Frosty in Denmark

We received this note of achievement from Dorte Christine Larsen, ApHC member in Denmark:

In December 2007, I imported a small cutting-trained Appaloosa gelding, FROSTY THE ZAN MAN, from North Carolina to Denmark. His barn name followed him over the ocean, so he is still known as “Cowboy.”

Cowboy arrived with loads of cow sense, but needed training in order to be ready for the show arena. So all during spring and summer 2008 I spent hours and hours in the saddle training my small horse. He proved to be an excellent ride also on the trails. He is a born cutting horse, always alert, ready, fast and at the same time, totally cool.

I am a total novice at cutting, so the show part I left to my trainer Brian Kronborg. Cowboy and Brian entered several All-Breed shows in Scandinavia during the summer, with good results. So we decided that Cowboy was now good enough to be entered at the ApHC European Championships 2008 in Aachen, Germany.

Upon arrival at the championships we also decided to try him out in working cow horse, just for fun. Cowboy won the European Cutting Championship 2008 and a silver medal at Working Cow Horse.

Need I say, that my small horse has also won my heart?

Office note: “Cowboy” was also the year-end, high-point performance horse for ApHC Denmark. Congratulations, Dorte, and thanks for sharing your story.

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