Located at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester)
When a track groom who has cared for dozens of horses over the years tells you that THIS ONE is her absolute favorite, we certainly pay attention, and we think you should too! As she showed us this lovely young mare, Chapel Party’s groom (who we have dealt with for several years, and is an honest and astute horse lover) kept raving about what a sweet, kind, quiet, and intelligent horse Chapel Party is. She is convinced that whoever is lucky enough to get this big, almost black beauty will cherish Chapel Party forever as an absolute gem — she is that kind of sweet big-hearted mare who will love you, eagerly do whatever you ask, and has the great brain to take it all in stride and happily figure it out! We admired Chapel Party’s big frame, kind eye, great shoulder, and very nice movement. She showed off a big flowing walk and good movement with reach and an even cadence at the trot. She has the movement to compete in the hunters, in dressage, or eventing. Imagine what she will look like once she is off the track, fills out and her top line is developed! And her unflappable intelligent nature was amply demonstrated to us when, as her groom was jogging her, something fell and banged in the nearby barn, startling us, and setting off horses in the barn who started kicking the walls. But Chapel Party hardly turned an ear or a hair, and just kept on politely jogging alongside her groom (you can hear the loud bang in the jog video). Chapel Party had a knee chip removed a couple of years ago, and has raced well subsequently. She has one win this year in 7 starts, and two wins overall in 22 starts. Her groom says that sometimes she is the slightest bit ouchy for a day or two after a race, but then is fine, and that she always passes the pre-race veterinary inspection and has never missed a day of training. She jogged soundly for her video, showing off her lovely movement. While her past issue may mean that she is not 4* eventing or grand prix jumping potential, for most of us who realistically aspire to more moderate levels of competition in the H/J or eventing disciplines, Chapel Party should have no limitations. She has an excellent pedigree for sporting disciplines. Her sire Desert Party, is a son of Street Cry, and we have placed several of his offspring who have gone on to success in jumping/eventing careers. Her dam is by Chapel Royal. who is from Buckpasser and Damascus sire lines. She is being offered at a bargain price for her size, quality, movement, and temperament.
Price: $1,000 negotiable
Contact: Adrianne D’Alessandro 585-281-1810
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.