Chally on slate, about 5×8″. It’s been a hard week for my friend Stayner, who lost his life partner on September 3. His life partner being, of course, his horse, LGM Challenger. Stayner is an avid rider and an AHA judge. A dark chestnut Morgan, “Chally” made his mark in the eventing world, holding his own and often winning against much larger thoroughbreds and warmbloods. Chally was formally retired in 2011 at age 27 after completing the last two of his 110 Horse Trials. Stayner was 73, so the combined ages of these two legendary figures totaled 100 yrs! Godspeed Chally — thanks for all you did for our breed.
Stayner in 2013 with Chally and Clifford, after a trail ride!