Thursday Morning Feed from Fleeceworks

Another gray mare has joined the Fleeceworks family. Can you think of some famous gray mares she can look up to?


Fleeceworks Royal & Tamie Smith in the 4-y/o Young Horse Division at Rebecca Farms Horse Trials in Kalispel, Montana last month. Photo credit: Gregg Swanberg.

Wow, look at those knees! Fleeceworks Royal, or Rory as she’s known around the barn, is a 4-year-old Holsteiner mare by Riverman X Marisol, born and raised in California. According to her Team Fleeceworks rider, Tamie Smith, she is sweet, very friendly on the ground, and she loves kisses. She’s “pretty spicy” to ride–she loves to jump and gallop but isn’t sure about flatworks… seems boring.

We wish Fleeceworks Royal all the luck as she begins her eventing career. Here are some role models for you, Rory!


Winning Colors (1985-2008) is one of only three fillies to have won the Kentucky Derby. Photo:


Rox Dene won championships at nearly every major horse show, held the title of USEF Horse of the Year from 1991-1995, and was named Horse of the Century by the Chronicle of the Horse.


Nirvana 2 was on the silver medal winning U.S. eventing team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


Lady’s Secret (1982-2003) is an American Eclipse Award winning racehorse who won over $3M during her career and is ranked among the top 100 racehorses of the 20th century. Photo:


Princess Rooney (1980-2008) was the first winner of a Breeders’ Cup race to be inducted into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame. Photo:


Catch A Star completed her first four-star this year with Team Fleeceworks rider Caitlin Silliman. Photo: Samantha Clark.


Blue Hors Matine (1997-2010) was a Danish dressage champion, winning bronze in the Grand Prix Specials and silver in the Freestyle at the 2006 WEG in Aachen. Photo: YouTube screenshot.


R-Star is actively competing at the four-star level with Team Fleeceworks rider Kristi Nunnink, with whom she finished 8th at Rolex 2013.

This list is far from exhaustive. What are some other great grey mares you can think of?

Go Fleeceworks, and Go Riding!

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