Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017 Chesterland Year In Review!

Bruce & Aubrey at Rolex
Photo Courtesy Samantha Clark
It's been a long time since we've updated our fans on Bruce Davidson Eventing.....but needless to say we've been quite busy!  It's well known that Buck moved his training operation back to Chesterland this year, and we are thrilled to have Buck, Andrea and Aubrey home with us! 

The farm was hopping with activity this past spring and summer.  Not only with Buck's string of competition horses, but Bruce is quite busy coaching and bringing along his young homebreds.

Bruce also has several top notch young riders training with him as well.  One of the highlights of his summer was traveling with young client, Sofia Baussan to the Central American Games.  Sofia is from El Salvador, and previously was the youngest rider at the 2015 Pan American games to represent her country.  For the past year she has been training with Bruce, while she balances her studies at the Savannah School of Art & Design.  She's an amazing young lady, who won the Individual Gold this past summer at the Central American Games and contributed to her team from El Salvador winning Team Silver!  Her horse, Durango, is with Bruce in Ocala, and Sofia will continue to travel back and forth from school to compete this winter.
Sofia Baussan and Durango
Central American Games
PC Susie Tuckerman
Lee Camiolo has also been training with Bruce for several years.  Lee hales from Kentucky, but spends quite a bit of time traveling between Unionville and Ocala to train with Bruce.  Lee had an amazing 2017, clinching the Prelim win at the area VIII championships at the Ky Horse Park!  Lee has just recently completed her high school requirements, and we're looking forward to her visits to Ocala again this winter.
Lee Camiolo, Caharron V.E. and Bruce at the Ky Horse Park!
We should also mention that two other Chesterland offspring had another impressive milestone this year.  Bruce became the first American breeder to have two of his homebred horses successfully complete the (Rolex) Kentucky 3 Day Event!  Petite Flower, ridden by son Buck, finished 21st and Truly Wiley, piloted by Kelly Prather, finished in 33rd place.  Of the 59 starters, 26 horse and rider combinations did not complete, so this was no easy feat!

Next up we're going to cover our sales horses, so keep an eye on the blog and our FB page to see which young talented Charlie babies are ready to take on their next career!  Stay tuned.............

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