competing at Upperville
Muerte competing Hennesey
at the 2003 IDHSNA Annual Show
Meet with the Piedmont Foxhounds
at 2004 North American Foxhunter Championships
IDSHNA National Show
and Linda, Piedmont
Opening Meet, 2007
was only by an incredible twist of fate that Henny became mine. A friend
called me one day to explain she was having back surgery and wouldn¡¯t be
able to ride until early that December. Did I want Henny for the fall
and early winter¡¯s hunting? Without a moment¡¯s hesitation, I said yes as
I¡¯d seen Henny a few times and had thought often of him. He arrived soon
afterwards and the first time I rode him all I could say was ¡°Wow¡±! I
have been privileged to own several really good horses in my life. But
now, this was some horse! Not only was he an incredible mover and
jumper; he was so careful and safe that I felt I could really just ride
and totally enjoy myself. I no longer worried if my horse was going to
make a mistake. No fence was too big or trappy and nothing fazed him.
Henny was uncomplicated and just a pure pleasure to have around. We soon
were hunting regularly with the Piedmont Foxhounds and I began to dread
that phone call from Patti, telling me she was ready to take Henny back.
Patti¡¯s call came early in December. She¡¯d just been to her doctor and
he¡¯d told her that her back hadn¡¯t healed properly and she tearfully
asked if I was interested in buying Hennesey. Again, without hesitation
I said yes, and he and I have been inseparable ever since!
16.3 hh and was imported from Ireland as a six year old. Hennesey has
just the right balance of attractiveness, personality, talent and
safety. I think Hennesey is an ideal ambassador for the Irish Draught.
His incredible presence and good looks, combined with his talent and
remarkable ability in many fields, coupled with his complete willingness
to tote around a complete amateur like me make him a horse of a