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Seldom Seen (2005)

Seldom SeenIn recognition of his outstanding service as an ambassador for the sport of dressage, proving that a very small horse of common breeding can compete against the best in the country. According to his rider and trainer, Olympian Lendon Gray, this American bred 14-2 hand Thoroughbred-Connemara cross gelding brought dressage to everyone and showed it was for anyone. Seldom Seen earned USDF Horse of the Year titles at Prix St. Georges and Intermediare I, won the individual gold medal at the 1981 U.S. Olympic Festival, and placed in the top six at Grand Prix in the annual USDF HOY standings three times.

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This year's inductee into the USDF Hall of Fame is Seldom Seen, Peg Whitehurst's American-bred, 14-2 hand, Thoroughbred-Connemara cross gelding. This honor recognizes his outstanding service as an ambassador for the sport of dressage, proving that a very small horse of common breeding, like many people have in their backyard, can compete against the best in the country. He was the everyman of American dressage. Read more