Gracie Merlot – “Merlot”

Gracie Merlot – “Merlot”

Merlot was adopted in February of 2017 by Kelsey in Maryland who is looking for a new partner for eventing and dressage. Merlot made a good first impression, passed her PPE and headed home with Kelsey happily. Kelsey has reported that Merlot seemed to settle in almost immediately. Can’t wait to hear how they progress.

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Gracie Merlot is a coming 6 year old mare that retired through Parx Racing’s Turning For Home program in January of 2017. She raced just over 40 times and proved she must be made of iron because she retired with pretty clean legs and very sound. Our vet eval performed soon after she arrived did not find any reason to put limitations on her next home.

With no known history of injury, we hope this mare will go on to prove a loyal and possibly competitive partner for her next rider. Unfortunately we’re not able to have horses in work at this time due to the lovely winter weather we’re experiencing.  TFH knew and is very familiar with one of her full brothers and hopes she’ll prove just as cool in the right hands.

We have been able to free jump Merlot and she is an incredibly talented jumper and seems to enjoy it. No fear in this one, and she’s also proving to be one very intelligent mare in addition to simply nice to work around. She’d make a great addition to any barn.