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April 24, 2012

Allison Springer & Arthur

KAT NETZLER PHOTO

ARTHUR
ch. g., 16.1 hands, 13 years, U.S.-bred Irish Sport Horse (Brandenburg's Windstar—Like Quick), owned by the rider and William and Carolyn Springer.

ALLISON SPRINGER
age 37, Marshall, Va.

In 2011, this pair won the Red Hills CIC*** (Fla.), were 11th in the CIC*** at The Event at Rebecca Farms (Mont.) and seventh at the Dansko Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.). This year they finished eighth in the CIC*** at Red Hills (Fla.) and won a division of advanced at The Fork (N.C.).

Arthur had never been able to perform here the way his record suggests that he should. Although he is one of the most talented and successful horses here this week, mishaps have dogged his footsteps in the past. Allison's many fans hope this is the year, but they've got their fingers crossed for luck.