FEI has named the Global Horse of the Month for April! This month, the honor goes to Caillou 24, the 13 year old powerhouse grey gelding ridden by Karl Cook and owned by Karl’s mother, Signe Ostby. Caillou 24 and Karl have had a six year partnership thus far, and it’s still going strong with no signs of slowing down. The gelding has established himself as the #1 horse in Karl’s barn, Pompiano Ranch.
Caillou 24 was born in Germany in 2007, by Olympic show jumping Holsteiner sire Casall, out of Carefree. He began ridden life with Germany’s Mirian Schneider before moving to the USA and the next stage of his career with Karl’s team. His groom Jenni Giannini reveals that he “isn’t a complicated kind of guy; he’s simple to care for as he thrives on consistency.” Caillou 24 and Karl Cook would have gone on to compete in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ in Las Vegas, qualifying at the top of the table in the North American Western Sub League.
Let’s hear it for Caillou 24! We teamed up with Kentucky Performance Products to give you a look at Caillou 24 in the ring and at home.
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"It feels like a true partnership" ❤️ ⠀ ⠀ Karl Cook @mrtankcook & Caillou 24 are a match made in horsey heaven! With an ease of calm, dedication and total trust, we can't get enough of this incredible pair that have gone from strength-to-strength together! ⠀ ⠀ For everything about Caillou, a very special Horse of the Month – hit the link in bio! 👆 @kaleycuoco ⠀ ⠀ #horses #equestrian #equestrianlife #showjumping #showjumping #showjumpinghorse #equine #horseshow #horselove #horselife #jumping
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If you want to know Caillou a little better check out his behind the stall door at @chronofhorse and meet Jenni, his person. Nothing happens with Caillou without @jennig756, they are inseparably linked. It does not matter what horse you have if you can’t give it the care it deserves, Jenni with Caillou are the gold standard as far as I am concerned. Thank you so much @jamiesailor for the awesome picture.
We aren’t sure if Caillou 24 goes outside ever with these little friends, but they do live at his farm…
We also fully support his idea here.
Go Jumping! Congratulations Caillou 24 and Team!
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