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.
Following the popularity of Rules Open Forum held virtually during the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in December, the USEA Competitions, Calendar, and Rules Committee decided to host another Rules Webinar to share information about the extraordinary rule changes going into effect on April 1, 2021 and the rule change proposals being put forward to the USEF by March 1, 2021 for approval for the 2022 competition season.
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Chris Ryan’s initial assessment of this 3-year-old off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding is that he’s a “good quality sort. Brown is a great color – a strong color in ‘nature.’ One of the first questions I ask myself when evaluating a horse is if he has refinement. We know the breed type here is Thoroughbred but I still ask the question."
The USEA Event Companion App was launched in late 2016 for iOS and Android devices to provide USEA members with easy, at-your-fingertips access to the USEA calendar of events, dressage tests, rules, news, and more. The app, now in its fifth year, has rolled out a new feature for users - push notifications are here!