Edited Press Release
In the 3’6” Green Hunter division at Desert Circuit 4, it was St. Somewhere, piloted by Kaitlin Campbell, who took the tricolor. Traci and Carleton Brooks of Balmoral Farm purchased the 7-year old gelding just last November from Jenn Serek.
“He was doing the jumpers in Canada,” Traci Brooks explained. “He was very quiet, so they thought he would be better suited as a hunter. The first time we showed him was week one here [at DIHP]. We just started him in the first-year [Green Hunters], and we knew he was really brave. He just kept getting better and better every class.”
As stunning as the horse is to look at, the Warmblood gelding won Brooks over with his gentle disposition and positive attitude. “He’s really sweet on the ground and to ride,” she said of his character. “He always has his ears forward. He understands his job and you can tell he enjoys it.”
“We would love for him to stay solid and keep improving,” Brooks remarked. “We would love to start putting him in the Junior [Hunters]. He’s so straightforward. I think he’s going to be an amazing junior/amateur horse.”
With his quick success, there is no doubt St. Somewhere has a bright future ahead as a hunter. The bay won three out of the five classes in the division.