It's The Truth
Tom is a 2002 16.3hh TBx chestnut gelding, by Salute The Truth out of The Associate. Tom loves his job and is a classic style cross country machine. That, coupled with his big stride and efficient jump, makes him trustworthy at the Advanced level over those huge tables! He has proved to be a fantastic first upper level campaigner for Liz and their partnership has made them successful at any level. Liz and Tom completed their first CCI*** at Fair Hill in 2014 with a clear cross-country, ending up 35th out of about 60 starters. When Tom did not pass the first horse inspection at Fair Hill in October, it was decided that we would do exploratory surgery on Tom's stifle. A very large bone chip was found and removed. To think that this horse had been campaigning at the Advanced level all these years with that chip is amazing. He started competing in April of 2016, and stormed around the Advanced at Jersey in July and Millbrook in August. But after a couple more events, Liz decided it was time to retire him from the upper levels. Tom is a good guy and loves his carrots! He will plant his feet in the barn aisle until you fetch one (sometimes two!) for him, and will follow you wherever you go with the carrot in your hand, no halter necessary. He much prefers being out in the field and makes faces of disgust when kept in his stall. It’s imperative that everyone remembers to lock his door, or else he will open it and let himself out! Tom is now being leased out to show up and coming riders how to have fun out on cross country, while being competed up through the Preliminary level.
If you spy Sarah and Tom out on course, use the hashtag #teamtom to share!
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Team Tom Cam
Fair Hill CIC3* 2014
Team Tom Cam
Fair Hill CIC2* 2012