KCM Vaultinghorses Zygo and Freeke win CVI Rocky Mountain Cup!
Last week was an important week for the vaulters from the USA. In the Rocky Mountains of Loveland Colorado the vaulters showed the best they could on their way to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon. The first days of the week, the avenue was home of the national selection trials. Teams, individuals and pas de deux's competed for a good score. With just a few competitions to go the vaulters needed to show clean routines.
Colton Palmer on KCM Vaultinghorses Zygo showed he is in excellent shape. Colton took the lead after compulsories and kept the lead after the technical test and freestyle resulting in the first place. With a good score he was able to improve his chances for a ticket to the World Equestrian Games.
The second part of the week the arena was reserved for the CVI Rocky Mountain Cup.
KCM Vaultinghorses Freeke and Zygo took part as individual horses for Jonathan Baird, Kristian Roberts, Kimmy and Colton Palmer.
Jonathan was the first to go and showed his amazing horseman skills. With just a few minutes of practice on Freeke with Jill Palmer lunging, he entertained the crowd with his "i'm the man" freestyle and got a well deserved first price in the category Senior man 1*.
Kimmy Palmer on Zygo lunged by Maurits de Vries ended up in 5th place after 3 rounds with a personal record.
Colton Palmer, with Maurits de Vries lunging the Palmers horse Zygo, repeated his clean routines of earlier that week in the senior 3* competition and was able to pull off some fancy vaulting. He was able to keep the other competitors behind him and secured his ticket to the World Equestrian Games with his victory at the CVI.
With a third place for Kristian Roberts on Freeke, lunged by Jill Palmer the CVI was a succesful one for the KCM horses.
The victories of Freeke and Zygo were the 49th and 50th win at a CVI for a horse out of the KCM Vaultinghorses stable in just 5 years time. We are proud to see the horses and their vaulters are competitive at the highest level, proving their quality in the ring over and over again.