McLain Ward & Catoki Power to Share the Win in $25,000 Land Rover Puissance Challenge CSI 4*-W

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – October 30, 2021 – In a historic turn of events, the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance class ended up with three winners tied: McLain Ward (USA) and CatokiDaniel Coyle (IRL) and Imar, and Santiago Lambre (BRA) and The Diamant Rose Z. While all three had faults in the third jump-off round with the wall at 1.95 meters, they agreed to return for the fourth and final round and all cleared it.

It was the first Puissance for all three horses, and all three riders agreed that they wanted to come back and give it one final try. The riders shared their thought after the class:

McLain Ward (USA): “Who would have thought – Puissance specialist Catoki. He’s 15.1 hands, and he’s a speed horse. We thought we’d maybe jump a couple rounds. Honestly, he was jumping it easy and felt very in hand. I saw a couple had trouble in that third round, and I really overrode it. I was also a bit upset with myself, so when we had the opportunity to go again, he jumped it beautiful. We’re all a bunch of top, competitive riders, and the horses were doing it pretty handily. It was worth a try.”

Final Results – $25,000 Land Rover Puissance CSI 4*-W

1) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Imar

1) McLain Ward (USA) & Catoki

1) Santiago Lambre (BRA) & The Diamant Rose Z

Source: Press Release from Jump Media for Washington International Horse Show

Photos: © Shawn McMillen Photography