Competition horse ownership at Kate Lukas Eventing ('KLE') has been an unparalleled rewarding experience. My partner and I have two competition horses with KLE that Kate competes on our behalf.
Last fall we accompanied Kate and her team to Varsseveld Holland to support 'Cassus', one of our horses, as Kate guided him to successfully completed his first CIC* horse trial.
When we cannot attend competitions we receive videos and/or even live calls on the day of the competition with blow-by-blow commentary. In August 2007 our horse was featured in 3 pages spread on Eventing magazine.
It is a social hobby and often we invite along friends to join us for the day out; we look forward to walking the cross country course with Kate pre-competition. The other owners are exceptionally friendly and we often coordinate to meet at the horse trial to support Kate. Outside of the horse trails we socialize through the many balls and drinks parties owners are invited to.
Our horsese have access to world class remedial farriery, physiotherapy, veterinariany, healing and traininers that Kate partners with to give the horse their best opportunity to perform. On the financial side of the partnership Kate is fair with pricing and involves us at the right times and probably most importantly is reasonable and open to discuss financial matters. Kate and her team are professional, flexible, patient and fun. The yard is stunning and impeccably kept with new improvements always in the pipeline.
We are fortunate to have our horses in the care of Kate and her team.