Au Revoir to Au Contraire

relish_gorgeous2It was a bit of an emotional evening, but our beloved Au Contraire (aka Relish aka Beefcake aka Beef) is presently on his way to his new home in Dallas, TX.  He is such a special boy… Who hasn’t ridden beef???    Beefcake made quite a wave at Team CEO, carrying MANY of our riders to their first beginner novices, their first novices, their first trainings.  He helped so many of us gain confidence and a love for the sport… We have always trusted him to carry riders from 6 years old  to 60 years young, and everything in between, and I can happily say that he’s never let us down.  He has worn so many hats–how many horses could take a young rider (Jacquie) to her first Preliminary CT one weekend (and ribbon!), and the next weekend fill in for lesson horses at Pony Camp???  Beef will always be remembered for his incredibly tolerance, his infinite patience, and his fancy jump.  He had the most remarkable ability to give any rider confidence… I can recall putting dozens of students on him, all with great success!  Deidre is going to adore him as much as we do!

Sarah and I are already mourning… And I’m sure Belinda will be mourning him on another continent…

Best wishes with your darling new partner!

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Advanced level event rider and instructor at Team CEO Eventing in Lexington KY.
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8 Responses to Au Revoir to Au Contraire

  1. equestriquin says:

    So glad that Beef found a good home where he will continue to be adored!

  2. Ali Zeitlin says:

    I miss him already! Congratulations and have fun!

  3. hfmoore says:

    Awwww, Beef is my hero!! Hope he enjoys Texas!

  4. micheventerjac says:

    Aww I’m sure he will have a great home, he is an amazing horse and I’ll be able to visit him next year while I’m in school!! 🙂

  5. holzeph says:

    Aww… congrats Deirdre!! He was always one of my favorites 🙂

  6. murphysgreytrooper says:

    WOW – everything Sarah sits on sells! She does such a GREAT job! Better never let her ride Trooper! Im keeping him…
    I Will miss seeing Beef on my trips to Lexington, he is such a beautiful boy!

  7. bzhorse says:

    As usual when a horse sells, I am sad to see Beefy go! He is definitely the definition of a good horse with a good heart and a whole lotta soul. I wish him every bit of luck with his new owner in Texas!

  8. thehunterkid says:

    Awwe, Deirdre, you’re going to love the Beef!
    I can still remember when Sarah first started jumping him down in Aiken…and Beef thought it was much more fun to just plow through the rails and send them flying. I also enjoyed watching his name revolove from Relish…to Beefcake…to Beef. haha.

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