Daniel Clasing had a solid run around Rolex this year for his second attempt. Houston, a 2001 Thoroughbred cross, has built a reputation for making a giant cross country course resemble a hunter course, and finished 26th this year after completing a double clear cross country round. Daniel, who has worked hard to build a training business in White Hall, Md., had previously advertised the gelding for sale but did not find a suitable match. After completing Rolex this year, Dan has decided that the time had come to let Houston move on to his next home.
“It was always my plan,” Dan said today. “He was great this weekend, and looks fantastic coming out of it. At this point, I feel I have a couple of Rolex hopefuls in my barn, and selling Houston gives me the best chance to focus my resources into them and getting them (to Rolex). It also gives an up and coming rider the chance to get top level experience on one of the best cross country horses in the country.”
The decision to sell your top horse is never an easy one, and it is an unfortunate fact that building a business sometimes requires such sacrifices. The good news is that Houston is sound and happy and will have the opportunity to add talent to another rider’s barn. Dan is a talented rider who has several other prospects in his barn that show a lot of promise (Crimson is one that was recently featured on EN’s Got Talent). Best wishes to Dan as he moves forward with his business.
Houston is advertised on Sport Horse Nation. For more information, visit his ad here.