S.V.R. Ron, a 3 star horse, is a stunning black 12 year old, 16.2 hand TB gelding. Ron was bred in Uruguay as part of their military remount breeding program and was trained for dressage and eventing competitions as he matured.
Ron has been successfully competed at the 3 star level representing Uruguay by his previous owner/rider Frederico Daners. Together, they competed at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico and had a recent 3rd place finish at the CIC3* level. Ron is qualified at the Olympic and 4 star competition levels.
Ron's strength lies in the cross-country phase of eventing. He is a brave and fast horse, and was born to go cross-country. He is also sound and durable and always trots up well for the veterinary panel on the last day. His current weakness is the first phase of competition, dressage. Luckily, this is a strength for Gina Miles and with the proper strength and conditioning work, Ron is already showing this phase can be developed to bring him up to be a respected contender on the first day.
Ron is the type of horse that approaches his exercise and training program with the work ethic of a champion. Always ready to try, try it again, do another set, go another lap, try another transition. It is this approach to dressage that will overcome his deficiencies in dressage and replace it with suppleness, obedience and correctness.
Ron always looks to go to the jumps cross-country and looks to understand "how-to" clear the obstacles, not look for a way around. His natural endurance, stamina and strong limbs will help him remain fresh enough on the final day of competition to maintain his form over the final show jumps.
Ron has been bred and developed to succeed in the career of eventing. He is now entering his prime years to achieve goals and win medals.
For Ownership Syndication
Upon request, a complete syndication package can be mailed digitally or via hard copy.
My combined personal experiences in the sport of eventing run the spectrum of re-training a $170 pony as a 10 year old child, with no saddle, bridle or formal instruction, to rescuing horses from killer buyers and re-directing them to careers as eventers to standing on the medal podium at the Olympic Games.
These combined experiences have taught me so much about myself, my horses and my chosen sport. Eventing requires such intense training and communication between horse and rider, that hard work, training and talent on the part of the rider are great equalizers. Eventing has proven that money alone can't buy your way to the top. The rider must possess a tremendous work ethic, patience, persistence and understanding of their horse and the sport to be successful.
I have also learned that I cannot repeat my past Olympic performance alone. It took a tremendous team of supporters, both financially and emotionally to support our successful bid to the medal stand.
Enter syndication. Syndication is a concept that has been employed for many years in the racehorse industry. It allows many owners to group together, pool their capitol and experience the excitement of owning a U.S A. team horse.
Eventing receives limited support from the USOC, unlike the support other countries receive. Both England and Germany, that won the top medals at the 2012 Olympics, give substantial financial support to their riders. In the U.S., riders rely on personal funding and support from private donors. As costs for buying ad supporting a top competition horse have risen, even those individuals interested in owning a top horse are finding that it is hard to finance it alone. Individual riders like myself, with little access to personal funding, find it very hard to compete on the international stage where my competitors have access to significant funding and large strings of horses.
My mission to return to the medal podium includes developing S.V.R. Ron as part of the Gold Medal Equestrian Team AND bringing the sport of Eventing to greater numbers of people so they can share in the excitement and fulfillment that those involved with eventing have already experienced.
I look forward to sharing my love of the sport with you!