It’s only fitting that the current World Champion of Colt Starting returns to where it all begun! New Zealand international show jumper Vicki Wilson made the trek back to the United States after claiming her first Road to the Horse Championship in March, for two historic reasons. To prepare her recently purchased 2017 World Champion colt BOON RIVER LAD for the thirty hour flight back to her homeland of New Zealand, and to step foot on the famous 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas.
After a fairytale ending at Road to the Horse 2017, Wilson vowed to continue his training, making BOON RIVER LAD the very first 6666 Ranch bred horse to call New Zealand home. Their bond was obvious at Road to the Horse and after falling in love with the courageous bay gelding she fondly called ‘Kentucky’, Wilson knew he would have a special place in their show team in New Zealand.
“Matching the world’s best clinicians with the prestigious 6666 Ranch bloodlines continues to produce talented equine celebrities” states Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland. “Our Road to the Horse Alumni is just outstanding and I know ‘Kentucky’ will be a huge success under the guidance of Vicki Wilson.”
Tootie Bland accompanied Vicki Wilson on her visit to the 6666 Ranch where they toured the veterinary clinic, the broodmare remuda and watched colts under saddle in training. A highlight of the visit for Wilson was the chance to meet the dam of her 6666 Ranch colt, THREE EIGHTS BEDOUIN; a stout grey AQHA dam, who is known as the leader of the broodmare remuda.
“It’s pretty amazing here at the 6666 Ranch” expressed Vicki Wilson. “When you get here you realize how big a setup this is and how many people it takes to operate with 600-700 horses, all healthy and happy and in such amazing condition.”
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