Chloe Fuller Brings Her 21-Year-Old Farley 4 to WEC and Wins the Prix St. George CDI
Sunday, December 12, 2021
It was a big decision for Chloe Fullar to travel from Berrien Springs, Michigan, to World Equestrian Center – Ocala for her first-ever CDI as a rider, but the decision paid off as she took the win in the Prix St. Georges class with her own Farley 4 with a score of 65.000%. Eline Eckroth (USA) rode Connie Wise’s Daphne to second on 64.853%, while Ivo Juhrend (NED) and Black Diamond were third with 63.725%.
Photo: Chloe Fullar and Farley 4 won the Prix St. Georges CDI. Photo by SusanJStickle.com.
It was a special show for Fullar, who first found Farley 4 in 2016 in Germany. Her student purchased the then-16-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Fabriano x Woodstock to compete at the young rider level. Another student of Fullar’s purchased the horse the following year and competed at the North American Youth Championships, but Fullar made the decision to buy him herself this past July.
“He is mine, and he’s a gem,” said Fullar. “When I got him back, I wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, so my best friend and assistant said to take him to one of the shows and see if he wants to still do something, and he did. I’ve actually had an incredible season, and I wanted to cap it off with a CDI. I’m really thrilled and blessed to have him back and to own him. I’ll have him for the rest of his life.”
With Farley 4 still feeling game at the spry age of 21, Fullar will “listen to him and see what he wants to do for the rest of his life after this,” she said, but has tentatively set the goal of qualifying for the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions in the small tour next year.
She remarked about her test, “I was really thrilled with him, and there is always a learning experience with it. I had a couple little hiccups and nerves.”
Where Farley 4 usually shines is in the canter work. “He really sits and is engaged and has gorgeous, uphill changes,” described Fullar. “His extended canter is amazing. We have been playing with strengthening our trot tour.”
This was Fullar’s first time at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. “It is something!” she expressed. “I’ve had clients come and friends tour it, but until you’re here, you can’t believe it. It’s just unbelievable. I haven’t even gone all the way around the place yet. We’re grateful to be here. It’s beautiful, it’s clean, and Florida is always fantastic.”
Final Results: Prix St. Georges
Cesar Torrente at E score, Yuri Romanov at C score, Peter Storr at M score, Total Score 1
- . Farley 4: 2000 Hanoverian gelding by Fabriano x Woodstock owned by Chloe Fullar Chloe Fullar (USA): 66.765%, 66.765%, 61.471%, 65.000%
- Daphne: 2011 Oldenburg mare by Diamond Stud x De Niro owned by Connie Wise Eline Eckroth (USA): 66.029%, 68.382%, 60.147%, 64.853%
- Black Diamond: 2014 Hungarian Sport Horse gelding owned by Savannah Show Stables LLC Ivo Juhrend (NED): 61.324%, 66.029%, 63.824%, 63.725%