Meet Skye! When Skye’s owner Debra Liga first saw Skye available she was searching for geldings and passed her over. After renewing her search later and taking the advice of horse friends to consider a mare, Debra noticed Skye, a Clydesdale, was still available.
One of Debra’s first questions to Skye’s previous owner Christy was how did she get her name. Skye was named after the Isle of Skye because Clydesdales originated in Scotland. Debra responded that not only did she know the history of Clydesdales but that her heritage was Scottish. Debra and her husband Jack had visited Scotland and even rode Highland ponies through the Highlands when they were there, as well as visiting her ancestor’s family farm in Keith.
Christy had adopted Skye from a horse rescue ranch and was surprised to learn that Skye was pregnant. She gave birth to a filly at Christy’s barn but Christy couldn’t keep both horses. They decided to keep the foal and Skye became available. When Debra applied to purchase her she learned that Christy had turned down 20 other people because she didn’t think they were the right fit. Christy knew right away that Debra and Skye were meant to be together and shortly after she arrived at her new home in Des Plaines, Illinois. Debra is so excited to bring Skye to the Highland Games and bring joy to those who will meet her.