Bonny Bonnello and Pikardi Moving Onward and Upward – But in Different Directions
Monday, November 1, 2010
Posted by bossmare
Instead, the horse which caught the eye of Christophe Hess and subsequently Canadian Team coach Robert Dover as a solid team candidate stayed behind in Kentucky at, the Canadian WEG team training location to be sold.
“I am so proud of my horse Pikardi and how far he has come from a year ago. He has worked hard and also experienced things that he would never have been exposed to unless we had qualified for the European Tour at Lexington in April 2010 and then qualified in Europe for the Canadian Team for WEG. I always believed in Pikardi and still do.”
Bonnello’s time at Woodspring Farm owned by Kathy Priest and husband veterinarian Dr. Gary Priest was all she needed in order to decide the next step for Pikardi. “I had watched both Kathy and Olivia ride during the training camp and was impressed. Also, having time to get to know Kathy and be in her barn, it just left a good feeling,” said Bonnello. “This is the first time I have ever left my horse with anyone, so for me it had to be someone special, someone I knew would look after his and my best interests and Kathy is that person. I like her honesty and I love her accent! She easy to talk to and very approachable. It made leaving my equine partner a little easier.”
I have left Pikardi with Kathy Priest at Woodspring Farm, sadly, to sell for me. I hope someone sees in him what I do. He has not reached his potential yet.
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