Greenwich, Connecticut – October 07, 2022 – Christian Coyle (IRL) had full confidence in Ma Pomme de Tamerville in the $37,300 Winning Round CSI 2* 1.45m, despite only having ridden the chestnut mare for about two weeks. That positive attitude was reaffirmed when he and the mare bested the opening class of 2022 CSI Greenwich.
The top 10 combinations returned for a second round over Alan Wade‘s (IRL) 1.45m track, where they started fresh on zero scores. Coyle needed no such assistance. He and his 10-year-old chesnut Belgian Warmblood mare (Deauville van T&L / Contendro II) were clear and fastest in both rounds of jumping, recording a comfortable win; the winning time was 34.19 seconds.
Paul O’Shea (IRL) and Chancelloress (Chacco-Blue x Balou du Rouet) finished second, backed by a final time of 34.36 seconds, with McLain Ward (USA) and First Lady (Don Diarado x Lordanos) completing the podium in third place with no penalties in 34.92 seconds.
“I just got her about two and a half weeks ago. [The mare’s former rider] Tim Wilks and his sister Anna Wilks probably deserve all the credit. I just steered her around today,” Coyle said. “She was brilliant. I took her to [our] first show last week, and she was fantastic there as well.”
Coyle has developed an affinity for Greenwich, having won the opening class at the venue in its inaugural year in 2021.
“This is a fantastic show. I won this class on another horse last year, Dekato,” he said. “Today is a bit more [prize] money, so it makes it more special for us. It’s a fantastic facility, and [Organizing Committee President] Kent Farrington does a great job.”
Final Results – $37,000 La Bastide Winning Round CSI 2*
Position / Rider / Nationality / Horse / Owner / Score / Time
1) Christian Coyle (IRL) & Ma Pomme de Tamerville / IN Showjumpers – 0 / 0 – 34.19
2) Paul O’Shea (IRL) & Chancelloress / Trelawny Farm – 0/ 0 – 34.36
3) McLain Ward (USA) & First Lady / Robin Parsky – 0 / 0 – 34.92
Source: Press Release by Catie Staszak / Catie Staszak Media for CSI Greenwich
Photos: © CSI Greenwich / Ashley Neuhof