May 23, 2019 | Show Stories

Reese’s first big win in the States – 2018 Young Hunter Champion

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Similar to other well-known icons such as Drake and Madonna, Reese’s only goes by one name. He is an eye-catching, 6-year old bay gelding, owned by West Coast Equine Partners, LLC (Gail Ellis) and trained by Shari Rose.

In March of 2018, Nick Haness imported Reese’s from Europe as a petite 16 hand 5-year old. The youngster quickly adapted to the American style of riding and found success in the hunter ring. The sweet gelding has grown and filled out quite a bit, clearly the California lifestyle suits him!

Haness remarks, “He is a bit of a late bloomer but now that he’s in full bloom, he’s ready to show the world what he’s got!”

Reese’s is undoubtedly on his #PathwayToSuccess. He won the 2018 Young Hunter Championship with Haness aboard and began 2019 with Championships in the 6-year old Young Hunter division and 3’3” Green Hunter divisions during the Blenheim Spring Classic Series. Like other young talent, Reese’s participation in the Blenheim Young Hunter Series enables him to gain miles and exposure without breaking the bank.

This single-named star is just getting started! Read Reese’s profile below to find out if he is as charismatic as he is talented.


Reese’s  Wins!
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Nick Haness and Reese’s are the Champs!
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What is Reese’s favorite treat?

He loves red licorice.

If he were a celebrity, who would he be and why?

He would probably be Ryan Gosling because he’s really attractive and everyone loves him and wants his autograph. He has a very sweet side, but also can be very confident and a little cocky.

Is he outgoing or introverted/ talkative or shy?

Very outgoing, he likes to show off! In the turn out at home he loves to buck and show off his moves. No matter what he is doing, he wants to make an impression.

Would he rather eat or compete?

He’d rather compete, he’s very competitive.

What would be his favorite subject in school and why?

He would love PE, because he likes to work out and show off. I think he would be track and field star, the guy everyone wants to beat.

What are his goals in life?

To continue winning the undersaddle hacks and stay undefeated. He would also like to win the Green Hunter Incentive Finals and eventually become a top derby horse.


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