Revoilà Popstar Lozonais

Vendu aux USA, l'étalon manchois  n'apparaissait pas dans les tablettes. Après  une mise en route raisonnable, son cavalier Sharn Wordley vient de remporter coup sur coup deux épreuves  à 140 à l'occasion du Kentucky Summer Classic qui se tient à Lexington. Un petit exercice de vacances à lire en anglais Sharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais Speed to Victory in 1.40m Open Jumpers at Kentucky Summer Classic Lexington, KY - July 29, 2014 - Many top riders consider the Kentucky Horse Park horse heaven, and today, they took the opportunity to prepare their mounts for upcoming events during the Kentucky Summer Classic. With the fourth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series and the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by GGT Footings, coming up in a few days, riders geared up by showing the in the 1.40m and 1.35m Open Jumpers. Sharn Wardley and Kyle Timm each respectively picked up top honors aboard their speedy mounts during the competition. The 1.40m Open Jumper class tested riders' speed and accuracy as they showed over 11 obstacles, which included an open water option and a vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination. Matt Cyphert was the first to test the speed over the track aboard Lochinvar, leaving all the rails in place and setting the pace to beat at 62.275 seconds. The score did not hold up for long though, as Sharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais easily made their way over each fence leaving out strides and shaving the turns to break the beam at 58.977 seconds. Only one other rider would come close to challenging Wordley's time, and that was Will Simpson aboard Katie Riddle, who clocked in at a clear 61.699 seconds, taking over the second place position and relegating Cyphert to third place. "I wanted to go medium quick because there weren't that many going fast," admitted Wordley. "Some that were jumping clear I knew were only schooling, so I didn't go really, really fast. Just fast enough that I could leave them up and still get the check." Wardley won the same class last week with Popstar Lozonais, and he knows the horse can be tough to beat. "He's very fast," explained Wordley. "If he's clean, he's generally the winner because he can turn so fast, and he travels so fast. He won quite a lot of classes in Europe. I got him at the beginning of the year, but I am just getting to know him." "He's French, and he's a little all over the place, so you have to sit quite and go for the ride," added Wordley. "You can't really over control him. You just need to finesse it and go for it." Based just down the road from the Kentucky Horse Park at Ashland Stables, Wordley loves being located in Lexington for the summer. "It's great for the horses, and it's especially good as far as vets and farriers. There are also good bars and restaurants downtown. It's a laid back atmosphere, and it's central to other shows during the year. I love it here." Article et photo : Phelps Media Group  avec Pixizone