Ireland’s Daniel Coyle Wins $10,000 Lugano Diamonds Under 25 Young Rider Cup at Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Bourbon International CSI 3*

 

Lexington, KY – The $10,000 Lugano Diamonds Under 25 Young Rider Cup went to Ireland’s Daniel Coyle and Tienna, their second win at the Bourbon International CSI 3*. Five horses cleared all the fences in the first round to move on to the deciding jump-off. Coyle and Tienna were the last to go and turned in a flawless round in a time of 38.15 seconds to edge Venezuelan Olympic veteran Emanuel Andrade and Belita for the win.

 

Daniel Coyle and Tienna. SEL Photography.

“With this mare, the more you go for it the better she gets,” said Coyle. “The faster you go, the better she likes it. I was glad when Emanuel went clear because I had to go a little faster. With her, going slow is never a good thing. She just flies over the jumps. There is never a big, long, slow jump.”

 

Daniel Coyle recieves congratulations from Lugano Diamonds’ Stuart Winston. SEL Photography.

 

Andrade and Belita had finished clean in 41.02 seconds to place second. Andrade was also third with four jump-off faults and a time of 43.185 on Dipssy.

 
Alison Robitaille and the 7 year-old Irish Sport Horse mare Ginger Pop proved to be the best in the $10,000 ESI 1.40 Meter Youngster Bowl. Last to go in a 10 horse jump-off, the pair sped around the shortened course in a time of 39.112 seconds to win the class.

 

Alison Robitaille and Ginger Pop. Photo provided by SEL Photography.

 

“This is about my fifth horse show with her and I am really excited about this young mare,” said Robitaille. “She showed quite a lot in Ireland as a five year old and showed in Belgium at six and was very successful in the Young Horse Championships. I got her about two months ago and we are just getting together. She is so game and really special. This was just so exciting today. I’m having a great show.”

 

Derek Braun, Founder and President of the Split Rock Jumping Tour was impressed with the depth of talent featured in the class. “The quality of the horses in this Youngster Bowl was truly remarkable. You don’t often get that many young horses with grand prix potential like we had here today. All ten horses in the jump-off have legitimate grand prix futures. It was great to see.”

 

Bugatti lived up to his name as he zoomed around the course in the $7,500 VisitLEX 1.30 Meter Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Final, posting the only double clear rounds to pick up the win for rider Kady Abrahamson, 18, of Loveland, OH. It was quite a feat for Abrahamson and Bugatti as this was only their second show since the horse had colic surgery in April.

 

Bugatti and Kady Abrahamson. SEL Photography.

 

“The horse is very seasoned, but with him just coming back I didn’t want to go crazy,” said Abrahamson.” I knew there were only three in the jump-off and I had faith in him jumping clear so I just rode him around like a little Bugatti car. Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for the other riders, they all had rails down.”

Logan Taylor, 17, from Cincinnati, OH, and Secretive took home the win in the first class of the day, the $7,500 Children’s/Amateur Adult 1.10 Meter Jumper Final.

 

“The horse is very seasoned, but with him just coming back I didn’t want to go crazy,” said Abrahamson.” I knew there were only three in the jump-off and I had faith in him jumping clear so I just rode him around like a little Bugatti car. Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for the other riders, they all had rails down.”

Logan Taylor, 17, from Cincinnati, OH, and Secretive took home the win in the first class of the day, the $7,500 Children’s/Amateur Adult 1.10 Meter Jumper Final.

 

Logan Taylor and Secretive. SEL Photography.

 

“I walked the course in a blanket, seriously,” said Taylor, referring to the brisk October morning. I took off a little long to one line and I think that if I had added a stride I would not have won, so maybe the weather helped. This is one of my last rides on this horse, my lease is up on him so this win is special.”

 

The Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Bourbon International CSI 3* runs October 5-9 and features world-class show jumping competition every day, and culminating with the $130,000 CSI 3* Grand Prix Presented by Split Rock Farm on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 pm.

 

The Bourbon International CSI 3* also features a Kids Area, a live music stage and two Vendor Villages for exceptional shopping. Sunday also features a West 6th Beer Tasting from 12:00 until 4:00 pm. Admission and parking is free.

 

The event is available to stream live by going to http://splitrockjumpingtour.com/srjt-live or http://horsenetwork.com/2016/10/live-video-bourbon-international-split-rock/.

 

For more information please contact Split Rock Jumping Tour by calling 859-252-3247 or e-mail us at [email protected] or visit our website at http://splitrockjumpingtour.com.

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