Audrey Coulter:
Golden Girl

10 October 2016

Audrey Coulter from the USA and Capital Colnardo rose to the occasion to claim victory...

...in the first indoor competition of the 2016 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League season, as well as a  decent chunk of cash - $100,000

 

“It feels really great to be here, back on home turf,” said Coulter, a native of California “I grew up coming to this show all the time, so it’s nice to be back and have a win.”  

What's Next?

Coulter noted that riding in the smaller, indoor ring was an adjustment after most of the year spent competing in large, outdoor arenas.

 

“It went better than I thought it would,” she said. “Last year was my first indoor season on Capital Colnardo—he’s from South Africa so I don’t think he was indoors very much at all. He would get a little nervous and tense because everything was so close and coming up so quickly."

 

"I think he can jump anything, and he gives me all the confidence in the world. This is our first major win and I’m very happy."

I grew up coming to this show all the time, so it’s nice to be back and have a win.
“I think Capital Colnardo can jump anything, and he gives me all the confidence in the world. This is our first major win and I’m very happy.”

She expressed her hope of qualifying again this season...

...which will be held at the International Omaha, March 27 to April 2, 2017.

 

“I think it’s special to compete in the Final, and I think Capital Colnardo is a horse for it." she says

 

Coulter will next try to earn World Cup qualifying points at the third leg of the West Coast sub-league at Del Mar CSI3*-W, on October 22.

 

Text by Esther Hahn

Photography by Markel Redondo/FEI