U.S. show jumper Reed Kessler and Cylana were one of the top pairs of the last years. But now the 14-year-old mare has been sold – she stays in the U.S. Friends of the family, the Hymowitz family from New York have bought the horse for 20-year-old Cloe Hymowitz. Cylana is supposed to be a chance for her new rider’s career. However -so the contract states- the mare will go back to Reed Kessler when she is retired from the sport to start her breeding career.
In 2012, Kessler and Cylana were a big surprise since Kessler was the youngest show jumper ever to compete at the Olympic Games. The pair had big successes, among them the victory at the President’s World Cup in Washington and the five-star Elizabeth II Cup in Calgary.
The rider explained that she didn’t plan to sell the horse. But she was friends with Brianne Goutal, Cloe’s trainer and she was sure that the horse would be treated with the utmost respect, just like in her own stable. “I wouldn’t have sold Cylana to anyone else,” Kessler said.