It grieves us deeply to have to announce that one of our most beloved ponies, Sparta, passed away this week from a severe case of colic.
Many would say that Sparta was one of our best--if not THE best--Trojan pony; not just because of her skills in the arena, but because she had so much heart and spirit. She was a joy to be around because she loved what she did. Anyone who ever played with her can attest to the fact that she made excited dragon noises whenever she made a good play, and nickered louder than anybody when it was time for treats. Charisma and courage like she had aren't something that can be taught. She was charming, courageous, and spirited because it was her nature.
Sparta was a lion-hearted horse who wanted to be a high-goaler in spite of her age; the kind of horse that a dinky program like USC was lucky to have. We were blessed to have her for as long as we did, and her death has truly left a hole in our hearts.