View Full Version : Amazing achievement if true

Oct. 30, 2009, 10:47 PM
I just read in an article on Event Horse breeding that Sam Barr ran Burghley for the first time at age 65 on one of his home breds by Welton Gameful. Not sure which one through.

Oct. 30, 2009, 11:28 PM
Welton Crackerjack (http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/welton+crackerjack).

An incredible stallion.

Oct. 31, 2009, 11:26 AM
My new inspiration!

I need a poster and am going to tape it on my wall and when my fiance cringes at my riding, I will point to the poster and say 'he ran the highest level of my sport at 65 - I need to get there by 65 also!'

Nov. 1, 2009, 06:23 PM
wow! that is truly amazing

Nov. 1, 2009, 06:33 PM
Sam Barr didn't start eventing until he was 50 and made his Burghley debut at age 64 (at the 1984 Burghley HT), on his homebred, Welton Friday. His foundation stallion, Welton Gameful, sired not only Welton Friday, but also Welton Louis and Welton Crackerjack. Still, at 89 years young he's still involved with his breading program. Quite an impressive man with an amazing eye for horses. :cool: