"Ono" is a 2013 TB gelding. He just joined the Rose Garden family in early 2019. He is a delight to ride and we are looking forward to starting his eventing education. We are planning on attending the 2019 retired racehorse makeover and competing in eventing.
"River" is a 2015 TB mare. She is a lot of horse in a small package. She has just started her retraining but continues to impress with her willingness and capability. River is learning polo and eventing and is looking to compete at the 2019 retired racehorse makeover.
"Beau" is a 2013 TB gelding by Alphabet Soup. If Beau were a person he would be a male model. He is good looking, full of himself, but also a bit lazy. Beau started his eventing career after only 3 starts on the track. He placed 6th in eventing in the 2017 retired racehorse makeover and has been moving up the levels ever since. He will start out the 2019 season at training level.
"Patch" is a 2005 TB/Paint/Percheron cross that had been sitting idle for some time before coming to RGF in the spring of 2012. He soon learned the ropes of eventing competing in several Novice events with Tracy in 2012. The reins have now been handed over to Nick and the pair has been steadily moving up the levels from BN to Preliminary. Patch's favorite activity is having his head scratched.
Photo: Sara Lieser.
Nick & Patch.
Tracy & Patch. Photo by Sara Lieser.
Nick & Patch.
"Mac" is a 2000 TB gelding currently in retirement at RGF after a very successful career at the Intermediate level. Mac is a local VA bred TB that Tracy purchased as a 5 year old. In 2008 Mac placed 2nd in the full format VA CCI* 3 Day Event and in 2009 Mac placed 2nd in Intermediate divisions at MCTA and Seneca Horse Trails. In his last season of competition Mac won 2 out of the 3 Preliminary events he competed in and placed 3rd in the other.
1986 - 2014 "Bold" is a TB mare and was Tracy's first event horse and together they learned a lot. Bold embodies most of the stereotypes of a chestnut thoroughbred mare but she had a love for jumping and together Tracy and Bold went from BN to Intermediate level eventing. Bold is still as strong willed and independent as ever living out her days on RGF.