It was a very successful weekend in jumper land for Canada’s Colleen Loach and her own, Amanda Bernhard and Peter Barry’s FE Golden Eye. They spent the weekend at the International Bromont Hunter/Jumper show and cleaned up across the Grand Prix divisions, winning the $15,000 Modified Grand Prix on Friday and following that with another win on Sunday in the $50,000 Grand Prix. That’s not a bad payday at the end of the weekend!
The now 10-year-old “Goldie” first caught our eye just three years ago when she was slotted as Colleen’s mount for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. This is her second year competing at the Advanced/4* level and earlier this spring she placed sixth in the formidable Lexington CCI4*S held alongside the Kentucky Three-Day Event.
It turns out that Goldie is gelding of many talents, not only finding success as an eventer and in the show jumping ring as well — he’s also a great lesson pony for a very lucky kid!
Check out their dazzling Grand Prix round (if the embedded post below does not show up for you, you can view the post on Instagram here):
Will we see this pair representing Canada at the World Championships next month? It’s very possible! Colleen has been long-listed with both Goldie and stablemate Vermont, Colleen’s other very successful young up-and-comer. Both formidable horses are also entered in the Nations Cup leg to be held at Bromont in a few weeks, so if I had to speculate, I’d personally bet we’ll see Colleen riding one for Team Canada at the Nations Cup and the other for the World Championships in Pratoni.
Go Colleen and Go Canada!