He was the first winner of 2020 with the lowest finishing score, Rock on Cooley is the USEA February Horse of the Month! On January 12, Rock on Cooley finished with a score of 20.5 to win the Open Training division at the Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks with rider Leslie Law.
Rock on Cooley is a 2011 Irish Sport Horse gelding sired by Rock Harbour, owned by Erin Walker, and ridden by both Walker and Law. The 9-year-old gelding started his U.S. eventing career in October 2018 and has already added five wins to his record. Out of the 12 outings he’s done in the U.S., he’s scored in the 20s eight times. He averages a dressage score of 27.72, and his lowest score was the 20.5 he earned at the Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks.
He’s a people pleaser who loves treats – learn more about Rock on Cooley from owner, Erin Walker.
About Rock on Cooley:
“[He] loves to do dressage and is very lovely and good at it. I would say he loves the cross-country as well.”
“He is a total snuggle bug, lover.”
“Snuggling and he loves cookies. He is always looking for cookies. He likes to please you.”
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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 February Horse of the Month was selected based on the performance at the first horse trials of 2020.
At the second-to-last of 40 efforts, "I thought, 'This is actually happening,'" said Amber Levine of a faultless finish with Cellar Farm's Cinzano today to stay on their 31.5 lead going into show jumping tomorrow morning in the Twin Rivers Spring International CCI4*-L. The Jeffs Hot Tub Waves complex at 19 a/b was the awkward exception to a Hugh Lochore-designed course that otherwise "rode great" for the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) in his long-delayed debut at the level. An entirely new portion of the course around the racetrack featured a series of bright-white painted obstacles, but nothing distracted Cinzano's "tunnel vision for those flags." Levine expects a similar game attitude tomorrow and has a rail to spare.
Black stallion antics after the CCI4*-L jog inspection yesterday were not a preview of Cinzano's dressage test today. "When you are riding and working him, he's all into what you are doing," says Amber Levine, who owns the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Classe VDL x Walta) through her Cellar Farm. A 31.5 dressage test puts them atop a field of four, three of which, including Cinzano, are first-timers in the division in Paso Robles, California.
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The Chattahoochee Hills H.T. is hosting one of three CCI4*-S divisions this weekend across the country and with 34 entries they have the largest turnout as riders prepare for their spring CCI4*-L and CCI5*-L goals. The facility in Fairburn, Georgia is running seven events in 2021, but their April event is the only one offering a CCI4*-S.