Two Years in the Making! Andrew Ramsay & Cocq A Doodle Win $130,000 Split Rock Farm CSI3* Grand Prix

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ndrew Ramsay and Cocq A Doodle. ph: Winslow Potography LLC.
Andrew Ramsay and Cocq A Doodle. ph: Winslow Potography LLC.

The Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Columbus International CSI3*, held at the Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio, concluded with the $130,000 Split Rock Farm CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix on Sunday, October 8, 2017. USA’s Andrew Ramsay and Cocq A Doodle came out victorious, leading the jump off field to secure the 1st place victory.

Of the original field of 39 starters, nine returned to contest Olaf Petersen’s (GER) shortened course. Ramsay and Cocq A Doodle, a 10-year-old KWPN mare by Tolan R, entered the ring in the eighth slot, having the advantage of seeing all but one combination test the course. They crossed the timers in 40.57s to win the class two seconds ahead of the competition.

“The left turns are a little more difficult for us, so I didn’t want to cut it too short. I got a little deep in the turn but I knew she had her eye on it, I knew she was there,” said Ramsay.  “She is so game, and she just wants to please. Once you get her going she just looks for the fences. I really look forward to having more time with her.”

The two have had a successful week of competition, winning the $35,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.45m Speed Cup four days prior.

“It was a wonderful show. I brought one horse and she jumped fantastic all week. I’ve had Cocq A Doodle [for] about two years in my stable and she is just a fantastic mare, really a winner,” said Ramsay. “She just really wants to go and this jump-off suited her well. She can really gallop, collect, and turn and it all worked today.”

Ireland’s Andrew Bourns and CHS Inception, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Flush, finished in 2nd place. The pair turned in two impeccable rounds, with their final time of 42.76s earning them the runner up position.

USA’s Ali Wolff, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, was the first rider to qualify for the jump-off with Casall, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding. First to enter the jump-off, the duo turned in a clear round with a time of 43.15s to finish in an eventual 3rd place.

The full results can be viewed here.