Vintage Canadian, “Vinnie” to his friends, was born in Ottawa, Canada on April 29th 1989 to his mom, Isle of Venice, and dad, Canadian Factor. He is a Bay Thoroughbred gelding who stands at 17hh. Vinnie started life as a racehorse and ran his first race in May 1992 where he won $3,960. He continued to race and win lots of money in Canada until 1994 when he moved to the USA and raced until he retired in 2001. Vinnie joined our staff in May 2002. He enjoys the laid back life and all the attention his riders give him. His best friend is Pepper, he loves cantering around the arena (even when he is supposed to be in trot), and he loves all camp food, especially the carrots the campers bring him.
Meet the Four-Legged Staff: Vinnie
The picture above is of Vinnie and rider Nora Overby during the show jumping competition of Equestrian Camp 2011.