Gage Prepares Irish Draught For Winter Show

Thank you Betty Meyer!

Because of the support of the breeders of more than a hundred offspring by O'Leary's Irish Diamond, this great Irish Draught Stallion is successful in both the breeding barn and in the show arena. As anyone who competes in the show jumping arena knows, the cost of showing is very expensive. Our special thanks go to Betty Meyer of Salinas California. When it was decided Irish possessed exceptional jumping ability, it was Betty who offered to sponsor Irish at either the Indio or Tucson winter show circuits. Irish will compete in jumping for four weeks before returning home for another very busy breeding season. Betty bred her favorite Thoroughbred mare to Irish two years ago and is confident she has a world class talent in her barn.
She recently imported a grand prix jumper from Germany. Her Holsteiner Cassandro is being ridden by British Rider Patrick Seaton. Mr. Seaton rode for the Swiss team and is a very popular rider in Northern California. Betty who is now attached to the Irish horses says regretfully Cassandro is for sale.
ROBERT GAGE, considered by many as one of America's top riders, has been impressed with Irish's progress in less than a month of training. Gage says his dressage training has been a plus. But, just as important is his temperament. Because, Irish never seems to get nervous in any of his training exercises Gage believes he will progress rapidly. However, he quickly points out that it will be Irish who will tell him what course he wants to jump.
It is mainly the mare owners who are responsible for Irish's success in first the dressage arena and now the show jumping arena. With that understanding, we at O'Leary Enterprises say thank you.

Above Gage, a former AGA rider of the year and winner of more than 25 grand prix, rides Irish at his Albuquerque training facility. Though Irish is very green to jumping, Gage believes he will move up fast because he jumps correct and has great power. If you want your horse in training with Rob Gage call 505 899 3330 or his home at 505 771 0765. Rob also clinics throughout the US, Canada and Alaska.


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Updated: October 2005.