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- Press Release

World No. 1 Explosion W Sold, Confirmed for 2020 CSI5* Palm Beach Open




The Palm Beach Masters Series is thrilled to announce the sale of Poden Farms’ Explosion W. Under Ben Maher, this phenomenal athlete has recorded wins at the very top levels of the sport this year and is primed to represent Maher’s native Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Before then, Maher, who will retain the mount through Explosion’s retirement, will visit us at the Palm Beach Masters Series for our brand new CSI5* Palm Beach Open!

Our congratulations go out to all the connections involved in this tremendous sale. See you in March, Explosion W!

Poden Farm’s world number one horse Explosion W sold to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter

Poden Farm’s world number one horse Explosion W sold to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter

The sale comes after multiple offers and a series of negotiations headed up by owner Neil Moffitt, whose priority was to keep Explosion W with rider Ben Maher and under the British flag. An opportunity presented itself which accomplished this and allows the continued development of this formidable horse and his legacy.

Commenting on the sale, former owner Neil Moffitt said:

“Explosion W has been with Poden Farms for nearly 4 years and we have been on an incredible journey together. Ben and Explosion have been an integral part of our London Knights team success and, with this sale, that partnership will remain intact. It was imperative to us that Explosion also continue to compete for Great Britain and so we are delighted that this agreement has been reached. We wish Ms. Wright and Mrs. Rossetter the best in their new endeavour and look forward to watching the rest of this remarkable story unfold.”

Regarding the sale, new owners, Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter commented:

”We are thrilled by the opportunity to be a part of Explosion’s story. He is a magnificent horse that has already made a mark on the world and we look forward to seeing what new heights he will achieve in the future. We are excited to embark on this journey with rider, Ben Maher, with whom we’ve already established a fantastic partnership.”

Commenting further Ben Maher said:

“My relationship with Poden Farms has been hugely successful over the past few years. I have been very fortunate to have ridden and developed some incredibly talented horses with them and I look forward to many more successful years together.

Explosion has been a huge part of my life and success these past few years. He is a true character and we have a very special bond.  I am overwhelmingly humbled to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter for entrusting me with this special horse. I am thrilled with the partnership and look forward to seeing what the future brings.”