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  • 2017 Old Dominion Raffle Horse


    "Towards"
    2014 Chestnut Gelding
    Stratagem x Toujjours (Bandjo de Falgas)

    YouTube video link

    Towards is a coming three year old sorrel chestnut gelding by Stratagem out of the mare Toujjours who is by Asgard's fabulous stallion Bandjo de Falgas. Here’s what Tom says about this gelding:

    “Towards is a superb conformation type with substance and bone to match---coupled with ideal temperament. He's a very solid 15 H at 2 1/2 (pictured), will finish at 15.1 plus, and is built to carry weight. He's raised on hilly acreage with a big herd, to absorb all the advantages Nature can confer. His pedigree reflects our Asgard philosophy: an esteemed, proven granddam (Crabbet/Russian) is outcrossed for substance (French/Russian)---Her daughter is then brought back to a breedy, complementary (all-Russian) sire who delivers the most sought-after Arabian temperament.”

    The OD organization extends a very deep and appreciative Thank You to Halldis and Tom Sayvetz of Asgard Arabians who have donated one of their purebred Arabian horses every year since 1998 to the Old Dominion organization as a raffle horse. Many of those raffle horses have gone on to have fabulous endurance careers with their happy owners with outstanding placings in AERC endurance rides.

    Raffle tickets are available at all OD endurance rides and clinics, and from any of the OD Board Members at any time. Contributions towards the raffle are tax deductible - please make checks payable to the Old Dominion Endurance Ride, Inc (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)

    Tickets are $10 each, or 5 for $40. Tickets are available in three different easy ways:

    1. at the rides from any OD board member or the Ride Secretary. Cash or check or credit card (through the Ride Secretary)
    2. by mail - please email OD board member Jack Weber.
    3. online via PayPal. Please email Daryl Downs and he'll send you all the information you need to purchase your (hopefully winning) tickets through a PayPal transaction. It's super easy online.

    Asgard Arabians also offers many outstanding horses for sale for endurance, show, and sporting disciplines. Several of Asgard horses are competing at the top endurance rides in the US and abroad, and also at the highest level of international FEI. Asgard Arabians is located in Sinks Grove, WV 24976. Telephone (304) 645-1670 to schedule an appointment.


    Previous Old Dominion raffle horses that have gone on to brilliant endurance careers.

    Asgard's Heraldic
    owned by John Crandell, Jr.

    - Winner of the 2006 Old Dominion 100 mile Endurance Ride and winner of the Old Dominion Trophy*
    ~ PLUS ~
    - Winner of the 2006 & 2010 WSTR (Tevis Cup) 100 Mile Endurance Ride and winner of the Haggin Cup (Best Condition).

    Heraldic is the only horse in endurance history to have won both the OD 100 and OD Trophy, and also the 100 mile Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) and the Haggin Cup (the Tevis Best Condition Award) in the same year!

    Photo by Merri Melde

    *Old Dominion Trophy - the premier 100 mile award presented by the Old Dominion to the horse and rider team which has demonstrated optimum performance based on its post-ride recovery and condition. The formula for determining a winner is based on a veterinary score, total elapsed time and weight carried as judged on Sunday morning.

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