He’s competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L for the past three consecutive years, he’s never had more than one rail down in show jumping at an international event, and he recently won the CCI4*-S at Red Hills International – Cooley On Show is the USEA Horse of the Month. Cooley On Show (Ricardo Z x Jogantina) is a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding ridden and owned by Sharon White.
Based on his performance at Red Hills International along with the help from EquiRatings, Cooley On Show was selected to be the April USEA Horse of the Month. Learn more about the horse who has an extra-long tongue and loves attention from the crew at Last Frontier Farm.
About Cooley On Show:
“Anything that's in your hand.”
“[He’s] very extroverted, loves to be in the middle of all the action, loves to meet new people and horses. [He’s also] very curious, thrives on crowds and [loves] attention.”
“Food, hacking (bushwhacking more specifically as Sharon calls it), anything to do with his face - rubbing it, brushing, washing, toweling.”
“People in his stall.”
“He seems to have an extra-long tongue and loves to lick things, he's very clear about what he needs at all times, he's missing a tooth, he loves when it rains, he's very lazy at home but lights up at the shows, he's very intelligent, and knows how to train the people around him.”
Cooley on Show won his first international event of his career at the 2020 Red Hills International on March 6-8. He has competed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and the United States, with 33 previous international runs.
His very first international event with Sharon was at Red Hills in 2015. Exactly five years later, they returned to the same venue for their first international win.
The USEA is recognizing an event horse each month on the USEA website and social media. The USEA Horse of the Month is determined based on statistics and event results and announced at the beginning of every month. The April Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance at the 2020 Red Hills International.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the host location and dates for the 2024 and 2025 USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships (CCI1*, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S). The Maryland International and Horse Trials will host the Championships in Adamstown, Maryland, on July 5-7, 2024, and July 6-8, 2025.
For the second year of the program, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to award free Digital Memberships to qualified participants of the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) that completed 10 or more hours of volunteer service through EventingVolunteers.com in 2023. The Digital Membership, which was introduced in January of last year, serves as a “thank you” to the loyal volunteers in our sport for their dedication to supporting events around the country throughout the year.
Spend the day immersing yourself in the intricacies of producing Young Event Horses at the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Symposium tomorrow, Feb. 20, in Ocala, Florida. A star-studded list of presenters and demonstrators will be on-hand to educate the audience on the proper training and evaluation of the next generation of 4- and 5-star horses. Click here to register!