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.
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Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.