Thermal, California, USA – November 02, 2019 – Karl Cook (USA) and E’Special P.S. won the $43,200 Coachella Valley Classic CSI 3* yesterday during the National Sunshine Series I CSI 3* at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, California, USA.
As the last of only three combinations in the jump-off, the American and the 10-year-old grey Dutch Warmblood mare (Berlin x Caruso) were the only ones to leave all the poles up a second time, earning the victory in 48.126 seconds.
Vani Khosla (USA) & Billy Mexico
Vani Khosla (USA) and Billy Mexico (Cevin Z x Le Mexico) were the runners, registering eight-penalty points and a final time of 48.075 seconds.
Karrie Rufer (USA) & Mai Tai 2
Karrie Rufer (USA) and Mai Tai 2 (Ustinov x Lissabon) rounded out the top three with the same jump-off score as the previous, being edged due to their time of 67.938 seconds.
Karl Cook (USA) & E’Special P.S. during the awards ceremony
Winner’s Circle – Karl Cook (USA)
“It is good practice for me to have a big canter, do tight turns, and do it efficiently.”
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