Name: Novilheiro Interagro (aka Novey)
Location: Loxahatchee, Florida
Trainer: Laura Ashley Killian
“His owner, Laura Just, saw Novilheiro’s video and was immediately interested in the blood bay gelding. She had just retired an older dressage horse, and was looking for a new prospect. Interagro was exceptionally thorough in presenting every aspect of this horse, from personality to ride ability to breeding to medical history. It gave Laura a lot of confidence to buy and import him as a five-year-old from Brazil sight unseen.
These serendipitous events have truly been the start of something beautiful. It has been a joy training Novey over the past year. He has a fantastic temperament, brain, and rideability. Everything comes so naturally to him! For example, he did clean flying changes both ways the first day I asked. He is so balanced that it makes my job effortless as his trainer. He is a star in the show ring and easy going on the trails. He gives the rider a fantastic feeling, and lateral work comes exceptionally easy to him. Laura, his owner, lives out of state, and comes to ride and show periodically and even as a young horse he takes it all in stride. Not only is he handsome and talented, he is also such a sweet and silly boy. He loves attention and is very playful. He always makes me smile and is simply a joy to have around. I would fill a whole barn with horses like him if I could!
Laura and I have been enjoying our journey together with Novey so much that there is talk about bringing in another just like him!
– Laura Ashley Killian of Laura Ashley Dressage