Andrea Pfeiffer, Kelly Prather and "Pippa" take on the world's best at Rolex and the World Cup in Poland!
Wow! What an amazing few years for Andrea Pfeiffer of Chocolate Horse Farm in Petaluma, Ca. Along with her student, (and rider, instructor, and trainer in her own right), Kelly Prather; and the Irish 'super' mare "Pippa", (that Andrea hand picked and imported from Ireland), the sky has been the limit! World Class indeed! And how! "Pippa" and Kelly, coached by Andrea, won the 2008 and 2010 World Cup Qualifiers for the Rolex, which is arguably one of the biggest events in the world. And, if that wasn't enough, they went on to compete in the World Cup Finals in Poland, of all places! They finished an astonishing 16th out of 55 of the best horse/rider teams in the world! Yeehah! Way to go girls and congratulations to a job incredibly well done!
Here are two excerpts from Andrea, posted on the Chocolate Horse Farm website:
Chocolate Horse Farms at the FEI World Cup Eventing Finals in Strzegom, Poland, 2009:
"Pippa wandered around the collecting ring looking her usual slightly disinterested self until she walked in front of the ground jury and at that point the game was on! She stood so tall and proud and took in the moment. It was great to see them both standing there both confident and ready. Kelly Prather and Ballinakill Glory have been accepted. Whenever you hear that it is music to your ears and this was no exception."
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"There are not really words to describe this amazing feeling we all have right now! Kelly and Pippa finished ROLEX!!! and they did it with a double clean Show Jumping round! This completes our go at eventing’s Holy Grail – the Rolex Kentucky 4**** Event. So many people to thank. Kelly and Pippa could not have made it to this point without all of the help we have received from clients, vets, farriers, sponsors, friends and family. What a happy day it was, see you all soon."
To learn more about this incredible journey, through photos, videos and Andrea's daily blogs from Poland, go to: http://chocolatehorsefarm.net/index.html, or contact Andrea or Kelly at: CHOCOLATE HORSE FARM, 1095 Jacobsen Lane, Petaluma, California 94954 • 707-778-7544