Anja, registered name Navarre’s Gold Bar II, was born in 1997 and retired to Ryerss Farm on April 14, 2016. She is a 15.3 hands high bay Andalusia/Quarter horse (Azteca).
Anja’s first job was with the state of Maryland’s therapeutic children’s riding facility. She eventually left that facility and was purchased by a woman for her personal use. Anja had been ridden as a western horse but when she moved with her owner to Pennsylvania, she began to learn dressage. Sadly, Anja reached a point where dressage was painful for her so she retired to Ryerss Farm.