Caby and Rachel Step Up at the Spring Inaugural Horse Show

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Caby Rachel Monroe 2012 Rachel & Caby at the Spring Inaugural

Seven year old Quailhurst-bred gelding Caby (Caletino x Tjinja) and his owner/rider Rachel Van Allen stepped up to the 3’6″ division in style at the Spring Inaugural Horse Show in Monroe, Washington, on April 4-8. Of this first outing at a a more formidable fence height, Rachel writes:

“On Friday, I rode Caby in the Junior Working Hunters, US Hunt Seat Medal, and the SNI Equitation Challenge. I was a little nervous since this was our first time showing at 3’6″ but Caby helped calm my nerves when I saw that he thought it was no big deal.”  

Caby (now showing as “Basilio”) has always shown a desire for jumping, as well as the versatility to compete in all three rings. In addition to placing in all their Junior Hunter classes, Caby and Rachel had a stellar outing in the Equitation division, winning the Washington International Hunter Equitation Phase and placing 2nd in the Washington International Jumper Phase to finish 1st overall. They also placed 2nd in the ASPCA Horsemanship class, the Spring Inaugural Equitation Challenge, and their Equitation Over Fences class.

“Overall, this was such an amazing show! I couldn’t have asked for Caby to be any better…he was literally perfect! He seemed so happy at the show, loving all the activity and attention. He wanted to say hi to everyone that passed by his stall,” said Rachel.

We are so proud of these two in their continued learning, partnership, and success. Best of luck on the rest of your show season together, Rachel and Caby!

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