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Did you catch the first blog post by EN’s new “Making It to the Thoroughbred Makeover” blogger Lindsay Gilbert?

Lindsay is the owner of Transitions Sport Horses, based in Lexington, Kentucky. She participated in the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover on Rebel Annie and is back again in 2017 with Hot Java. Keep up with their journey here on EN and via her blog, Making It to the Thoroughbred Makeover!

Our sister site Horse Nation is following along with some Makeover hopefuls as well. Check ‘em out: Retired Racehorse Project Showcase: Meet The Riders, Part I.

If you’re thinking about throwing your hat in the ring for the 2017 Makeover yourself, tick-tock tick-tock!

ENTRY ALERT for Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.

We have accepted approximately 500 trainers who plan to…

Posted by Retired Racehorse Project on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Here are three 2017 Makeover eligible horses that are available today. Take your pick!

Photo via CANTER KY.

Photo via CANTER Kentucky.

Chester’s Park (Divine Park – Newmar, by Salt Lake): 2011 16.2-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

Chester’s Park is a handsome gelding with a fantastic disposition who is ready to get going in his new career!

He is by Divine Park and out of Newmar with nice bloodlines that include Mr. Prospector, Deputy Minister and Alydar. His connections describe him as VERY quiet, kind and smart: “This horse is one of the most sensible and easiest OTTBs we’ve dealt with and he last raced in November 2016!”

He has great conformation, clean legs and no previous injuries. Chester is learning leg yields and has a great, slow canter. Chester is quiet under saddle, a quick learner and is learning to hack around the farm. He is easy to handle in the barn, has great manners, and no vices. This horse is a class act and will go far with the right person. He could excel in any discipline with some additional schooling! Chester is a CANTER KY owned horse and located in Versailles, KY.

View Chester’s Park on CANTER Kentucky.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

King of Boyd (Sun King – Belle of Indiana, by Lac Ouimet): 2013 15.1-hand Minnesota-bred gelding

Boyd has it all! Looks, personality and a clean slate. This is a high quality young horse with only six starts. Boyd last raced in November and retired with clean legs and no known injuries.

Since then he has been relaxing at the CANTER barn and quickly becoming everyone’s favorite. Boyd has so much to offer, starting with an incredibly sweet temperament — just look at that face! His kind, bright eye lets you know he’s interested in you and wants to get involved in what’s going on.

He has an aim to please work ethic and is remarkably calm and sensible for his age. Boyd’s first ride off the track proved him to be quiet, straightforward and willing. He has three nice gaits and feels bigger than he is. Once this boy grows up and fills out he’ll be quite a looker! Boyd is cleared for any discipline and has no vices. He would be best suited for a rider/trainer experienced with young horses.

View King of Boyd on CANTER Ohio.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Backstage Pass (Friends Lake – Bastille Opera, by Meadowlake): 2008 17-hand New York bred gelding

A big, sound gelding with good bone and excellent manners? You surely have room for this guy in your barn.

CANTER volunteers have admired this gorgeous guy for quite some time. This gorgeous and loveable gentleman has won over $70,000 in his time on the racetrack, and has shown his connections that it’s time to move on to a new career. He’s described as easy to work around, good to gallop and workmanlike on the track. He has a good brain and is mild mannered, despite his large stature.

It was a brisk, sunny January morning for his “meet and greet,” and Backstage was most concerned with the candy supply from his handler. He is reported as sound with no stable vices. Backstage Pass has a huge stride and  his “offseason” videos don’t do him justice — check out his race videos to truly see this guy’s fabulous movement! His CANTER connections admired him a couple times each year and always were wowed with what a nice mover he was. He comes from a barn that takes excellent care of their horses, so you can trust he has been pampered and kept in good flesh and care during his days at the track. His connections enjoy getting updates on their horses and love to follow their second careers.

View Backstage Pass on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Weekend IG Roundup: Riders of the Storm at Poplar Place January H.T.

The eventers, volunteers and officials at Poplar Place Farm’s first recognized horse trial of 2017 toughed out a soggy weekend, to say the least. Over the weekend severe weather swept through the south, sadly with tragic consequence, and our hearts go out to residents of the region who lost their homes or worse.

While storms did put a hold on Poplar Place’s proceedings, ultimately the show did go on …

… and its diehard competitors managed to find a silver lining in the dark storm clouds.

We show in rain and tornadoes too…. #sleetsnowrain A photo posted by Fernhill EuroStar (@fernhilleurostar) on

See final results here, and cheers to all its finishers! Here’s a roundup of your snapshots from the weekend:

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Teddy Roosevelt

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Finally a prelim pair! So proud of the incredible performance he put in this weekend. So much love for him. A video posted by Jessie Schwartz (@whfkitaro) on

Rain or shine, Go Eventing.

Donkey Jockey/Freshly Minted Prelim Eventer Ryan Hall Is on a Roll in 2017

Ryan Hall has come out in 2017 with guns blazing. The Area V young rider and her horse, Graceland’s Liebchen, already have two Prelim runs under their belt, with a clear cross country round at the centerpiece of each.

We’ve featured 16-year-old Ryan here on EN before, but with slightly “different” ride. She and her little-donkey-that-could KitKat captured our hearts (see “Big Ears, Big Heart, Big Dreams: The Story of Ryan Hall and KitKat“) with their special bond and adorable jump.

“Looking back on my past 10 years of riding, I’ve had many horses, every single one of them contributing to the rider I am today — even KitKat,” Ryan says. “Without KitKat I would be lost, and KitKat also taught me to never get ahead of yourself over fences.” #eventerdonkeyprotips!

Ryan and KitKat. Photo by Anna Pierce.

Ryan and KitKat. Photo by Anna Pierce.

Ryan and KitKat. Photo courtesy of Ryan Hall.

Ryan and KitKat. Photo courtesy of Ryan Hall.

But while KitKat is, I think we can all agree, nothing short of awesome, she’s probably not going to get Ryan to NAJYRC — which is one of Ryan’s goals for the future.

Enter Graceland’s Liebchen, “Cali,” with whom Ryan rock and rolled around her Prelim debut the first weekend of 2017 at Ocala Winter I H.T. It was the third Prelim for Cali, a relatively new ride for Ryan. They began their partnership last May after a whirlwind trip from Arlington, Texas to Florida to try the mare, who was clearly a great fit for Ryan.

“We went out to our first show at Chattahoochee Hills in July, with only a handful of rides together, and we ended up finishing first in Novice,” Ryan recalls.

Ryan Hall and Graceland's Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

Ryan Hall and Graceland’s Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

That qualified them for the AECs, after which they moved up to Training and had a very solid fall together. “Even though I’ve only had her for seven months now we’ve gone from Novice to Prelim, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without my trainer Kadi Eykamp.”

As for their first Prelim move up, Ryan says, “I was extremely happy with how it went.”

Owning a horse with some mileage is a new experience for Ryan.

Ryan Hall and Graceland's Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

Ryan Hall and Graceland’s Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

“Most of the horses I’ve had over the years I’ve brought up the levels myself, even though Cali was not a super experienced Prelim horse when I bought her,” Ryan says. “Even though she hasn’t been around the block at Prelim, she feels like an experienced Prelim horse when you get on course. The little mare answers every question and truly loves her job. Her ears are always forward.”

After Ocala the pair headed to Three Lakes January H.T., where they improved their dressage score from a 37.6 to a 31.1 and had another confidence-building cross country run.

Where to from here? Ryan says she would love to qualify with Cali for the Ocala CCI1*, with their eyes set on NAJYRC this summer.

As for her beloved KitKat: “The way Kitty has been going since I got her back is much more like a real horse. She’s been ready to work and loves her job.”

It’s been tough to find tack small enough for KitKat, girth included, but she has a custom 12″ girth on order from Total Saddle Fit and she hopes that will help, “So I don’t have to balance every stride!”

“I truly do see a future — if she can get learn to trailer — but an overall goal would be to get a demo at WEG in Tryon,” Ryan says.

Ryan Hall and Graceland's Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

Ryan Hall and Graceland’s Liebchen. Photo by Jill Treece.

Best of luck to you, Ryan!

#EventerProblems Vol. 101: Ice, Ice, Baby

There’s a “Hammer Time” joke in here somewhere, too.

Anyway, folks, it’s cold out there. (Unless you’re in Florida, in which case WE HATE YOU.) Here are a few of your postcards from the tundra:

Trot sets in He#%. #eventerproblems

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When Eventers go ice skating #eventerproblems ☃

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I’m just going to leave this here… #eventerproblems #problemsingeneral #poopcicles #dorado #ottb

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Every year the barn driveway gets at least one car. This year it was mine. #eventerproblems

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Only place to get hot water when it is 10 below #hotdinner #eventerproblems #texasweatherisbipolar❄️⛄️

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First snow / freezing rain of the season at Are You Ready! #areyoureadyeventing #eventerproblems

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Thursday morning commute. #snowmageddon #winterwonderland #sooverthis #stillhavetowork #nosnowday #eventerproblems

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So it’s cold enough that my hose just snapped…#6degrees #eventerproblems #canigetasnowdayplease

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What do you do when it’s 12 degrees?! Clean off the baseboards of course! #eventerproblems #brrrrrr

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Hey, at least I tried! #shaklancyti #arabian #winterriding #eventerproblems #trailriding

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Snow makes for great workouts! Who needs caveletti when you can trot through a foot of snow? #eventerproblems

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Must spook at small child on motorized toy… #toocoldtoride #eventerproblems #aqha #ottb #readyforsummer

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Go Eventing.

Eventer Seeking Help with Research Study on Sport Horse Marketing

Screenshot via Sport Horse Nation, EN's classifieds site. Screenshot via Sport Horse Nation, EN's classifieds site.

In addition to being an avid eventer and reigning champion of the Hagyard Midsouth P3D, Michael Willham is a Senior at Otterbein University. He is double majoring in Management and Business Administration with minors in Marketing, Economics and Finance, and on top of all that somehow finds the time to crank out the occasional article for EN as well!

Every now and again, his two worlds collide. To earn “Distinction” upon graduation this spring, Michael is conducting a research study aimed at discover behavioral patterns with new market media trends in the horse industry, specifically the advertising considerations of buying and selling sporthorses.

“Through my years of college, being the ‘horse crazy’ person I am, I would frequently try to incorporate my passion for horses into any assignments or projects I had,” Michael says. “However, I noticed that while there is an abundance of research being conducted on the medical side, there is virtually no research that has been done regarding the business side of the equine world.

“So I saw that large gap of knowledge and wanted to help contribute to lessen it,” he explains. “While my Distinction Project has to be related to my majors in business, I saw the chance to customize it to bring together my business studies with my passion for horses.”

“Seeing as I am an avid eventer, and have dabbled in the dressage ring this past summer earning my Bronze Medal, I wanted to analyze sporthorses in these disciplines that I am most familiar with. By focusing on the marketing and business management side of it, I was able to conform it to fulfill the Distinction requirements.”

Michael Willham and Fernhill Cayenne, winners of the Hagyard Midsouth Long Format Prelim 3-Day Event. Photo by Photography In Stride.

Michael Willham and Fernhill Cayenne, winners of the Hagyard Midsouth Long Format Prelim 3-Day Event. Photo by Photography In Stride.

Michael’s study is focused on the marketing of sporthorses. Which advertising channels are most effective? What information within the ads is most effective? Is there a disconnect between the seller’s actions (location of ads and info in the ads) and buyer’s actions (where they are looking and what they deem most important to know)?

“From my years of business and marketing classes, I have read countless research papers on best practices for certain industries and how they conduct business,” Michael says. “There is so much research done so that companies can minimize cost and maximize efficiency. However, virtually none of this (to my knowledge) has found its way into the horse world.

Amateurs who own horses and compete in dressage, show jumping and/or eventing are invited to participate in the study by completing a short, 10-minute online survey. Be sure to enter the drawing at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of four $25 SmartPak gift cards!

“I hope that the study will help sellers identify the best ways to advertise a horse for sale and meet consumer expectations,” Michael says. “Ideally, the information and analyses will enable sellers to identify the best channels to advertise on and most important information to include in the ad. This knowledge will then hopefully benefit both sellers and buyers as it enables more efficient and less time consuming advertising and searching.”

We’re all looking forward to seeing what the survey finds out! Michael will start analysing all of the data and performing the statistical analyses within the next couple weeks. He defends his thesis in middle/late March or early April and will publish the results after that.

Complete the survey here.

 

Friday Video from World Equestrian Brands: Would Your Horse Jump Into/Through THIS Water?

Raise your hand if your horse is brave into water. How about THROUGH water — a “water curtain,” to be specific? Check out this video, posted by the Equestrian Centre Celje in Slovenia.

Snemanje Konjeniški center CeljeNaša Tajda skozi vodno zaveso! Doživite prizor več kot pestrega snemalnega dne z ekipo SimonKr Video Production! #kcc #SimonKr

Posted by Konjeniški center Celje on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Still have that hand raised? How about that same water curtain … at night?

Za perfekten zaključek večera z vami delimo še en utrinek iz našega sodelovanja s SimonKr Video Production! :)

It’s always funny behind the scenes! :)

#KonjeniškiCenterCelje #SimonKR

Posted by Konjeniški center Celje on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Note to any cross country course designers reading this: Don’t get any bright ideas, m’kay?

Let’s Discuss: What’s the Best (or Worst) Towing Vehicle?

#EventerProblems on the way to a horse trial this fall. Photo by Leslie Wylie. #EventerProblems on the way to a horse trial this fall. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

When it comes to trucks, horse people tend to have, to put it gently, very strong opinions.

For instance, don’t EVEN get me started on my own 2004 F250. It’s got one of those notoriously lemon-y 6.0 liter Power Stroke diesel engines, used in Ford trucks from 2003 to 2007, that has given me ulcer after ulcer since I bought it in 2010. It literally broke down as I was driving it home from the dealership, which I should have taken as a hint — but newp! I just kept paying for repair after repair; by now I’m pretty sure I’ve replaced everything under the hood.

A few repair receipts from 2016 alone, totalling over $3,000: water pump, fuel injectors ... if anyone reading this wants to anonymously set my truck on fire, that would be cool. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

A few repair receipts from 2016 alone, totalling over $3,000: water pump, fuel injectors … if anyone reading this wants to anonymously set my truck on fire, that would be cool. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

HILARIOUS UPDATE: Literally since I wrote the first part of this post, I had to take my truck into the shop … again. Shock bushings and wheel bearings = another few hundred dollars down the commode.

Hahahahahaha.

Hahahahahaha.

My dream truck, on the other hand? Um, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HDs look alright!

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 that generates 910 lb.-ft. of torque + advanced towing technologies like trailer sway control and a trailering camera system. Yummy. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Rugged cowboy chauffeur not included. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Rugged cowboy chauffeur not included. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet.

Share your own towing vehicle successes, horror stories and fantasies in the comments!

Tuesday Video from SpectraVET: Stable View H.T. Training Helmet Cam

When you’re getting ready to move up a level, the level you’re at should feel like a romp around the park — and that’s exactly the feeling you get watching this helmet cam of Hannah Ledford and Fernhill Music Man making short work of the Training cross country course at Stable View Aiken Opener H.T. over the weekend.

“Hannah did what we hope to be her last Training and take the next step up to Prelim!,” reports the Georgia young rider’s trainer Jade Anderson of Jade Anderson Eventing.

We always love seeing Jade out with her crew. Not only is she an accomplished rider, as a trainer she radiates positive energy and it’s clear that she inspires hard work and dedication in her students. A recent example:

Jade and her ladies country schooling in 32 degrees and sleet earlier this month. Photo via Jade Anderson.

Jade, Hannah and Claire country schooling in 32 degrees and sleet earlier this month. Photo via Jade Anderson.

Hoo-boy, you ladies are tough! Glad to see all that winter training is paying off via glowing performances in the team’s first outing of the year. Jade reports on the weekend:

JAE attended the Stableview HT this passed weekend! What a weekend it was … It was a weekend of firsts!

Grace Smith finished her first Preliminary in fine form!

Claire Howard finished her first Training with clear show jumping and clear cross country.

My two boys Fernhill Oreo and Fernhill Q popped around their Prelim with no problem. I loped them around just to get a good confident run under their belt! We have a full season in front of us!

Let the 2017 eventing season begin!!!

I’m so thrilled with this group of young ladies!! Each of them cheered for the other and help one another out … I loooove seeing the teamwork! Congrats ladies!!!!

Shout out to my homegirl Holly Malcom for helping me throughout the weekend! Gillian Pressel, Wesley Ann Norton for pitching in and helping with my horses!

Photo via Jade Anderson.

Photo via Jade Anderson.

You go, girls. Go Eventing!

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The Eventing 25 Training Sessions in Photos

The future of U.S. eventing was as bright as the crystal blue Ocala sky at last week’s 2017 Eventing 25 Training Sessions.

Held at Meredyth South Jan. 9-12, the East Coast segment of this year’s Eventing 25 list honed their dressage, cross country and show jumping skills under the tutelage of USEF Eventing Emerging Athlete Coach Leslie Law. A second Ocala session with the Eventing 18 athletes is currently underway, Jan. 16-20.

Both groups of the West Coast based riders will train at Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula, Calif., Jan. 30 through Feb. 2.

In other emerging athlete news, the theme of the latest episode of the Eventing Podcast was #YoungGuns, spotlighting riders born in 1990 or later. Featured guests included Eventing 25 participants Caroline Martin, Jenny Caras, Zach Brandt, Jacob Fletcher and Cornelia Dorr. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or listen here.

Many thanks to the Land Rover US Eventing Team for posting photos of the Eventing 25 Training Sessions! Be sure to follow the Team on Instagram @useventingteam.

Eventing 25 athletes, @madeline.backus and @corneliadorr kicked off the 2017 Training Session wi th Leslie Law this morning

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Next up, @lsnow92 and @zacharybrandteventing at the Eventing 25 Training Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Last group before the lunch lecture with Dr. Jill Copenhagen, @jennycaras1 and @woodgefmf are looking great! #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Back to work at the Eventing 25 Training Session with @carolinegmartin and @crawfordeventing #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Last Eventing 25 rider of the day @qbrookstables. A great day and looking forward to jumping tomorrow. #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@madeline.backus and P.S. Arianna flying high in today’s Eventing 25 Training Session. #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Eventing 25 riders @qbrookstables and @zacharybrandteventing jumping today!

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@corneliadorr and Louis tackle the Liverpool in today’s Eventing 25 Training Session.

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@carolinegmartin and Conner looking good today at the Eventing 25 Training Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@crawfordeventing working with Leslie Law today at the Eventing 25 Training Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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A gorgeous day in Ocala for the Eventing 25 Training Session…@lsnow92 #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@jennycaras1 and @woodgefmf jumping around today at the Eventing 25 Training Session. #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Lots of fancy prancing today at the Eventing 25 Training Session. …cross country tomorrow! #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@madeline.backus over the corner on the final day of the Eventing 25 Training Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@corneliadorr making a splash in today’s Eventing 25 Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Cross country day for the Eventing 25 Athletes…@carolinegmartin

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Tackling the skinny in today’s Eventing 25 Training Session @crawfordeventing and Zara

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@qbrookstables and Fernhill Flutter make light work of a big table during cross country day at Eventing 25. #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@jennycaras1 and Joey easily tackle the skinny after the ditch #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@zacharybrandteventing making the big table look easy #eventing25 #useventingteam

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@woodgefmf and Charlie schooling cross country today during the Eventing 25 Training Session #eventing25 #useventingteam

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Go Eventing.

Human Barricade Fail: ‘My Horse Ran Over Boyd Martin’

A video of Boyd Martin playing chicken with a ditchy horse, and getting flattened in the process, is going viral, and we couldn’t resist sharing!

A bit of commentary from the Boyd & Silva Martin Blog:

It’s true what they say, folks … Don’t Mess with Texas. In the midst of teaching a clinic in Texas this past weekend, Boyd, ever the gentleman, offered to give a young lady a little guidance in getting her resistant horse over a ditch, by becoming a human jump standard … but instead he got steamrolled! 

Oops. Glad everyone is OK — Boyd bounced up with a limp and a laugh, and the horse braved the ditch on the next attempt: “Goodness, that clinician guy wasn’t bluffing!”

Looks like the rest of the clinic went well, too:

Need more Boyd in your life? A $50 annual membership to the Windurra USA Fan Club entitles fans to several great perks including swag, discount offers to designated clinics, farm tours and course walks, and backstage access to Inside Windurra USA private blog, featuring updates and tips from Boyd and Silva and a glimpse into their backstage routine at the farm and at competitions! 

Go Boyd. Go Eventing.

Monday Videos from Tredstep Ireland: Three Lakes H.T. Prelim Winners

What would we do without David Frechette, better known in the YouTube jungle as TheHorsePesterer? Well, for one we’d have far fewer opportunities to replay action we missed over the weekend!

This past weekend saw him out at Three Lakes H.T. in Groveland, Florida. He managed to catch videos of two out of three of the Prelim division winners, Buck Davidson and Kate Knowles, and we scraped up footage of the third, Lee Camilio, via Facebook. Congrats to all!

See full results from the event here.

Open Prelim A: Buck Davidson and Victor B Z (26.8)

Open Prelim B: Lee Camiolo and Caharron V. E. (30.2)

Lee Camiolo & Jr’s dressage test today. 28.6!

Posted by Stephen Shelton Camiolo on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Double clear stadium round!

Posted by Stephen Shelton Camiolo on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Prelim Rider: Kate Knowles and Cillnabradden Ceona (25.4)

Go Eventing.

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

All three of this week’s wished-for OTTBs are available through the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, a nonprofit founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Over 6,000 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, hailing from 40 different racetracks, have been placed in qualified homes through New Vocations’ efforts since its inception.

Thank you for the good work you do, New Vocations. Learn more about the program here.

Photo via New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Numero Tres (Macho Uno – Cadillac Kelly, by El Prado (IRE)): 2014 16+-hand Kentucky-bred gelding.

Numero Tres is a gangly baby standing just over 16-hands as a nearly 3 -year-old. His actual foaling date is not until March. He is full of baby antics, goofing off in the field with his pasture mates. He currently goes out with eight other geldings. It would be wise to get blankets with a warranty or guarantee because he thinks they are fun toys, too! He has figured out how to remove the pin that hold his feed tub in the bracket and plays with those. He does not have any stall vices such as cribbing or weaving.

This baby nugget will be best suited for a professional or a very advanced amateur who can keep him in a regular training program. He currently likes to play and buck some under saddle. He needs a lot of mental engagement and will be a fun horse to develop. He also needs work on standing in the crossties, he goes into the wash rack but has a tendency to wiggle and needs full supervision. Nugget did not make it to the racetrack simply due to a lack of ability and does not have any known injuries. He is suitable for all disciplines with a professional or an amateur of similar skill level.

Numero Tres did not make it to the track and does not have any recorded works so he is not eligible for the RRP Makeover.

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Numero Tres on New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Lookout Beach (Fastnet Rock (AUS) – So Belle (GB), by Singspiel (IRE)): 2014 15-hand Irish-bred gelding

What a little cutie with the build and looks of his sire and grandsire. This coming 3-year-old is at a fun age where he is still loves to learn with wide eyed wonder, but has enough mileage that he is fairly confident. If he gets concerned, like wanting to see what the noise is in the aisleway along the indoor, he will turn and stand with his tail to the rail to watch like he learned at the track.

It is rather funny to see and when his curiosity is satisfied, he goes right back on his merry way. You can convince him to keep working if something grabs his attention with very little effort, but he might start to have more of an opinion as he enters his adolescent year. Being young he will need a rider that knows the ins and outs of a youngster along with a little bit of coltish behavior that will naturally wane with time.

Beach was just gelded at the end of November so he is still a bit tight behind and it looks like he may be going through a growth spurt right now because he is butt high and much more gangly in his movement than when he came. Being recently gelded means he cannot be turned out with mares, but Beach already has a turn out buddy (gelding) that he follows around, squealing like a little girl if his buddy tries to pick on him.

Unfortunately Beach is not RRP Makeover eligible because he doesn’t have a tattoo or any noted timed workouts.

Located in Marysville, OH.

View Lookout Beach on New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Megnog (Northern Afleet – Blue Northern, by Top Account): 2009 16.1-hand Kentucky-bred mare

Megnog is a wonderfully sweet, smart mare. She’s a yes m’am kind of girl and naturally wants to do everything asked of her to the best of her ability, as shown in her success on the track. Her kind personality shines through in all aspects of her day to day routine. She’s easy to work with on the ground. She can be a bit bossy in turnout but has been bested by another mare so she is not always the leader.  Megnog is currently in a group of seven girls. She does not have any stall vices.

Meg is a straghtforward ride whom everyone enjoys working with. She always approaches her work with a positive attitude and is just fun to sit on. She is responsive and engaged with a nice open stride. She is suitable for all disciplines with an intermediate riders.

She banged her face which has been checked out by a veterinarian and is cleared for riding. It will just take some time for the swelling to go down in the meantime. She will likely have a small bump permanently.

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Megnog on New Vocations.

Weekend IG Roundup: Stable View & Three Lakes H.T.

How stunning are the sunrise photos coming out of this weekend’s horse trials? Stable View Aiken Opener and Three Lakes H.T. in Florida both enjoyed gorgeous weather, and horses and riders alike looked happy to be back out on course.

Stable View Aiken Opener H.T. [Website] [Results]

Three Lakes January H.T. [Website] [Results]

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Good morning from Stable View! I hope everyone has a good run this weekend! #equestrian #eventing #herewego #crosscountry

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Good morning from Three Lakes Horse Trial:)

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Sun, 70 degrees and Aiken Opener Horse Trials! #myviewfromstableview

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Beautiful day to be a spectator at the #Stableview season opener! #winterinaiken #eventinginsunnysc #corgisofinstagram

 

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It’s a shame she doesn’t like her job. #alwayssmiling

 

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Volcan de Caverie putting in a lovely test this morning! (25.0)

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what a great way to kick off the season :))

 

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Double Clear XC ! Go Frye baby! Pretty Like Me 6yo OTTB OT @ Stable View

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Course walking at the beautiful Three Lakes. I’m excited to get Cabs season underway! #eventingsunnyfl #eventlife #xc

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Not a bad way to start the year. #todaysoffice #travelswithamy #eventinglive

 

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Jump in the middle of a Live Oak. #hellyea #outstandinginafield #travelswithamy #todaysoffice

 

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#ClarkMontgomery #LoughanGlen

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First event of 2017: ✔️

 

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I like a cross country course with natural snacks. #eventinglive #travelswithamy #shoplocal

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Cant ask for a prettier setting! #xc #myothergreyirishman #eventing #blackhorsefarmil

 

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Such a fun weekend at Three Lakes horse trails! Shoutout to @fionarmccracken for this picture!

 

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Go Eventing.

#DogsOfEN: Pups on Parade

Where there are eventers, there are dogs. Let’s show them off! Tag your favorite pup pics on Instagram for inclusion in a future edition.

What better place to nap than a freshly cleaned Rambo #eventerproblems #jrt #dogs #dogsofen

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Corgi’s went xc schooling too #corgisofinstagram #dogsofen #makeamericacuteagain

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#puppysnowday #dogsofen #groot in snow #snowday #fun

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#grootwiththebigboys #donkeywalking #groot #dogsofen

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And … one cat for good measure!

Go Eventing.

USEF Learning Center Features Educational Videos from Top Eventers

The USEF launched a new video website, the US Equestrian Learning Center, yesterday aimed at educating equestrians of all disciplines and skill levels — eventers, included.

From the website:

Whether you’re new to equestrian sport, an experienced competitor, or someone who rides, drives, or vaults purely for fun, US Equestrian’s Learning Center is your source for knowledge and information from top athletes and equestrian experts. Members can access a vast library of videos featuring lessons and insider tips on a wide range of topics, including horse care, training, safety and welfare, the 29 breeds and disciplines that US Equestrian recognizes, and more. Donations to the US Equestrian Learning Center will help support new videos and educational content for fans and athletes alike.

A few previews of the eventing-centric videos:

Plus there are training videos with internationally successful dressage, hunter and jumper riders as well as grooms, vets and other equestrian professionals that many eventers will find applicable.
To watch the videos you must login with your USEF membership; for non-members, you can now do a Fan Membership for $25, which gets you access to the videos and other benefits of a full membership if you’re not competing.
Check out the US Equestrian Learning Center here.

Friday Video from World Equestrian Brands: Badminton Is Coming

Is it too early to start getting pumped for Badminton 2017? Nah! EN Badders correspondent Jenni already bought her plane ticket last week for this year’s event, May 3-7; if you’re thinking about going it’s not too early to start sorting your travel logistics.

This video features highlights from last year’s event, ranging from a classic Mark Todd sticky-britches moment on the cross country course to Michael Jung’s historic Rolex Grand Slam win. I don’t know how 2017 is going to top 2016 on the excitement spectrum but there’s a lot to look forward to — Badminton has a new course designer in Eric Winter, and of course British riders will all be looking to catch the eye of new team coach Chris Bartle.

Advance tickets just went on sale this week. For more information, visit the website here.

Save of the Week: Arden Stephens & Diablo

Arden Stephens’ new 5-year-old Diablo may be young but he has quite an opinion about things. The horse had been with Arden, an Area V young rider named to the 2017 Eventing 18 list, for three weeks when they decided to head out for some cross country schooling.

Diablo was being a bit exuberant, so Arden’s trainer Sydney Elliot was trying to slow down his feet and mind over a small wooden box.

Mom Carol explained what happened next: “Obviously small objects don’t interest Diablo much! … It seemed to just tick him off — think Diablo’s got a little sass!”

Arden did her best Phillip Dutton impression and managed to stay on the athletic youngster. Well-played, Arden!

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Photo courtesy of Carol Stephens.

Go Eventing.

Submit your “Save of the Week” photos and video to [email protected]!

#EventerSolutions: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Event horses can be problems-solvers, too!

“Work smarter not harder” #horsesofinstagram #ottb #eventerproblems #equestrian #barnlife #horses

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Here’s your latest edition of #EventerSolutions, the series in which we spotlight some of your most inventive problem-solving masterpieces and determined DIY efforts. Be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #EventerSolutions on social for inclusion in future editions!

Makeshift bandaid for when you slice your finger open trying to MacGyver a grazing muzzle #eventerproblems

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No water… No problem!!! #eventerproblems #eventersolutions #eventersdoitbetter

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Soaking old studs in coke. Feels like a science experiment. #rustystuds #eventerproblems

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Go Eventing.

Diabetes Can’t Keep Young Rider Hannah Hoehn out of the Start Box

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Health is something that many eventers take for granted. We go about our days without having to think too much about it — we eat what we want, we ride and are physically active, and we experience well-being overall.
For 17-year-old Hannah Hoehn, however, maintaining health is perpetually at the forefront of her mind. At age 9 the young rider from North Canton, Ohio, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and managing the disease in the years since has required a great deal of discipline. She wears a pump and digital monitor, has to test herself 15 times a day, and must time her eating perfectly before her rides at shows.
She has good days and tough ones, but everyone who knows Hannah’s positive attitude can make them hard to tell apart. For better or worse, she goes about day-to-day life without excuse or complaint.
Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

In addition to managing the disease, she juggles school, high school cross country, mission work, a part-time job, and training her OTTB Seattle Grace under the tutelage of Karen Hornyak. The pair completed their first USEA event this summer, finishing 6th on their dressage score in Beginner Novice at South Farm H.T.
How does she do it? Fortunately she has an amazing support system in her family and friends and is herself a standup young woman with an incredible work ethic and enthusiasm for life.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Hannah about her health, horse and riding goals.

EN: Having diabetes clearly isn’t holding you back! How do you manage it?

“I have to admit getting diagnosed with such a big disease at such a young age can be quite intimidating but I have been able to do everything that any other kid does with the same ease. Before I do anything that requires a lot of energy such as riding, I normally check my blood sugar before I ride to make sure my blood sugar levels are OK and then afterwards to make sure they aren’t dropping.”

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

EN: Do you ever get frustrated? How do you get through the tough days?

“I’m not going to lie — I have gotten very frustrated with my diabetes, but I have had many years to figure out how to deal with those frustrating moments. Although at the time those moments seemed pretty frustrating, when I think back to them they weren’t as bad as I thought.

“I don’t know if you can necessarily call it luck, but I have always felt that I was truly lucky to only have gotten type 1 diabetes. Yes it definitely has negatives, but there are so many other diseases in the world that are much worse than the one I have. It’s highly manageable and for me, it has helped me become a healthier person because of it.”

EN: How did you get interested in eventing? 

“When I first started riding and training with my first trainer, he was basically teaching me the basics of riding, and didn’t do any showing or much of anything else. I received a lesson once a week on OTTBs that were a full hour away — my parents are incredibly supportive! — and the one ride once a week was the only time I sat on a horse. The trainer ended up passing away, and I wasn’t quite sure where to go after that.

“Horse friends of ours introduced us to my current trainer Karen Hornyak, who specializes in eventing, and my “horse mom” Margie Kinsinger. I had never heard of eventing before riding with Karen, but ever since my very first dressage lesson and schooling cross country, I was hooked!”

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

EN: What’s your favorite part of the sport?

“I love eventing because the people involved in this sport are like no other. I can always count on all of my eventing friends to be ringside cheering me on and congratulating me after a great ride or helping me keep a positive spirit after a ride that may not have gone the way I had planned. Complete strangers are always there to lend a helping hand or shout a good luck, and that goes a long way. Oh, and galloping over jumps with your horse isn’t so bad either!”

EN: Tell us about your horse.

“My horse’s name is Seattle Grace, AKA Kara, and she’s an OTTB. I’ve had her for just over a year, and I love every single thing about her.

“She acts much like a human and most times I’d rather be with her than most people. She loves her job and tries her heart out for me in everything she does. She can be sassy sometimes but she is incredibly smart and I have to pinch myself that I call her mine.

“We have created a pretty close bond in just the short year that I have had her and we can pretty much read each other’s minds. Her mindset, as she is an OTTB, is almost always “Mom, can we go galloping now?”

“We’ve had lots of fun together. Many days I love to take her to the trails behind our barn and just let her open up which is one of her favorite things to do. I have also introduced her to fox hunting. We have gone hunting with the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club multiple times and Kara really seems to enjoy it! It has really helped to develop our bond as there’s a lot of trust that we both put into each other. It also helps her become really good with figuring out her footing as the trails we go on aren’t always the easiest.”

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

EN: You completed your first USEA sanctioned event this summer. Tell us about that experience!

“Being able to go to my first USEA sanctioned event at South Farm, at one of my favorite places to compete, and to end on my dressage score, while also being able to have the chance to ride in the victory gallop at the end, is one of the coolest achievements I’ve experienced so far.

“We worked pretty hard for it and it was nice to see our hard work pay off. Many horses had trouble on cross country in our division so crossing the finish flags double clear was absolutely surreal. Like I said, I got pretty lucky to have such an incredible teammate.”

EN: What are your riding goals?

“As an eventer I have goals just as big as the jumps. I would love to top some of the Young Rider leaderboards as I move up the levels with my horse. If I happen to qualify for Young Riders along the way, I definitely wouldn’t complain!

“A few of my biggest goals include competing at many of the prestigious 4* events around the world, and someday standing on the podium representing the United States at the Olympics. My parents have also been incredibly supportive along the way and are helping me to accomplish these goals each and everyday by doing whatever they can.”

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.

Photo by Miranda Akins of Photography in Stride.


EN: When you’re not riding what are your other interests?

“Besides riding, I keep busy by running cross country for my school (it helps me keep a social life because we all know horses take up a lot of that!) It also keeps me pretty fit for my riding!”

EN: What advice would you share with others who are struggling to overcome obstacles?

“I have definitely had my good and bad days with overcoming obstacles. Although it’s very simple, the best advice that I can give is to just breath and relax, things will come. The journey can be a fun experience if you learn to breath and take time to enjoy things.

“No matter how much I wanted something to happen, whether it was with my blood sugar or with riding, it’s not just going to pop right out of nowhere and happen. It’s going to take a lot of work but eventually you will have it figured out. Learn to accept even the smallest amounts of improvement.”

Go Hannah. Go Eventing!

Tuesday Video from SpectraVET: Piggy French’s 4* Retirees Living the Good Life

It’s always heartwarming to see eventers paying back the horses who have served them so well by providing them with a happy, carefree home in their twilight years. British eventer Piggy French posted this sweet video of her two retired four-star horses, Jakata and Someday Soon, trotting around after her in their field. Clearly, they are fond of their former pilot!

Jakata, now 19, finished 16th at the 2010 WEG in Lexington, placed 2nd at Badminton in 2011, and had a top 10 finish at the European Championships the same year. His pasture mate Someday Soon, now 22 years old, placed 2nd at the European Championships in 2009, among other top results. One imagines them swapping real life tall tales when no humans are watching, trying to one-up each other: “This one time at Burghley ….”

Go Eventing.

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#EventerProblems Vol. 100: VOLUME 100, Y’ALL!

#EventerProblems, which became EN’s longest running series about 90 editions ago, has now officially crossed over into the realm of legend.

Happy 100th anniversary, #EventerProblems. Here’s to 100 more, I guess.

Is it drinking alone if there are horses in the barn and your dog is with you? #eventerproblems

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@ariatequestrian Challenge Contours and PJs- Let the boot breaking in process commence! #icantfeelmyfeet #eventerproblems

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Got a little mud on my boots! #stayedon #naughty #eventerproblems #wintersucks #wantstofly #santatryout #liftoff

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Christmas present to self: rubber boots. They seem to be working well. #eventerproblems

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Today we ignored the lovely 2’6″ vertical and chose to jump the 4′ standard instead. Twice. #eventerproblems

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What your tack and boots look like after a day of working horses in a wet arena! #eventerproblems

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Living that muddy foot-soaking life. #horsesofinstagram #ottb #hoofproblems #eventerproblems #elliotoarigato

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Horse college dorm decor… #collegelife #eventerproblems @jennifercjennings

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Go Eventing.

Monday Videos from Tredstep Ireland: Ocala Winter I H.T. Winners

David Frechette à la TheHorsePesterer was back in full swing over the weekend, shooting video at Ocala Winter I H.T. Check out this footage of the Intermediate and Prelim division winners!

See full results from the event here.

Open Intermediate: Buck Davidson and Carlevo (26.6)

Intermediate Horse: Leslie Law and Voltaire de Tre (37.0)

Intermediate Rider: Danielle Dichting Busbee and Fernhill Allure (41.0)

Open Prelim: Sable Giesler and Devil Munchkin (28.0)

Prelim Horse: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Caviar (25.0)

Prelim Rider: Natasha Knight and Harbour The Truth (33.5)

Go Eventing!

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

When OTTB shopping in the off-season, having an eye for a “diamond in the rough” can pay off in spades.

If you can look past a shaggy winter coat and a let-down physique, you just might find that the plain bay ex-racer you pick up today blossoms into a swan come springtime. Many trainers are also eager to unload horses on the cheap this time of year — see the first horse on our Wishlist, All My Memories, who needs a new home stat as his trainer’s plan to take him south to race fell through and he’s now stranded without a job in New York.

Can you spot your next eventing superstar in this week’s batch of OTTBs?

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

All My Memories (Elusive Quality – Regal Engagement, by Cat Thief): 2011 17-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

All My Memories needs a new home ASAP! The track has closed and All My Memories was supposed to go to Puerto Rico to continue racing. The trainer taking him could not afford the shipping and All My Memories was left without a backup plan.

He is located at a farm very close to the Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York, and can be seen by appointment there. “Memories” is described as a character with a TON of personality! It is reported that he can be strong at times but is never aggressive or naughty. He is playful and likes to have toys in his stall to chew and bounce around.

Memories knows when it is time to work and is all business on the track. His trainer reports that he is not nervous or spooky, has no bad habits or vices. Memories has been a successful racehorse earning over $139,000 in his 34 starts with five wins, seven seconds, and two thirds. He is a classy Darley bred by Elusive Quality out of a Cat Thief mare. He was a $120,000 two year old!

His trainer reports that he is sound but is currently brewing an abscess. X-rays were taken to ensure there was nothing else going on and they are available to interested parties. It is not often to get a gelding this big, well built, and well bred at this bargain of a price! A fabulous opportunity for a rider looking for an RRP prospect!

View All My Memories on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Neveramomentspeace (Prime Timber – Moment of Peace, by Explosive Red): 2009 16.2-hand New York bred gelding

This big homebred son of Prime Timber is a great prospect for eventing, hunter paces, trails, pleasure and all around fun with a horse. You will be able to get his whole history from his breeder/owner/trainer, who praised this boy as a very sound horse, easy going, great to handle and ride.

He is ready to find his homebred a new home and career because this year he just isn’t racing as well as he used to. Neveramomentspeace has had a well spaced 35 starts, with winters and springs off to enjoy life at his breeder/owner’s farm, so there’s a lot less wear and tear on him than one might find on other 7 year olds. He turns out well with a group of horses, and he also has been so sound that he’s never had any injections or other special treatments.

Prime Timber (from the Cox’s Ridge sire line) is coveted as a sire of horses with great minds who are athletic and durable, and can jump. FLF has placed several of them, and they are excelling in eventing, in fox hunting, on trails, and in other disciplines. For his jog video Neveramomentspeace showed a big step with good engagement from behind — we can see him loving cross country!

View Neveramomentspeace on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

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Photo via Second Stride.

Valerino (Candy Stripes – Valeriana, by Liloy (FR)): 2015 14.2-and-growing Argentinian bred gelding

Young handsome fellow looking for a person! He is a blank slate ready to start in any athletic career. Out of an El Corredor/In Excess (Ireland) line mare. He came from a rescue situation this past summer.

Located at Moserwood Farm in Prospect, Kentucky. His handlers have started him out learning new skills. He’s a nice, clean sport horse slate to bring along for any discipline.

He’s been legally turned over to the Second Stride program and is ready for a new beginning.

View Valerino on Second Stride.