Caitlin Silliman announced today that her current partner Remington XXV, owned by Densey and Ron Juvonen, will officially retire from upper-level competition and start the next chapter of his career with the Juvonen’s granddaughter, Camilla Grover-Dodge.
Remington XXV successfully completed three CCI**** events, finishing 12th or better in all of them, and he was named as the reserve for the 2012 Olympic Games in London with his previous rider, Boyd Martin. Following his success with Martin, Silliman was given the ride on Remington as the first step towards his retirement—helping her further her career and gain valuable knowledge on an experienced horse.
Together, Silliman and “Remi” were third at the Plantation Field CIC** (Pa.), first at the Jersey Fresh CCI** and completed two CIC*** competitions, in addition to several advanced level horse trials. Silliman, Cochranville, Pa., expressed her gratitude to the Juvonens and her coach, Martin, for the opportunity to ride Remi.
“I can’t thank the Juvonens enough for the chance to ride Remi,” she said. “This horse has helped further my riding in a variety of ways, and the experiences I have gained from being able to have him as a partner at the upper levels are irreplaceable.
“I owe a huge thank you to Boyd for his support with Remi and for making it possible for me to gain the ride on him, not to mention for making him the horse he is today,” Silliman, 23, added.
Remi, an 18-year-old Hanoverian (Rubinstein I—Weserpalme, Wenzel I) gelding, will now enjoy a few weeks of rest before going to join Grover-Dodge to show one more rider the ropes of the sport at the lower levels before being completely retired from competition.
“Remi is sound, healthy and happy competing, and I know he will love teaching Camilla at the lower levels. I am very excited for her and look forward to cheering the two of them on in the final stages of this incredible horse’s career,” said Silliman.