Will Coleman is on a roll at the Ocala Horse Properties' Eventing Prix, landing his 2nd consecutive win on TKS Cooley, following his 2018 win aboard Gideon. Coleman, who is based out of Ocala for the winter season, went home with the lion's share of the prize money, $6,600 and the $5000 Travel Voucher awarded by EquiJet!
Coleman chose wisely in selecting TKS Cooley for this competition, as the bay Irish Sport Horse Gelding (owned by the TKS Cooley Syndicate) has never had a rail in his eventing career. Although they weren't the fastest, this pair snagged the win, as TKS Cooley also laid down the only clear round in a thrilling jump off performance. Coleman's stellar ride was followed by Karl Slezak in second aboard his own Fernhill Wishes, and young professional Mia Farley stole 3rd, on her own BGS Firecracker.
The grooms award went to Jennie Brannigan's groom, Tyler Held, who crafted a cool silver graphic of Brewster Walker Horse Transport's logo on Ibella's hind quarters! The style award was rightfully given to 3rd place finisher Mia Farley.
Top 10 Finishers were as follows:
Will Coleman and TKS Cooley
Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes
Mia Farley and BGS Firecracker
Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver
Lauren Kieffer Nicholson and Paramount Importance
Rebecca Brown and Dassett Choice
Sharon White and Claus 63
Ali Knowles and Ms. Poppins
Hallie Coon and Cooley SOS
This event would not be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors. Leading the way for the 7th year in a row as Title Sponsor was Ocala Horse Properties, followed by Presenting Sponsors EquiJet, Light Speed Equestrian and Stellos Electric. Prix Sponsors were Wordley Martin Equestrian, Stadium Horse Trucks and Peak Performance (BW Furlong & Associates). Our Jump Sponsors werre Mars Equestrian, Buckeye Nutritionals, Stubben NA, Fox Hill Forge, Joe Meyer Eventing and Lane's Mark Farm. Many thanks also go out to course designer Chris Barnard and his jump crew, Brewster Walker Horse Transport, announcers John Kyle, Cathy Wieschhoff and Jon Holling, EQTV, Sidelines Magazine, Max Corcoran, Scott Keach, Denise Goyea, Lisa Thomas, Mid-Atlantic Equestrian and Madren Photography. There were many other volunteers behind the scenes and we thank all of you - as this event would not be possible without the accumulative efforts of our entire eventing community!!
We hope you enjoy the photo gallery - with more to come in the near future. Many thanks to Madren Photography for your contributions!