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Lavaro Celebrates 30th Birthday


Lavaro with Zoe Glassman

Lavaro’s favorite treat: carrots
By Heidi Lynn Duke and Margaret Ledbetter Weaver

Live music, a Champagne bar, and a lavish buffet welcomed over 40 fans and friends to Lavaro’s 30th birthday party at Spring Mill Farm, Eads, TN on April 12, 2016.

Lavaro, a 16.2 hand Holsteiner gelding enjoyed his favorite treat, the carrot.

Lavaro began his impressive career as a Grand Prix jumper in Germany. At 14 years of age, shortly after coming stateside, he became a member of the Glassman family, carrying their eldest daughter Lauren to top ribbons in Adult Jumpers. 

When Lauren went off to college, the youngest Glassman, Zoe, took the reins, competing Lavaro in Short Stirrup and Children’s hunters, before moving to Children’s Jumpers, where they earned top honors at Lake Placid, West Palm, Atlanta, Gulfport and Brownland.  

Eventually, the pair was 10th in the nation! In 2008, at age 22, Lavaro’s career was celebrated with a ceremony and victory lap at the Germantown Charity Horse Show.

In his senior years, Lavaro has partnered with the Glassman family matriarch, Susan. In the past eight years, the pair has shown to blue ribbons in the Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter Crossrails divisions.

As a beloved resident of Spring Mill Farm, Lavaro embodies the care, commitment and love the animals in our lives deserve. 

As Lavaro's birthday party came to a close, the guest of honor and his equine stablemates enjoyed a nightcap of fresh water and ribbon-wrapped bouquets of carrots. 

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