Grand Prix win for Jeffrey Jarden in Thermal

5 December 2022

A few months after Daniel Coyle took over the reins of the Bustique offspring Jeffrey Jarden, who was sold in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2021, this promising combination secured their first Grand Prix victory in Thermal. Also DSHS references like Jean Couture, Glamour Girl and Kentucky Minka achieved good results last weekend.

At the Desert International Horse Park, Daniel Coyle was able to claim the victory in the $40,000 La Quinta Resort & Club CSI2* Grand Prix. Ten combinations were qualified for the jump-off and Daniel Coyle achieved the fastest clear result aboard the 8yo Bustique offspring Jeffrey Jarden. “We bought him last year at the Hendrix auction and I only started riding him a few months ago,” Coyle said of his winning mount. “I went to a three-star in Kentucky and my first horse wasn’t performing very well so I decided to jump Jeffrey in the Grand Prix and we got third place. So I thought maybe this horse is better than we first originally thought. From that point forward he’s been great in every FEI class he’s been in.”

Also an other 8yo reference of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales has performed well last week. The in 2019 sold Jean Couture (by Arezzo VDL), was one of the double clear jumping horses in the 1.45m Gold class at CSI3* Oliva on Saturday. Under the saddle of Donald Whitaker, this stallion finished third in this ranking class. Last year sold Kentucky Minka (by Colestus) has performed well in Thermal. Ridden by Dakoda Mower, he was runner-up in the 7yo-class (1.30/1.35m). Also Limited Edition HX (by Cape Coral RBF Z), sold in 2022, made great advertisement. Together with Yves Houtackers he has remained clear all three days in the young horse classes at CSI2* Sentower Park. And last but not least: DSHS Horse of the year 2022 Glamour Girl (by Zirocco Blue VDL) took home the win in the 1.50m class in Spain on Sunday. Henrik von Eckermann earned 33.000 Euros with this victory at CSI5*-W La Coruna.