Unbridled Lad, a 2000 Kentucky-bred son of Unbridled, out of Sheba Little, earned two special honors at the show. Much to his owner/rider Emily Daignault’s delight, he was chosen to receive the Jumper Style Award, an honor bestowed by the judge to the horse that demonstrates the best jumper style at each show. This award is sponsored by North Shore Designs and The Ginaven Family.
Unbridled Lad also took the High Point Steeplechase Horse of the Show award with him back to Pennsylvania, having won good ribbons in our Saratoga Jumper Classes throughout the show. This special award was sponsored by Hounds Cry Farm in honor of all of the wonderful Chasers they have owned over the years. Photo courtesy of Danny Young/Action Shots Photography.— at Virginia Horse Center Foundation.
I am in the process of writing Thank You letters to the sponsors of these classes and great awards. I am beside myself to think of Lad as the best Jumper out of 70+ really nice Tb's at this show doing jumpers. I got Lad as a 4 yr old and we've gone from flat track to steeple-chasing to eventing, being a lesson horse, fox hunting and now jumpers. I really didn't believe in "heart horses" before him. Now.... well he just will never leave and of course he'll never die.
Thanks for letting me share for a moment.
Lad has his own FB page if you want to "Like" him: