CH GOOD DEAL – 2003 American Saddlebred gelding
Our Charm x Highpoint’s Queen Merry (CH The King of Highpoint)
Owner Kim Moore has been partnered with CH Good Deal since late 2007 in the Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure division, when she catch-rode him for his previous owner before buying him the following spring. The pair went on to win several World’s Championship and Reserve World’s Championship titles in that division while moonlighting at the occasional foxhunt, open hunter show and trail ride.
In 2012, Doodad became the first Saddlebred in history to earn his record championship in the hunter division; just over a year later he was trained to drive. In 2015 the pair went to their first two pleasure driving shows and won the Novice Horse division at both. Completely hooked on the sport, their first CDE was in May 2016 and they haven’t looked back! They competed at the Intermediate level in 2017…while also traveling to two hunter paces and an eventing mini trial where they placed 3rd of nearly 20 entries!
In 2018 Doodad got his FEI passport and he and Kim completed their two required FEI 1* competitions to qualify them to compete at the FEI 2* level.
After a long winter hiatus from training, Kim realized she missed riding Doodad, and they headed to a CT “just for fun”…which quickly turned into “just one horse trial”…which turned into…”WE LOVE EVENTING!” In their first season, they qualified for the American Eventing Championships at the Beginner Novice level. Sadly the AECs were canceled due to COVID-19, but the pair is already qualified for 2021 at BN and Kim has plans for their move up to Novice very soon.
Doodad’s dam, Merry, and half sister, Tori, both live here at Waypoint Farm. Tori has been learning from her big brother and is ponied off him a few times a month at various locations around the area. His experience has been invaluable in teaching her about trailering, riding out, approaching obstacles and the like.