Elle 🤍

​Registered Name: Elle Tempo

Born in Florida on February 3, 2006

Sired by Eltish Out of Uhavethebeat by Unbridled

Elle’s earliest memories can be likened to those of Black Beauty from his utopian youth; "The first place that I can well remember was a large, pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house …”.

In 2006, when Elle’s dam, Uhavethebeat, birthed her into this world, she arrived atop a bed of golden straw at the iconic Live Oak Stud in Ocala, Florida. Imbued with beauty and elegance, the newborn black filly stepped into her life outside of the womb with confidence and grace. A home-bred of Charlotte Weber, she was born into one of the most elite racing dynasties in America.  

In 1998, Weber purchased Uhavethebeat for $300,000. Eltish, Elle's sire, earned $704,186. Her maternal grandsire, Unbridled, won both the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders' Cup in 1990. He retired at four with earnings of $4,489,475.

Elle raced 13 times in the colors of Denholtz Stable. Her lone victory came at the age of three under trainer Hamilton Smith. At the age of four, Elle was retired to Leighton Sport Horses to be trained for a ‘second career’. Elegant and graceful, Elle excelled in the art of dressage. Leighton promoted Elle on YouTube and she was adopted for $3,500.

Eight years later, when we discovered Elle, she was frightened and perplexed and in the slaughter pipeline. We do not know what precipitated her relegation to being deemed unsupportable. On the horse meat broker's lot she was accompanied by Grand Fashion, an elderly gelding who had also been trained by Smith. 

When Unbridled began fundraising to save Elle, our faithful community of supporters rallied the funds to rescue Elle and her feedlot friend Grand Fashion. A few months post rescue, Grand Fashion was adopted as a companion, and Elle was rehomed to ride with a family in Massachusetts. Under tack, unsoundness plagued Elle.

In August 2019, Elle returned to the pastures of Unbridled to live in the peace and plentitude of Sanctuary. As Elle settled into her unbridled life she became a favorite horse in our literacy program Read To The Rescues. Spectrum News featured Elle listening to stories on primetime.​


Elle Tempo is Spanish. It translates to SHE TIME in English -- something Elle will have in abundance for the rest of her days at Unbridled.