Business Ben | Kerry Millikin

“Andrew Motion sent Ben to me as a 4-year-old to see if I could teach him to jump and if he would be sellable as an event horse. Ben had all the attributes you look for in an event horse. He fell in love with the job, and I fell in love with him. I took him to the 4-Year-Old Young Event Horse Championships that year at Fair Hill International (earning his qualification on the first try and the championships being his first overnight competition) where he finished 4th overall. I bought him for myself shortly afterwards. I remember saying to myself then, ‘I can’t wait to have him here for the Fall 4* Championships one day and to ride him at Rolex!’ The first part of that dream came true in 2019 when he finished 9th! We were entered for Kentucky this spring but then a pandemic foiled the plan. I’m sure he will continue to see many more dreams come true throughout his career. He is so special!” – Allison Springer, Owner

Business Ben

Dark Bay Gelding, March 5, 2010
Artie Schiller – Min Elreeh, by Danzig
Bred by Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
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Kerry Millikin

Kerry grew up in Massachusetts with a passion for nature and animals, especially horses. Her keen interest in horses carried her from Pony Club to the international level of Three-Day Eventing. This dedication resulted in winning medals on the U.S. Equestrian Team at the Olympic Games, World Championships and Pan American Games.

Kerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While studying Nursing, she enrolled in drawing and sculpting classes. Always having a love of art, Kerry felt she had to pursue her competitive riding career first. During those years training her horses from youngsters to the international level, she developed a deep understanding and knowledge of their very nature, conformation and movement.

The years of analyzing horses and riders as a trainer has helped develop her sculpting and painting, bringing them to life and capturing their very essence. Kerry perceived her years of competitive riding as an art form, always trying to show the elegance and grace of the equine athlete.