Paints head to the Special Olympics World Games

July 18th, 2015 11:01 AM | No Comments
[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Paints are known for their outstanding temperament and versatility, and at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, a Paint ambassador will be in attendance. Acclaimed, a 2007 chestnut overo gelding by Zippos Sensation and out of Seeking Snowdrops, was selected as a mount for the equestrian events during the Games.  The equestrian portion of the World Games will take place July 28–August 1 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. 

Because riders will be coming from all over the globe to compete, Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, based in Los Angeles, was charged with finding ​more than 80 equine good citizens to be used in competition. After seeing an advertisement asking for horses to be used at the Games, Laura Sadler from Burbank, California, knew “Tyler” would be a perfect fit.

“He’s got a really great attitude about work. He always gives it his all,” Laura said. “Before I got him, he had done a lot of showing on the APHA circuit, so I knew he’d been exposed to really big shows and venues. I thought he would be a perfect candidate.”

To read the full story on APHA.com, click here.

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