Navet’s student, Karl Cook, usually rides ASB Conquistador, but it was decided that Navet should take over the ride for a while.
“I have fun showing him,” Navet smiled. “He has a lot of experience now. He is a very competitive and very fast horse.”
“He has been doing very well,” the rider detailed. “I was second the first week in the International Ring in a good competition that Rich Fellers won. The horse has been jumping very well, so I am very happy that he could win today. He likes to compete. He is a horse with a lot of blood and I have really had fun riding him.”
Commenting on his winning round, Navet explained, “My goal was to try to win obviously because this horse was ready to win. He is not a younger horse that you are just showing for experience. I went in the ring for a win. I followed the track that I walked and I just tried not to interfere with the strides and let him go and turn to win in the turns. He did the rest; I just had to follow him.”
The ‘Canada One’ Tournament continues on Friday with the $34,000 WestJet Cup 1.45m and the $34,000 Duncan Ross Cup 1.50m.
For a complete tournament schedule and full results, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.
-Source: Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media