Oliver Townend Wins The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
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Congratulations to Suregrow sponsored rider Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class for winning the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event title.
After a clear round cross country, Oliver stood in third position overnight. It was a tense finish as Oliver took the lead from Michael Jung, with a foot perfect fault-free show jumping round with Cooley Master Class, to finish on his dressage score of 28.7 penalties
Oliver has had Cooley Master Class, owned by Angela Hislop, since he was a four-year-old and is a firm favourite on the yard. Sired by the much sought after Belgian Warmblood Stallion Ramiro B out of The Swallow, Coolio as he is known at home is now leading the way in eventing.
Said Oliver: “Obviously it’s a fantastic feeling to win. The owners gambled on me to win their money back, and I’m pleased the horses have come through with great results and that I’ve repaid the owners’ gamble on me.”
Oliver had a fantastic event not only winning with Cooley Master Class, but also taking seventh with MHS King Joules. Both horses are 13-year-old Irish Sport Horses.
Oliver was delighted to win, as this victory is his second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing. To secure the title the rider must win the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, Land Rover Burghley and Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials consecutively. Oliver won Burghley last September with Ballaghmor Class, who is entered at Badminton along with Cooley SRS
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May 8, 2018 | Share: