Tamie Smith and Next Level Eventing have announced a new serendipitous addition to their string, Glock Pullman, a ten-year-old Brazilian Sport Horse purchased as result of Tamie’s recent trip overseas. He was previously the ride of Rafael Lozano (BRA) who is based in the UK, and is also the new owner of Tamie’s former ride, Twizted Syster.
“After Twizted Syster seemed to be loving the UK, it seemed like destiny when Mark Todd & Rodney Powell talked about Tamie and Rafa potentially swapping rides,” Tamie’s team stated in their announcement of the purchase. “Chloe has found a wonderful new home with both a great rider and person, and Tamie looks forward to watching their new partnership succeed. Glock Pullman makes a terrific addition to Tamie’s string.”
The members of the Twizted Syster Syndicate have enthusiastically supported the new partnership, and Rafael and Tamie hope to keep in touch and continue to check in on their former mounts.
Glock Pullman is a promising acquisition for Next Level Eventing, having made a big splash since landing on the FEI scene two years ago. The gelding placed second in his first CIC1* in 2014 in Brazil, with many similar positive one and two-star finishes in South America before heading east to the UK for the past two years.
Tamie says she plans to spend the winter getting to know Glock, dabbling in the dressage shows and jumper shows and formulating a plan for the coming season.
There is one syndicate share available for Glock under what will be called the LUCIDA, LLC group. Interested parties can get more information at Next Level Eventing’s website.
Tamie spent the better part of the early fall season in Europe, competing Dempsey, Twizted Syster and Fleeceworks Royal at a series of competitive events including Boekelo, Bleheim, Gatcombe Park, and the young horse event at Le Lion d’Angers. The trip was funded in part thanks to the Rebecca Broussard International Grant, as well as the Holekamp/Turner Grant specifically for young horses to attend the championships at Le Lion.
Best of luck to Tamie and Glock, and we look forward to this emerging partnership!