East West Training Stables 2018 Year End Recap Takeover
Sponsored Rider Matt Brown has had a fantastic year, read his highlights and plans for 2019 with some exciting prospects.
year has been jam-packed for Matt, Cecily, and their entire team. After a long
year, the horses are all on their winter break before they head down to South
Carolina at the end of December. They plan to start the 2019 show season in
January and will be working hard all winter to prepare. Check out a short recap
of their year.
Matt and Big Berry. Photo credit: Sherry Stewart
Gartenberg’s Big Berry recently came in 7th at the Fair Hill International
CCI2*. Matt plans to aim him for the Pan American Games next year in addition
to a CCI3*, and the Olympics in Tokyo the following year. He’s a very exciting
horse for the future!
Matt and Cecily also have Super Socks BCF, who placed 6th at the
2017 Rolex Kentucky 4*. They are excited to have him back out next year!
Photo credit: Mike McNally
They also have some really exciting young horses coming up as
well, including Just the Zip and Ben de la Creme, two 5 year old off the track
thoroughbreds who are very promising. Both finished in the top ten of the Young
Event Horse East Coast Championships this fall. They hope to aim both of them
at a one star in 2019, with the goal being to qualify them both for Le Lion
7-year-Old CCI* Championships in 2020.
The 5 year olds showing off. Photo credit: Sherry Stewart
also have Sunsprite Warmblood’s Sunsprite Huatulco, who will begin his eventing
career in Aiken. He has shown so much potential already and they are looking
forward to his debut.
Lastly, Matt and Cecily have a great group of students including
Mia Braundel and Alexa Gartenberg, who just did their first two stars this
year, and Anna Honeycutt, who just had a great showing at the Ocala Jockey Club
Alexa. Photo credit: Newsflash Photography
Mia. Photo credit: Photography In Stride
it really has been an incredible year and as you can tell, there are plenty
more exciting things to look forward to in 2019. Matt and Cecily would like to
thank you all for your support this year. It means the world to them and they
can’t wait to continue to share their journey with you.