Well Worth The Wait
Rebecca David-McIsaac, 16, of Canmore, AB, started riding at age seven at Alborak Stables, owned by 2008 Canadian Olympic eventer Sandra Donnelly. After leasing a couple of horses over the years, her parents bought her Fergus, a Connemara gelding. Although not the most gifted athlete, Fergus, who previously had shown low-level dressage, was a safe mount who took to eventing with gusto. Together, he and Rebecca competed up to training level, until it became apparent she'd need a new horse to advance. Donnelly took her to Victoria, BC, to meet Irish, a Connemara-Thoroughbred cross (Elphin Cronan x Christa Jewel) with which Glynis Schultz had successfully competed at the two-star level. But the gelding had bowed a tendon and still faced a long road to recovery. “We seemed to click,” said Rebecca. “He was just starting back to work. We came home and thought about it, but decided to take a…
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