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African Wildfire, an Illinois-bred now living in Hawaii, has adapted nicely to a land of wild pigs, soothing lakes and a constant  summer season.

In Hawaii a hot T-bred is now a cool sport horse

After three years of persistence, a 15-year-old Honolulu equestrian and her spirited Illinois-bred Thoroughbred have proved the skeptics wrong. People who used to wonder if Jenna Neher wasn’t a bit “over horsed” by her off-track Thoroughbred African Wildfire, are now commenting on how “good” the plain bay is for his young rider as the two compete at the USDF’s second level and jump three-foot courses. “At first he was a hot Thoroughbred, and a lot of people thought he was a lot of horse for me,” Neher says. “But we’ve come such a long way since I got him in […]