We had a big announcement during the lunch break at Carolina International — Kerry Millikin’s Olympic bronze medal partner Out And About has been announced as the first of six inductees that will join the USEA Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jimmy Wofford presented Kerry with the induction letter and fondly remembered Out And About in his remarks: “About 25 years ago, a much younger Kerry Millikin came jogging by me on a loopy Thoroughbred, having just been runaway with around the Preliminary horse trials course at Fair Hill. In somewhat of a disheveled state, Kerry said, ‘Jimmy, what should I do with him?’ And I said, ‘For heaven’s sake, upgrade him!’
A 16.2-hand Thoroughbred gelding (L’Amour Rullah x Incarnadine), Outie went on to be Kerry’s horse of a lifetime and is remembered as one of the greatest Thoroughbreds in American eventing history.
In addition to winning the individual bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Kerry and Outie also won team bronze and placed 15th individually at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome. They were also fifth at the Blenheim CCI3*, fifth at Kentucky CCI4*, seventh in the Open European Championship at Burghley, and third at Badminton CCI4*.
“He was an amazing horse, and the patience paid off,” Kerry said. “I don’t think he ever had a cross country fault.”
You’ll hear many more comments from Kerry about Outie during the 2018 USEA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held in December during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Six new members will be inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame this year. Stay tuned for the announcements of the remaining inductees! Go Eventing.