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Poden Farms announces sale of Explosion W

Monday, 25 November 2019

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Explosion W has been sold to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter, who keeps the 10-year-old gelding for Ben Maher to ride. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Poden Farms has today announced the sale of Ben Maher’s extraordinary partner Explosion W (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet). The new owners are Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter, who will keep Ben Maher as Explosion W’s rider. 

A statement from Poden Farm reads:

“The sale comes after multiple offers and a series of negotiations headed up by owner Neil Moffitt, whose priority was to keep Explosion W with rider Ben Maher and under the British flag. An opportunity presented itself which accomplished this and allows the continued development of this formidable horse and his legacy.

Commenting on the sale, former owner Neil Moffitt said:

“Explosion W has been with Poden Farms for nearly 4 years and we have been on an incredible journey together. Ben and Explosion have been an integral part of our London Knights team success and, with this sale, that partnership will remain intact. It was imperative to us that Explosion also continue to compete for Great Britain and so we are delighted that this agreement has been reached. We wish Ms. Wright and Mrs. Rossetter the best in their new endeavour and look forward to watching the rest of this remarkable story unfold.”

Regarding the sale, new owners, Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter commented:

”We are thrilled by the opportunity to be a part of Explosion’s story. He is a magnificent horse that has already made a mark on the world and we look forward to seeing what new heights he will achieve in the future. We are excited to embark on this journey with rider, Ben Maher, with whom we’ve already established a fantastic partnership.”

Commenting further Ben Maher said:

“My relationship with Poden Farms has been hugely successful over the past few years. I have been very fortunate to have ridden and developed some incredibly talented horses with them and I look forward to many more successful years together.

Explosion has been a huge part of my life and success these past few years. He is a true character and we have a very special bond. I am overwhelmingly humbled to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter for entrusting me with this special horse. I am thrilled with the partnership and look forward to seeing what the future brings.”

Explosion W was ranked as the world's best horse on the final WBFSH World Ranking List for 2019, after an incredible season that has included individual silver and team bronze at the European Championships in Rotterdam, Grand Prix wins in Prague, New York, Rome, London as well as in the Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe at CHIO Aachen. Maher has had the ride on the gelding since 2018, and the duo has since then become one of the most successful horse-and-rider combinations in the world. 




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