Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp piloted Cooley Moonshine (Cobra x Kilpatrick Duchess) to a silver medal in the 7-year-old division of the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships in Le Lion d'Angers, France. She and The Monster Partnership’s 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding scored 29.3 on their dressage test, then tallied 1.2 time penalties on cross-country. Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine clinched their silver-medal honors with a double clear jumping round to finish on a score of 30.5.
Halliday Sharp also competed aboard Flash Cooley (CSF MR Kroon x Castlefield Ruby) in the 7-year-old division of the Eventing World Breeding Championships. She and Chailey Stud Equestrian's 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding scored a 30.4 on the flat, put in a double clear cross-country round, and had two rails down in the final phase to complete the weekend in 13th place on a score of 38.4.
USEA podcast host Nicole Brown chats with Interim Eventing Chef d’Equipe and Team Manager of the U.S. Eventing Team Bobby Costello about the Silver Medal Performance put forward by the U.S. Team at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships.
There is still time to experience the long format of three-day eventing this year, by competing in a fall USEA Classic Series Event! The USEA Classic Series offers long-format eventing at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, and Preliminary levels, and there are still a few left on the fall calendar in various Areas.
This story first appeared in the August 2022 issue of Sidelines Magazine.
I have had many young horses in my time, and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s rarely the perfect, easy baby that becomes the next superstar. In fact, I’ve always considered it a positive to have the well-behaved youngster throw a little bit of attitude my way, as I believe that it takes fight to become a great event horse.