A Real Life Unicorn

Who says unicorns don’t exist? Well, they clearly haven’t met our real life unicorn!

NITROUS!!

Nitrous is the diamond in the rough. We got Nitrous 6 years ago, and boy was she a mess! She had been tossed from barn to barn because she was “unridable.” Yes she definitely was opinionated, stubborn, and just misunderstood. Her first jump she took, she barreled full speed through it, yes through it, not over it, but completely ran through it. Eventually she got the memo to pick her legs up!

Over the years she has taken riders every year to new heights. She has shown all up and down the east coast and even went to Chicago. Once she understood what was asked of her, she picked it up rather quickly.

In the 6 years we’ve had her, she has taken 5 different riders to the High Child Adult Zone Championships. She has also taught many different riders on the side the heights. Nitrous has been the horse who has given herself the “one to beat” title. She has become our most reliable horse and our ribbon machine! (Did we mention she’s 20 years old!!)

Whether it is in the 1.00m or the 1.15m, she is surely one to watch, and you can bet she’ll be in the ribbons, if not first.

Here is a look at some of the riders she’s taken through the years!-

Andi qualified with Nitrous for the Zone Championships!

Andi qualified with Nitrous for the Zone Championships!

Nitrous even took Jessika to her first show!

Nitrous even took Jessika to her first show!

Julianne with Nitrous in New Hampshire

Julianne with Nitrous in New Hampshire

Marina with Nitrous in Chicago for the Championships

Marina with Nitrous in Chicago for the Championships

Shayna and Nitrous also qualified for the Championships

Shayna and Nitrous also qualified for the Championships

Nitrous took Hannah from jumping 18” to 4’+ in just 6 short months

Nitrous took Hannah from jumping 18” to 4’+ in just 6 short months

Emma also qualified with Nitrous.

Emma also qualified with Nitrous.

Anna started on Nitrous when she started with us.

Anna started on Nitrous when she started with us.

Nitrous took Raina to her first jumper shows, and also giving her ribbons!

Nitrous took Raina to her first jumper shows, and also giving her ribbons!

Nitrous’ current rider, Audrey, these two will compete in the Championships this year.

Nitrous’ current rider, Audrey, these two will compete in the Championships this year.

We are so grateful for having such an incredible horse like her who gives her all and her heart each and every time out. Hoping to have many more years with this old lady.