In 2014, Mystical Harbor (AKA “Fellow”) qualified at Training Level for the 33rd Colonel Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships (The CBLMs), which are the Regional Championships for Dressage. Prior to these championships “Fellow” had competed only three other times. Even though it was doubtful that he could be competitive–a young, untried Thoroughbred against a lot of seasoned warmbloods–it was thought that showing in such company would be good for him. However, Fellow seemed to thrive in the electric atmosphere at the Lexington, VA, show and placed an amazing 9th out of 50 Training Level Champions!
It is hoped that Fellow will catch the eye of a top dressage rider who will want to take him all the way to the top of national or even international competition. Linda Zang see great potential in him.
Fellow’s success is part of Kimberly Clark’s vision for TPR: “A major goal of my work here at Leighton Farm is to create breed ambassadors to pave the way for other special Thoroughbreds.” Kimberly stated. It surely seems that Fellow has done just that!
TPR has already produced 4 star Eventer, Rocky Times, now competing under the name of Houdini . He is a solid representative of our work and showcases the Thoroughbred’s potential in the Eventing World.
Kimberly Godwin Clark is the rider, trainer, and caretaker of the horses at Leighton Farm. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. She donates the use of her farm, her expertise as a rider and trainer to this cause. All proceeds from the sale of horses such as Mystical Harbor go directly to TPR to help even more horses find new lives when their race careers end.