Rozzy Ridge is a 1992 thoroughbred gelding out of Slewdledo. I first purchased him when he was 11 years old. At the time I had a thoroughbred mare, Sassy, that was injured so my trainer and I purchased Roz as a summer project. Coincidentally, before we bought him, he was boarded at my current barn, before I even boarded there.
We were told some weird story of how someone had bought a cow and the horse (Roz) came with it. The lady who owned him was moving and was actually kind of scared of him too. We purchased him for $600 and rode him for about 6 months. At the time I really wasn't attached to him. He was/is kind of cranky and at 15.2hh I thought he was too small. My farrier commented that I should sell Sassy and keep Roz, but of course I didn't listen. We sold him to a family that lived about an hour away from us. The family that bought him knew my Grandparents, and we stayed in touch.
June 2006 I met back up with Roz. His family was moving to Arizona and could not take him along. At this point I had sold Sassy, and was looking for my next horse. I again thought he was too small, and at 14 I was thinking that he was too old as well. I did decide to take him for a spin before making a final decision. When I went to ride him he had a bad cut on his left hock and he was lame. I was able to take him on trial for a month to decide if I was interested in keeping him and also to see how well his injury would heal.
After the first month I still wasn't sure but asked if they would like me to sell him for them. I took him to a boarding stable and began to take lessons on him. I quickly realized that I needed him for my next horse. His laid back personality and willingness to work were just what I was looking for. I started eventing on him, a first for both of us, and we loved it! Coming from a hunter/jumper barn I was shocked the first time we took him out cross country and I saw the kind of stuff he needed to be able to jump. Thankfully, Roz thought it was no problem and off we went. We spent 2 years showing together at various local horse shows and one day horse trials before entering a recognized 3 day event. Although it went fairly well we received a technical elimination because the whip I used on cross country was too long. That was a disappointing elimination since I didn't even use or need the whip. I had carried it along "just in case." A couple days after the event Roz came up lame with a mild suspensory injury. He spent the summer off, which was just fine since I sent the summer on a combine.
|May 2008- Cross country schooling after winning a combined test|
|Erin and Roz- Fall 2011|
|Beach Trip-September 2012|
|March 2015 - 23 years old|
|25 and feeling fine (Spring 2017)|
- May 2007- 6th place, Intro with a dressage score of 47.9 Combined test Inavale
- June 2007- 2nd place, Training test 2 with a 65.7%, 4th place Training test 3 with a 63% Devonwood Blue Ribbon Schooling Show
- September 2007- 1st place, Intro with a dressage score of 35.3 One day horse trial Inavale
- September 2007- 2nd place, Novice with a dressage score of 31.5 One day horse trial LOH
- April 2008- 1st place Training test 3 with a 61.2%, 2nd place in Training test 4 with a 62.4% at ODS Dressage for the Ages
- April 2008- 2nd place, Novice with a dressage score of 38 Combined test LOH
- May 2008- 1st place, Beginner Novice with a dressage score of 33.2 Combined test Inavale
- June 2008- 2nd place, Novice with a dressage score of 33 One day horse trial LOH