Neville Bardos “I found Neville in Australia as a 3 year old after a very unremarkable racing carrier.  After negotiating his final purchase price down to $850, I started the process of re-starting his carrier as a three day event horse. After a couple of years of training, Neville ended up being one of the best event horses in the world. This scrappy little Australian Thoroughbred took me all over the world, competing at the top level of the sport for many years. He was an absolute brilliant competitor, with the remarkable traits of the Thoroughbred horse.  He had it all, heart, desire andRead More →

Born in Latvia, Gabrielle Benot had a natural gift for artistic creativity. From a young age she had a keen interest in sketching, drawing, and sculpting. She matured as an artist over time, often under the guidance of her grandfather, who was a self-taught painter. Eventually she would study fashion design at the Royal Fashion Academy (Margrethe Skolen) in Copenhagen. Several of her teachers include Andrea Rushing, known for his Steampunk aesthetic, and Jeffrey Watts for portraiture. Aside from her teachers, Gabrielle has also been influenced and inspired by Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Joan Brown and Jean Paul Riopelle to name a few. Her styleRead More →

Count Your Pennies is by Aptitude, a son of A.P. Indy. She is out of the stakes-winning mare A Penny Saved and was bred by Coleswood Farm, Inc. (Jeff and Susan Runco). Jeff is a successful racehorse trainer with over 4300 wins, and Susan has a background in racing as both a trainer and jockey and has participated in multiple disciplines including hunters, jumpers and eventing. She is an amateur artist and paints when times allows. Together Jeff and Susan have sourced a number of upper-level event prospects as well as show hunters, foxhunters, steeplechase horses, polo ponies and sport horse broodmares from their poolRead More →

Mr. Bowie (aka Whitey) as described by Ivan Dowling, Huntsman for Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Hounds: I received a phone call last year from Paddy Nielson saying that he wanted me to have Whitey. As everyone knows Paddy was a legend in the horse world and I had the honor of hunting alongside him since 2003. The best horse I’ve ever ridden came from him. That alone is enough but I watched him make up and cross the country on Whitey for a few years. It was and is an honor to ride him and pretty emotional to say the least!! That was the last timeRead More →

Arctic Soul, owned by the Soul Syndicate, is now 17, having come out of racing as a 6yo in Ireland.  I got the ride on him when he was an 8yo and we went from strength to strength as a partnership, going from Novice (British Eventing) to what is now 4 star in a year!  Spike did his first 5 star at Badminton as an 11yo in 2014 and has been back every year since with 3 top 7 placings.  He has also been in the top 5 at Burghley twice.  He won the British Open championships in 2017, was 9th at the 2015 EuropeanRead More →

Pirate’s Gold Star Leah (Clark) Rudy is an artist who has been working out of Denver, Colorado for the past year. She has been involved in local First Friday art shows throughout the city as well as producing commission artwork. Her artwork typically consists of figurative abstract wild horse portraits in acrylic on canvas, but more recently she has been exploring the medium of pen and ink with watercolor. Leah’s background is in Thoroughbred horseracing, having graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Equine Science in 2008 and graduating from the esteemed Godolphin Flying Start Program in 2012. She has worked for multipleRead More →

Better Talk Now and Gala Spinaway were both trained by Graham Motion and were the best of paddock buddies in their retirement. Gala Spinaway (Star Choice – Spinnaker Sal) had earnings of $691,867 and was a multiple graded stakes winner. Better Talk Now (Talkin Man – Bendita), a multiple graded stakes winner had earnings of $4,356,664 and won the 2004 Breeders Cup Turf. Linda Dixon is a lifelong horse enthusiast who started working with Thoroughbreds in the early 1970’s at old Bowie race track. Ever since she has been connected and worked with race horses in some form or fashion, and whenever possible she drawsRead More →