Catherine’s Bella (Breeder’s name: Barbie in Red) is a new addition to our stable in 2020. Purchased at the 2020 Illini Classic sale as a yearling. She is the daughter of Cassis out of a mare named Ken And Barbie whose sire was Ken Warkenton.

Tragic events unfolded for Bella. In January 2021 she bowed a tendon jumping into a water bucket. We turned her out in Florida with the intention of bringing her back into training in November. Sadly, she succumbed to a case of Colic in May 2021 and passed. She had great potential and was an exceptional horse to interact with. She loved her work, was very competitive, and also affectionate to the people that cared for her.