07 Apr Rolex Rookies: Elinor MacPhail and RF Eloquence
By Apr 7, 2015
Confidence is Ellie MacPhail’s keyword as she makes her final preparations for her CCI4* debut with RF Eloquence, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding owned by Sally Crane. After stepping back to the two-star level with “Ricky Bobby” after he rehabbed from a minor injury, Ellie felt that his confidence had really boosted and that he was ready to tackle his first four-star.
Competed through the CIC* level with Germany’s Dirk Schrade, RF Eloquence was sourced by Karen O’Connor and Marilyn Little as a 6-year-old for another rider, and Ellie was who he ended up with in the end. “They called me and let me know he was available, as they thought he’d be well suited for me,” Ellie recalled.