Daniel Coyle Takes $37,000 CSI4* Longines World Ranking Class
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Second last to go in the jump off, Ireland’s Daniel Coyle rode Ivory TCS to an impressive victory catching Bertram Allen and EmmyLou who had been leading in the $37,000 Live Oak International CSI4* Longines World Ranking Class.
With a lightning-fast time of 34.32 in the jump off, Daniel Coyle takes home the blue ribbon today in the $37,000 Live Oak International CSI4* Longines World Ranking Class. Daniel is a familiar face at Live Oak International having won at the tournament in 2020.
Photo - Ireland''s Daniel Coyle (Erin Gilmore Photography)
“I was delighted Ivory TCS was able to win today. It’s always brilliant to go to a competition with confidence especially when you are working with animals. I won the World Cup qualifier at Live Oak International in 2020, the last time I was here, so that obviously puts on a little more pressure,” said Daniel Coyle. “I own this horse with Ariel Grange, which is cool for me. When I walked the course at first, I said this isn’t going to be so easy. It’s always tough to beat the clear rounds in front of you, and today that was Bertram. Bertram is always very fast in the jump off so if he is in the lead, you’ve got to pull something out and do something good.”
Ireland’s Bertram Allen took home the second prize on EmmyLou with a time of 35.58 and Germany’s Andre Thieme took home third spot with Conacco with a time of 37.10.
The CSI1* division continued again today with the eight year old, Bull Run’s Jireh piloted by Kristen VanderVeen taking home the top spot in the CSI1* $5,000 Classic Champion Grand Prix with a time of 34.72.
“Bull Run’s Jireh is a new horse that I have only had for a month or so, and I have only done two shows before this. With the atmosphere here at Live Oak International I was really pleased with how he responded today,” said Kristen VanderVeen.
Lawson Whitaker was second today with Brownies and Cream with a jump off time of 34.98 and Brooke Kemper was third with mount Eton with a time of 36.14.
For complete show jumping and combined driving results, visit www.liveoakinternation.com. Show jumping continues tomorrow with the thrilling $216,200 CSI4* Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Ocala. It is the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2022 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Leipzig Germany.
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About Live Oak International
What began 31 years ago as a driving event in Ocala, Live Oak International has grown into a world-class equestrian event. Now run by co-Presidents Chester Weber and his niece, Chloe D. Reid, the tournament is the only in the United States to offer both international combined driving and show jumping at the same competition. As one of Marion County’s largest spectator event, more than 10,000 spectators attend the four-day tournament to watch the exciting competition by athletes from around the globe. In addition to the combined driving and show jumping competition, Live Oak International hosts many hospitality opportunities, and a flourishing vendor area available to the public. For more information, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com