A bittersweet note of the most wonderful news ❤️❤️❤️
Almost exactly eight years ago today, a feisty young stallion, Festivo RS, came in to my life and forever changed me. Our partnership encouraged me to pursue training as a career path and opened my eyes and heart to the wonderful world of Spanish horses. We competed all across the country at the biggest shows, and he was always the most wonderful dance partner. From training level to the USEF Festival of Champions, we learned and grew together year after year. Although we endured our share of hardships, Brado, with his unwavering heart of gold, always gave me his all. Now it is time for him to teach someone else and enrich her life as he has mine for so many years. I'm proud to announce Mary Mulcahy as his perfect and wonderful new owner. I wish them many, many happy years together, and someday I may even have my own little Brado baby to fill the big hoofprints his dad has left. You may now have left my life, but you will never leave my heart stud man. I love you forever and more.
Thanks to Juan Jose Rodriguez for breeding this wonderful PRE, to Stacey Hastings for coaching, supporting and encouraging me in the beginning with this once-in-a-lifetime horse, and to all the vets, farriers, trainers, coaches, friends and supporters who helped us along our journey.