Today was a very sad day for me: my partner and friend Sea Lord was sold today to Charish Campbell from Easton, MD. Even though I am very sad , I am very, very happy for Charish to have such a wonderful horse!
Sea Lord, known affectionately around the barn as Big Bird, has been such a joy for me over the years. He came to me about 4 years ago after Boyd and Phillip were trying to make him into a event horse. Big Bird did not want to be a eventer but he always loved dressage. He is a incredible dressage horse with amazing movement and an amazing mind, especially since he is a Thoroughbred.
Big Bird has been very, very loyal and honest to me right from the beginning. He tried 110% for me every day and we had a lot of success up to intermediaire 1. He now is schooling all the Grand Prix movements and I was planning on showing him in Grand Prix this season.
Big Bird was owned by Shannon Stimson and her husband Joe. Shannon and Joe have been very good to me over the years. Big Bird came to me to be sold in the first place, but when I worked out what an amazing horse he is Shannon and Joe supported me and let us go on for four years. We had a lot of fun together and Shannon and Joe enjoyed watching us go up the levels and did anything they could to help us in any way.
Now it came time to sell him and I cannot thank Shannon and Joe enough for all of their support over the past 4 years and for letting me train and show such a wonderful horse. I feel very lucky that I was able to ride him and train him to what he is now!!!
It was very important for me that Big Bird will go to the best home possible. This horse means a lot to me and he deserves to be treated like a king. That's why I thought of Charish: I have known her for a few years now, I have had her horses in my barn for training and I have been teaching her for a while. I know that Charish cares for her horses very much and she will do anything to make them as happy as possible. She is an FEI rider and I knew that Big Bird and she would get along great. Charish also has some very nice horses for sale and runs a beautiful barn in MD.
I am so happy that it worked out this way and I am excited to be a part of Charish and Big Bird's upcoming success together!