Friday, July 05 2013 by Editor
Madden, Sweetnam, and Swail Also Win on Opening Day of ‘North American’ Tournament (SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): The ‘North American’ Tournament CSI 5* started today with four major competitions in the International Ring. The winner of the $35,000 Sun Life Financial ‘Reach for the Sun’ 1.60m was Cameron Hanley (IRL) on Antello.
Tall, Handsome Gelding w/ a Big Personality! Humor is a 16.2h, chestnut gelding and ready for adoption in Marysville, OH! photo credit Stephanie Moon Humor is the class clown of the barn and he has a big personality so he will do anything for attention from swinging his ball around on the front of his stall to his own form of dance at his stall gate when trying to communicate his wishes to anyone who will listen. He is always entertaining and loves an audience. There is rarely a time when he doesn’t have his head over the stall gate watching everything that goes on around him because life is very interesting in the barn. Even outside he has a very active mind and will check out anything that interests him as he plays in his paddock with his turn out buddy. When it is time to work though, he knows how to take his job seriously and he seems to enjoy working. Humor is definitely athletic and has good natural balance, which he comes by honestly through good breeding. Right now he will be suitable for flatwork and may possibly be able to do some jumping in the future. Humor sold for $25,000 as a yearling and for $150,000 as a 2 year old which is not surprising considering who his sire is. Humor’s sire, Sharp Humor, was a Graded Stakes winner coming in second in the million dollar Florida Derby to Barbaro and is now the second leading sire in North America. His sire’s sire, Distorted Humor, was a Multiple Graded Stakes winner and his off spring have earned over $95 million
Meet “Chromospere” a 6 year old, 15.3 1/2hh Thoroughbred gelding now available for adoption from our Marysville, Ohio facility! Chrome is an absolutely adorable gelding that will just melt your heart with his personality and his story of how he came to be with us. He is one of the unfortunate horses that were headed to auction and it took a village of people to rescue Chrome and 5 others from an undetermined fate. From the initial person who made phone calls to help the horses, to another party who put up the money for him, the foster home who gave him some needed down time and groceries, and then to our facility, he has had a long journey. Now is your chance to be the last stop in a long line of people trying to make a happy ending for this deserving horse. When watching his video you can see that he has a good, quiet work ethic. When the rider is quiet and steady with light contact, he begins to match his rider and settles into a quiet and steady rhythm of his own at both the trot and canter. The longer he works, the more relaxed he becomes and there will be more movement there once he is fit. He grew up at the upper level tracks so he knows how to work. Chrome does well with light contact and naturally wants to give to the bit.
Three Grand Champion Awards Presented in Amateur and Adult Hunters at 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show
Friday, October 05 2012 by Editor
Tracy Scheriff-Muser with Absolut and Macallan. © Shawn McMillen Photography Upper Marlboro, MD – The 2012 Capital Challenge Horse Show continued today with competition for the amateur and adult hunter riders, along with a evening session final for Children’s/Adult Jumpers. Tracy Scheriff-Muser and Absolut captured the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship, while Nancy Hooker and Castlewalk were named the Grand Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter Champions