Devon, Pa.—May 28
When Lindsey Tomeu sold Gold Lux back in 2014 she thought that would be the end of their partnership. But last May the mare reappeared in her life. “Goldie” was back up for sale, and her owners sent her back to Sweet Oak Farm to be marketed.
Tomeu was lucky enough to start showing the Irish Sport Horse (Lux Z—Kilnamac Amber) again, and she just recently purchased her back.
“She’s back in the family, and I couldn’t be happier, and hopefully she’s here to stay,” said Tomeu. “She goes how she wants to go; you do what she wants to do. You’re a passenger, and she’s the best for it. I love her so much. In the schooling ring she can be funny, but she’s my favorite.”
Everything fell into place for Tomeu at this year’s Devon when Goldie took home the adult jumper championship after winning the opening round and taking second in the speed round and the NAL Adult Classic. Tomeu’s other mount Bonapart took home the reserve title after accomplishing her big goal of winning the classic with the Belgian Warmblood by Parco.
“I came here with a plan,” Tomeu said. “Every year [Bonapart’s] been great the first two rounds, and I kind of mess it up in the classic, so I came here [thinking] I wanted him to win the classic. I didn’t care about the other rounds so much. And Goldie, this is my first year here with her. She’s been amazing. She was circuit champion at [the Winter Equestrian Festival (Florida)], so I really wanted her to do really well.”
Things worked out better than she could have imagined. Devon’s been a lucky show for Tomeu, of Wellington, Florida. In 2016, her first year attending, “Bono” was reserve, before clinching the championship last year.
“I’m over the moon, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be coming back because I don’t know how you could top that,” Tomeu said. “I’m really happy now that their names are going to be engraved right underneath each other.”
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