Della (Student of the 2020 Trainer’s Challenge)

Della is a 14.2hh 2008 chestnut Arabian mare who came in from a December 2017 case. She was in foal at intake and gave birth to a chestnut colt on April 29th, 2018. (The colt Jiminy Cricket was premature and showed failure to thrive and both mare and foal were admitted to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services so he could receive i.v. fluids and plasma. Bloodwork showed infection so he was also started on antibiotics. Within 48 hours Jiminy Cricket was doing well enough to be released. He is now an energetic and healthy 2 coming two-year-old gelding who is competing in our 2020 Promise of the Future  competition.)

Della has had some ongoing trust issues due to very poor handling in her past. Thank you to Tara Perkins of Perquestrian Acres for her consistent and caring work on helping Della to start overcoming these issues.

Della has now been placed with trainer Sarah Lemke in our 2020 Trainer’s Challenge. Sarah has started her under saddle and will spend the spring and summer training and they will compete in the event in September. To learn how you can apply to adopt Della at the Trainer’s Challenge Click Here!

You can follow Della’s progress with Sarah on Della’s Facebook Page.