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Almost seven years ago, I found an amazing gelding at a farm in Florida. Diamond was only one month off the track and had already settled into his new career. I rode him once and knew he was the horse we had been looking for.

Diamond started life in Kentucky and ran until he was six. He never won a race, but hit the board many times. I have always thought that he was just too polite to win. He ran 26 times and retired sound. He has since become one of the elite event horses in the U.S. Diamond ran through the advanced level, was long-listed for the United States Event Team and won two Junior Olympic Medals. He is the most phenomenal horse I have ever been around. He is now retired and babysits the new babies.

Diamondham (KY), 1993, g., Vanlandingham—Mulberry Moon, by Our Native.
Raced three years, 26-0-3-3.