5th Generation Man O' War & 4th Generation War Admiral
In the fall of 1991, a magnificent horse was presentedto Yvonne Allen (writer of the VFTH web site). It was a beautiful site to behold and although somewhat on edge due to the fact this horse stood at 16.2 hands and was trained only to race, did not stop her from saying yes to the opportunity of having this horse become her first. When asked what his registered racing name she was informed it was Five Sails. Almost too hard to believe as it was same name as the restaurant Yvonne worked in at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Vancouver, B.C. He was also the first horse she viewed when she decided to rescue a horse from the race track.
Her experiences with Jimmy (his barn name) led her down the path to find her true interests and passion in life. Yvonne has studied natural equine therapies and also learned natural hoofcare which supported bringing Jimmy back to 100% good health during a hard spell he experienced with the support of teachers, who have since become mentors and colleagues. Having this horse in her life that was otherwise deemed unwanted due to hoof problems at a young age, made every difference for Yvonne; her experience with this one horse evolved into a life truley by design, having followed her dreams with a strong vision of a promising future for ALL horses. Voice For the Horse is a result of having this amazing friendwho chose to partner up with her, for life.
Voice For The Horse is proud to feature a horse with such meaning and we will never forget him as we celebrated the
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
The beautifully lit up Five Sails, joined to theFive Sails Restaurantin the Pan Pacific Hortel has been noted by many world wide audiences as the international backdrop for various newsrooms covering the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. It is this coverage that we seek for VFTH. Yvonne sadly put down Five Sails in October 2009.
"I Never Stopped Believing" ~ Yvonne Allen
Tribute To Five Sails ~ 1988 - 2009
I arrived to work scheduled at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel during the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and was stationed near the front of the room with the big screen TV’s turned on to BCTV. I did a double take when I saw the beautifully lit up Five Sails atop of Canada Place. I worked at the Five Sails Restaurant back in 1986 and in 1991, not far down the road from the hotel at Hastings Race Track, my first horse ever awaited me ~ his name was Five Sails, the rest is History as you will learn !! Voice For The Horse would not be here as we know it today without him. Sweetly missed he is. Click here to read his full tribute.