Standing at 18hh, this gentle giant is every amateur's dream to get noticed in the show ring. Simple and honest in everything he does, he bathes, clips, ties, ships, and rides quietly with a big step. Vinny routinely steps up to the plate for any and all pressure that is put on him- always goes to the jump and takes care of his rider. In 2021, he completed his first full season on Ontario's A circuit where he was thoughtfully developed through the lows with a pro while also making his first amateur campaign in the Beginner Adults, regularly pinning. He finished in the 3ft ring, pinning champion first time out. Vinny prefers a bigger jump to bring out his best effort but is willing to hold someone's hand for the 2'6 job.
In 2022, Vinny transitioned successfully to the jumper ring where he has been campaigned by a professional up to 1.10m and a junior up to the .90m in both the jumper and equitation ring with good results. This year he stepped in as a substitute for one of our riders mid-season and impressively campaigned the .90m ring, the 2'9 hunters, and 2'9 hunter medal all in one day, transitioning between the rings effortlessly.
Vinny has jumped up to 1.30m under saddle with ease. He has a solid flat work foundation and is quite flexible, adjustable, and rideable in lateral work, counter canter, lead changes, and transitions, making him an excellent candidate for the equitation ring in the future.
Clean X-Rays are available to interested parties.