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Coyle commands a win in $40,000 CSI2* Grand Prix

Sunday, 04 December 2022
CSI2* MLSJ Thermal 2022

Photo © ESI Photography. Daniel Coyle and Jeffrey Jarden. Photo © ESI Photography.


Press release from Desert International Horse Park



Irish riders continued their winning streak Saturday morning at Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) as Daniel Coyle (IRL) topped the $40,000 La Quinta Resort & Club CSI2* Grand Prix with Ariel Grange’s Jeffrey Jarden.

The first-round course, set by Michel Vaillancourt (CAN), saw 10 clear rounds, of which Coyle laid down the quickest jump-off time by only a small margin. Clocking in at 37.30 seconds, Jeffrey Jarden took his first FEI win, though the 8-year-old gelding (Bustique x Warrant) has come close to a win with Coyle in the irons.

“We bought him last year at the Hendrix auction and I only started riding him a few months ago,” Coyle said of his winning mount. “I went to a three-star in Kentucky and my first horse wasn’t performing very well so I decided to jump [Jeffrey] in the Grand Prix and we got third place. So I thought maybe this horse is better than we first originally thought. From that point forward he’s been great in every FEI class he’s been in.”

Photo © ESI Photography. Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Jeffrey Jarden, pictured with Candy Bengston from La Quinta Resort & Spa. Photo © ESI Photography.

“We didn’t try him,” Coyle continued regarding his and Grange’s decision to purchase the horse. “We just watched and connected to this horse and she bought him. He’s been brilliant.”

This is Coyle’s first trip out to DIHP, and so far the results and the experience have been great. “I wasn’t sure if we were going to come because usually at this time we take a little break,” he explained. “But I have a few more horses here and I really like [DIHP] and Major League. The shows are a real contender with the world. I’ll definitely come back here because I like it here. The weather is good and it’s very relaxing.”

Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Chill Ma, owned by Ilan Ferder, took second-place honors while Jordan Coyle finished in third with Costa Diam, owned by Elan Farm.

Final Results: $40,000 La Quinta Resort & Club CSI2* Grand Prix

1. JEFFREY JARDEN: 2014 KWPN gelding by Bustique x Warrant
DANIEL COYLE (IRL), Ariel Grange: 0/0/37.30

2. CHILL MA: 2013 HOLST mare by Crunch 3 x Alcatraz
ASHLEE BOND (ISR), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/37.58

3. COSTA DIAM: 2012 SF mare by Componist Champblanc x Allegreto
JORDAN COYLE (IRL), Elan Farm: 0/038.91

4. TOULAYNA: 2014 ZANG mare by Toulon x Parco
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Kent Farrington LLC: 0/0/39.37

5. CADEAUMINKA: 2013 NRPS mare by Kannan x Jodokus
LILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 0/0/39.39

6. DUVERIE: 2013 SF gelding by Diamant De Semilly x Damiro B
RUPERT WINKELMANN (GER), Eickendorf Horses: 0/0/39.54

7. FASOLE DU SEIGNEUR: 2011 SBS mare by Doremi x Ogano Sitte
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Hot Horses LLC: 0/040.58

8. SIGMA: 2013 stallion by Numero Uno x Dollar Du Murier
LUIS GONCALVES (POR), Sigma Stables LLC: 0/0/43.40

9. QUIDAMO 10: 2011 HOLST gelding by Quidam De Revel x Lasino
ARTURO PARADA VALLEJO (MEX), Signe Otsby: 8/37.80

10. DORADO DE RIVERLAND: 2013 SF gelding by Untouchable x Argentinus
NAYEL NASSAR (EGY), Evergate Stables LLC: 0/8/45.38

11. SIG CHIARI: 2012 OS gelding by Cristallo II x Landadel
KYLE KING (USA), SIG International: 4/76.60

12. NKH MR. DARCY: 2013 HOLST gelding by Darco x Chepetto

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