Elite Show Stables is named after my beloved horse Elite De Beaumont, or more fondly known as Eli. I showed most of my junior years on him as well as into adult hood. He very sadly had to be retired in 2002 when he was diagnosed with a neurological condition. He continued to be a great friend and companion to both myself and other horses that needed company when he moved out to California with me in 2004. Elite Show Stables was created in 2005 and it only seemed appropriate to name the barn after the horse that influenced me the most. He had always been my best partner in the show ring and my inspiration and strength to follow this career path. He brought me so much joy and success in the show ring that I wanted to be able to share that with others.
He very tragically passed away at still a young age in 2007. It broke my heart and I miss him terribly, but his name lives on in my work. If I can help give someone what that horse has given me then it makes it all worth while. Below is my tribute to him.....he will be missed.....
In Loving Memory of Eli
4/5/1992 - 9/14/2007
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone
here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for
all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is
plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health
and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong
again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each
miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one
suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent.
His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying
over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend
finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted
again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the
beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....