Ashlee Bond has decided to let her 15-year-old WEG-horse, Chela LS (Chapultepec La Silla) retire from the sport.
The 15-year-old mare jumped to victory in Thermal, Liège and Sacramento. Bond and Chela LS jumped to victory in the team qualifier for the Olympics in Moscow last month. The pair also competed at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games."Retirement is never an easy choice, but once the decision is made, there's no better feeling than knowing you're doing what's right for your horse. I first tried Chela LS six years ago at Spruce Meadows, and from there, we've gone on to accomplish incredible things: top honors in the AIG $1 Million, World Cup Qualifier wins, the World Equestrian Games, and our finale: representing Israel at CSIO Moscow where the team secured a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games. She's made multiple comebacks throughout her career, but now, at the age of 15, it's time for her to enjoy relaxing in a large field with her future babies to come. Thank you to my team for all that they've done for ChellyBean and to her fans and supporters--we couldn't have done it without you!"