A to Z horses – Nickering at Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice is his name, but barn pals call him Charcoal. This 2002 Hanoverian gelding, standing 16.3 hands high, is a dark bay with summer dappling appearing in warmer weather.
Charcoal loves the show ring, as teen rider Marissa Creviston sends him over 2’9” fences. The pair schools with Kim Angerman, a hunter-jumper trainer at Tukaway Farm in Hampshire, Illinois.

Young Creviston showed Charcoal in Illinois and Kentucky in 2011, bringing home ribbons they earned together on 2’6” hunter courses.

“He’s super friendly and safe and really takes care of my girl over the jumps,” explained Linda Creviston, Marissa’s mother. “He’s the sweetest horse ever.”

Santa delivered Charcoal to the Creviston clan at Christmastime in 2010.

“He was the ‘coal’ in Marissa’s stocking,” her mom quipped.

“I love taking care of him and grooming him,” the 14-year-old equestrian said.

Last year’s A to Z post: Never Say Neigh


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