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Archive for April, 2012

Updates: VDL Ulando H

It is with heavy hearts that we announce today that Ruth Armstrong’s VDL Ulando H is no longer a member of the Slezak Eventing Team.  Karl has been working with Ulando since the spring of 2011 and in their year of competition together they sky-rocketed up the ranks from training to their debut at the Advanced level at Rocking Horse Stables this winter in Altoona, Florida where they won the event with a clear show jumping and cross-country performance.

Karl and VDL Ulando H win the Advanced-A division at Rocking Horse

VDL Ulando H was a once in a lifetime horse. He loves his job, he rises to every challenge and he has the character around the barn to back it up. “I would like to thank Ruth Armstrong for the opportunity to work with and compete this incredible horse and most importantly I would like to thank Ulando for the lessons he taught me and the incredible events we had together. I’m devastated to lose him as a competition partner and will miss giving him his extra carrots and face rubs each day but wish Mike Pollard all the best with this incredible horse”

Ruth’s decision to move VDL Ulando H did come as a surprise to the entire Slezak Team but we understand that ‘business is busness’, especially in today’s economic climate.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my very loyal sponsors as well as the rest of the Slezak team at Wolf Run Farm and Spruce Stables South for their support this winter through all of the highs and the lows. Your encouragement and commitment to me and my horses is incredible”

Highlights from Karl and VDL Ulando H

Karl and VDL Ulando featured in Chronicle of the Horse (http://www NULL.chronofhorse NULL.com/article/vdl-ulando-h-wins-his-advanced-debut-rocking-horse-winter-ii)

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