Winter has been both busy and a lot of fun at the Farm. Despite that it is February and the middle of Winter, the California Central Coast has felt more like Spring. This has benefited our ability to train outside instead of just the covered arena every day. So Ziconic gets to spend more time with Sarah enjoying warm up and cool down on the track that weaves through Templeton Farms and in the jumping court – his happy place.
We had some BIG FUN at the Farm earlier this month with our good friend, Chelsea Schmitz, Stories Told by Film. Chelsea started her career as an equine photographer, and now focuses on weddings and events – BUT, she has not lost her eye or touch for horses. We love what Chelsea does and think she has captured the essence of Ziconic during this photo shoot. And one of several things we can confirm that Ziconic shares with his Mom, Zenyatta; They ALWAYS know where the camera is!
We were so honored to have Jen Roytz, Executive Director, Retired Racehorse Project, visit us last month! The love and effort this organization generates to support Thoroughbreds after their racing careers is truly AMAZING! The next Thoroughbred Makeover will be October 7 – 10, 2020, Kentucky Horse Park, with 616 entries accepted – WOW!! This is where brother, Cozmic One, made his debut competing for the 1st time and came in 5th!
As mentioned in our last post, one of our visions and dreams for Ziconic is to have a role as an Off The Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) Ambassador for the West Coast and beyond. And as he continues his OTTB transition, we truly believe he is indeed becoming a great inspiration as a Sporthorse. Last December 2019, we sponsored a jump to support CARMA and The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show at the LA Equestrian Center. We think this turned out GREAT! So, we are very pleased to have our jump represented at the next Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Spring 2020, March 21 – 22, 2020 at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA.
Please Note: Unfortunately, Ziconic will not be attending this show at Galway Downs, but we do have plans in the future, so please stay tuned.
If you have been following Ziconic on Facebook, you know he has become quite the Jolly Ball player. This has become an everyday occurrence that can go on for 15 minutes at a time. Z-Z, as everyone in the barn calls him, has learned how to “fling” his Jolly Ball, which then ends up in his neighbor’s walkout until someone retrieves it for him. He not only has mastered his twirl; he enjoys having an audience – no surprise!
Video Credit: Sarah Pollock at Templeton Farms
Ziconic’s grandsire A.P. Indy passed away on Saturday at Lane’s End. Heart-felt condolences and R.I.P. to Lane’s End, Family, Connections.
Sending Joy & Hugs!