Vale Yardley Charisma

Sadly my beautiful mare Cassie (Yardley Charisma) passed away today.  Cassie was an amazing part of my family and of Australian Dressage.  She was Australian Grand Prix Champion in successive years in 1997 and 1998 at the Sydney CDI.

yardley charisma

Even today she was looking after her grand-daughter.  It’s pretty amazing to look out into the paddocks and see her two sons and two of her grand children.

What an amazing mare.  You will be sadly missed by us all.

Thank you for the ride Cassie.


7 thoughts on “Vale Yardley Charisma

  1. So Sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful mare Charisma. Love that she was looking after her children and grand children. Big hugs. Have a great Christmas. Catherine

  2. This mare was such an inspiration. Time will heal the pain of her loss but time will never forget the amazing rides you both gave all of us.

  3. Noooo! Can’t believe you lost Cass today Rach! What happened? So sorry Rachy. Cass was a legend and such a sweetie. Just a beautiful natured horse. Amazing that she lived to see her kids and grand kids too. I’ll call tomorrow Rach. Really crappy this happened right before your birthday. Cass totally had the best owner and life ever with you Rach. Sending all my thoughts and love your way tonight. Jas 😦

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. So sorry to hear that Rachael, you both were trail blazers for Australian dressage. I know she will live on in your heart and in her children. Best wishes Sam

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