Loach First up For Canada in Eventing Jumping phase

first_img Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Olympic newbie Colleen Loach was first in for the Canadians, and had just one rail with Qorry Blue d’Argouges at a tricky vertical penultimate fence in an oxer-vertical combo that had caused some problems. “He was great, I just should have set up more at that vertical. He felt great; he jumped amazing. Qorry read it really well; if I ever have a rail with him it’s usually the back rail of an oxer. So I just rode the oxer a bit too hard and wasn’t set up right.”Reflecting on her first Olympic experience, Loach said, “Well, it wasn’t quite as I would have liked it to have gone, but my horse was good and I learned a lot and we’ll be back to fight another day. I think if I had been a little less nervous on cross-country I could have helped my horse out a little better.”Back in Canada it will be back to business. “Qorry’s going to have a nice long well-deserved break and I have have a little homebred mare I’m going to do some two-star stuff with this fall. Then we’ll see what happens after that.” Tags: Qorry Blue D’Argouges, Colleen Loach, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2016 Rio Eventing, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img

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