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Tiamo news for his COTH family and fans

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  • Tiamo news for his COTH family and fans

    I'm honored and very excited to say that I am Tiamo's new owner! Kaiti (GotSpots) said she would leave it up to me whether or not to make an announcement, and I thought it was a great idea. I wanted to let Ti's fans know that he is staying in the "family". He's a star, and I know I'm going to learn a lot from him.

    My non-horsey friends were some of the first to know, and they have been hilarious about it. They want to come see my "Black Beauty" (And he is!). Or since most of us take Spanish they call him "Te Amo".
    T3DE Pact

  • #2
    What wonderful news! It's always nice to hear of promising riders being paired with lovely horses. I'm not on COTH often but I'm glad to have caught this announcement


    • #3
      I agree, congrats! Please keep us updated about all your fun.
      "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.


      • #4
        Congratulations!!! Glad dear Ti will be out and about in AREA III (something tells me we may see Robby a bit more at some events, eh?). He's a lovely bred, incredibly trained grand boy - have lots of fun and love him even more.
        ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


        • #5
          breeder of Mercury!

          remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


          • #6
            So happy

            To know he's still in the "family." I know Fred will be delighted to read this too. And, yes, RunForIt, maybe I'll just surface in Area III very, very soon!

            Send lots of pics. His images from the first Pine Top over Valentine's Day weekend were stunning. I love watching him from the computer.

            Also, Dezi and I will refrain from exposing his seedy yearling/wet rat years.
            When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


            • #7
              Big congratulations. I can't wait to see you guys!
              Taco Blog
              *T3DE 2010 Pact*


              • #8
                I'm so excited for you guys! I can't wait to hear about how your partnership evolves. I hope you'll keep us all posted!
                --Becky in TX
                Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                • #9
                  Welcome to the family!!!
                  So excited to hear all your adventures in the coming years.


                  • #10
                    Great news! Be sure to keep us posted, or maybe Robby will I was just thinking about him a few weeks ago when I delivered my last homebred to her new (hopefully eventing) home.
                    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                    • #11
                      That's what is so cool about eventing - people and horses on first name terms. It happens here (in little old Oz with only 23 million people) but it is nice to hear that this "family" feeling is alive and well across the Pacific. And Geez - if someone mentions Neville, or Festy or Jag or whoever - we ALL know who they're talking about, don't we? Best of luck with your new pony!


                      • #12
                        Congratulations! For those of us who have followed Ti since his conception, it is wonderful to have him stay in the family. Good for Robby, GotSpots, and KBG (oh and Ti)!


                        • #13
                          For those who haven't been in on the Te Amo back story, can you fill us in?


                          • #14
                            How fun! Congrats and thanks for sharing the news. This makes you the fourth COTHer to have him as part of the family!
                            Hindsight bad, foresight good.


                            • #15
                              I am looking forward to seeing BOTH of you this year!


                              • #16
                                I am THRILLED to add my congratulations to Kristen and her family. We are so pleased that Ti is going home with you and look forward to cheering on your successes! We are very fond of him, and hope that you have many years of fun with him!

                                For those who don't know the full story - Tiamo Romance is a true COTH baby. Long time poster/blogger/eventer extraordinaire Robby Johnson bred him out of his gorgeous mare Willow and Gail Rogers' amazing stallion A Fine Romance back in 2001. Ti was born in 2002 at Gail's farm to much excitement (the thread must be around here somewhere). Sadly, shortly after Tiamo was born, Willow colicked severely and didn't make it, leaving Tiamo an orphan. Gail and her dear husband spent weeks getting up at all hours of the night to bottle feed him - an incredible labor of love and devotion. Thanks to their care and attention, he blossomed. Robby brought him home as a yearling (or before) and taught him carefully about things like spray bottles (very scary) and grooming (divine). After my advanced horse died in competition in 2004, Robby very kindly offered to share Tiamo with us, and he came to Virginia in early 2005, where he spend much of his three year old year living on another COTHer's (KateDB's) gorgeous farm and growing into his very big ears under her watchful and wonderful care.

                                We started him as a four year old, and he showed himself to be an early super star, with his sire's lovely movement and temperament and his dam's pretty face. He's been followed on COTH through his first BN and N days, up through going preliminary. We feel so lucky that he's been a part of our lives - he's a true credit to Robby and to Gail and their breeding insight, as well as their incredible care and support. We are so pleased with how well
                                he's grown up,
                                and as an eight year old now, is going on to do amazing things with Kristen. We look forward to applauding their partnership and cheering them on!


                                • #17
                                  As a long-time COTHer, I remember well Ti's early days, but thanks for the update on his more recent exploits. Care to share any pictures to get me/us up-to-speed, visually?


                                  • #18
                                    How exciting !!! HUGE congrats.

                                    I too have followed Ti's story and I have seen him in action a couple of times at Rubicon and Loch Moy. He is a lovely, lovely horse and I wish you all the best with him, KBG Eventer .


                                    • #19
                                      Huge Congrats!!! I know you have a fantastic partner in Tiamo. I loved re-reading his story.


                                      • #20
                                        Lucky you Saw him at the Richard Jeffry show jumping course designers seminar in December. What a lovely horse. Have fun.
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