Generously sponsored by
Jill Akins in honor of
Kathy Rudmann

Hey everyone! My name is Riverdance, but please call me Rudy. Jill Akins is my sponsor in honor of Kathy Rudmann. Ms. Akins donated funds that pay for my hay, feed and veterinarian and farrier visits when needed. Thank you Ms. Akins!

I was imported from Ireland as a youngster by my donor Betsy Daane. I picked her out myself – I knew she would give me a wonderful home. Boy, I was right! Together over the years we have done everything from hunter shows, dressage, fox hunting and even some casual trail riding. What a team we were. I was donated in September 2011 because I am not able to compete anymore. I injured my suspensory in 2010. Not to worry, I am recovered but I am limited to the amount of activity that I can do. It was a very hard decision for my donor to make, but because she knows how much I love to work, it was important that I have a job. I was born in 1996, so I have a lot of useful years left.


Please don’t be intimidated by my large stature, a 16.1 hand chestnut, Irish Sport Horse; I am very easy to work with. I love to be the center of attention. I enjoy being groomed, but I have sensitive skin so please watch my facial expressions and body language when grooming me. I am not afraid to express myself; it is how I talk to you. I love to work, am very steady and am a willing to please kind of guy. I have a lot of knowledge to share. I know my easygoing nature will give a lot of confidence to my independent riders. It is a huge asset and why I am quite popular here. I have a fun-loving personality which adds to my fan club. It is amazing how many people know me! I am fine with most ring activities, but please do not put any rings or things on my ears. I rely on my leader for reassurance, so if I am giving you “the look” then I need you tell me it is o.k. See you very soon!

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