When Serena Marron first set eyes on the beautiful, 17 hand, dark bay Belgian Warmblood gelding with a white face and four white socks named Cacan, she knew there was something incredibly special about this horse and that he was destined to be her next show horse. She was drawn to his athleticism and talent, but also something deeper in his uniquely magical personality.
"Cacan is soulful and deeply loving. He is naturally intelligent, with so much ability in the ring. No matter the task, Cacan gets it done with grace and ease. I'd trust him with anything. His competitive zeal combined with his gentle and protective nature makes him a great Equine Ambassador for the EQUUS Foundation," said a proud Marron.
Marron and 11-year old Cacan compete in the High Amateur Owner Division and were ranked in the top five in the country in the 1.40m-1.45m Amateur Owner Division for Zone 2 in 2019.
Cacan won the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Amateur Owner Classic at Vermont Horse Manchester & The Mountains Show in the summer of 2019 and has placed in prestigious shows including the Hampton Classic, Pennsylvania National, Tryon and the American Gold Cup.
Marron's plan is to compete in the Under 25 Series and FEI classes/Grand Prixs as well as continuing to do High Amateur classes.
EQUUS Foundation Equine Ambassadors are sport horses whose owners donate a portion of their winnings in equestrian sport competitions to help ensure that all horses are safe, healthy, and treated with dignity as partners.
Cacan joins Lafitte De Muze, owned by Cheryl Olsten and ridden by Amanda Steege, and Happy Thoughts, owned by Caroline Moran and ridden by Havens Schatt as EQUUS Foundation Equine Ambassadors.
"Too many of America's horses need a lifeline and opportunities to thrive. Our Equine Ambassadors program is our way of having horses and those who love them represent and support horses across the country that need our help," said Valerie Angeli, EQUUS Foundation VP of Engagement.
"Having the opportunity to work with a horse like Cacan has further shown me the tremendous ability horses possess to transform and expand lives," said Marron.
Marron hopes to open an equine therapy center for children to share this unique power of horses and inspire more connection between horses and humans.
"I am thrilled that Cacan will be able to inspire awareness and support for America's horses that need our help," said Marron.
Marron is looking forward to being able to get into the show ring with Cacan once again -- going forward to proudly represent the EQUUS Foundation and horses across the country that need our voice and support.
ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.
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