Who Was Jessica Whalley, the Beauty Queen Who Died?

This is the young lady who died yesterday at the stables owned by ex-England footballer Michael Owen. According to witnesses, Owen and his employees at Manor House Stables were in tears when horsewoman and former beauty queen Jessica Whalley, 25, fainted and could not be resuscitated by paramedics. She was a transport manager at the stables in Malpas, Cheshire, which are also owned by the ex-daughter, striker’s Love Island star Gemma Owen, 19.

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Jessica Walley Dead: A Shock For Everyone

‘Very terrible seeing him [Michael Owen] and all his employees in tears today after such a shock to them – such a young age, no health concerns…’ said one friend, Jessica Mair, on Facebook. Life is indeed too short since we never know how long we have. ‘My heart goes out to her family and friends.’ Jessica Whalley was pronounced dead at the spot by emergency personnel who arrived at the stables at about 7.30 a.m. yesterday. The death is not being investigated as suspicious, according to the police, and her next of kin have been notified. The coroner will be given a file.

Who Was Jessica Whalley?

‘It is with profound regret that we have to announce that a much-valued member of our staff died at work this morning,’ said Manor House Stables in a message. The family has been notified, and both the family and the Manor House team ask for privacy at this time.’ Jessica¬†Whalley, who works for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai, UAE, who controls a massive international network of thoroughbred stables, defined herself as a “traveling head person” at Manor House Stables. She uploaded a snapshot of the Gulf state in 2018 and said, ‘I cannot wait for this to be home for the next 6 months.’

A Former Beauty Queen

Jessica Whalley is mentioned as one of the transport managers at Manor House Stables in official records issued this month by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. She is also a former beauty queen, and in 2019, she represented the United Kingdom in the Miss Tourism Universe pageant, which was broadcast on MTV and held in Beirut, reaching the top ten contenders. Ms. Whalley’s friends Maxine Bowley and Jo Neesam also changed their Facebook profiles to images of her, and their timelines were inundated with condolence comments. The North West Ambulance Service stated that it was called to Owen’s stables just before 7.30 a.m., with Cheshire Police arriving afterward.

More Information Regarding the Case

‘We received a call at 7.26 this morning,’ stated the ambulance service. We did attend, but I am unable to provide any other information.’ Owen and his family established the stables as a purpose-made training facility. Hugo Palmer’s base has been there since last spring. Owen, a 43-year-old former English footballer who has played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Stoke City, founded the stables in 2006. His daughter Gemma, an international dressage champion, demonstrated her remarkable horse riding talents at the stables last summer. Her horse, Sirius Black, was regarded as “one in a million” and died abruptly in February of this year at the age of 18.

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Manor House Stables has 105 horses in training ahead of the start of the new flat turf season on Saturday. ‘Thoughts with everybody concerned,’ trainers Fergal O’Brien and Graeme McPherson stated. ‘This is very terrible news,’ one person remarked. I sincerely apologize. Sincere sympathies to you all, as well as the families who have lost a dear one.’ ‘Very sad to the family and everyone at MHS!’ said another. A wonderful guy to have worked with! RIP.’

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