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Kevin Jochems parts ways with top horse Captain Cooper

Friday, 16 November 2018

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Kevin Jochems with Captain Cooper. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Kevin Jochems’ top horse Captain Cooper (Namelus R x Corland), owned by Stal Thijssen, has been sold. The Dutch rider announced the news of the sale on his official Instagram page last night. 

The pair has had a fantastic year, winning the CSIO5* Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead and the CSIO5* Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland in Dublin during the summer season. In addition, they finished second in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Eindhoven and sixth in the CSIO5* Grand Prix in Falsterbo. 

On his official Instagram page, Jochem writes: 

“Today Captain Cooper left our stable for his new home.

Cooper has been the best horse I’ve been lucky enough to ride in my career so far - he brought me to the highest level in our sport last summer and together we have had several unforgettable moments! We won our first 5* Grand Prix in Hickstead, made our debut for The Netherlands in the Senior 5* Nations Cup and only a few weeks later we won another 5* Grand Prix in Dublin! Not to mention the many more prizes before and after which we won together. 

I have many good memories which I will never forget, all thanks to Cooper :) I’m exceptionally grateful to Leon who trusted me to ride this special horse and to everybody who was part of our great success together.

I know he will do brilliantly for his new rider and I’m looking forward to seeing him compete again soon. 

Thank you Cooper.”


Source: Kevin Jochems instagram

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Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson

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