World Cup Jumping Split Screen – Video
Andrew Kocher Aboard Navalo De Poheton Nudges Eric Navet Aboard Catypso to Win $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar
The split screen video of the jump-off between Andrew Kocher and Eric Navet shows the subtle nuances between the rides and how Kocher edged out Navet by one-tenth of a second.
Editor’s note: We added a split screen video of Kocher and Chris Pratt aboard Concorde. Jump-off times were:
Andrew Kocher 37.45 sec.
Eric Navet 37.56 sec
Chris Pratt 37.75 sec
The signature event of the Del Mar International World Cup™ Week did not disappoint as 29 of the best horses and riders in North America took a shot at $100,000 in prize money and the chance to earn valuable points in the Longines FEI World Cup™ standings. This event was the third of seven events in the North American Western Sub-League leading up to the FEI World Cup Finals in Paris in 2018. The 1.60m class was held Saturday afternoon at the Grand Prix field of Del Mar Horsepark in front of a packed and enthusiastic crowd.
Eric Navet took to the field on Catypso and piloted him around a direct, tidy course including an extra tight rollback to the double combination. He and the 10 year-old bay Hanoverian gelding were rewarded by beating leader Chris Pratt’s time by two-tenths of a second.
Last on course was Andrew Kocher and his mount Navalo De Poheton, a 16 year-old grey Selle Francais gelding. The pair was lightning fast in a thrilling round that put them across the timers one-tenth of a second faster than Navet, to take the lead and the blue ribbon.
No one was more delighted than Kocher. “My horse just jumped amazing,” he said, “and it came up the way I was thinking it was going to, which it never does. Coming to the last combination I saw it long, then short, and figured I’d just sit still and hope he makes it. And he did!”
Watch both of their clear first rounds below.