Apr 06, 2020

USEA Horse of the Month: Cooley On Show

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

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.

USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

About Cooley On Show:

  • Barn name:

“Louie”

  • Favorite treat:

“Anything that's in your hand.”

  • Personality traits:

“[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.”

  • Likes:

“Food, hacking (bushwhacking more specifically as Sharon calls it), anything to do with his face - rubbing it, brushing, washing, toweling.”

  • Dislikes:

“People in his stall.”

  • Other facts:

“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.”

USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

EquiRatings Statistic:

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.

USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Miss any of the previous 2020 horses of the month? Find out more about the USEA January Horse of the Month, USEA February Horse of the Month, and USEA March Horse of the Month.

About the USEA Horse of the Month

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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