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Subject: Older Horse Nomination

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2020 Connecticut Distinguished Older Horse Award​​

In celebration of CT Older Horse Week, the 4th week in May, and the multitude of outstanding older horses in Connecticut,

we are proud and pleased to host the 2020 Connecticut Older Horse of the Year Contest.  

Thank you for honoring Connecticut's distinguished older horses and helping to

raise awareness of how special older horses are and how important it is to protect them. 

Your nomination and voting  donations directly support the distinguished older horses retired to

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement.


The winner will be announced at noon on May 23rd at the

Mitchell Farm Open Barn & Fun Day (virtually if necessary)

and posted on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/mitchellfarm.org/


Meet The 2020 CT Distinguished Older Horse Nominees

A Photo of your 

Distinguished Older Horse will

go ​here.

200 words about your Distinguished Older Horse will go here.
Meet Bandit!  Also known as On Call, The Bandito, or my personal favorite: Mr. B.  He is my GOAT, the OG of my crew and has been with me for half of my life. He has done it all: horseshows, medal finals, hunter paces, clinics and he even learned how to vault.  This horse has been my rock. He has seen me through every break-up, knows all my secrets, and always makes me laugh.  While Duke taught me how to stay on, Bandit taught me the FINESSE of riding and the true meaning of a horse and rider having one soul, one heartbeat.  The rest of the world melts away and we only hear each other - it is the most amazing connection in the world.  These days, Bandit enjoys light hacks in the field, trail rides, eating in the pasture with friends and being the best horse to the next generation.  He truly loves kids, mostly because he knows there are LOTS of snacks involved, but he is ALWAYS happy to give a pony ride.  Bandit is my once in a lifetime horse and will always have my whole heart.         Nominated by Sarah Papale, Somers, CT.
200 words about your Distinguished Older Horse will go here.

2020 Connecticut Distinguished Older

Horse Award Nominees 

A Photo of your 

Distinguished Older Horse will

​go here.

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200 words about your Distinguished Older Horse will go here.