Jordan Coyle Can’t Be Caught in Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9

Jordan Coyle & For Gold

Ireland’s Jordan Coyle proved a need for speed in the jump-off for the $116,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 on Thursday. He topped a list of eight short-course challengers, winning aboard For Gold, owned by Falkirk Farm, during Wellington International’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). WEF 9 features the $385,000 Bainbridge Companies CSI5* Grand Prix during ‘Saturday Night Lights’ on March 9.

After a podium finish in the WEF 5 five-star with For Gold, Coyle piloted the13-year-old Holsteiner gelding (For Fashion x Heraldik) to win this week’s grand prix qualifier with seconds to spare. Over tracks built by course designer Alan Wade (IRL), 31-year-old Coyle bested current leader Kendra Claricia Brinkop (BEL) in a winning time of 36.29 seconds.

Brinkop settled for second in her debut week at WEF riding In Time for owner Stephex Stables. Their time clocked in at 38.34 seconds. Ireland bookended the podium with Olympian Cian O’Connor taking third in the irons of Coolmore Showjumping’s Fancy de Kergane in 39.32 seconds.

Press release Wellington International | Photo 1: Jordan Coyle & For Gold, winners of the $116,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 9. © Sportfot

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