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Ben in his Eventing days is ridden by Jill Adriani, who eventually sold him to Fran Burns for far less than he was worth. For a promise she kept.

A promise kept to ‘best horse in the world’

When she discovered the “best horse in the world” was for sale, Fran Burns didn’t have the money. But she did have something better than cash. So she struck a bargain with the seller. In exchange for selling the beautiful bay gelding Ben for “several thousands less” than the horse’s asking price, she would “make up the difference” in high-quality, lifelong care. It was an offer Jill Adriani couldn’t refuse. Agreeing to pocket far less for the 14-year-old OTTB than he was worth, she loaded him into a trailer and personally drove him to Burns’ Maryland boarding facility at the […]