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Flexible – world class Irish Sport Horse

General May 29, 2013

Rich Fellers on Flexible Irish Sport Horse

Rich Fellers on Flexible courtesy of USEF Equestrian

In 2012 Flexible shocked much of the jumping world as he ended the United States 25 year Rolex /FEI World Cup Final Drought, earned a top 10 finish at the London Olympic Games and won at nearly every turn. There were two people who have been with the stallion every step of the way that may have been little surprised with what he accomplished last year but could not have been more proud, his proud owners Harry and Mollie Chapman.

The Chapman’s have been supporting Rich Fellers for more than twenty years at their Sherwood Oregon base where he continues to ride and train. Their partnership continues to grow year by year and now they are very much family not rider and owner. In 2002 Fellers made a trip to Ireland to find horses for the future. While on the trip he saw a chestnut stallion that may not have been the biggest horse on the yard but seemed to have potential. A quick call to the Chapman’s elicited a response – “Go for It”

Flexible made his first trip over the Atlantic and began a career that has weathered bumps along the way but has ultimately rocketed the Irish Sport Horse Chapman, and Fellers to the top of their Game.



The Irish Horse Gateway features Flexing a 14 yr old Irish Sport Horse Mare for sale, by Crusing X Flex, full sister to that world class famous Flexible and half sister to Samgemjee.


**Update: Flexing has qualified for the Children on Horses class at Dublin for 2013**

Article reproduced with the kind permission of USEF Equestrian Magazine – written by Helen Murray


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