14 Days to Christmas.. Big Wave Dave

We asked our KeyRiders about the horses that have been extra special to them, and we will celebrate them by posting about one on our blog and social media pages each day until Christmas. Get involved and vote for you favourite on our Facebook or Instagram!

14 Days to Christmas..
Big Wave Dave, by Rebecca Howard “Dave” was a OTTB and really was my ‘gateway’ horse to the upper levels of eventing. He was the horse that brought me from my home territory on the west coast of Canada to the east coast and USA’s eventing mecca. Together we did our first three star (Foxhall), first four star (Rolex 2005) and joined in on squad training lists for the first time.
Dave was a beautiful model and operated with an athleticism that was new to me at the time. An assorted crop of soft tissue stresses (no two were ever the same!) ensured that competitive life was not as fruitful as his potential, but even with the interruptions of rehab time Dave seemed to come back from each hiatus keener and smarter than before. It was like he had been “practicing in his head” the whole time. This may have been what was behind that never changing ENTHUSIASTIC expression Dave carried with him …always!!


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