Valegro 7 and Kris Killam proceeded to the finals of the 7yo Young Jumpers in Kentucky after not having jumped this height for almost a year.
As the owner of 3 Top Horses, I can't say enough positive things about the process of selecting, vetting, purchasing and riding these wonderful horses. They arrived in the US from Holland with talent and have continued to develop into amazing athletes. As an Amateur rider who does most of my training on my own except at shows and occasional lessons, I needed Top Performing Young Horses that were safe and sane and sound. I relied on the experience and relationship I have with Helene Jones to help me find 3 Amazing Horses. I got most of them as 5/6yo's. As young horses, I felt they were all started properly. Good basic dressage/flat work. Knowledge of balance and lead changes. Jumping course and jumping a few big ones to show their scope and willingness. Some experience in the show ring. Frankly, I could not find these attributes in young horses in the US at the price I was willing to spend. They were probably 1/2 of what a similar horse in the US costs and that included vetting, import, and everything. The horses arrived with full vetting and xrays. I felt confident in my purchases that if the horse was not the fit for me, I could easily sell him and recoup my investment. I love riding, training and showing everyone one of my Top Horses. I get so many compliments about them that it is all-around fun. Which is what it's all about. Winning, Fun and Loving these Amazing Animals.