This particular Standardbred is just over the border in the U.S. in training with his adoptive mom and is a rising star.
Since Ben is only just five years old, they have been taking their training nice and slow and working up to their goal, which is to compete in Dressage. They have overcome a few challenges since Ben went home and have turned into an absolutely wonderful - and stunning - team showing what patience and love can do to take an off-the-track Standardbred from ex-racer to show-star.
We are so proud of how far Allyson and Ben have come since his adoption. We look forward to continuing to show off Ben's skills both because we are so proud, but also for the sake of the Standardbred breed, who are often under-considered when it comes to pleasure riding, but also show abilities.
Click here to check out Ben's blog for a recap of the show in more detail!