,000 people followed the page.

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Carper is survived by his wife: Monica Berntsen Carper of Green County, Ky.; four children; one grandchild; two brothers and two sisters.

A viewing is scheduled at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg, Ky. on Oct. 25. A memorial service will be held in Cranbury, but final details had not been set.

Carper requested that instead of sending flowers, send a donation to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. Lisa Post first started the movement that became Camelot Horse Weekly, and he thought that it was fitting donations go to that rescue.



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