Oct 05, 2019

USEA Horse of the Month: Royal Casino

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

He’s earned two championship titles in two years, has six wins to his USEA record, and finished with the best score out of every horse that competed in the 2019 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships - the USEA October Horse of the month is Royal Casino!

Royal Casino (Rosenthal x Lady Logan) is a 2-year-old Oldenburg gelding, owned and bred by Cynthia McNemar. He was the Overall Yearling Champion at the 2018 USEA FEH East Coast Championships last year, and this year, he was the 2-year-old National Champion presented by Guardian Horse Bedding. The championship judges, Peter Gray and Chris Ryan, awarded him with an unbeatable score of 85.38 making it the best finishing score across all four age groups and all three 2019 USEA FEH Championships.

With an extroverted personality and a love for soft peppermints - learn about Royal Casino from his owner and breeder, Cynthia McNemar.

Royal Casino. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

About Royal Casino:

  • Barn Name?

“His barn name is Roy, unless you ask my 3-year-old nephew, Auggie and he'll tell you it's Royby.”

  • Birthday?

“May 17, 2017.”

  • Where was he born?

“Royal Casino was born on Pipe Creek Farm, our family farm in New Windsor, Maryland. He is registered with the German Oldenburg Verband/Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (GOV). He was awarded the Premium designation as a foal.”

  • Favorite treat?

“His favorite treats are the soft peppermints, and he will come running when he hears the wrapper crinkle.”

  • Personality traits?

“[He’s] definitely an extrovert. [When] I muck out the gelding’s run-in shed, Roy is always right there trying to help you.”

  • Likes?

“He likes to roll in the mud hole that he and his friends create after it rains.”

  • Any other fun facts that you’d like to add about Royal Casino?

“He is the youngest of Lady Logan's four Rosenthal foals. His oldest brother, Roulette, competed through the CCI4*-S level with Colleen Rutledge. His only full sister, Lady Rosita, competed in the USEA FEH program as a yearling taking home third place in the filly division, as a 2-year-old taking home third place in the filly division, and as a 3-year-old finished seventh in the filly division. She also was approved into the Main Mare book with GOV and last year had a Premium colt by Sandro's Star. Now, as a 5-year-old, she is my personal riding horse and we are eventing at the Beginner Novice level and competing in First Level Dressage. His older brother, Retsami (age 4), is owned by Colleen Rutledge and has just been started under saddle.”

“All three Rosenthal colts were to have their name start with an R and all three are named for different games of chance.”

Royal Casino as the Yearling Champion at the 2018 USEA FEH East Coast Championships. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

Miss any of the previous horses? Follow the links to read about the February Horse of the Month, March Horse of the Month, April Horse of the Month, May Horse of the Month, June Horse of the Month, July Horse of the Month, August Horse of the Month, and September Horse of the Month.

About the USEA Horse of the Month

New in 2019, the USEA is recognizing an event horse each month on the USEA website and social media. The USEA Horse of the Month is determined based on statistics and event results and announced at the beginning of every month. The October Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance at the 2019 USEA Future Event Horse Championships.

Royal Casino as the 2-year-old National Champion at the 2019 USEA FEH East Coast Championships. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.
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