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Ilana Cramer

January 10, 2017

Behind The Stall Door With: Escot 6

As Colleen Rutledge’s groom, Alex Ambelang, puts on Escot 6’s bridle she quickly points out that yes, it is cob sized and yes, they did clip him less than a month ago. You wouldn’t know the 15.3-hand, bay, 11-year-old German Hanoverian was just clipped, because he is as fluffy as a teddy bear.

Escot 6 and Alex Ambelang. Photo by Ilana Cramer

November 14, 2016

Behind The Stall Door With: Shiraz

Colleen Rutledge’s famous Shiraz makes faces at anyone who comes near his stall without food. A Walt Disney quote hangs on the opinionated chestnut’s halter hook: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Shiraz, an off-the-track Thoroughbred (Gallipiat—Bold Blossom, Fountain Of Gold), is Rutledge’s most successful mount. The petite 15.3-hand gelding is a poster child for a successful second career, having taken Rutledge around the world completing and jumping clear cross-country rounds at five of the world's six four-star events.

October 25, 2016

Groom Spotlight: Nicole Mandracchia Proves The Harder You Work The Luckier You Get

With a cup of coffee in hand and a never fading smile, Nicole “Smiley” Mandracchia helps drive success as Top Brass Farm’s barn manager and go-to groom.

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