2020 Horses of Honor

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Gazelle

International Horse of the Year

Gazelle

Gazelle and Kent Farrington began their partnership in 2014, and since their debut, the pair has amassed an impressive record of wins and top finishes at many the most prestigious competitions in the world, including memorable and historic wins in the 2019 Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, the 2017 International Jumping Riders Rolex Grand Prix of Geneva, and the 2016 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows, alongside numerous other CSI5* wins. Gazelle, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare (Kashmir van Shuttershof x Diva ‘Ter Elsen’) owned by Robin Parsky and Kent Farrington, anchors Farrington’s talented string of quality horses...

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Pritchard Hill

National Horse of the Year

Pritchard Hill

Pritchard Hill, known as “Quinn” in the barn, was imported from Europe as a four-year-old and carefully produced by owners Carleton and Traci Brooks of Balmoral. As a six-year-old, Pritchard Hill competed in 1.0-meter jumping classes before finding his niche in the hunter ring. The Brookses’ gradual method of allowing the horse to develop, along with the help of John Bragg, paid off with top results in the show ring. Pritchard Hill’s athleticism, coupled with a quiet, intelligent, and willing attitude, make him a consistent performer...

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Dolton

International Horse of Honor

Dolton

At just 8 years old, Dolton has become a superstar in the para dressage world with rider Roxanne Trunnell. The Hanoverian gelding, owned by Flintwoode Farms, LLC, started his international para dressage career in 2018, qualifying for the FEI World Equestrian Games with Trunnell in Grade 1, then going on to win individual bronze in the Freestyle Test and become the first U.S. horse-and-athlete pair to medal at a para dressage world championship...

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Vivaldi de Besilu

National Horse of Honor

Vivaldi de Besilu

Vivaldi de Besilu made Paso Fino history at the 2020 Paso Fino Horse Association’s Grand National Show when he was crowned Grand National Champion Fino Stallion for the fifth consecutive time, making him the winningest Grand Champion in the competition’s history. This remarkable achievement broke the previous record of four consecutive wins in the division, held by Capuchino since 1987...

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