Alexis D to Return to the Ring in 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nancy Pugh Later
Nancy’s own veteran Grand Prix superstar, Alexis D, will return to the show ring soon. “In 2009, my goals are to get Alexis D back in the show ring and also do some demonstrations with her,” Nancy explained. “We did the Grand Prix freestyle for some fundraising situations in 2008 and it was really fun. In particular, Jane Carroll has a fundraiser for her therapeutic riding at Bear Spot Farm in Massachusetts. I participate in that every year. I am hoping to do that again this year.”

Nancy has been partnered with the lovely bay mare for seven years. “She’s taught me a tremendous amount about riding and Grand Prix,” Nancy says. “I got a lot of good experience on her in the ring. She has been a big step on the ladder on the way up. She’s done a lot for me.”

Nancy noted that because of Alexis D’s age and because the mare has developed eyesight problems, she is not aiming her for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky. “I’d like to have a team caliber horse to aim for the WEG,” Nancy said. “I’m looking in that direction now and I’m hoping a great horse will come my way.”