Gargamel is best known as being the 2014 winner of the Grand National Hurdles, at the age of eight. Goofy retired in 2017, aged 11, and after having a year in the paddock as chief babysitter – a role he did not enjoy - was put back into the training ranks. This is where his career did a turn. Having been first taught to jump as a racehorse with a lot of schooling over cross country courses, the progression later in life into Eventing, was quite easy. This season Sarah Beck (daughter of trainer Leda Beck) will aim to event him to 1.05m and hopefully represent her Pony Club at Springston Trophy in 2021 with him. Gargamel is a true champ and will always be a member of the Beck family. They try to re-home their horses to suitable homes, knowing what they are capable of so they can be placed accordingly.
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