One horse. One week. Two FEI victories!
Andrew Ramsay (USA) and the 10-year-old KWPN mare Cocq a Doodle captured their second win of the week at Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Columbus International CSI 3*, held at the Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio. The speedy pair bested a field of 39 starters to claim the $130,000 Split Rock Farm CSI 3* 1.55m Grand Prix.
“It was a wonderful show,” said Ramsay. “I brought one horse and she jumped fantastic all week. I have had Cocq A Doodle about two years in my stable and she is just a fantastic mare, really a winner. She just really wants to go and this jump-off suited her well. She can really gallop, collect, and turn and it all worked today.”
Of the nine combinations to contest Olaf Petersen’s shortened course, Ramsay and Cocq A Doodle entered the ring in the eighth slot, having the advantage of seeing all but one test the course.
Ramsay geared up the little mare, making a rollback turn to a vertical that had the crowd gasping and galloping to the last.
“The left turns are a little more difficult for us, so I didn’t want to cut it too short. I got a little deep in the turn but I knew she had her eye on it, I knew she was there. She is so game. She just wants to please. Once you get her going she just looks for the fences. I really look forward to having more time with her,” explained Ramsay.
They crossed the times in 40.57 seconds, two full seconds ahead of second place finisher Andrew Bourns (IRL) and CHS Inception. Ali Wolff (USA) and Casall took third.
Find links to every round of show jumping during the Columbus International II CSI 3* on the Split Rock Jumping Tour website.