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Pik L and Son Pikk Primero Win at the 124th National Horse Show

Albuquerque, NM—Horses Unlimited’s flagship stallion Pik L continued

his winning ways at the 124th National Horse Show in Wellington,

Florida with two wins at Intermediaire II. The handsome bay by Pik Bube

II has won Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I classes at the most

prestigious shows in the country and now continues into the large tour

classes. His son Pikk Primero also competed and won in the young horse


“I’ve never won at a show with both a stallion and his son or

daughter,” says rider Mikala Gundersen. “It was really fun and

obviously it shows Pik L’s class as both a competitor and as a sire.”

Although Pik L came to Gundersen’s farm in January 2007, she had little

chance to get to know him as Susan Dutta took up the reins in an effort

to compete at the Pan American Games. The duo made their way to Brazil

as the reserve horse for the gold medal winning team. After the fun in

South America, Gundersen began to build Pik L’s strength for the I-2

and Grand Prix.

“I really don’t know Pik L in the showring yet. It was funny, we came

into the ring and he was like, ‘Why are we piaffing and passaging in

the showring?’ He certainly has the capability for Grand Prix. We are

just working on the strength,” Gundersen explains. “He came to the show

in a great mood and I have no doubt that he absolutely loves to show. I

didn’t have to push him at all. He says, ‘Let me show you around the

show Mikala.’” The pair won the I-2 class with a 65.122 and the FEI

Test of Choice (I-2) with a 69.268%.

Pik L’s five year old son Pikk Primero did his father proud when he won

the Young Horse Test of Choice class with a 75%. Gundersen says, “He’s

a very talented young horse. He already has his flying changes and is

very light moving. He has a super willing attitude and has the

potential to go all the way.” Pikk Primero finished second in the FEI

Five Year Old class at Dressage at Devon in September.

Pik L’s offspring have had a wonderful year. Pikko del Cerro won both

USEF Four Year Old classes at Dressage at Devon with scores above 80%.

He also claimed the USDF All Breeds Awards (AHS) for 4-year-old

materiale stallions/geldings and finished second in the standings for

USDF Horse of the Year 4 year old materiale stallions/geldings.

Pikturesk not only won the High Score Award at the Phelpssports.com

Palm Beach Dressage Derby, but he also won the USDF Horse of the Year

Adult Amateur Training Level, with a score of 73.200% with owner Karen

Williams. Another son, Pikk Pocket, qualified for the USDF Regional

Championships and daughter Pickachu HU took home numerous children’s

hunter championships.

Owner Ann Sparks says of Pik L, “The first day I saw him I knew he was

special. I feel very fortunate to have him. It is a real privilege.”

About Horses Unlimited

Horses Unlimited is one of the premier sport horse breeding

establishments in the United States. Utilizing the best bloodlines from

Europe, Horses Unlimited is producing jumpers, dressage and eventing

horses for both amateur and professional riders who compete from the

local level to the international ring. Their horses have competed at

the highest level of the sport, from CHIO Aachen to the Olympic Games.


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