Andrew Ramsay (USA) and Cocq A Doodle picked up their fifth FEI victory in as many months at Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Columbus International CSI 3* on Thursday.
The pair turned in a blazing clear round in 60.17 seconds to capture the $35,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.45m Speed Cup.
Ramsay has been partnered with the ten-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, known in the barn as ‘Doodles’, for the past year and a half.
“She is a fantastic mare,” said Ramsay. “She is a fighter. She gets out there and she is quick, she just looks for the next fence. A really enjoyable horse to ride. She is eager and has plenty of energy. Our plan on the first day was just to let her go a bit, let her get confident, and she really delivered. Her confidence zone is to let her out and let her have some pace and it worked out for us.”
Second place went to Emanuel Andrade (VEN) and Bon Jovi. The pair came close to Ramsay, clear in 60.44 seconds, but not close enough. Third place was Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde (USA) with Aimee.