So we being the Young Event Horse Challenge 2013! (Hereinafter referred to as YEHC.) The basic premise is this… We paired seven young horses of ages 2yo or 3yo with seven talented young event riders. The goal? Take an unbroken baby from the field, develop a bond and a partnership with it, and break it to ride in 60 days. But don’t stop there…. Because this is a CHALLENGE after all! Contestants will demonstrate in August what they have been able to teach their baby and a panel of judges will vote on winners! But in reality, everyone is a winner in this competition, as these talented young riders learn (with guidance) to train a young horse from the ground up… And the young horses are ready to begin their careers. WIN WIN WIN.
So let’s introduce you to the contestants!
Rider: Still looking for a partner…
Fanta: Fanta is one of our second generation homebreds at Team CEO Eventing! She is a 3yo TB/Trakehner bay mare by Nightfall out of Sprite. Her sire is a winning event horse who is sired by Olympic event horse Windfall and out of our own Intermediate Level eventer Hail to the Chief. Her dam is Sprite, a paternal 1/2 sibling to our advanced level event horse, Never Stop Dreaming. Her photo at left is from her time here as a foal.
Good luck to Fanta!
Stay tuned tomorrow for yet another introduction to the next of our fabulous young riders!