Team CEO welcomes Vortex to the world!
In a fitting twist of prophecy, yesterday we were all coming back from a hack when a small cylone of dust stirred up in front of the lower barn on the asphalt, and sat there spinning for about a minute. We all watched, stunned… It was perhaps 3 feet wide by 15 feet high. Little did we know that 24 hours later, we would have a Vortex of our own!
We have stayed up waiting for her arrival for 8 straight nights, and she’s finally here! Vortex is by the Holsteiner stallion Riverman, who is the 2010 USEA Eventing Sire of the Year. He sired 2 horses at the 2011 Rolex CCI****! She is out of Sprite, our mare who is a sister to our first Advanced level eventer, Never Stop Dreaming. We exported/sold NSD to the Belgian Olympic Team as a team horse, and is now eventing in Europe.
This little girl arrived at 5:45 this morning, during the most beautiful sunrise. She is gorgeous and athletic and talented, but seems to have inherited her dam’s wonderful temperament. She is bay with a blaze and two right socks. All of Sprite’s foals have been named after drinks, so Hayden suggested Snapple for a barn name—perfect!
Her blaze is crazy… She has a blaze shaped like a tornado, with twists at the bottom… Thanks to Howard’s suggestion, her show name will be Vortex!