Fred (fka Chief Concherto) was an OTTB adopted from MHARF a few years ago who has gone on to really shine in his new home.
Here are a few shots of Fred doing his thing in the summer at the American Eventing Championships (AECs) and at Otter Creek in the Fall.
For the record in 2009 Fred: Finished 6th at Beginner Novice at the AECs at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Chicago (a pretty big deal); Won the Central States Dressage and Eventing Association’s Novice Horse of 2009; and Won the 2009 Nutrena Triple Crown Challenge Trophy (highest score at Novice at Otter Creek’s two events and Trott Brook).
This was his first year at the Novice Level. Fred won the Open Novice division at Otter Creek’s Fall Event, took Second at Trott Brook, and Third at the Spring Otter Creek (his first novice competition). This means he is already qualified for AECs in Atlanta. He will be moving up to Training Level in 2010 (at age 7).
Update 9/27/2011 – Fred won the Area 4 Prelim Championships under the guiding hand of Lisa Borgia!