Kelly Farmer & Larry Glefke bought him and he is now a hunter named Praise, aiming for the Derbies! Congrats to them - and to Silver Creek / Summer & Barb for recognizing a talented youngster and bringing him along to the point of being ready to walk into the big ring hunters and do so well!
I went over and watched him in the High Performance O/F (4' - 4'6") classes this morning and I must say, well, WOW. He was outstanding. His handy round had a rider error (hey, nice to know that a true pro like Kelley can and does make mistakes - and can acknowledge them by giving her horse a big pat before going on to try again!), but the first round was flawless. He also did very well in his Regular Conformation Division. Jogging first in both O/F before getting bumped down in the conformation line-up of the 1st class. He won the Conf. Handy round with an 86. I can't wait to see him next week in the Derby!
There are videos on YouTube under shownetllc. I'm not going to link them because they aren't mine... But definitely go look them up!
Last edited by Kinsella; Mar. 23, 2011 at 02:25 PM.
Reason: Title change...
Spoke to Kelley and David briefly this morning - their focus is getting to the Derby Finals in KY this fall, so it is unlikely he will be breeding this year. Unlikely, but not impossible, as they have already gotten a lot of interest in the past 3 days. But David did say that it is NOT their primary concern.
Kelley absolutely loves Vallado/Praise and says he is easier and better behaved than some geldings and most mares she has ridden. :-)