Monday, April 16, 2018

A Rags-to-Riches Story in Show Jumping

Everyone loves a rags to riches story especially when horses are involved.  Reminiscent of the Snowman story, an American entrant in the prestigious World Cup Finals in Paris is an $18,000 horse.  No, I did not leave out one or two zeros, the horse is an $18,000 mount.  He ended up finishing 29th overall but what a great story!  American Beezie Madden won her second title and McLain Ward finished fourth.  You can see the results here.  The rider is Andrew Kocher.

Chronicle of the Horse Photo



  1. And the horse is 17 years old! And a Selle Francaise. Was a sale horse but was naughty so they didn't know what to do with him (guessing you read the same story I did). We have a glorious 20 year old Selle Francaise gelding who is still doing 1m w/ my 17 year old daughter so we especially love this story!

  2. But who is the rider? I’m not familiar with the story and this doesn’t tell me who it is.


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