Mardi Gras

Enthusiastic TB Jumper


January 1983 - July 21, 2009


1983 16.0 hh Bay Thoroughbred gelding


Registered with the Jockey Club as

Elm Running Bear

"Gator" was a successful Children's Jumper mount for the latter half of his life.  He used to love going into the jumper ring and flying around the course with Michelle on board.  They successfully competed in the Children's Jumpers and the 'Big Eq' classes.  The first half of his life was unknown (he came from Louisiana with his papers) but we were happy to own him ever since then!  After retiring from the show ring, Gator enjoyed life at the farm overseeing all the activity.  He became  dad's trail horse and a pasture pet that loved being the companion for both Emmitt and Zach.