Grand Prix hopeful, Genesis

In June 2007, I was given an old, one-eyed, 17.2 hand, black thoroughbred mare with a two week old filly.  The filly’s grandfather is the number one show jumper in Europe and her mother is a former Grand Prix jumper (highest level in show jumping).  When naming the filly I wanted something unique.  Her father is a Dutch warmblood and they all have very European sounding names.  However, I wanted her name to be special because this type of “gift-giving” is quite rare.  Warmblood weanlings rarely sell for under $10,000 (looks are nothing, breeding and talent are everything), however the owners had financial troubles and the mare and filly were being boarded at the vet’s because of their health.  I came up with the name Genesis because she was a fabulous gift from the Lord and the it means “the beginning.”  When, I recently asked Genesis what she wanted to be when she grows up I’m quite certain she replied, with a nod of her head, “A Grand Prix jumper.”  I think we can work on that.  Here are some photos of her from her early beginnings in Texas to her current life in Colorado.
Genesis, malnurished at 2 weeks old

Genesis, malnurished at 2 weeks old

Heading to pasture at 11 months old

Heading to pasture at 11 months old

Standing next to Poncho at 15 months old

Standing next to Poncho at 15 months old

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~ by Elisabeth on August 18, 2008.

One Response to “Grand Prix hopeful, Genesis”

  1. Girl, I feel like I better get moving with something to blog about. You are too good.

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