Karl Cook and Caillou 24 Can’t Be Caught in $72,900 International Welcome Stake CSI4* at 2021 National Horse Show
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 4, 2021 – Show jumping competition made its debut at the 2021 National Horse Show (NHS) Thursday, November 4. Welcoming some of the world’s top show jumping athletes and their mounts, the CSI4* designated competition featured a star-studded lineup of 37 horse-and-rider pairs representing nine nations, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Great Britain, Brazil, Russia, Switzerland and Israel, for the $72,900 International Welcome Stake CSI4*. Of the powerful partnerships, it was the United States’ Karl Cook and Caillou 24 who kicked off jumper competition at the 138th National Horse Show in winning fashion, leading the victory gallop at the conclusion of the class. Earlier in the afternoon, McLain Ward (USA) rode Catoki to best a 36-horse field in the $36,600 International Speed CSI4*. In the EquiJet $5,000 Junior Jumper class, Mimi Gochman (USA) claimed the top spot with Celina BH, and Skyler Fields (USA) rode Cornetta to victory in the North Star $5,000 Amateur Owner Jumpers.
Small and Large Junior Hunter Competition Kicks Off at 2021 National Horse Show
The nations top Junior Hunter riders were the highlight of competition Thursday morning in the Alltech Arena as each horse-and-rider combination navigated their way through an over fences and handy round to vie for top honors. In the end, four horse and rider combinations took the overall lead in their respective age group divisions, helping them secure a strong start going into day two of competition Friday. Kat Fuqua and her very own Consent took the lead in the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under, Mimi Gochman and Commentary received the top honors in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17, Princeton carries Stella Wasserman to the lead in the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under, and Montauk was ridden by Libbie Gordon to top the Gochman Family Large Junior Hunter 16-17 division.