Kocher takes lead of World Cup ranking

Kocher takes lead of World Cup ranking
Andrew Kocher (USA) – 1st

“I’ve lost, I don’t know how many classes going too fast, so I thought, ‘I’m going to take it easy [over fences] one, two, three, and four [in the jump-off]. I mean, I didn’t go slow, but I didn’t let him out. The brakes were really hot coming back on the double [down the last line], and he starting going left, right, and adding strides. I just wanted to get over [the first element], and once I made it, out I thought I’d be home.”

“We had a really good time here [at Del Mar]. The jumps were nice, the footing was nice, and it was a really good course. Thanks to Longines and West Palms Events for having the show. I’m happy now, because I had a good day, but the whole show was nice.”


Eric Navet (USA) — 2nd

“When we have Andy behind, we’re never sure we can win. He’s such a fast rider, and he’s very confident. I knew I had a big chance to be beaten, and that’s what happened. He beat me by just a little bit. That was so close. That means that my horse is getting faster and improving in that area. He’s not very fast by nature. I’m very proud to have a time that close to Andy.”


Chris Pratt (CAN) — 3rd

“I was really happy. My horse jumped great today, and it was a good course. I spent a lot of time in Europe with the horse over the summer and good some good experience. He’s getting quite comfortable jumping at this height and at this level now. In a class like today, sometimes you win, and sometimes you’re third. It was so close in the jump-off, and I was happy with how the result came out.”


Standings: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League — West Coast

1. Jamie Barge (US) 35

2. Mandy Porter (USA) 29

3. Jenn Serek (CAN) 29

4. Jenni McAllister (USA) 27

5. Richard Spooner (USA) 27

6. Sayre Happy (USA) 26

7. Eric Navet (FRA) 20

8. Christopher Surbey (CAN) 17

9. Chris Pratt (CAN) 15

10. Laura Jan Tidball (CAN) 15


Standings: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League — East Coast

1. Andrew Kocher (USA) 31

2. Alison Robitaille (USA) 29

3. Conor Swail (IRL) 20

3. Devin Ryan (USA) 20

3. Isabelle Lapierre (USA) 20

6. Keean White (CAN) 20

7. Jack Towell (USA) 19

8. McLain Ward (USA) 17

9. Heather Caristo-Williams (USA) 15

10. Juan Manuel Gallego (COL) 13