After looking at over 25 horses across multiple states, 18-year-old Cara fell in love with one of our Kynymont Connemaras and with in the next week Archie will board a plan in Newark, NJ to venture to his new home in Southern California.
Cara rides with well-known rider and trainer, Jenifer Johnson, and though she will be starting college this year, she will continue to train with Jen (her college is near her facility) while bringing Archie along in hopes of reaching the upper levels of eventing!
Archie’s New Owner: Cara Lavigna
This talented horse just started competing in January down in Aiken. His last event was training level at the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy in July, finishing on his dressage score.
It is always bitter-sweet for all those of us at Havarah when one of our team mates sells and ventures off to a new life and home. We spend so many hours a day with these horses they really become part of the family. However, we are so excited that Archie has found himself his very own girl.
Through the sadness of saying goodbye we gain a joy of watching our horses leave and flourish with their riders. It is always exciting to watch one of the horses you pampered for many hours go to the right home and we are looking forward to seeing Archie’s name on the leader boards!
In addition, Molly is super happy to have made this match. One of Molly’s greatest joys is introducing the perfect horse to the perfect rider and she was definitely able to do that in this situation.
Thank you Pam Liddell for bringing Archie to Havarah – Molly really enjoyed helping Archie learn the ropes of eventing, horses as nice as this sell themselves!
And to Cara, we at Havarah are so excited for you! We all love Archie and know you two will have such a great time together competing on the West Coast!