Believe In The Stars

Name : Believe In The Stars
Owner : Courtney Cooper and Neal Camens
Age : 2009
Height : 16H
Color : Bay
Sex : Mare
Breed : Irish Sport Horse X Holsteiner
Dam : Heavenly Star
Sire : Linaro
Discipline : Eventing

Born July 11, 2009, Believe In The Stars, aka “Bits”, is out of Heavenly Star (Faith) and was sired by the Holsteiner stallion Linaro.

“Bits” unfortunately broke her leg the week before she was to be weaned and she went to the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center for surgery.  We will always be grateful for the hard work that went into her recovery. Our special thanks go out to Dr. Liberty Getman, Dr. Janik Gasiorowski, Dr. Dean Richardson, Nicky Manfredi, and everyone at New Bolton Center and Unionville Equine Associates who helped with her recovery.

Bits was backed in August of 2011, and she worked again briefly in 2012. In 2013, she gave birth to a chestnut filly, Jaguar Star (Tigger), by the Selle Francais stallion Jaguar Mail.

She returned to work full time in the Fall of 2013, and began competing in the Spring of 2014.  In 2015, she moved up to Preliminary, but it was determined that her previous injury couldn’t hold up to the rigors of competition.  She will continue her career as a broodmare.