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Osprey was brought into this world by a West Virginia breeder, raced by owner Shannon Casey, and now competes with his race owner in adult amateur jumpers.

Race owner retires family-bred OTTB for shows

Three years after retiring the big, beautiful gelding her family bred for racing, race owner Shannon Casey has taken over the reins of the horse’s training, quite literally, and is now personally jumping him in the low-amateur jumpers in pursuit of the ribbons. Casey has put her 17.1-hand gelding Osprey into training with Olympic Eventing coach Silvio Mazzoni and respected Eventer Hannah Sue Burnett in a quest to provide a happy and fun life for a horse she vows never to sell. “He’s a one-of-a-kind horse, and I’ve loved him since he was born. My racing partner Yolanda Janczewski and […]