Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019
“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are reading this article, you know exactly what Emerson meant.
Horses have been inspiring humans for centuries, and those that reach the pinnacle of the Wendell Robie Trophy - signifying five completions of the Tevis Cup - are demonstrably special individuals. Here we present the stories of two such creatures, both of which will be at the starting line (fingers crossed), ready to add their names to the trophy in 2019.
LS Steele Breeze ("Breezy") - Remington Steele x LS Shareem
[written by Erin Glassman]
You may have to train your ears to listen for one of the latest horses competing in the race for her 500th Tevis mile.
Robie Cup contender LS Steele Breeze15, Breezy, lost her voice due to a bout with strangles as a yearling.
Owner Connie Creech says that “people laugh at her whinny—it comes out as a whisper.”
Breezy’s endurance career, however, is no laughing matter.
Born and bred on Creech’s farm in 2000, the grey ⅞ Arabian mare was raised specifically to do endurance. Her current lifetime accumulation of 4,690 AERC miles reflects her inherent talent that also includes a propensity for 100 mile rides.
“Breezy has completed seventeen 100 mile rides, six of those at the Virginia City 100 and four at Tevis,” states Creech. “She is a strong and steady horse...”
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