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Elphin Gaelic Celebration

Elphin Gaelic Celebration, or Ceb (pronounced like Seb), is the second of Mick's foals out of the TB mare After The Party. Ceb is a 1996 chestnut gelding standing 16.1 hh. As a baby he was a big, strong and playful.

Left: Party with Ceb, about 3 weeks old. Right: Ceb age 4 months

In the summer of 2016, we heard from Ceb's new owners that at age 20, he was doing some trillium jumper shows.  He is pictured below at Fox Run Stables in Hamilton, Ontario.

Ceb, May 8 2016


Ceb was bought by the Dennis family, western Ontario, in September 2007. He will be evented by daughter Julia.

Left & below: Ceb & Julia at a combined test, Oct 2007.


Ceb had 2004 off while his owner was travelling.  He got back to work in the summer of 2005 and spent some time schooling at home and going for trail rides.

Ceb, June 2005

Ceb and Kirsten, August 2005.

Ceb had a successful eventing season in 2003, competing 6 times and received an ACPS Bronze medallion for his eventing results in 2003. He placed as follows:
6th - TAR Horse Trials, entry level (2'9") 5th - Threadneedle Farm HT, entry level (2'9")
2nd - Steven's Creek HT, novice horse (2'9") 8th - Oakhurst HT, pre-training level (3')
8th - Rocking Horse Trials, open novice (2'9") 5th - TAR HT, pre-training level (3')

Above and Right: Rocking Horse Trials.

Above and Right: Oakhurst Horse Trials.
Below and Right: At home, September 2003.

Ceb attended several schooling shows and clinics in 2002, but his activities took back stage to the eventing career of his sire. In the early spring of 2003 he spent several months boarded out to take advantage of an arena and get a head start on the show season.

Left and centre: At Hawkridge Pony Club Rally. Right: TAR Horse Trials, his first event, 6th place entry level.

In 2001 Ceb competed at the ECCPA Breed Show this summer, winning the Gelding Class and placing in several novice under saddle classes. He also enjoyed several cross country schooling sessions and learned to like water jumps.

Ceb at the ECCPA Breed Show, after winning the Gelding Class

Ceb was started under saddle as a 4 year old in 2000, with the expert help of Valerie Everson at Rocking Horse Stable. After less than a dozen rides he was cantering, jumping tiny cross rails and hacking. After an extended 8 month holiday due to rider university commitments, Ceb started work again in the spring of 2001.

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