Current Competition Horses

"There are many men who are millionaires, but only one who owns Man O’ War"
-Samuel D. Riddle after being asked to sell Man O’ War for one million dollars

Tactical Maneuver – Gucci is a 2005 bay thoroughbred gelding. I bought him to bring him along as a nice horse in my string. He is a quick, elegant, athletic horse. In 2011 he competed in his first horse trials in April and finished the season qualified for a CCI*, garnering ribbons in almost every outing. In 2012 Gucci moved up to intermediate level competing in the AEC’s as well as finishing 7th at Poplar Place CIC2* and 5th at Chatt Hills CCI2*. In 2013 he completed another CCI2*. In 2014 he moved up to the advanced level, finishing 2nd at the MCTA Advanced Horse Trials, 4th at Morven Park CIC3* and in the top 25 at Fair Hill International CCI3*. In 2015 Gucci had a top 15 finish at Jersey Fresh CCI3* and in 2016 he completed Rolex Kentucky CCI4*.

FireFly – Sprout is a 2009 Irish Sport Horse mare. I have owned Sprout since she was two. In 2013 she won the four-year-old Young Event Horse division at the Florida Horse Park and also competed in the East Coast YEH 4yo Championships. In 2014 she qualified for and competed in the East Coast YEH 5yo Championships at Fair Hill and then placed 8th in her first preliminary competition at Rocking Horse Fall Horse Trials. In 2015 she completed her first CCI* and she is currently competing at intermediate level.

Jet – Jet is a 2001 thoroughbred gelding that I started training in 2007. Jet has a tremendous work ethic and is a clever cross country horse. As a result he moved up the levels at a steady pace. In 2009, Jet and I placed 9th at the Plantation Field CIC2* and 14th at the Fair Hill International CCI2*. In 2010 we placed 6th at the Jersey Fresh CIC3*, 6th at Plantation Field CIC3*, 14th at Bromont CCI3*, and 18th at Fair Hill CCI3*. Jet qualified to compete at the CCI4* level but has since retired from the top level of competition and is competing at preliminary level with my barn manager Kat Richards.

Monte Carlo – Monte is a 2003 Kentucky bred thoroughbred gelding that I purchased as a three-year-old on his way to the track. In 2010 Monte had a very good year at the preliminary level, including a win at the Morven Park Horse Trials in October and a second place finish at the Hagyard Midsouth CCI* later that fall. In 2011 Monte moved up to the intermediate level, placing 2nd at the Rocking Horse Winter Horse Trials and competing through the CIC2* level before sustaining an eye injury in early 2012. Monte is currently my “packer” horse available for students in my barn. In 2013 he was winning again at training level with my working student Mackenzie Kurtz. They qualified for the AEC’s and for the PRO Junior Rider scholarship.