OBOS Cooley has been a model of consistency this season, not finishing outside the top 10 in his 7 completed starts. Unfortunately that run came to an end at Hartpury courtesy of a loud bang halfway through his dressage test. He is very sensitive to noise and the bang unsettled him for the remainder of his test which was frustrating, given he is capable of being very competitive in the dressage. Nevertheless, he acquitted himself well with an excellent double clear to gain his CIC*** qualification for Blenheim this autumn.
Seapatrick Dark Cruise had to endure the very worst of Friday’s relentless rain for his dressage test – Piggy was struggling to stay on board with her saddle a slippery mess. A few blips meant his mark was also below what he is capable of and ensured a frustrating and filthy day for the team. He jumped a super round in the show jumping bar knocking the planks and completed with a clear round on the cross country.
OBOS Cooley © Tom March