Australian Grand Prix rider Shannan Goodwin has sold her number one horse Aristede to Australian junior rider Lindsey Ware.
Aristede is a 13-year old Australian warmblood gelding by Aachimedes out of Lunar (by Lander).
Shannon Goodwin made her international Grand Prix debut on the bay gelding at the 2016 CDI Brisbane, where she finished fourth in the Grand Prix and Freestyle.
In 2017 she competed him at CDi's in Sudney, birsbane, Bawley Point and Boneo. This year the pair went full steam at the internationals and rode at the tree CDi's at Boneo (incl. Pacific League World Cup qualifier), as well as at Bawley Point, Werribee, Sydney, and Brisbane.
The pair started their Grand Prix career scoring 62.160% and at their last CDI at the end of October in Boneo, which hosted the 2018 Australian Championships, they were scoring 70.217% in the Grand Prix. They were second reserve for the Australian 2018 WEG team.
Back in September, Goodwin publicly announced that Aristede was for sale. The gelding sold right after the Nationals at Boneo to Lindsay Ware.
"Lindsey had been watching Astro compete the CDI Grand Prix and had fallen in love before he was on the market," Goodwin explained. "She had been on her own journey searching for her unicorn, and when she saw Astro was for sale she organised with me to test ride him the Sunday morning at nationals before we drove home. Her test ride gave me goosebumps, Astro fell as equally in love with Lindsey and took her through all the Grand Prix work effortlessly. Every ride since has been just the same, they are a beautiful combination to watch in the arena."
Ware is based at Fiona Selby's Boneo Park and Goodwin has coached the new pair in the beginning to help them in the transition.
"We have spent the last week transitioning Astro into his new beautiful home at Boneo," Goodwin stated. "Teaching Lindsey everything there is to know about this beautiful soul. Whilst it’s hard to drive away, I couldn’t be prouder of this amazing horse, all the special memories we have, and everything we have achieved together."
The 16-year old Lindsay Ware made her debut as an international junior rider on the 17-year old stockhorse crossbred Let's Jazzaround (by Jazzabout x Rodeo Rush) this year.
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