Thursday, July 9, 2009
Calypso X Sold
Sadly for me today Calypso X was sold to a new rider in Ohio. She's been a fantastic mare that I've had in training for the past six weeks. I had the opportunity to compete her in two prelim horse trials; in her last start at Surefire Farm, she was one of only two horses to jump a clear show jumping round and she finished in second place.
Calypso's new owner, Suzanne, trains alongside my good friend Theresa Evans. The past owners of the horse are a good mate of mine from Washington, DC, Donovan Cunningham, and his daughter Mara. They've been good friends of mine since arriving in this country, having met them at the first clinic I taught in Maryland back in 2007. Mara recently completed high school and is now pursuing her higher education at the University of Vermont, whilst Donovan is working hard for the U.S. government and helping the Native Americans establish better living arrangements in their communities across America.
Congratulations to Suzanne and the best of luck with this very talented horse.
Photo: Will Rogers and Trigger