John Crowell has brought Little Hail through the levels since the Thoroughbred gelding’s first Beginner Novice horse trials in 2014. At Poplar Place Farm’s most recent event, Little Hail completed his second Preliminary, finishing seventh in the Preliminary Rider division with two clear jumping rounds.
Little Hail, a 7-year-old owned by Bennett Williams, Dorothy Crowell and John, stormed around the course with only a handful of time penalties to add. Standing at 15.1 hands Little Hail is a pocket rocket to be sure, skimming easily over the wet turf, and his tidy knees make an appearance in the frame on more than one occasion. John’s enthusiasm only grows as the course continues and you can’t help but smile with every “Woo-hoo!”