"These top performance horses, every step that they take is planned. Platinum Performance has just been wonderful for the horses. You can see it in their conditioning, recovery time and overall fitness. Just like any person, when you feel healthy and you're not run down it comes through in your willingness to work."
A Special Mare
It's hard to think about McLain Ward's career without getting an image of Sapphire in your mind. McLain and the mare not only won two Olympic gold medals, they also earned a silver medal at the 2006 World Equestrian Games, won the 2010 Pfizer HITS $1 Million Grand Prix, and the $1 Million CN Grand Prix at the Spruce Meadows Masters. "Upon her retirement, Ward said, I am so grateful that fate chose me as the one to be in her life, be her rider and partner as she blazed her trail into show jumping history. There will be times I will certainly miss her being by my side when the pressure is on. But when I think of her all I have is incredible memories. As I look back all I can say is how lucky we were."