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OTTB: The Lip

Ian Veenendaal has come a long way from his home in Zimbabwe to become a permanent Canadian resident in Abbottsford, BC after a tough, seven-year struggle. However, the journey to find his potential hunter or jumper horse was much quicker. You could say it was love at first sight. “The Lip, aka Charlie, literally walked into my life the day I saw him come off the trailer at Allbury Farm in May 2015,” said Veenendaal. “I was impressed with his presence and confident demeanor and kept my eye on him over the first month he resided at Allbury.” Allbury Farm, a privately owned facility, serves in part as a training facility for New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society, a volunteer-driven retired racehorse placement group founded 13 years ago. The Lip was just a four-year-old when he entered the New Stride program following just two races in 2014. Owned and bred by…

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