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‘Roo’ News
2012 Wrap Up

Roo is about to wrap up 2012. After a very successful year in 2011, finishing with a fantastic top finish at Fair Hill International in the CCI**, 2012 has been a training and transitioning year as he moved up and confirmed himself at the advanced level.

Roo started the spring competing at some intermediate level events and finished 4th in the CIC** at Poplar Place in March. He debuted in the advanced level at Millbrook Horse Trials in August and completed advanced divisions at Richland Park and the American Eventing Championships in order to qualify for the CIC*** level.

He competed at Poplar Place CIC*** in September. A minor glance off at a corner combination added 20 penalties that kept him from gaining the clear round and qualifying score necessary to qualify for the CCI*** and will keep him out of Fair Hill this fall.

Although we don’t get to contest a three-star this year, I feel comfortable that we truly have a three-star horse. We have spent the last several years training to get to this point. We can now spend the next several years perfecting it! We are spending the last few weeks of the season confirming the training from the past few months. We have been working on the nuances that differentiate between intermediate and advanced level dressage. Half pass, lead changes, collection, extensions and impulsion. We continue to work on our technique in the show jumping that is developing the strength, confidence and style that will produce clean rounds at the advanced level.

We continue to work with Buck Davidson and had the opportunity to take some dressage lessons with international judge Linda Zang. Becky Holder has been able to help with some lessons and coaching at events and her dressage expertise and competitive insight has been incredibly encouraging. We will finish next week with the opportunity to perform the dressage test ride for the CCI*** at Fair Hill which will at least give us the chance to put this work to practice and give us some invaluable insight as we go forward into next year.



Mighty Mangaroo Syndication

Great Ownership Opportunity

Mighty Mangaroo
© Photo by Shannon Brinkman

Laura was searching for a horse of the caliber to take her to the next level–the elite levels of the equine sport of eventing. Through her close relationship with former employer and trainer Phillip Dutton, Laura arranged the purchase of a young prospect named Mighty Mangaroo that is of this caliber. This is where you come in!

If you love eventing and are looking for an affordable way to participate in the sport, the syndication of Mighty Mangaroo could be your opportunity to join in the fun and excitement at the highest levels of the sport. Syndicate members own a very talented and valuable young event horse and have the rare opportunity to be directly involved in the development of a horse and rider partnership with the potential to compete at national and international levels, and possibly represent the United States in team competition.

Here is how it works. Laura’s long-time client and owner Kathleen Overbaugh joined her on this venture, and with the clear goal of training and developing Mighty Mangaroo through the three- and four-star levels of eventing, they have created percentage shares of ownership. There are still a few shares available.

Mighty Mangaroo

They hope to make the Mighty Mangaroo partnership a venture for all to enjoy. Owners will be provided with a complete competition schedule and events surrounding specific competitions. Each owner will enjoy VIP hospitality at top-level competitions , VIP parking, and access to owner and sponsor functions at events.  Additional benefits can include course walks with Laura at events, up-to-date results, and behind the scenes access to stabling and training sessions. 

If this sounds fun and exciting, please contact Laura directly for more detailed information!

About Mighty Mangaroo

About Ownership

We want to keep the rules of the syndicate flexible and simple.  There will be a written
agreement between the owners that will include buy out options and contingencies for
unforeseen circumstances.  If you are interested in investing in this talented pair or for more
information and a complete copy of the agreement, contact Laura directly at or 717-682-8042.



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