Favian, aka ‘Black Beauty,’ is an extremely exciting horse to have in the Blue Clover Eventing lineup! He is stunning, a 16.2 2008 model Oldenburg gelding originally dressage bred by Anita Nardine of Hidden Springs Ranch (California). He’s by French Kiss out of a Relevant/Lord Liberty mare that was imported from Germany. Luckily, he found his way to eventers Tamie Smith and Heather Morris, where his real passion and talent was uncovered – this fancy pony loves to run and jump! He is a cross country machine with a stride that just swallows up the ground! He caught onto the eventing scene quickly, winning the American Eventing Championships at the Novice level in his first year of eventing.

As Favian and Valerie have developed their partnership since he came East in May of 2016, his winning ways have continued. He has moved up to the Preliminary level and won a very competitive OP division at Seneca Valley on a ridiculous score of 21! He finished 6th in the CIC* at Morven Park, and finished 15th out of more than 50 horses in the National 1* Championships at Hagyard Midsouth. All of this he has done so willingly, ears pricked. He is such an incredibly kind, smart, and trainable horse. That combined with his athletic ability makes him an instant all-time favorite of Valerie’s.

Favian certainly seems to have it all. High hopes for this talented horse, may he one day catch the eye of the Team Selectors!

Click here to go to Favian’s Competition page to learn more.


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Versace is the newest horse in the BCE barn, and it was love at first sight for Valerie when she met him at colleague Jennie Brannigan’s barn. He’s a complete goofball that is simply a joy to be around. While still considered a prospect when she purchased him as a 9 year old, his inexperience is no fault of his own. He simply slipped through the cracks before Jennie spotted his potential and alerted Valerie that she had her next horse. The entire team has high hopes for Versace.

Click here to go to Versace’s Competition page to learn more.

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Shares are Available to Join the Shooting Star Syndicate...

And be part of this exceptional horse’s journey!


Contact Valerie for more details about Favian and the Shooting Star Syndicate!

Call 410-353-3813 

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What people are saying about Blue Clover Eventing

Can’t say enough. Valerie is the best trainer who is so kind and patient, and at the same time organized, efficient and intuitive. The farm is stunning and perfectly maintained. My daughter and her horse have thrived since day one and we are so thankful to be part of the Blue Clover family!

Kathleen Rocke Ansaldi

Thank you to Blue Clover Eventing for opening your XC course to school this past weekend. Excellent jumps and well maintained grounds!

Marisa Picard Britton

Oh my gosh Blue Clover Eventing is amazing. My daughter has never been happier about horses and the sport of equestrian.

Eric Piche

Tyler is an amazing Barn Manager who does the work of 3 people and keeps the barn working seamlessly.

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