Pseudonym Retires

Pseudonym Retires
Bowing out a winner. Photo by Eye Witness Images

Lawrence Makes Tough Call to Retire Pseudonym

Abby Lawrence has called time on the impressive career of Pseudonym.
Late last week the full time rider from Te Puke decided it was time to retire the 17-year-old horse who has twice won at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial, including a decisive victory in the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* in 2015.
“He has been a fantastic horse and it was just not in his best interests to carry on,” said Lawrence. “He deserves to go out while he is happy and doing his job well.”
It wasn’t an easy decision or one she made lightly.
“He is my best friend and you just know when the time comes, what is best for him.”
Pseudonym is happily hanging out in a big grassy paddock “thinking he is the king”.
“We aren’t 100% sure what the future holds for him just yet,” says Lawrence. “He may enjoy some paddock time and look after some of the young stock.”
Lawrence got the horse when he was six – he had been bought for her brother – and together they have had plenty of highlights.
“There are just so many highlights – obviously winning Kihikihi twice (they also won the CIC2* in 2011), the Oceania team, I made my first squads on him and he took me to Aussie to compete in the Adelaide 2*, the Melbourne 2* and the Lakes and Craters 3*.”
And there were more than just a few tears shed en route.
“I have a lot of very happy memories with him.”
However, Lawrence says she has some very exciting young horses coming through including two eight year olds.
“I am always looking for new rides and exciting prospects!”


Date Added: Tuesday, 5th April 2016