Fernhill Fearles “Sparky” – “Sparky” is a 2000, 16.0 hand Irish Thoroughbred gelding. In August 2016, Gabby announced that she was extremely excited that she was given the ride on Kim Severson’s 4* and 2014 Normandy World Championship horse, Fernhill Fearless. She was truly humbled by Kim’s generosity and beyond grateful for the opportunity. Just as the Ligon family graciously gave Sparky to Kim after Nina Ligon competed him in the 2012 London Olympics representing Thailand, Kim had passed him on to Gabby at a time in her Eventing career where she will be able to benefit infinitely from Sparky’s experience. Gabby completed the end of a short 2016 season with Sparky at the Virginia CIC 2* and had an active start to the 2017 season at the 3* level. In May 2017, Sparky suffered a fatal stable accident at home and although Gabby only had him for a brief period, she learned so much from him and loved and respected every bit of who he was, every day. He was a true Fearless champion, and was sweet and kind while being a tough little fighter through and through.