Get a Grip (Ire)

Royal Applause (GB) - Landela (GB), by Alhaarth (IRE))

Bay Gelding, 2007

Record: 54-4-14-5 | Earnings: $155,791

Get A Grip was retired sound from racing in September 2015.  He is 15.3 hands, very athletic, has an impressive work ethic, and wonderful, willing demeanor. He also hacks outside of the arena beautifully, loves trail riding, crosses water, and happily jumps small natural obstacles. In December 2015, he began arena work. We think he could make an excellent eventer or jumper. Get A Grip will spend the winter retraining in Camden, SC. 

In February of 2016, Get A Grip found his forever home with Kathy of Ridgefield, CT.  Kathy says, "It only took him 1 day (actually a few hours!) to settle in.  He is a testament to Team Valor and the best of thoroughbred racing's level of daily horse care; he belies the notion that thoroughbreds come off the track stressed.  Clearly he has had nothing but TLC.   He is a true Irishman (he would surely be the first at the pub on an evening for some craic!).  In recognition of his true Irishness, I call him 'Eoin.'"  We're so happy for Kathy and Eoin and look forward to following their story!