“Being a two-time Keeneland grad and a $340K yearling, Ribbon Falls was projected to have a long, competitive racing career. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and after just 2 starts, he was retired.
Within a month, Ribbon Falls was gelded and shipped from Kentucky to Delaware, where he entered the sales program at Benchmark Sport Horses. 10 days later, I purchased him and shipped him to Indiana. He was extremely foot sore after going barefoot for a while, and I spent a lot of our early time together just getting him comfortable and trusting his new life.
Several years ago, I lost all desire to compete and eventually to even ride after riding for over 30 years. Recently, I started riding and just knew the time was right to become an owner again. Goose has turned out to be just what I didn’t want. I was looking for a little older and I tend to go for Bay horses. But, Goose was only 3 years old, 17 hands high and a Chestnut. Perfect!
Recently, I was sitting at home and happened to turn on the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Show Jumper Finale and it sparked an excitement within me that I haven’t felt in a very long time, I just knew this was something we could strive for! So, I submitted an application and I’m excited to compete in my very first Thoroughbred Makeover in October!”