DENVER (CBS4) – Claire Davis, the victim in the Arapahoe High School shooting, will be remembered at the National Western Stock Show on Friday.
Seventeen-year-old Davis died from injuries suffered in the shooting in December.
She was an avid equestrian and one of the events at the stock show was renamed in her honor.
“She was an absolute sweetheart, anyone will tell you that. She had a heart of gold and loved the horses and the riding,” said fellow equestrian Isabel Johnson.
Friday night the hunter and jumper event was renamed the Claire Davis Memorial Gambler’s Choice Horse Show.
One of the jumps being used in the show has Davis’ initials on it along with the date of her death and is signed by her classmates from Arapahoe High School.
“It’s just nice. I think the equestrian community as a whole is a growing environment and she was a part of that. Now we’re all doing it for her,” said Johnson.
Davis’ parents were also received a check for $6,000 for the foundation in her name.
He death has touched even those who didn’t know her.
“It brought tears to my eyes because I could think of the numerous children that I have taught and coached and the thought of this happening to any one of them basically breaks my heart,” said riding coach Corky Shaha.
There will be a moment of silence for Davis at every ticketed horse show this year.
Even organizers said that the horse show was likely an event Davis would have aspired to compete in someday.