Adam - American Sporthorse
Adam is a cross between an American Thoroughbred and a European Dutch Warmblood. He was bred specifically for the sport of Three-Day Eventing. Eventing could be termed an "equestrian triathlon." It involves working with a horse both on the flat and over fences. The three phases are: dressage, endurance (or cross-country), and show jumping. Today, the sport is most known for its cross-country phase where horse and rider gallop over an outside course of solid obstacles which the horse has never seen before. At the uppermost level of competition, Olympic or World Championship, the cross-country phase is the phase that appeals most to spectators and riders alike. (World-wide, it draws a larger audience that any other sport.) It is the ultimate challenge to prepare a horse for this rigorous test. Unlike other sports, where only the human will and body are pitted against the clock, in eventing, two minds and bodies have to work as one. As an additional attraction, eventing is the only high-risk Olympic sport that permits men and women to compete as equals. There are no separate divisions and some of the top riders in the world today are women from many nations. Adam retired from competition at the age of 16, and enjoyed the rest of his days as the beloved companion of a young girl.
Image size is 16 x 16 inches
Available as a Limited Edition of only 10 images on stretched canvas. Signed and numbered by Artist. Certificate of Authenticity will note it was printed specifically for you.
The Artist available for a limited number of portrait commissions.