Team Knollwood lost a bit of grandeur yesterday when RWC CH Fine By Me passed away after a brief battle with colic.
Known to all as Tucker, he was born on April 4, 2001. After showing in Park and Park pleasure in his early days, he found his first niche in the pleasure division.
The beautiful bay gelding excelled in the big midwestern show pleasure classes for owner Alicia Sacotte. Usually at the top of the ribbon order except when his beautiful pushiness got the best of him, he earned a reserve grand championship in adult country pleasure at Louisville in 2015.
Tucker came to Knollwood in 2016 where he became the foundation of Scott and Carol’s leasing program and started his second career as an equitation rockstar.
He was paired with Frannie that season, and this beautiful pair went on to win the World Championship for 17 year old equitation riders.
During his Knollwood years, this grand horse introduced many riders to the ways of a show horse. His students included Hanna, Heather, Lily, and Kim.
As an equitation star, he won 6 national titles in 4 years.
Everyone who was lucky enough to know him will miss his physical beauty, his enthusiasm for being a horse every day, his willingness to please, and his beautiful pushiness. He was a show horse through and through.
Great thank to Matt for his care of Tucker.
He was well loved, and will be missed by many, many fans.
Peace to you, Tucker.