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Re: older guys on the trail - summary

Just had to put a "me too" in!  Rio was/is absolutely amazing -- a once in
a lifetime kind of horse.  Consistently great.
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> Subject: RC:    older guys on the trail - summary
> Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 9:35 AM
> In a message dated 02/17/2000 12:54:10 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
> writes:
> << Dunno exactly when Rio got started, but he had had 
>  an illustrious career for MANY years before his BC win at the WEC at age

>  19--including AERC National Champion and a whole host of FEI individual 
>  medals. >>
> R.O. Grand Sultan "Rio" won the Tevis at the age of 7, so one must
presume he 
> had done some other rides before that, though I just don't remember them.
> would have thought that 7 was a bit young for asking a horse to put out
> an effort, but Becky knew her horse and was confident of his
> And his lifetime record speaks for itself.  He's simply a phenomenal
> They don't make too many like him.  And they don't make too many like
> either, although I think there are more great riders than there are great

> horses.  Just my opinion.
> Barbara
> Barbara
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