Ames Explorer

Meet Ames Explorer, or “Chance,” a handsome, 15.1H copper chestnut purebred Arabian gelding with an amazing story. Started as an English Pleasure prospect, Mimi retrained Chance for classical dressage and the sport horse disciplines. In under two years of retraining, Chance earned a 2017 National Championship at the Canadian National in a highly competitive First Level class. He has engaging temperament, willingness to work & athletic ability.  He sports natural uphill balance & scope but most importantly 3 high quality gaits! We see great things ahead for Chance and his owner, Sydney.



Chance and Mimi Featured in Dressage Today Training Online

Dressage Today Training online is offering a two-part video series on retraining the Arabian for dressage featuring Mimi Stanley and Chance (Ames Explorer).  Dressage Today Training online features the “top 50 trainers and judges in the world,” including Debbie McDonald, Janet Foy, Steffen Peters and many others. We are honored to be included.  In this video training series, Mimi talks about some of the challenges of creating connection with horses initially trained in other disciplines. Watch Mimi start to work through Chance’s tightness to find swing and relaxation in this short excerpt from the two-part video series.

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