Goodrich herself had a fabulous weekend at White Fences. Her training stable is just across for the showgrounds in the unique community of White Fences. With Donnerhit, she won two Third Level Test 1 classes, earning a score of 71.026 on Saturday. “He did First Level last year and he just started doing the changes so I decided to try Third Level,” Goodrich said. “He’s a good horse, a really good horse. Our rides this weekend were awesome. He likes to go in the arena and do a good job. He went in there and there were no issues. He just went around and showed off.”
Donnerhit, a seven-year-old Bavarian by Donnerhall, is owned by Marcia Luik-Coles. The horse has been in training with Goodrich for the past year and she and Luik-Coles very recently decided to go into partnership with the horse, which means he’ll be staying with Goodrich to train and show. She has no doubt he’ll make a Grand Prix horse.
“He does piaffe and passage. I’ve done two tempis and a few ones with him and pirouettes. So, I can’t imagine he won’t be Grand Prix eventually.” Goodrich said Donnerhit seems to learn quickly. “I just started the changes in December and he just powered on. He’s very happy to work.”
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