Meet the Horses

The Horses

ABSOLUTE ADDICTION (GUS): 2006 | 17H THOROUGHBRED GELDING

imggusThis athletic gelding retired from a successful racing career, and is readily tackling his new career as an eventer. He’s progressing well and shows a lot of promise for the future.

Katie’s coach, Olympian Stephen Bradley, after watching Gus on the flat and then over fences, told her to do whatever necessary to keep this horse in her barn. Gus has “4-star horse” written all over him, and Katie is the one to take him there!

Some of Gus’s Recent Accomplishments:

  • Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring Horse Trials                                                                            5th in Training
  • The Maryland Horse Trials                                                                                                         10th in Open Novice

Mr. Indiscretion (Trip): 2000 | 16.2h Thoroughbred gelding

imgTripTrip is your typical redhead – a little dramatic at times, and very sure that he’s the best out there. Katie has taken her time with Trip, another racetrack find and it has certainly paid off! He recently made the move up to the Advanced-level and looks like he’ll go far in the eventing world. He’s a good jumper and a good mover, and most importantly, he loves his job and tries his heart out. Katie is currently looking for part-owners in Trip … contact her today if you’re interested in investing in this talented gelding’s future!

Some of Trip’s Recent Accomplishments:

  • Richland Park Horse Trials                                                                                                     Completed the CIC3*
  • Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials                                                                         Completed the Advanced
  • The Virginia Horse Trials                                                                                                                   3rd, in the Advanced/Intermediate
  • Fair Hill International Horse Trials                                                                                                8th in the Advanced
  • The Fork Horse Trials                                                                                                          Completed the CIC2*
  • Pine Top Spring Advanced Horse Trials                                                                                      6th in the Intermediate

Miss Texas: 2006 | 16.1h Thoroughbred mare

imgTexasEvery barn needs a princess, and Texas has taken on this role with pleasure! Texas was being trained by racehorse trainer Tim Tullock, when she cracked a shin in October of her 2nd year. Knowing that this filly had more in her future than just racing, Katie was given Texas for free. Texas quickly rose through the levels of eventing. After much thought, Katie decided to breed Texas to the well-known eventing stallion, BFF Incognito for a spring 2014 foal.

Some of Texas’s Accomplishments:

  • Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials               9th in Training
  • Waredaca Farm Horse Trials                                                                                                        10th in Training
  • The Maryland Horse Trials                                                                                                                7th in Training

 

In Memory Of… A Normal Fling (Jeffrey): 1998 | 17h Thoroughbred gelding

imgJeffreyJeffrey had a rough start to life. After a brief career at the racetrack, he was all but abandoned at a woman’s farm. A friend of a friend alerted Katie to this large handsome gelding, and after liking what she saw, Katie wrote a check for $1,000 and took him home for some TLC. A natural, Jeffrey did his first novice six months later and never looked back. While he was a tad mischievous, Jeffrey was by far the most well-behaved horse of the group. He was a definite momma’s boy and liked nothing more than a long afternoon nap in the field. Tragically, Jeffrey shattered his ankle just as he was getting ready to move up to Advanced. After a successful surgery, he returned to work and acted as a school master for Katie’s students.

Sadly, Jeffrey had a bad case of colic in the winter of 2012 and was humanely euthanized.

Digger: 1990 | 16.2h Thoroughbred gelding

imgDiggerDigger, a homebred of Packy and Judy McGaughan’s Banbury Cross Farm, has the distinction of being Katie’s first Advanced horse. Katie bought him as a 4-year-old while working with Packy. Digger is now retired at Rock Solid Training, and Katie remembers him as being the ultimate teacher – very demanding, but also very forgiving. Even as he enters his 20s, Digger is still in charge of everything at the farm, and is sure he still has a lot to teach those around him.