Holly’s Halo, 2013 15.3h gray mare. Located at a farm in Victor NY very close to the Finger Lakes Race Track.
Holly is a much loved homebred who has been with the same owner and trainer her whole life, so she has always enjoyed the best of care. She is described as an easy going sweetheart, easy and comfortable to ride and gallop, never giving the exercise riders any problems at all. She is also easy to handle on her owner’s farm over the winters in turnout. Our volunteers first photographed Holly a couple of years ago, before her owner decided to keep racing her, and when we saw her this time, we were impressed with how much she had grown and filled out now that she is fully mature. She is a very solid bodied girl, who will take up even taller riders’ legs. Holly is described as very sound, and her legs are clean. She is now ready to find her new career, because in her first start this spring, she dwelt in the gate at the start and lagged well behind the field, letting her owner and trainer know that she is just not interested in racing anymore. Holly’s big full sister, Mom’s Chance, is enjoying a successful career in dressage, and we think Holly will adapt as quickly and well to a new career as her sister did. Holly could go in any direction. We think she would love to go on hunter paces and foxhunts, but if more leisurely trails are what you want to do, Holly would be fine with that. Holly is by Comeonmom, from the Halo sire line, out of a mare by American Chance, from the Cure the Blues sire line, which brings in another cross of Hail to Reason in addition to that of her sire line. Holly’s owner cares very much that she go to the best of homes that will give her updates, so be prepared to provide references and convince her that you are the right person for Holly!
Price: $5,000 negotiable
Contact: Linda Reading (owner) 716-949-8112 (text or call)
Karen Barrow (trainer — to arrange visit to farm to see Holly) 585-415-1152 (text preferred, please do not contact after 8 pm)
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.